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Indexable external tables

Create a new class of external table that can be indexed and accessed via index(es).
1 day ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Breakdown of Estimated performance gain percent value for each Recommended Indexes (Used in Plan = "Y") in WhatIf Analysis

As per attached screenshot, there are 4 recommended indexes together provide 42.62% of Estimated Performance again if they are created. Its not possible to pick any one or two indexes instead of all the four indexes. If 1 of the 4 recommended inde...
about 7 hours ago in Db2 / Data Management Console 0 Submitted

Ability to select objects by package

Add the ability to add all the objects for a package instead of having to add each one. Current process is very inefficient.
1 day ago in Db2 Recovery Expert for z/OS 0 Under review

Ability to exclude PBR partitions/TS PBG that had no activity before JCL generation

Recovery Expert should have an option to exclude objects/partitions from the recovery which had no activity. Even though this would be caught by the Recover Utility, why build JCL that contains TS/Partitions which would not be recover. This causes...
1 day ago in Db2 Recovery Expert for z/OS 0 Under review

Keep and maintain at least 2 or 3 Python and R runtime versions in each release of CP4D

Multiple companies and industries work with CP4D for data science models. These models use multiple versions of Python or R runtimes and different open-source libraries that are compatible with the runtime version used to build the model. Clients ...

support to write object storage (S3 and azure) in open parquet format

OP Financial Group Data Platforms: We need CDC to write Parquet files directly (without additional/third party components) for replicating data to Cloud object storage (AWS S3 and Azure). The data will be used for analytics and data science tasks,...
about 22 hours ago in Replication: Change Data Capture 0 Submitted

I would like to preserve the new line character(\n) when uploading data files.

When I upload an Excel or CSV data file to Cognos Analytics, new line characters contained within text columns are automatically converted to space characters. On the other hand, new line characters included in database text columns are handled wi...
2 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted

Detailed Log Files

One of our customers wanted to be able to track which IP the transactions were made from the logs, but we found out that this was not available. This could be very useful. Because if a username is used by more than one user, it is not enough to se...
about 7 hours ago in DataStage 0 Submitted

we need an automated process to regenerate jobs to use the latest software

We have about 300 jobs with the tool Every time software is updated we need to regenerate all the jobs to use the new software. If we were allowed to use variables in the tool we would not need to do this. The process to regenerate the jobs is ver...
about 10 hours ago in Db2 Automation Tool for z/OS 0 Submitted

SPSS Statistics Connector to Intersystems IRIS Database

Create a native connector for Intersystems IRIS database in IBM SPSS and other relevant products, enabling seamless data integration and analysis for customers who use IRIS as their primary database. This connector would simplify data access, redu...
about 12 hours ago in SPSS Statistics 0 Submitted