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Add a Trace Security in order to understand how a right is evaluated by the engine

As for business rules, PAL/TM1, security could be a mix of data and/or rules on the system security objects. For business rules, we can use the "trace calculations" which is really a great feature. For security, we can only use... our brain so a "...
about 1 year ago in Analytics Engine 3 Not under consideration

Support cataloging Hive data in IBM Analytics Engine

Hive is a popular interface for querying data in the WDP. It is desirable that this data can be catalogued.
over 6 years ago in Analytics Engine 7 Not under consideration

Reservation of nodes for spark job/ Labeling, Taint and Toleration of workers and spark pods 

As an CP4d service provides we would like to use special worker nodes only for spark job execution called via the pyspark API. One reason for this is, that we sometimes see that the spark jobs use up all resources. In this scenario we would like a...
almost 2 years ago in Analytics Engine 0 Not under consideration

Allow displaying spark CPU and memory values on Monitoring page

Currently Spark runtimes do not register the pods on the Spark side with the runtimes framework. So, Monitoring page show only 1vCPU and 1G RAM regardless of the size of the Spark environment choosen is only the proxy pod on the Jupyter Client sid...
over 2 years ago in Analytics Engine 1 Future consideration

Custom Images for Spark

Python packages can currently be added using the approach described in However, some Python packages use shared libraries that may not be instal...
almost 3 years ago in Analytics Engine 0 Future consideration

Error/success messages with PAW action buttons

When we use the current PAW action buttons to launch the processes, the error or success messages that appear are not user-friendly for a simple user.
over 4 years ago in Analytics Engine 0 Not under consideration

Setting active sandbox

The users of our application create several sandboxes for different scenarios. We have a module which allows these users to load either in a common base or in a sandbox. But since the list can be long, we want the loading to be done on the active ...
over 4 years ago in Analytics Engine 0 Not under consideration

Extend policy and rule enforcement to Analytics Engine

Analytics Engine components such as Hive are an important part of the Data Lake story. Without Hive, external users are unable to query data in IBM Cloud Object Storage. However, Analytics Engine is not integrated with Watson Knowledge Catalog. Th...
about 6 years ago in Analytics Engine 0 Not under consideration

Views display varies per user

We have noticed that some cube views (precisely those that use the }Clients dimension) vary on the display depending on the user. This is because Column sizes are associated with MUNs not position. So we find ourselves with a different refinement ...
over 4 years ago in Analytics Engine 0 Not under consideration

Color-coding report tabs

Report pages can be rendered as tabs in Reporting. However, it is not easy to differentiate one page from another. It would be easier if the tabs could be formatted with different colors
over 4 years ago in Analytics Engine 1 Not under consideration