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When we are weighing this potential enhancement against others, it would be helpful to understand the use case for such a large LOB. With our current architecture, increasing the size beyond 3G becomes very expensive. What data are you working with that requires a 4G LOB? How would you use a 2TB LOB? Note that the size of a table is restricted to 1.7 TB today.
Db2 for i development team
IBM Power Systems Development
The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a HIGH priority requirement that is important to address.
With IBM i being a database system - we want that system to not fall back behind other platforms with regards to size limits.
Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.
To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT
Sabine Jordan + Sara Anrdres – CEAC Program Manager, IBM