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Search results: Informix

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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...
about 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

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...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 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.
over 4 years 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...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add Readonly Database Connection Support

It would be beneficial to have a readonly connection when accessing the database from third party software. Many products provide the ability to connect via JDBC but they also have the ability to make changes. Example LibreOffice Base can be setup...
10 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Allow MAX_PDQPRIORITY to be configurable per user.

We want to Informix to be able to use PDQ but we would not want 3rd party logins to be able to use PDQ and impact processing. The existing onconfig parmeter should be a default is it is not defined for the user.
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Do not allocate MGM memory to UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH with PDQ if index is used for sort

If an UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH statement with PDQ is run, Informix will allocate memory for sorts from the memory grant manager (MGM). This happens regardless of whether there is any sorting to do. If a single indexed column is specified in t...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Add Informix/onbar in the list of VEEAM Enterprise Backup Solution supported platforms

VEEAM is a fast growing Enterprise Backup solution. As of today, Informix is not part of VEEAM's supported DBMS, but should be supported before decision makers choose other DBMS platforms.
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under 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 (...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add MDC Multidimension Clustering Tables to Informix same as DB2

Add MDC Multidimension Clustering Tables to Informix same as DB2
10 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration