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Enhance availability of readahead performance details

With the ubiquity of intelligent storage, the value of readahead in the Informix server is reduced and excessive readahead can be detrimental to performance. However, since the introduction of the AUTO_READAHEAD parameter and the associated change...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Delivered

255 rows/page limit should be addressed

Informix has a rows/page limit of 255 rows/page. Perhaps this was not a problem originally but over time we have seen new features: larger page sizes (up to 16 kB against 2 kB or 4 kB previously, dependent on operating system). compression option....
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

syslog support for informix audit logging. or an easier mechanism to forward logs in the shortterm

We will prefer a syslog compliant logging or in the short-term an easier interface for forwarding logs (audit logs) to a centralized system. There is a new PCI/PA-DSS requirement for the financial/banking industry. To send all security logging to ...
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Delivered

Implement Oracle "Flashback Database and Restore Points"

Implement same functionality as Oracle Flashback Database and Restore Points. There regular procedure to restore data with Informix is to restore either the entire instance or some dbspaces. This procedure can be very long (5 hours+) when high dat...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add Informix/onbar in the list of VEEAM Enterprise Backup Solution supported platforms

VEEAM is a fast growing Enterprise Backup solution. As of today, Informix is not part of VEEAM's supported DBMS, but should be supported before decision makers choose other DBMS platforms.
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix ER: Increase maximum allowed replicates

Our customer uses Enterprise Replication with Informix Server, spanning 530 databases, within 60 instances. We use 11.70 GE. We have hit the maximum limitation of 32746 replicates in the ER domain and it's not enough. We even had to decrease count...
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

'onstat -g mem' should give a complete picture of all memory usage by an Informix instance

Currently 'onstat -g mem' does not include vp cache information and some other memory structures. Similarly syspools view is missing information too.
about 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add function LISTAGG like DB2 and Oracle

Every query which need to group by and concat few columns is impossible with informix. For example for this SQL : select t.tabname, c.constrname ,k.checktext, k.seqno from sysconstraints c, systables t , outer syschecks k where t.tabname = 'my...
over 2 years ago in Informix 1 Future consideration

Certification of Informix ESQL/Cobol on RedHat Linux 7.2

ESQL/COBOL has not been updated for many years now, but the OS is getting updates regularly. Need ESQL/COBOL to be certified on RedHat Linux as our applications are migrating to this version on Linux soon. Appreciate if you can expedite the certif...
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Planned for future release

UTC/GMT timestamp conversion function for Informix database

Informix does not have a UTC/GMT timestamp conversion function. Requirement :---------------------------------1) Cast function to convert from a particular datetime to UTC datetime based on the current timezone2) Cast function to convert from sysd...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration