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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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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:


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Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,


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Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

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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.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

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

IBM Employees should enter Ideas at https://hybridcloudunit-internal.ideas.aha.io/


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Allow remote query execution inside a TRUSTED CONTEXT

A customer that has some customized "auditing" built on triggers would like to be able to differentiate the real user behind the application server. In theory they could use SET SESSION AUTHORIZATION to achieve this, either directly or better yet,...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Enhance availability of readahead performance details

With the ubiquity of intelligent storage, the value of readahead in the Informix server is reduced and excessive readahead can be detrimental to performance. However, since the introduction of the AUTO_READAHEAD parameter and the associated change...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Delivered

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...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

Allow STOP_APPLY functionality when RSS is disconnected from the Primary

Currently Informix supports a Primary and multiple RSS servers. We have one of the RSS servers with the DELAY_APPLY config set to 12H and the 12 hours of logs get stored on the RSS server in the LOG_STAGING_DIR. Informix currently supports rolling...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Planned for future release

Provide option to set preferred user name than generated Informix user

We are OEM to IBM Cognos Analytics and our field fail to install cognos analytics using easy install option in some customer environments for POCs as customers have limitation of not using local users or simple user names such as Informix. When ...
almost 3 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration

create a foreign key allowing one to one tables relationships

Our Primary Key and Foreign key constraints always have allowed creaing and ensuring '1 to many' table relationships. After researching, there is no direct way to implement such a case with Informix. The only safe way is to create a primary key on...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Informix pure .NET Core driver

We need pure .NET Core driver. Currently we have to compile our programs with flags for 32 or 64 bit code which is against the idea of .NET Core portability. Also it leads to errors when we sent assemblies to incorrect environment. Driver on Open...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 6 Delivered

Enhance EXPLAIN in order to no longer need Informix server access

Currently Informix EXPLAIN generates a server side file. For developers that are working from remote machines, it becomes problematic to retrieve the explain files when they have restricted access to the Informix Server machine. There are 2 undoc...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Delivered

Add dbschema to Informix CSDK

Developers have the Informix Client SDK installed on their workstations / application development machines. There is the need to be able to dump the Informix databases schemas definitions, but the SDK does not provide any such tool. To work arou...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Future 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).
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration