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:



Watson Knowledge Catalog

Showing 22

Unable to add new columns to an existing asset in a catalog

We have a number of Data Virtualization assets in our Default Catalog that our data stewardship team has tagged with business terms and other WKC-related tags, but sometimes these assets are modified to add additional columns. Currently the only w...
1 day ago in Cloud Pak for Data / Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Submitted

Rules should pick up metadata assigned to data classes

Currently, Rules within WKC only picks up data classes, business terms, and classifications that are applied directly to columns/assets within the Catalog, under the asset preview section. We expected that we would be able to create dependent data...
6 months ago in Cloud Pak for Data / Watson Knowledge Catalog 3 Planned for future release

Report the quality score in the catalog Data Asset Overview page

IBM is advocating that Quality controls take a big part in the data curation process. There are a number of functions provided in that space (from create new quality data rules to fine tune the overall quality score of an asset). Yet, once the qua...
about 1 year ago in Cloud Pak for Data / Watson Knowledge Catalog 1 Planned for future release

Lineage at Data Assets level

The latest documentation available for Cloud Pak for Data 4.0: indicates that the lineage capability is available only at Information Assets l...
about 2 months ago in Cloud Pak for Data / Watson Knowledge Catalog 1 Planned for future release

Hive Connector with a Kerberos authentication

We need an option to connect to a Hive using Kerberos authentication. Previously the IBM offering team offered us to use a "Hive via Execution Engine for Hadoop" connector from IBM but it doesn't fully suit our need and here is why:this "Hive via ...
11 months ago in Cloud Pak for Data / Connectivity / Watson Knowledge Catalog 3 Future consideration

Oracle thin client connection capabilities requiring specification of URL

We need to connect WKC to Oracle using Oracle Connection Manager using the JDBC thin client. This requires the ability to specify the connection URL with a significant string length. Currently when the Oracle connection type is specified there i...
7 months ago in Cloud Pak for Data / Watson Knowledge Catalog 4 Not under consideration

Export Data Protection Rules

Include an option to export data protection rules. In 3.5.3 there is only an option to export governance rules.
4 months ago in Cloud Pak for Data / Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Submitted

Support Bulk Import for Custom Attribute and Data Class

术语自定义属性最好支持批量导入,数据类的匹配条件也支持批量导入,如通过CSV文件,添加一个新的定制字段列等方式。(Term custom attributes should preferably support bulk import, and data class matching conditions should also support bulk import, e.g. Via CSV file, adding a new custom field column, etc.)

Ability to profile JSON data stored in COS

While trying to profile a JSON file, we noticed that we can use CP4D 3.0 to profile a JSON file from local file system. The same cannot be done if one upload the simple JSON file to COS, then try to profile that simple JSON file stored as parquet ...
11 months ago in Cloud Pak for Data / Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Planned for future release

Data Request - integrate with WKC assets

Data Request is a great feature when Data Consumer (Scientists or Analytics) request access to data they had not before. The work to be done by the Data Engineer or Data Steward whould be full integrated into WKC / the asset catalog. Instead of de...
11 months ago in Cloud Pak for Data / Watson Knowledge Catalog 2 Planned for future release