IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Post your ideas

Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

  1. Post an idea

  2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests

The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The product management team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

Receive notification on the decision

Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

Additional Information

To view our roadmaps:

Reminder: This is not the place to submit defects or support needs, please use normal support channel for these cases

IBM Employees:

The correct URL for entering your ideas is:



Installation & Upgrade

Showing 36

Removing the need for local OS users for installing and using DB2

DB2 Database needs 2 local OS users, db2inst1 and db2fenc1. Can this dependency be removed?
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 1 Not under consideration

db2ckupgrade detects objects in syscat.invalidobjects

If db2ckupgrade detects objects in syscat.invalidobjects, could the developers automatically invoke the revalidate procedure and then check syscat.invalid objects again before bombing out? In bad pseudocode: If rows exist in syscat.invalid object...
about 5 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

Remove 8.3 file name support requirement on Windows for DB2 install

When installing to a directory with a space in the file name, legacy 8.3 file name support must be enabled on the disk volume otherwise nothing happens on the install and no DB2 log file is created.The default install directory that Tivoli Storage...
over 6 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

Compatibility mode / new function mode

Enable compatibility mode and new function mode like DB2 z/OS. The compatibility mode will allow to use the binaries of a new db2 version without using the new features.The new function mode will allow to use the binaries of a new db2 version an...
over 7 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

Update TSAMP License when Db2 License Aplied

On Linux and Unix enviornments you have the ability to install the Db2 Server by installing the latest fix pak and then applying the license file from the Activation download. Unfortunately, when we just did the fix pak install fo Db2 an...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Future consideration

display warning message when db2iupdt changes instance type.(RIMS)

Currently, the -k option of db2iupdt can be used to retain the current instance type during instance update. However, since the '-k' option is not default behaviour, if customer forgets to specify it the instance will change to default ese type. (...
almost 7 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration