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IBM Data Server Runtime Client support on Red Hat OpenShift

We are using Red Hat OpenShift to access "external" Db2 databases. We have a "IBM Data Server Runtime Client" in each container in a OpenShift POD, one or more containers per POD. OpenShift uses overlayFS with overlay2-driver where the the client ...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under consideration

Generate UUIDs in DB2

Oracle (sorry to compare!) has ability to generate a UID.We are looking for this function in DB2 Zos and LUW.Universal Unique Identifier (UUID) -- In Oracle Oracle sequences are frequently used to provide unique numbers for primary keys where an a...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Application Development / Other/Unknown 1 Not under consideration

Enhance ALTER INDEX to have MINPCTUSED option (Online)

Allow online ALTER INDEX ... MINPCTUSED %;
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under consideration

Incorporate Trace suspend option into Quiesce command

We want to remove the suspending of the incoming connections via db2trc command and make "quiesce command with force connections" do the same thing as db2trc is doing currently.
about 3 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under consideration

Optimizer should ignore RTRIM when calculation filter factor

When the optimizer calculates the filter factor for a predicate which uses RTRIM, it just returns the default value. (0.04)It should ignore the RTRIM and use the COLCARD of the column stats instead.Refer to Case: TS001114316
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under consideration

default tablespace for a user

in DB2 there is no way to fix a default tablespace of user.
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 1 Not under consideration

Enhance IBM My Notifications with Affected DB2 Version Information

Currently we subscribe to the IBM 'My Notifications' email (see: or so we rece...
about 2 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under consideration

External Table support for Db2 running on Windows

Db2 running under Linux allows currently to use external tables. For testing, production use, migration and completeness those feature should also be available for the Windows (and other OS) platform.Especially as this is a potential replacement f...
11 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Support Snapshot Isolation Level

Today, when our ETL jobs scan large amounts of data from a table with out using RS/RR isolation levels under certain conditions they see duplicate data and/or missing data. This could be caused due to the fact that rows that were already scanned c...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Differentiate between Read and Write IO performance (Overhead and TransferRate) and optimise accordingly

Background: Db2 is sensitive to IO performance, and compiles access plans accordingly to optimise IO versus CPU costs. At the tablespace level, average Overhead and TransferRate are configured in units of milliseconds.Issue: customers such as ou...
almost 4 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under consideration