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IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

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CP4D Cartridge for ESRI ArcGIS Enterprise

Allow CP4D bi-directional access and connectivity to a full-fledged geographic information system (GIS) embedded as part of our data fabric and AI offerings. ESRI, who is the predominate GIS vendor, introduced a containerized flavor of their ArcGI...
7 months ago in Cloud Pak for Data Platform 2 Submitted

A "OCP centric" DR solution

Intesa SanPaolo needs to organize periodically DR tests. These tests are conducted by creating OpenShift clusters in a isolate environment only when needed (once the DR test is completed, the clusters are deleted). Specifically, the client current...
about 1 month ago in Cloud Pak for Data Platform 0 Submitted

Install CP4D using private registry in OCP with unqualified-search-registries configuration

If you are planning the installation of CP4D, but the customer has OCP configured with unqualified-search-registries (called also "image short names" and configured in image registry via containerRuntimeSearchRegistries). So, during installation, ...
about 1 month ago in Cloud Pak for Data Platform 0 Submitted

Backup/restore using Google Cloud Storage

The possibility to define a Google Cloud Storage as a target for the backup (in similar way like I can use today a S3 compatible storage). In this moment is not certified, but a lot of customer use GCS as standard storage for his backup.
5 months ago in Cloud Pak for Data Platform 0 Planned for future release

Backup Utility POD image

Hello, At present a CP4D admin ( Namespace Admin) needs to install and run CPD-CLI on a Virtual machine/Laptop in-order for his/her to run the OADP back-up. In an Enterprise world, this doesn't provide best Operation efficiency as there would be m...
over 1 year ago in Cloud Pak for Data Platform 0 Future consideration

Introduction of an overall view of all the jobs running

As an CP4D administrator I need the ability to see the jobs that are running (projects, spaces, spark (rest api jobs) etc.) where the actual resources are displayed. In this job overview I want the possibility to get logs, stop or start the jobs e...
over 1 year ago in Cloud Pak for Data Platform 1 Not under consideration

CP4D does't use limit ranges for the analytical runtime enviroments R and Python

As an application manager for analytics, I want computer resources to be used efficiently and cost-effectively. Not using limit range on openshift means that only a few data scientists can use the system because all computer resources are immediat...
over 2 years ago in Cloud Pak for Data Platform 4 Not under consideration

Document about the each pods for services.

Many pods will run in CPD nodes after installing several services. Documents about the pods detail will be helpful.
almost 4 years ago in Cloud Pak for Data Platform 2 Not under consideration

Ability to determine through Monitoring whether or not sufficient resources to start an R or Notebook runtime environment are available per node

As Data Scientist I frequently need to start runtime environments. Often these are small enough and they quite naturally fit the available resources. Sometimes however, there is a very large environment needed. We would like to easily see and dete...
over 2 years ago in Cloud Pak for Data Platform 1

Identify in projects deleted platform connections with a mark or warning.

Platform connections can be deleted and the projects using them are not aware of it till the time of using the connection. Concers: 1. The error will occur at runtime (scheduled or on demand jobs) 2. It can be difficult to track if the deleted pla...
6 months ago in Cloud Pak for Data Platform 0 Submitted