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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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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...
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Allow disabling automatic Next Extent calculations

Informix automatically doubles the Next Extent size for every 16 extents on a table. This action will continue until an extent is large enough to provide at least 10% free space. On very large, slow-growing tables, this can lead to an incredible w...
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under 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...
over 4 years ago in Informix 0 Not under consideration

Remove the physical storage limitations on Innovator-C

At release of Informix Innovator-C Edition 11.70 xc5, a large number of functionality has been withdrawn ( ER and more), as well as new ressource limitations have been implemented or inreased, such as limitation to 1 CPU vp for instance. We think ...
almost 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Allow DBA to re-initialize OS process cache created by the resolver routines

This is a follow up of RFE 33797.The original RFE was closed as "Delivered", but I think the analysis was incorrect. The complain is that whenever a OS process calls gethostbyaddr() or equivalent, the OS itself will cache some information about th...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Print session info for long transaction in msg log or DUMPDIR

I searched to see if anyone had opened up a RFE for the below and did not find one, if there is one then please disregard. One of our customers has now hardened down security to such a degree that I can no longer connect to the server in which Inf...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Enable READ ONLY access to DB2 from Informix using DRDA protocol

This is request for Wal-Mart , we have 100s of Informix gateway manager installed (DRDA) to join quries Informix and DB2 database.
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Add SSL certs

"Plain text" connections to Informix are only encrypted if using SSL. The manuals and internet only explain "self assigned certification" well enough to implement. To make matters worse the "certs" expire and then you have to wipe everything out, ...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Informix Enterprise Gateway - add support for Oracle NVARCHAR2 datatype

Need to access a table in Oracle 11g with datatype NVARCHAR2 , but always fail with error : 29050: Error accessing schema information (field number 4 SQL type not recognized.{Sub=0x0430,Ifx=-29044,Obj=TARGE).
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Not under consideration

Improve performance on multifact query on an informix database

We make Cognos reports on multifacts creating multifact queries with full outer join. To keep the query execution time low, we need absolutely the enhancement/fix be implemented in the next informix fixpack 12.10. It is unacceptable when the compe...
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration