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IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

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Extend Schema Registry support to non-Kafka sources

CP4D support for the use of a Schema Registry is currently limited to Kafka data sources (ref: However, Schema Registries represent a valuable method ens...
about 1 month ago in Connectivity 0 Future consideration

Connectivity to Azure Resources using Service Principal approach

General Motors is investigating DataStage NextGen as part of modernization of their current DataStage jobs. As General Motors is heavily invested and focused on Azure, several application teams are leveraging Azure database solutions such as Azure...
about 2 months ago in Connectivity 0 Planned for future release

Support of external OS authentication in Oracle optimized connector

None of the Oracle connectors in Cloud Pak for Data supports external OS authentication whereas IIS did support it. As we know from legacy that external OS authentication method requires DataStage user (like dsadm) to be created in Oracle DB, to a...
4 months ago in Connectivity 0 Under review

Native connector for Yellowbrick bulk transactions

A native bulk loader connector for Yellowbrick would help our customers to improve the performance of the ETL processes that need to move large amounts of data to and from the Yellowbrick Data Warehouse. This connector should work like the nzload ...
6 months ago in Connectivity 2 Future consideration

Support for a Jira connector

A Public/Federal customer requires a built-in Jira connector for the on-prem Cloud Pak for Data platform. The Jira connector is requested in support of migrating 8 application workloads onto the platform. Eight distinct use cases can be migrated o...
7 months ago in Connectivity 1 Under review

Platform Connections & WQ should support SSO passthrough to data sources

Cloud Pak for Data should support SSO passthrough for connections to data sources. As an illustration of this, the customer has provided the following example: if both CPD and a data source are configured to support SSO, the customer requires that...
7 months ago in Connectivity 0 Under review

Sharepoint Connector

Customers request an out-of-box connector for Sharepoint. The connector should support Sharepoint On-Premises. The connector should also support specifying the Site Collection URL.
7 months ago in Connectivity 1 Under review

Introduction of SSO passthought of ACL lists. For example, SSO onto CP4D on Azure will create automatic data connections down onto the Azure FS in line with user Azure RBAC, ACL's and CP4D RBAC. This is already a key feature of Databricks and DataIQ.

Allows users to access their files in CP4D without the need to hand-crank connectuon strings.
8 months ago in Connectivity 0 Under review

Kafka connector needs OAuth2 authentication option

IBM Customer - Canadian Tire has company wide policy to use OAuth2 authentication when connecting to Kafka. Currently Kafka connector doesn't support it nor it is in plans
10 months ago in Connectivity 0 Under review

Allow Ability to Mass Unassign Certificates from a Service

In IBMi Digital Certificate Manager (DCM) you can assign a certificate to multiple Services in a single screen. If you need to remove the certificate assignment you have to go into each service and remove the certificate. For some certificates, th...
10 months ago in Connectivity 4 Not under consideration