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Information Server - Platform

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To have a feature to update multiple ETLs at once thru DataStage designer interface

The idea is to have an additional tool or feature to allow multiple updates of similar changes to ETLs at once. This has to be done through DataStage interface. As IBM support has confirmed, 'there is no supported way of doing it' currently. Curr...
over 2 years ago in Information Server - Platform 1 Future consideration

IIS DataStage installer should support TLS

After IIS DataStage is enabled for TLS, a patch installation fails to connect to xmeta.
over 2 years ago in Information Server - Platform 0 Delivered

Bundle an ODBC driver for Microsoft Access with Information Server

Information Server does not include an ODBC driver for Microsoft Access. There are several problems with using the Microsoft one on windows and there is no driver available on linux.
about 3 years ago in Information Server - Platform 0 Not under consideration

Extend ondwa to include a report of the tables included in a named data mart and the volume of data in each table in each IWA data mart.

In an environment with many data marts defined across multiple schema databases it becomes difficult to keep track of what tables are included in what marts and the volume of data in each. A report that could be produced from the IWA node using on...
over 2 years ago in Information Server - Platform 1 Not under consideration

Ability to encrypt password when applying Infosphere Information Server patches. Authfile or inline with silent patch command

When applying updates (patches, fixes, etc.) silently, to Infosphere Information Server (/opt/IBM/InformationServer/Updates/bin/installUpdates), there is no way to script the installation of one or multiple patches without exposing credentials in ...
about 4 years ago in Information Server - Platform 0 Future consideration

Support Secure Impersonation for DataStage Big Integrate JDBC Hive connection

We are using the JAAS configuration file (JDBCDriverLogin.conf) to implement the Kerberos authentication mechanism. In our original beta testing with PX on Hadoop , we found that DataStage assumed that the Hive SPN and cache would be used for au...
over 4 years ago in Information Server - Platform 0 Future consideration

DataStage designer - performance stats support multiple instance

In DataStage designer there is an existing great feature that you can right click and show performance stats which shows row counts and rates on the designer canvas against each of the links This breaks down when the job is multi-instance because ...
over 5 years ago in Information Server - Platform 0 Not under consideration

Information Server 11.5 PDF MANUAL

System: Information Server 11.5Acotor: developerMany customers use an internal network environment.New developers can not access Help or online manuals for InformationServer 11.5.So, as in past versions, PDF manuals should be provided.
over 4 years ago in Information Server - Platform 2 Not under consideration

Enable multiple engine nodes on IIS virtual system pattern for PureApplication System

The 'IBM InfoSphere IS 3 tiers using WAS cluster' virtual system pattern (v1.0) has multiple CustomNodes hosting WebSphere Application Server and the Service Tier providing options to scale out, but the pattern only supports a single Engi...
about 5 years ago in Information Server - Platform 0 Not under consideration

the option to integrate Cisco jabber solution with maas360

we want integrate Cisco Jabber solution on MaaS360 MDM, if possible, we can run Cisco jabber like outlook email and can wipe out the chat history when employee off board. it will prevent disclosure of sensitive info.
about 1 year ago in Information Server - Platform 2 Not under consideration