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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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Backup from RSS or HDR Secondaries using ontape, onunload, onbar, dbexport

In HDR enviroments, being able to backup or export databases from and HDR, HDR read-only, or an RSS secondary server is critical. Programs like ontape, onunload, dbexport, and onbar generate locks on tables during backups and data-exports. This cr...
almost 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

Add functionality level

Similar to DB2 z/OS Functional Levels and SQL Server Database Compatablity Level add ability to do the same for new features in newer versions of Informix. At least compared to the previous version. This allows more confidence for upgrades. This w...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Improve timestamp format in message and backup logs (ISO-8601)

Streaming messages to log ingestion systems, e.g. Elastic Stack, is a useful way of analysing logs and generating notifications when certain messages are seen. Displaying the messages in the right order when daylight saving switches occur is an is...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improve Stored Procedures features

We are trying to increase the usage of SP in our system environment. Migrating business code from 4GL to the database.But this process becomes very painful for our developers since the support for SPL is limited. Mainly the inexistence of a native...
about 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Implement LIMIT clause in DELETE Statement

Expand DELETE syntax implementing LIMIT clause and maybe also ORDER BY. Delete syntax can be like: DELETE [FROM] tbl_name [WHERE where_condition ] [ORDER BY ...] [LIMIT row_count ] This limit + order by syntax is already implemented in other major...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Allow Bufferpool Min_lru_dirty and Max_lru_dirty Threshold values to be altered dynamically

onparams -b can be used to add a new bufferpool and AUTO_LRU_TUNING are available on informix server but first only adds a bufferpool of a new page size and the latter only kicks in if some foreground writes occur on a server which ideally is neve...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

SSO (Single Sign-On) for ODBC connections via ActiveDirectory authentication

The current configuration of a SSO (Single Sign-On) authentication for a Windows workstation is based on GSSCSM, for which support will be discontinued in future Informix releases and is very complex and error-prone. Alternatively, ODBC connection...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Under review

Add columnar indexes to Informix.

Other databases e.g. DB2 have columnar index support builtin, we would like that in Informix as well. use case the same as for DB2.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix should be supported as a Kubernetes based Database inside of the Container

We have Docker for this presently. Many customers have requested this, particularly those support OpenShift and RHEL Linux.
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Under review

enhancements to sysprocedures table and dbschema utility

Currently, there does not appear to be anything in the sysprocedures table to identify which procedures are provided by Informix (system routines) vs those created by users (user routines). The mode column does not appear to address this particula...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration