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IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

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Restrict World Readable permission on Instance home directories for DB2 on Linux

/home/<intance directory> is with world readable permission amd it is considered as major risk on security. Instance home directory defaults to /home and any directory with world readable permissions on /home is tagged with highest security ...
1 day ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Submitted

Add Arm64 support for Net.IBM.Data.Db2-osx

I am trying to use the dotnet library Net.IBM.Data.Db2-osx on an Apple Macbook M3 Pro, but it fails to work. I was told it is because the library does not support Arm64 systems. Can we add Arm64 support? See this thread for back story.
2 days ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Submitted

Support federation to Presto using JWT authentication

Customer does not allow user/password authentication to data sources, including Db2 and Presto ( With the help from the labs we managed to configure Presto in to accept JWT authentication; for this an idea has been creat...
4 days ago in Db2 / Federation 0 Submitted

when editing connection you can activate the option to initialize HADR

When editing the connection, the option to initialize HADR will appear on the screen. Today this option is only possible for new connections or databases. However, every old database can become a HADR.
4 days ago in Db2 / Data Management Console 0 Submitted

Ability to check storage performance

After moving to the cloud, in particular, managed service a user loses the ability to verify storage performance. There should be a stored procedure that allows such a possibility. Basic metrics, like IOPS, bandwidth, etc. Such a service would bui...
5 days ago in Db2 / Db2 on Cloud 0 Submitted

Integrated Pacemaker Monitoring & Alerting Functionality

IBM recently integrated the Pacemaker cluster manager in Db2 but the feature has no documented monitoring or alerting capabilities exhibiting best practices. Enlighten customers with Best Practice/Configuration documentation on how to setup the mo...
8 days ago in Db2 / High Availability and/or Disaster Recovery 0 Submitted

Request is to make WLM Effective only on primary, on STANDBY it should not be in effect

Why is it useful? It helps us restrict the access to users who has readonly access on standbys to accidentlally connect to primary and run some rogue commands. who would benefit from it? We as DBAs, This gives us confidence on how we can use the r...
9 days ago in Db2 / Workload Management 1 Submitted

parallel insert into row organized table

parallel insert is only supported on Column organized table. insert into row_table select * from souce_table is very slow
12 days ago in Db2 / Serviceability 0 Submitted

DB2 PureScale to Support Oversubscription of Storage in IBM Flash System

The IBM Flash System (FS7300) does such as good job at real time data compression that I am achieving almost 5:1 compression on one of my environments (31TB Written = 6.4TB Physically consumed). So, while it has 80% of the storage allocated to IBM...
26 days ago in Db2 / pureScale 0 Submitted

New behavior added to DEC_TO_CHAR_FMT

SELECT CHAR(DECIMAL(1.92,15,2),',') FROM SYSIBM.SYSDUMMY1 For Db2 z/OS we use setting BIF_COMPATIBILITY = V9_DECIMAL_VARCHAR For this statement we get following results (for Db2 LUW we have parameter DEC_TO_CHAR_FMT set to NEW) : Database Value Da...
26 days ago in Db2 / Application Development 0 Submitted