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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 (

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas

Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

  1. Post an idea

  2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

IBM Data & AI Roadmaps ( - Use this site to view roadmaps for Data & AI products.

IBM Employees should enter Ideas at



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Support needed to deploy Shiny apps using a custom image

Some packages in R require additional dependencies to install and load the library. For example: odbc driver for RODBC, or GAL/GEOS/PROJ C++ dependencies for many popular geospatial libraries (sf, rgdal, tmaptools etc.). These dependencies can be ...
3 months ago in Watson Studio (Deploy) / Product functionality 1 Future consideration

Allow custom hardware specifications for Online Deployments such as for a Shiny app

We have users that have a need for different hardware configurations when deploying a RShiny application in their deployment space. They need high amount of memory but only need 2 cpu. We dont want them to deploy the application with a high amount...
over 1 year ago in Watson Studio (Deploy) 0 Future consideration

Prevent user from creating custom environments with the same name.

Currently you can create a custom environment that has the exact same name as another. On the environment page you can differentiate between two identically named environment definitions by using the hardware configuration, language, or last modif...
5 months ago in Watson Studio (Deploy) 0 Future consideration

Allow package extensions to be added via UI

Often clients develop their own python packaes & libraries Not every client has a binary repository manager such as artifactory Clients can add their own libraries in WML using package extensions Currently those can only be created using the w...
about 2 years ago in Watson Studio (Deploy) 1 Future consideration

WML pod logging for data scientist

Python functions can run in a online deployment but as a data scientist i can't see te container/ pod logging of this function. The logging of the runs of the containers can be viewed by looking through administration in the logging of the pods (P...
about 1 year ago in Watson Studio (Deploy) 0 Future consideration