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Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS

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Add latest version of the log4j API to the DVM distribution

The log4j that ships with DVM is not the latest version available online (at We need the flexibility of using any log4j jar.
over 1 year ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Support for AES_256 ciphers in DVM Studio secure connections

Currently with DVM Studio v1.1.53 it is not possible to establish a secure TLSv1.2 connection to the z/OS DVM server using AES_256 ciphers. Attempts to connect securely using an AES_256 cipher result in the following error:An error occurred while...
over 1 year ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Planned for future release

Converting ZCEE WOLA to ZCEE JVM

Currently the connection between zCEE and DVM is over WOLA. This setup requires a 1:1 zCEE server for each DVM subsystem that needs to expose web services. We would like to see an alternative interface added that would allow multiple DVMs to be ...
over 1 year ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 2

Add schema support to DVS

In our test environments we have the same Db2 tables on the same Db2 subsystem under different schemas. This allows for multiple teams to be testing against different sets of data, and potentially different version of table DDL at the same time. ...
almost 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0

Allow users to navigate to next zoom trace via a PF key

Currently, when looking at zoom information in multiple sequential trace entries, the user has to PF3 to back out of the current zoom, re-position the cursor on the next line and then press enter. After every PF3, the cursor returns to the top o...
over 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Planned for future release

ANSI SQL-99 Support in DVM

A customer recently conducted a PoC using DVM and z/OS Connect as an alternative to an existing ETL based system which does nightly offloads of IMS data from the mainframe into a SQL Server database which is accessed by client applications. The e...
over 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 2

Software configuration management capabilities

We need the ability to manage the components (virtual tables, virtual views, etc.) generated by DVM in our software configuration management (SCM) system in order for them to be part of our DevOpts pipeline. Using the current batch utility (AVZGN...
over 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 2

Specify User Exit routine name when defining IMS-DB virtual table

In Japan, most IMS user customers, especially in financial sector, have their roll-your-own program modules called "DBI" (database interface), and database access must be made through DBI always. DBI provides, for example, data compression/de-comp...
almost 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Planned for future release

Allow columns to be deleted when creating Virtual Tables

During the creation of Virtual Tables, there will be scenarios where some columns should be excluded. Allowing this choice during creation would be much better than editing the VT afterwords. This is especially important when certain columns are...
about 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Planned for future release

Use RACF resource to control access to DVM JDBC Gateway Server databases

Currently USERID and PASSWORD info needs to be updated and maintained in the DVM AVZDRATH job in order for DVM users to access different DRDA databases. The AVZDRATH job needs to be updated monthly whenever a user’s password changes or when a user...
1 day ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Submitted