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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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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...
7 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 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...
7 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 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...
7 months ago in Information Server - Platform 2 Needs more information

Request for an Informix CSDK port for MAC OS M1 processor

Is Informix CSDK 4.1x or 4.5x ported for MAC OS M1 processor? Seems like the last one available is x86_64 4.10 and I saw someone asking for a port in Dec 2021 with no response. Maybe there are some specific steps to run as a workaround using the e...
8 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Not under 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...
9 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Enable chunk rename during log recovery

Whenever Informix performs a backup of the rootdbs, it automatically backs up Informix critical files (oncfg, onconfig & sqlhosts). When the Informix critical files are restored via "onbar -r -cf only -t <A TIMESTAMP>", it restores the l...
9 months 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 ...
9 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Increase the length of Informix usernames

Within Informix the username is defined as char(32). The Informix feature "Informix trusted context" enable Informix to be used with Federated Authentication, in such cases the impersonated user is identified using an email address. In view of thi...
9 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix HQ Enhancement

When using out of the box sensors, or creating your own custom sensor, it would be helpful to have the ability to specify a time of day to run the sensor. A real world example. Our software give customers the ability to create their own queries. W...
9 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Evaluate using io_uring for I/O in Informix Linux Platform

Create some performance tests and evaluate an architecture change in Informix to migrate AIO or Kernel AIO to using kernel io_uring Maybe it's not possible to use io_uring in Informix and nowadays, performance increase from using IO_DIRECT KAIO to...
11 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration