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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 handli...
5 months 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.
6 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Please create current training material for Db2 administration

Please create basic training material for database administrators on Db2 that is easily consumable and free.A platform like EDx, Udemy, etc, would be ideal, but even on a proprietary platform would be acceptable.
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 1 Not under 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...
7 months 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.
10 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

DB2 v11.5 Bind File and Package Name List

IBM published a technote "DB2 Bind File and Package Name List" https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21987465 listing all the names of the bind files of the different versions of Db2. It needs to be extended for Db2 11.5
about 2 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 7 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...
10 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

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

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...
12 months ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration