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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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Add Block Indexes to informix

Add Block Indexes to informix similar to DB2 MDC Tables and Postgres BRIN Indexes.
7 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Under review

Fix FLOAT error in Informix HQ

Hello Team, I am seeing following error when I click on UI->System Reports-> SQL with the Most Buffer Activity "Value will not fit in a FLOAT." Error occurs for the following System reports too: SQL with the Most Buffer Activity SQL with the...
7 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Planned for future release

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...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 3 Not under 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...
almost 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

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
almost 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Not under consideration

'onstat -g mem' should give a complete picture of all memory usage by an Informix instance

Currently 'onstat -g mem' does not include vp cache information and some other memory structures. Similarly syspools view is missing information too.
over 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under 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...
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Delivered

Allow changing of S3 Prefix for onbar backups

Scenario is you have 1000+ sites to backup all with the same informix server name. instead of changing the informixserver name you can set prefix on the onpsm backup. this allows for reducing the amount of buckets for this setup in cases where you...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Support for spatial datatype in Cognos BI

Nowday many companies have location based data stored in the database. The location based data can be a location or area on the field. Many database vendors supports geo spatial datatype and functions like DB2, Informix, Oracle, SQL Server.
about 9 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration

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...
about 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration