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Certification of Informix Connection Manager with ESQL/COBOL

We are implementing Informix Connection manager with HDR as High Availability solution for our organization. During testing, we identified connection manager is not certified for ESQL/Cobol, our business-critical application is written in Cobol. i...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 3 Future consideration

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

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

Perform update statistics based on selected Fragments of a table

This idea is to run update statistics based on selected fragment(s) to refresh table update statistics on latest or selective fragments only. As there are considerable number of fragmented transactional tables are located under current databases t...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix HQ: Display kind of DBSpace type

Informix HQ (1.0.0 2019-02-07) has the functionality to display dbspaces (Storage --> Spaces). The Type column shows temporary dbspace, sbspace and dbspace. It does not show e.g. the Physical Log Dbspace. (onsta -d flag P). Furthermore HQ coul...
over 3 years ago in Informix 0 Future consideration

Support for spatial datatype in Cognos BI

Nowday many companies have location based data stored in the database. The location based data can be a location or area on the field. Many database vendors supports geo spatial datatype and functions like DB2, Informix, Oracle, SQL Server.
over 7 years ago in Cognos Analytics 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.
almost 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Support Multitenancy in InformixHQ

Multitenancy is a valuable and often underestimated feature of informix. InformixHQ should be able to work with this feature. Otherwise customers have no comfortable access to this feature. We use this heavily onprem for different important r...
about 3 years ago in Informix 0 Future consideration

optimize the interval fragment

when using interval fragment with date or datetime column, the latest fragment is in the last one, so the performance of the Insert will become slow. if Informix can keep the latest fragment as the first fragment, it will improve the performance o...
almost 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

change the bufferpool size online

when I add the new dbspace, the page size is 16 k; Informix add a default bufferpool , I forget to create the bufferpool using onparams firstly, later I found it's too small, can't meet the performance requirement, I found I have no method to chan...
almost 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration