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Watson Query

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DV dashboard page loading response time shall not exceed 5 seconds for 90% of the time

Dashboard page loading performance benchmark of customer is 5 seconds for 90% of the time. Current DV dashboard page loading time is 3 times in customer's cluster. First, it can help to improve the user experience by providing quick access to the ...
8 months ago in Watson Query 0 Not under consideration

Ability to call REST APIs as a data source in Watson Query

We are currently probing the capabilities of Watson Query to support a data mesh architecture by acting as virtual layer over our heterogenous IT landscape, providing uniformly structured data services to the consumers. A large number of our data ...
2 months ago in Watson Query 0 Submitted

Ability to create REST endpoints via UI

Today there is no ability to create WQ RESTful endpoints via the UI. RESTful endpoints which expose virtual data need to be created via the Db2 RESTful API. A large US Federal customer requests a UI screen to enable user-friendly creation of Db2 R...
2 months ago in Watson Query 0 Submitted

Add Support for AWS Athena as Data Source for Watson Query

There is currently no support for connecting to AWS Athena, the generic connector does not work and no workaround has been found.
3 months ago in Watson Query 0 Submitted

Federated PASSTHRU Capability in Watson Query (WQ)

IBM's federated technology supports SET PASSTHRU to a remote Server. This enables SQL syntax native to the remote data repository to be sent. This is useful for performance comparisons (e.g. predicate pushdown) to be made from the same end-user cl...
6 months ago in Watson Query 0 Under review

Propagation of Indexes for Virtualized Tables to SYSCAT.INDEXES

Watson Query (WQ) is based on IBM's decades-old federation technology (DataJoiner, et al). In Federation Indexes on remote objects are propagated back to Db2 and populate SYSCAT.INDEXES. These Index specifications help inform the federated server ...
6 months ago in Watson Query 0 Future consideration

Support of streaming/parsing/converting CLOB/BLOB type data structures in DV for larger data elements such as binary images that reside as objects on an S3

Requirement Integrated Governance In order to be able to use the CP4D Data Virtualization in combination with Watson Knowledge Catalog as a single, integrated governance layer over structured data (residing in Databases / Flat files) and unstructu...
about 2 years ago in Watson Query 0 Future consideration

Add data masking support for BLOB columns

We have some RTF data loaded into the new DB2 Warehouse environment as a BLOB column in table UDF_CIS_RAW_DV.SXACDCLIENTDOCDETAILTEXT_GUID_DETAILTEXT and we're able to extract it back into an RTF by casting the DetailText field as varbinary, but w...
over 1 year ago in Watson Query 0 Future consideration

Whenever Data Assets are shown in the CP4D UI, there should be a link to take it to the "Run SQL" page, if it is a virtualized asset.

The (data) assets inside CP4D could originate from anywhere, however if they are from Data Virtualization (Watson Query), then users can perform SQL based analysis on it. These assets could be presented to users in different channels 1. Inside a c...
9 months ago in Watson Query 0 Not under consideration

Multitenancy support for Data Virtualization for On-Prem Cloud Pak for Data single-instance deployment

This is relating to on-premise deployment of Cloud Pak for Data on bare-metal servers. In the case where customer is achieving multitenancy within a single instance of Cloud Pak for Data, Data Virtualization Service currently unable to provide the...
about 1 year ago in Watson Query 1 Not under consideration