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Indexable external tables

Create a new class of external table that can be indexed and accessed via index(es).
2 days 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 23 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.
2 days 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...
2 days 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,...
1 day 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...
3 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Other 0 Submitted


If you want do delete multiple columns of a table using "ALTER TABLE tbname DROP COLUMN colname", you currently have to execute many ALTER TABLE statements. The execution time increases exponentially with the number of columns to be deleted. If th...
about 2 hours ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Under review

Datastage pay-as-you-go model (similar to CUH) on Azure

Customer anticipates that they will be utilizing their infrastructure 25% of the year, and need the flexibility to ramp up/down on the number of cores used per event. Client as an organization does not want to pay for the downtime when infrastruct...
about 4 hours ago in Cloud Pak for Data as a Service 0 Submitted

Allow auto-save to be turned on/off not only at pipeline level, but also at project level

Many of our users tend to open multiple tabs when editing pipelines and we are concerned that they may be inadvertently overwriting themselves. We'd like the ability to disable auto-save at the project level and not just within a single pipeline.
about 4 hours ago in Cloud Pak for Data / DataStage 0 Submitted