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ADMIN_USER_MODE_WITH_DBSA and ADMIN_MODE_USERS shall be changeable values via onmode -wf/-wm.

The mentioned values shall be online changeable to avoid downtimes of informix. Especially within production landscape it is very important to avoid any unnecessary downtimes.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Online index rebuild

We need command tool in Informix >>-ALTER INDEX--index--REBUILD------------>< | | '-ONLINE-' working like: REBUILD INDEX online utility in DB2 or ALTER INDEX index REBUILD ONLINE in Oracle or REINDEX [INDEX|TABLE] in PostgreSQL
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improve performance on multifact query on an informix database

We make Cognos reports on multifacts creating multifact queries with full outer join. To keep the query execution time low, we need absolutely the enhancement/fix be implemented in the next informix fixpack 12.10. It is unacceptable when the compe...
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Allow remote query execution inside a TRUSTED CONTEXT

A customer that has some customized "auditing" built on triggers would like to be able to differentiate the real user behind the application server. In theory they could use SET SESSION AUTHORIZATION to achieve this, either directly or better yet,...
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

14.10 macOS port

Informix 14.10 should available for macOS
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Informix AIO tunig options in the way kernel resources are allocated (aio-nr).

When you bring up a instance of the Informix Server which uses KAIO the instance goes out and takes 50% of the aio-nr resources from what I have been able find. then when a second instance comes up it took like 75% of the resources left and then a...
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Delivered

Avoid informix instance restart after parameter DBCREATE_PERMISSION being changed.

Informix instance need to be restart once parameter DBCREATE_PERMISSION being changed. It will cause the downtime/business interruption every time user being add/remove. Request avoiding Informix instance restart after DBCREATE_PERMISSION paramet...
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

onunload & BTS and other blades

onunload/onload are valuable tools for migrating databases between instances. These utilities have not been updated to accommodate the new technologies built into Informix, especially Blades and BTS.
about 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Modeler Flow on DSX Local should support Cloudera Impala as Remote Data Set

Currently Modeler Flow on DSX Local only supported Remote Data Set for following databases: * Big SQL * DashDB * DB2 * Informix * Oracle * Netezza * DB2 Z/OS We are requesting an enhancement to allow Modeler Flow on DSX Local support HDFS/...
about 5 years ago in SPSS Modeler in Watson Studio 0 Delivered

rsccompdict table shrink

When using compression in informix products, a special rsccompdict table is created to store dictionaries.This table can be a big one and it is stored at dbspace level.When you drop some databases, tables, purge dictionaries, this table can be emp...
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration