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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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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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IBM Data & AI Roadmaps (http://ibm.biz/Data-and-AI-Roadmaps) - Use this site to view roadmaps for Data & AI products.

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Informix documentation for oncheck command should be crystal clear

Informix documentation for oncheck command does not explain clearly that this command should be run only during a maintenance window or during an off-hours period because the oncheck utility places a shared lock on system catalog tables when the d...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Informix HQ monitoring of raw disks

At the moment the Informix HQ product tries to monitor the storage using a "df -k" command This will not work though when Informix is running on raw disks.
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add support for an asynchronous/non-blocking Java API

Add support for an asynchronous/non-blocking Java API called Reactive Relational Database Connectivity (R2DBC) (https://r2dbc.io/). The R2DBC driver list includes several DBMS, but not Informix. Customer case: In Huge systems with lots of users se...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Planned for future release

Free automatically allocated lock memory

Since Lock resource (memory) would be automatically allocated when Informix engine defect that it's not enough. But these memory will be existing forever once allocate, unless restart Informix engine. Could these automatically allocated memory cou...
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

InformixHQ enhancements

There are important basic features are missing in InformixHQ tool shipped with Informix 14.10XC2 version. Without these basic features, it would be hard for us to use the tool to quickly identify specific information looking for , specially when d...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

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...
8 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

use raw table to bulk load/huge files in Informix cluster

raw table load and copy of raw table data availability read only secondary, RSS sec. in a HDR cluster. A big one for us. How do we load billion + row table in a HDR cluster without consuming too many logical logs? Is there a way to load a raw tabl...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Character length semantics instead of byte length semantics

We want to store UTF8 text data into our database but using byte length semantics is counter intuitive on the char and varchar types. We are using Fourj's Genero tool to develop our application and Genero is able to switch to character length sema...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Online index rebuild

We need command tool in Informix >>-ALTER INDEX--index--REBUILD------------>< | | '-ONLINE-' working like: REBUILD INDEX online utility in DB2 or ALTER INDEX index REBUILD ONLINE in Oracle or REINDEX [INDEX|TABLE] in PostgreSQL
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Online.log could also print session detail of additional memory segment allocation

In high usage OLTP systems, it is a hard work to identify which session(s) is(are) demanding too much memory from the Informix engine.A good thing for us to help to identify abnormal programs execution/behaviour would be to print session details (...
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration