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 (https://ideas.ibm.com).
Shape the future of IBM!
We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:
Search existing ideas
Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updateson them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,
Post your ideas
Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,
Post an idea
Upvote ideas that matter most to you
Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea
Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use
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...
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...
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 ...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Do not place IBM confidential, company confidential, or personal information into any field.