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Official documentation of FMP enhancement variables DB2_AGENT_CACHING_FMP and DB2_MAX_THREADS_PER_FMP

Valuable enhancements for db2fmp processing have been added back in Db2 V8 and V9 already via APAR (e.g. IZ08425), but they are still NOT documented for Db2 V10 and V11, although they are valid and available. Concerning Java stored procedure handl...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Add new STATUS codes to SYSIBM.SYSTABLESPACE to reflect different states of the tablespace

This would provide the requestor who wants to do a one stop shopping when looking for a state such as Advisory Reorg of all the tablespaces in that state.
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Automatic Lock-Escalation from Row- to Extent-Level

Db2 is mainly using row-level locking and tries to avoid lock-escalation to table-level. This behavior is helpful in most of Db2s use cases, but there are some particular situations when locking on a higher level than row would be beneficial. Cons...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Have the DB2 CLP Support Database Names Greater Than 8 Characters

The DB2 CLP does not recognize database names or aliases that are greater than 8 characters. Please enhance it to support longer database names.
about 2 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future 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 ...
about 2 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 1 Future consideration

Lift the restriction for max 8 charaters in database name

The restriction of a maximum of 8 characters in a database name should be lifted to something more adequate for todays devops pipelines, say 32, 64 or even 128 chars. There is a need to give databases a more descriptive name than what is possible ...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Please add a built-in function to reverse a string

Currently to reverse a string, we have to create a udf. The syntax for a simple one was easily available on the SQLTips4Db2 blog .... which IBM has removed. I think Db2 on z has this, and some other variants of SQL out there include it. This is th...
12 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Please add a built-in function for pi

Currently there is no built-in function for pi. It can be calculated using math on trigonometric functions, but this is mildly annoying. Pi is frequently used when working with different random variate distributions and other functions that are in...
12 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 2 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Support IBM DB2 on Amazon Linux2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has End of life as April 2021. We use IBM DB2 11.1.4 Enterprise Edition on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for our MDM instances which is not compatible with the higher versions of Ubuntu -18.04 LTS and above. Same is true for the updated versio...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration