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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...
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

optimize the interval fragment

when using interval fragment with date or datetime column, the latest fragment is in the last one, so the performance of the Insert will become slow. if Informix can keep the latest fragment as the first fragment, it will improve the performance o...
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Encryption for Informix backup.

Informix 12.10 fc8 has file level encryption available in the database. However, from my understanding if you do a backup, this file in not encrypted. Can we have a method to perform a databack that keeps the encryption in the backup data.
almost 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

Improve automatic space management

Improve the usability of Automatic Space Management for multi-tiered storage systems.Our system is using backend storage systems where not all disks/LUNs are created with equal speed/bandwidth/latency and other performance factors. Informix storag...
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Connection Manager Support for all Possible connection types (DRDA/SQLI/Mongo API/REST)

Connection manager needs to connect and function with all of the informix data not just the DRDA and SQL data portions.
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Not under consideration

Informix auditing (onaudit) should be able to record feprogram with the "start session" event

In 11.70 (or earlier) IBM enhanced the client tools and server so that a string for the "front end program" is sent to the server. This can be seen in the syssessions table if a compatible Client SDK or IConnect is used. It would be very useful fo...
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add columnar indexes to Informix.

Other databases e.g. DB2 have columnar index support builtin, we would like that in Informix as well. use case the same as for DB2.
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

CM should support majority-vote failover arbitration as an alternative to priority-based

Currently, the Informix Connection Manager handles failover arbitration on the basis of a priority setting in the ${CMCONFIG} file. This has the effect of making a single CM the judge, jury and executioner when it comes to failover events. And it ...
7 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 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...
11 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Automatic conversion of ifx_loc_t (TEXT/BYTE) to/from ifx_lo_t (CLOB/BLOB)

We have legacy ESQL/C code using ifx_loc_t to handle TEXT/BYTE columns. Customers want now to replace TEXT/BYTE by CLOB/BLOB columns in the database... and we would avoid to touch our ESQL/C code. Informix can support simple type conversion. For e...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration