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Request for an Informix CSDK port for MAC OS M1 processor

Is Informix CSDK 4.1x or 4.5x ported for MAC OS M1 processor? Seems like the last one available is x86_64 4.10 and I saw someone asking for a port in Dec 2021 with no response. Maybe there are some specific steps to run as a workaround using the e...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Not under consideration

syslog support for informix audit logging. or an easier mechanism to forward logs in the shortterm

We will prefer a syslog compliant logging or in the short-term an easier interface for forwarding logs (audit logs) to a centralized system. There is a new PCI/PA-DSS requirement for the financial/banking industry. To send all security logging to ...
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Delivered

Ability to rotate log files with Connection manager

At the moment the informix connection manager keeps a constant handle on it's log files You cannot rotate logfiles without firts shutting down the connectin manager
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Not under consideration

Support IDataReader::GetBytes / IfxDataReader::GetBytes for BSON fields

We're using the BSON capabilities of the Informix server in order to store data in a separate BSON colum - like additional information for the data row or optional fields that may vary from row to row (e.g. translations to different languages). Wi...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 3 Future consideration

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...
about 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

temp Dbspace in RAM

We make high use of temp. Tables in our applications. With todays hardware availability it seems reasonable to me to hold the complete tmp. dbspace in the RAM (or RAMDISK). Unfortunately this is not supported by Informix IDS directly. Advantages o...
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Delivered

Backup / ReadAhead Performance

To speedup backup time, it would be nice if Informix can read with more than 64k from disk. Example 12G SAS SSD - read 100 GByte with dd iflag=direct:Blocksize Throughput Time64k 197 MB/Sec 519 Sec (8:39)256k 438 MB/Sec 233 Sec (3:53)2048k 1186 MB...
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under 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...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration