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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:

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Synchronizing two head nodes in grid environment

In order for Walmart to run their Grids, 24x7x365 the are implementing multiple head nodes for the same grid. That way if a 6 hour patch comes in, they can take one head node down, patch it, bring it up, and then do the other. In all they lose onl...
over 5 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Disable a stage/path on canvas

Be able to toggle stages and execution paths as on/off. Gray out the stage icon if it's been deactivated. During development and debugging you want to be able to test up to a certain point and but may not want to include every aspect. But if you d...
over 5 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Enhance DataStage iLog connector to support the new Decision Engine in ODM

Currently the iLog connector in DataStage 8.5+ only supports the "classic engine" mode in Operational Decision Manager (ODM). A new architecture has been developed named "Decision Engine" which is faster and is the strategic path for the ODM produ...
over 5 years ago in DataStage 0 Delivered

SOAP 1.2 supported by Datastage 9.1

We would like to launch Web Service with SOAP 1.2 in order to retrieve attaachements (text file) sent by Web Service but SOAP 1.2 is not supported by Datastage
over 5 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

File Connector Centrify Certified

DataStage v11.3 failed to connect to Hadoop Secure (Kerberos)Cluster. We are using Centrify for Kerberos authentication.IBM Engineering confirmed that Centrify is not supported with the File Connector. Centrify has not been tested or certified.
over 5 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

DRS Connector and Oracle Connector select only some columns when doing a "view data"

I ask to be able to view only the selected columns (instead of allt he columns) when I use the "view data" functionality with the DRS Connector and Oracle Connector.
over 5 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

SLES 12 and InfoSphere Information Server V11.5

Hello!The compatibility report explains that Suse Linus Enterprise Server 12 isn't supported. But we plan to migrate to the new version of IIS V11.5 in few month. We want to use IIS V11.5 servers and engines on SLES 12.
over 5 years ago in DataStage 1 Functionality already exists

IS 11.5 DRS Connector (with ODBC flavor) to support multiple table names

DRS Connector (with ODBC flavor) isnot support multiple table names with the auto generated SQL query.We want to implement this functionality
over 5 years ago in DataStage 1 Not under consideration

Bind error when starting DataStage Player process

The tcpip communications are held between Section Leader and Player.Many DataStage jobs are executed concurrently, and many players included in the job are invoked, then a plenty of socket bind errors(EADDRINUSE) have occurred.In current version o...
over 5 years ago in DataStage 1 Delivered

Enhanced mathematical functions for larger data types

Some Mathematical functions accept dfloat as input but in output are restricted to int32. These functions need to be expanded to be able to return int64 values
over 5 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration