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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.
8 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix 4gl based Datablades

I would like the ability to create database/SPL's using Informix 4GL syntax and features. I know forms and such wouldn't work but I could then leverage legacy into efficient data retrieval processes for for Java and Typescript to access
9 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix incremental backups (L1)

Hi, L0 and L1 backups of informix are taking almost same time since it seems that is limited by disk reading performance: we are using IBM spectrum backup to backup. From IFX logs we see that they are using /usr/informix/server12/bin/onbar_d...
11 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add ability to disable temp table auditing

Informix row level auditing masks (INRW, DLRW and UPRW) can be used to audit DML operations on application tables. During batch jobs (that use temporary tables extensively) it was noted that Informix is auditing temporary tables unnecessary causin...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add Informix to HammerDB benchmarking tool

HammerDB is a leading benchmarking tool to benchmark database performance. This tool enables DBA to verify configuration of the OS/database and assess the impact of any hardware or database configuration changes. HammerDB supports DB2 however ...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Use geospatial functions on geodata type without making a SQL Table in Data module

We want to use spatial functions with spatial data type in informix in a datamodule. We have a lot of tables containing a spatial data type. We want it to have it like in framework manager. DEV TS005539448: I got a response from dev team and there...
over 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration

IDS 12.10 syspurge enhancement

Description: We are experiencing locking errors during IBM Informix Dynamic Server syspurge causing a failure to complete syspurge specifically with tables using interval fragmentation. We understand that currently IBM cannot guarantee that there...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Allow BACKUP_FILTER to be set by onmode command

Informix version 12.10.FC13 - on Solaris server I want to use different BACKUP_FILTER settings for onbar and ontape. I use onbar for daily backups and logs and ontape for syncing RSS. For onbar - BACKUP_FILTER = /opt/csw/bin/pigz -1 -p 2 -b 25...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

InformixHQ should use TimeSeries for sensor data

InformixHQ should use TimeSeries for sensor data. I wonder, why are those typical datasets not stored in timeseries. This is a major informix technology for storing sensor data.Why is informix not using its own great technology?
almost 3 years ago in Informix 0 Future consideration

Allow STOP_APPLY functionality when RSS is disconnected from the Primary

Currently Informix supports a Primary and multiple RSS servers. We have one of the RSS servers with the DELAY_APPLY config set to 12H and the 12 hours of logs get stored on the RSS server in the LOG_STAGING_DIR. Informix currently supports rolling...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Planned for future release