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IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers


This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Informix Purescale

Add DB2 Purescale to Informix. This would allow high speed replication via Roce.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Feature request to verify backups in parallel

Hello, The onbar backup verification process runs in serial and takes a long time to complete for large databases (60+ hours to complete for an 800GB database). It would be helpful if the backup verification process could run in parallel, similar ...
about 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Planned for future release

Add support for an asynchronous/non-blocking Java API

Add support for an asynchronous/non-blocking Java API called Reactive Relational Database Connectivity (R2DBC) (https://r2dbc.io/). The R2DBC driver list includes several DBMS, but not Informix. Customer case: In Huge systems with lots of users se...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Planned for future release

Informix HQ: Display kind of DBSpace type

Informix HQ (1.0.0 2019-02-07) has the functionality to display dbspaces (Storage --> Spaces). The Type column shows temporary dbspace, sbspace and dbspace. It does not show e.g. the Physical Log Dbspace. (onsta -d flag P). Furthermore HQ coul...
about 5 years ago in Informix 0 Not under consideration

Separate user for working with Informix CDC API

Currently the Informix CDC API requires the use of the 'informix' account. We would like the Informix CDC API modified so that it can run in a fully supported fashion as a separate user.
about 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

SELinux policies for Informix on RHEL version 7 and upwards

At startup the Informix database spawns a number of processes, that run as unconfined SeLinux processes. From the permission perspective, some of these processes run as informix user (example: cpu and encrypt vps) whilst others run as root user (l...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Transparent LDAP Authentication for Informix

The Informix (AVL) customer T-Systems/Deutsche Telekom AG requests transparent LDAP authentication for Informix. Last year T-Systems/Deutsche Telekom AG replaced the complete HP-UX hardware for the application REBELL/Ironman by IBM Power AIX machi...
almost 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

informix HQ

Current version of Informix HQ is not able to trap and sent alert for engine in block state.
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Limit open partitions to avoid very large rsam pool

In systems with a lot of tables informix can have a very large rsam pool. This can cause informix to allocate so much memory it starts swapping or in memory limiting versions (like workgroup, express etc.) to even let the engine crash. Sometimes t...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Provide more granular database-level privileges than just CONNECT, RESOURCE and DBA

We have a requirement to support a code deployment role where a user, whose job role is not a DBA, can release code into a given database. The type of things they would be doing is:* Creating and dropping procedures, synonyms, triggers, indices an...
almost 11 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration