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Db2 Big SQL

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BI 4.2 - Big SQL cannot create external hadoop table with Ranger policies

External Hadoop Tables + RWX permissions (in Ranger) + No DATAACCESS Privilege = Cannot create external tables It just works if you either provide DATAACCESS to a specific user or set HDFS ACLs to RWX. For example, assume that user USERX is grante...
over 4 years ago in Db2 Big SQL 1 Not under consideration

Ambari Blueprints for synchronizing cluster configurations.

Hello Team, we are using the biginsights 4.2 version of hadoop and we are trying to sync the configurations of one cluster to other cluster using the Ambari Blueprints. As per m...
over 4 years ago in Db2 Big SQL 1 Not under consideration

Request to have bigsql-precheck skip ssh host tests for Isilon HDFS

The bigsql-precheck script fails trying to SSH into the Isilon HDFS node. We need the precheck to skip/avoid SSH connection test for the Isilon storage if it is used for HDFS.
over 4 years ago in Db2 Big SQL 0 Future consideration

BigSQL installation using nonroot user needs /bin/bash permissions

For BigSQL v4.2 installation using a non root user such as ambariUser (for example), sudo /bin/bash is needed for this user.Clients is claiming s a security risk for them. They are requesting to remove this permission on installation process or a...
over 4 years ago in Db2 Big SQL 0 Planned for future release

local file system support for IOP Solr

As IBM does not provide support for apache solr we would like to if you can support local filesystem in future releases of IOP solr. We would like to use solr but not part of cluster it will be installed on different serer which is not part of cl...
over 4 years ago in Db2 Big SQL 0 Not under consideration


As we talked this morning wth IBM representative, Our Bank, for its baremetal BigData clusters will probably split Spark compute nodes and non-Spark compute nodes (using hadoop label) for financial and optimization might be interesting ...
over 4 years ago in Db2 Big SQL 0 Not under consideration

Virtual server license usage reporting

Customer needs a method to track the virtual servers license usage is. Similar to the License Metric Reporting tool, detect when BigInsight has been installed and report centrally what the total number of virtual servers are installed across a het...
almost 5 years ago in Db2 Big SQL 0 Not under consideration

Customers need the Big SQL action for Oozie added back to BigInsights

BigInsights v3.x had a Big SQL action for Oozie. This action is not available in BigInsights v4.2. This is impacting customers' ability to upgrade from BigInsights v3 to BigInsights v4.2.
almost 5 years ago in Db2 Big SQL 0 Not under consideration

Improved Array Data Type Support in Big SQL

We'd like the ability to cast strings to arrays in Big SQL. We use Big SQL for data analysis and we use the built-in JSON support heavily. We're seeing an increase of array structures embedded in the JSON data, and would like to be able to use the...
about 5 years ago in Db2 Big SQL 0 Future consideration

Progress Meter for v2 Analyze Table commands

We require a solution to provide Analyze Table command progress to our users. Many times they tire of waiting for command to complete and issue the same Analyze Table command for the same table and columns multiple times thinking the prior comman...
about 5 years ago in Db2 Big SQL 0 Future consideration