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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS

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Enable instances of a virtual table using a PSB/PCB using a PROCSEQ to use an alternate index (non-root)

Per IBM instances of a virtual table using a PSB/PCB using a PROCSEQ to use an alternate index are only supported for indexes on the ROOT segment. This severely impacts performance for DVM access to IMS data which performs well via IMS using secon...
over 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 3 Planned for future release

Provide CDC integration with DVM

Provide the ability for DVM to interface with CDC for both VSAM and IMS data sources. Support a mechanism to keep DVM extracted data up to date to meet SLAs related to data currency.
over 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Planned for future release

Support for Db2 Image Copy

Support for Db2 Image Copy. Overall support for full and incremental read-only access to Db2 base table copies for the purposes of accessing archival data, expanded exploitation and JOIN of existing Dbz and non-Db2z datasets for single point of ac...
10 months ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Add AWS support to DVM

As more of our users begin to move portions of their application and data to public and private cloud environments, we are seeing an increased desire to present a complete picture of the data across mainframe and distributed platforms. Adding AWS ...
over 1 year ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Enable HTTPS access to the JDBC Gateway admin console via key ring

JGate was most recently enhanced to allow secure access by adding a keystore and password to the startServer script. While functional, this is a security exposure. We would like to use a RACF key ring instead.
over 1 year ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Planned for future release

NEVER fall back to IMS DBCTL when SQL is not eligible for IMS Direct

We have a requirement to restrict access to IMS Direct only. Users should not have access to IMS Online. In DVM when an SQL is not eligible for IMS Direct DVM directs the SQL to IMS Online despite IMS Online not being enabled in DVM. There is no o...
over 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1

Utilize IMS Catalog when creating virtual tables

Per IBM direction, we are currently working towards fully populating the IMS catalog. This catalog could be used in a similar manner to the Db2 catalog when creating DVM virtual tables. Instead of providing the DBD, PSB and copybooks when creating...
about 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 2 Planned for future release

Support for columns with names longer than 30 characters

DVM currently fails when attempting to create virtual tables over source tables with column names longer than 30 characters. DBMS's including Postgres, Oracle and DB2 LUW allow for longer column names.
about 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Not under consideration

Allow Logon to JDBC Gateway Console via RACF group instead of shared credentials

Currently the logon to each JGate console is via a single id/pw. These credentials must be shared by the support team which is not a best practice. When team members leave, all passwords must be changed (if that's even possible). If changing the p...
over 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Planned for future release

Provide detailed information about User Exit interface in product manual

Some of the IBM software products such as IMS, Db2 and Db2 HPU, etc. provide User Exit interface to enhance the product's capability to customers' particular requirements. Such products usually have a corresponding chapter or appendix in their pro...
over 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Planned for future release