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SQL type Query solution on DS job meta data, like 11.7 DSODB, XMETA tables

GM is running DS 11.7.4 currently, and has at vertical application teams who have their own SELECT queries on DSODB DB tables attached to their instance of DS platform, for jobrun statuses (success/failure) & statistics of job start/end runtim...
4 days ago in DataStage 0 Submitted

Ability to pass query params in SAP Odata Stage

Currently Odata stage is able to connect to a SAP system and select a service or table but there is no way we are able to pass any parameters to extract only a limited set of data
4 days ago in DataStage 0 Submitted

Improvements to the Transformer Component in CP4D:

- The Variable Stages: only one stage is visible at a time, and it is not possible to view the entry fields with its properties.- The output derivation: if the link is long, it is hard to know what fileds are to be derived, and whihc transfromatio...
3 months ago in DataStage 0 Submitted

Setup for DR/Resilience, and dependency between services

The HAScripts ( InfoSvrServices and InfoSvrEngine) do not cover all the processes now required for a full DataStage installation. Some of the processes are set up as services on install e.g in /etc/systemd/system I can see DFDServer InfoSrvKafka I...
5 months ago in DataStage 0 Submitted

Allow APT_EXECUTION_MODE = "One process" for production environments

In our tests we found for small PX jobs the execution is sped up by almost 30% if we set APT_EXECUTION_MODE = One process. Since we have 10000 of such small job invocations in aggregate this saves a lot of time and resources. But according to IBM ...
23 days ago in DataStage 1 Under review

failed logins in auditlog

In the audit logs (WAS_install_path/profiles/InfoSphere/logs) there is no information on failed logins. This information is only logged in the WAS SystemOut.log as Authentication failed.It would be important to have this audit-critical information...
about 1 month ago in DataStage 0 Under review

Import JSON schema definition

We want to integrate files in JSON format, the JSON schema file is available. We use the Hierarchical stage. But when we want to import this definition into the libraries (datastage componant / schema library / add resource) the file is treated as...
4 months ago in DataStage 0 Submitted

Jobs API - have synchronous call to launch Datastage jobs

One of our customer (CNP in France) is evaluating the CP4D-DataStage. They have DataStage 11.5 and actually migrating to 11.7. They have a framework (BASIC code that orchestrates the DataStage jobs) that is the centerpiece of their DataStage proje...
5 months ago in DataStage 0 Submitted

DataStage (IIS) kafka connector to connect to RBAC enabled Kafka cluster

BOA has a huge Kafka cluster and as per GIS ( Global Information Security), all new platform need to have RBAC enabled and this being the case, we would want to connect DataStage (IIS) using Kafka connector to connect to the Kafka cluster ( with R...
26 days ago in DataStage 0 Under review

BQ stage does not have the reject link in Datastage 11.7

As the Legacy DataStage 11.7 is using BQ stage as an alternate to existing Teradata stage, we need to have the reject link available in BQ stage in DataStage 11.7. Hence submitting this aha request as per IBMs suggestion. Please work on this enhan...
11 days ago in DataStage 0 Submitted