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Graphical difference between 2 versions of the same job

currently we are piloting IIS manager to create packages for deploying datastage code into lhigher environments. However there is no way of identifying quickly what the changes were between an old package and a new one.
over 5 years ago in DataStage 0 Functionality already exists

Add Git and GitHub to supported source code systems for DS IDE client

From within the Datastage development client IDE provide support for GitHub and Git into the development UI to allow use of Git as the source code control system when developing jobs, in IS v11.5
almost 6 years ago in DataStage 2 Functionality already exists

How to clone IIS environment

Our IIS environment consists of 3 tiers:• Services tier host• Engine tier host• Metadata repository on Oracle database We are looking into way how to “clone” such an environment and produce a new environment, which is placed on different...
almost 6 years ago in DataStage 1 Not under consideration

Add a "Test Derivation" option for Transformer derivations

When coding Transformer derivations it would be very nice to have (similar to "Validate Derivation") a "Test Derivation" Option that would work like a "View Data" in e.g. a Connector Stage. When using this option, DataStage would ask for the value...
almost 6 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

OAuth support in exposed web services

Add OAuth as a supported authentication when exposing datastage jobs as web services through the IDS
about 6 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Sort of parameterset values when running a job

When running a job and a parameterset is used, you shoud select a value for the parameterset. (parameterset file). This drop-down box seems to be unsorted. After investigation it seems to be that the list is sorted in the order the files are store...
over 6 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

git Repository & DataStage

Actually, git integration does only work for projects including Notebooks, but not DataStage flows. It is even worse: when creating project with git integration, it is not longer possible to add DataStage flows AT ALL! Only projects w/o git integr...
3 months ago in DataStage 0 Submitted

Replacement of Rest API calls for XMETA information with database connectors for much much faster retrieval

Hello, My team is trying to run a job in Data Stage on ING Datalakes and it takes around 10+ hours to complete. Performance issue is generated by Rest API calls while retrieving data from XMETA, daily run being questionable due to this approach....
about 1 year ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

HOT BACKUP (online) for DataStage Enviroment

We are wondering if there is some solution to do HOT Backup of DataStage environment ( online without necessary to turn on server maintenance mode, turning off active services, etc.). Our platform currently running 24/7? Is there a possibility of ...
over 1 year ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

Enhance DataStage Flow Designer Integration with Git

We have started using Git for maintaining our DataStage codebase. We're able to publish/load the jobs to/from Git repo successfully. However, if we want to publish multiple jobs to the Git repository at once, current version of DataStage Flow Desi...
over 1 year ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration