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Watson Knowledge Catalog

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Ability to distribute policies to specific catalogs

Today to have the capability of Policies and rules a user must purchase the Pro edition of Knowledge Catalog. What I anticipated was since I purchased Pro was, I would create a "dev" catalog, a "test" catalog and a "production" catalog. I would us...
over 3 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Future consideration

Adding assets from the default catalog to individual catalogs

Operation is easier if you can select data assets and data connections that have business terms assigned to them from the default catalog and push them to individual data catalogs.Even if you automatically assign a term in data discovery, it refle...
about 1 year ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 1 Future consideration

Classification process should automatically "learn" from users' manual overrides (per tenant)

Organizations may have a specific pattern for storing data such as person names that don't fit our OOTB regex. For example,names may be stored as "CADOW, EDWARD O (Ed)" in a given system. The inferred classification is Text rather than "Person Na...
over 3 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Future consideration

Allow user to specify catalog as the target for automatically discovered data assets

Currently when user checks the option to discover data assets on a connection, the discovered data assets are always added to a (staging) project first, with expectation that the user will then go to the project, and then select the ones he wishes...
almost 4 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 1 Future consideration

Dependency between pipelines (Conditional Flows)

conditional invocation of Data Flows
almost 4 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Future consideration

Support custom R operations/libraries in Data Refinery

We got the feedback in several discussions that users like to invoke their own libraries in Data Refinery
about 4 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Future consideration

should be able to view more assets in catalog UI

default for catalog shows 4 assets.if you collapse the "recent" it almost shows 10. So if there is 100, what shows? what 1k, 10k, 100k, 1M. This is way to few since we expect catalogs to be well populated to be useful.
about 4 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 2 Future consideration

Data Knowledge Catalog - Data Asset Versioning

Use case: 1. uploaded a data asset2. added new rows or columns to this data asset file Add functionality to add a new version of existing data asset W/O creating a new data asset?
almost 3 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 3 Future consideration

Discovery fall out queues for generating new terms

When doing discovery and mapping the terms many of the fields can't be mapped to a term. It is not a matter of AI not doing its job but there is no appropriate term. This applies to the ones that have no term assignmentDuring the discovery proce...
over 1 year ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 0 Future consideration

Rely on Cloud IAM to control individualized access to IBM Cloud assets

The Cloud Platform has made a significant investment in IAM enablement over the past year as part of the One Cloud work. I think we could do a better job of leveraging this system in Catalog to help users create a secure, well-governed data lake. ...
about 3 years ago in Watson Knowledge Catalog 2 Future consideration