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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...
almost 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Spectrum Protect (TSM) version 7.1.7 certification with Informix ONBAR 12.10

Customers using earlier versions for TSM (now Spectrum Protect) needs certification of version 7.1.7 or newer with Informix ONBAR 12.10, in order to be able to upgrade the backup infrastructure.
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Add Informix Sample Datasources for Cognos 11 Samples

Cognos Analytics / 11 currently only provides sample data for SQLServer, DB2 and Oracle. Since the ready-to-run version of CA runs its Content Store in an Informix Database it would be useful to be able to run the samples in it as well.
almost 8 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration

IWA Loading Information

I would like to be able to see the name of the datamart being loading through the Informix Warehouse Accelerator when I run the "ondwa tasks" command on the IWA server.
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Not under consideration

Communications Buffer Monitoring Support (CBMS) feature on Informix V11.7

Request to back port Informix internal RTC # 22663 to V11.7 Feature abstract :IBM Infosphere Guardium provides a database auditing solution that reads the traffic between the database server and clients. It is prevented from analyzing the communic...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

PDO_INFORMIX (CSDK > 2.9) do not recognize DBDATE environment variable

We are using Informix 12.10FC2WE (CSDK 4.1) with PHP and PHP is connected to the database by the PDO_INFORMIX Driver, which is based on the ODBC Driver. The Problem is that, the DBDATE environment variable is not recognized so the date values are ...
about 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Not under consideration

Compatibility to MySQL SQL Syntax - Omit unnecessary FROM Clause

MySQL provides some SQL syntax features which Informix does not provide. One example the customer mentioned was the possibility to omit the FROM clause: SELECT 4+5 ; Using Informix a from clause is necessary: SELECT 4+5 from sysmaster:sysdual;
about 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

Set DBSPACEDOWN for individual dbspaces

ONDBSPACEDOWN setting in onconfig affects Informix' reaction to any dbspace. However, users may have different needs for separate dbspaces. Some may be critical, others may not.Would be helpful to have the ability to override the instance setting ...
almost 11 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Make range fragmentation work on high-write systems

Our application is INCREDIBLY write-heavy with highly transient data. Frankly, it doesn't even belong in Informix at all; it ought to be in something like MongoDB or even an in-memory DB. [I'm not kidding: 75-90K inserts per minute, involving BYTE...
16 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

InformixHQ - heatmap - feature

Hello, Recently, during heavy load on an Informix Database, we noticed that there were some sessions that are using high IO Activity. We were using AGS Sentinel and was able to see these sessions in RED colour in a heatmap (see attached). It will ...
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Submitted