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Release 32-bit version of Informix CSDK v4.50

Some customers are constrained and need to continue to use Informix 32-bit CSDK drivers. Their applications currently use the Informix 32-bit libraries & there are often build constraints to moving to a 64-bit CSDK.
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 5 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.
over 7 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...
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Transparent LDAP Authentication for Informix

The Informix (AVL) customer T-Systems/Deutsche Telekom AG requests transparent LDAP authentication for Informix. Last year T-Systems/Deutsche Telekom AG replaced the complete HP-UX hardware for the application REBELL/Ironman by IBM Power AIX machi...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 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
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Not under consideration

Enable READ ONLY access to DB2 from Informix using DRDA protocol

This is request for Wal-Mart , we have 100s of Informix gateway manager installed (DRDA) to join quries Informix and DB2 database.
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Archecker table level restore utility does not compatible of handling Informix engine complex table schema clauses

Individual Table restoration 'archecker' utility only support simple schema definition contents as the schema file. However, Informix engine support complex clauses when setting up a table. E.g. When fragmenting a table based on interval based fra...
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Print session info for long transaction in msg log or DUMPDIR

I searched to see if anyone had opened up a RFE for the below and did not find one, if there is one then please disregard. One of our customers has now hardened down security to such a degree that I can no longer connect to the server in which Inf...
about 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Allow DBA to re-initialize OS process cache created by the resolver routines

This is a follow up of RFE 33797.The original RFE was closed as "Delivered", but I think the analysis was incorrect. The complain is that whenever a OS process calls gethostbyaddr() or equivalent, the OS itself will cache some information about th...
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Separate user for working with Informix CDC API

Currently the Informix CDC API requires the use of the 'informix' account. We would like the Informix CDC API modified so that it can run in a fully supported fashion as a separate user.
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration