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Request Optim to support Java 11 as Java 8 is no longer supported.

Currently Optim only allows for Java 8 which is no longer allowed to be used at the client site.
2 days ago in Optim / Optim Archive 0 Submitted


This is an enhancement request for OPTIM TDM for z/OS (FMID HAEYB70). OPTIM TDM/DP currently allows users to inform only one image-copy dataset (taken in another DB2 subsystem) in the process of extracting and converting data. In our environment w...
3 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 1 Future consideration

Add support for native Aziure Databases - Cosmos

Many companies have slowly implemented a hybrid cloud architecture. I am the lead TDM engineer at GM and we have no solution for native azure db's - Cosmo
4 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 1 Future consideration

rowchangetimestampoverride as a load parameter

Our customer needs TIMESTAMP GENERATED ALWAYS FOR EACH ROW ON UPDATE AS ROW CHANGE TIMESTAMP NOT NULL columns to be copied to the test environment. Actually these columns and values disappear during convert for load.
3 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 2 Not under consideration

TRANS NID for spanish NIF/NIE should accept 9 characters

Spanish NIF/NIE has 9 characters so the TRANS NID function always skip the source row because it detects invalid lenght.
almost 2 years ago in Optim / Optim Data Privacy 6 Not under consideration

Optim zOS: Support for IMS DB (Insert) where segments have exit routines with DB2 statements

Opitm zOS - We have IMS DBs of which some segments have exit routines that have DB2 statements - Purpose of these exit routines is to keep IMS segment data in sync with DB2 tables (when a Insert / Update / Delete happens on a record in the IMS seg...
4 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 1 Future consideration

Actifio (VDP) AGM Manager UI does not display appropriate message when Snapshot pool is full

During the Backup restore process, when allocated Snapshot pool is full and an internal error gets generated, UI is not getting this message propagated to the user who is executing the restore task. User is expecting proper logging message or a UI...
4 months ago in Optim 1 Future consideration

Optim max parallel threads

OPTIM currently restricts the number of parallel threads to 48 max. If we consider that a mirror instance gets created for each request, we are limited to 24 processes. To give an idea, we have 8 applications that move data for each iteration. An ...
5 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 0 Future consideration

Optim to make use of REST API / S3 protocol instead CIFS protocol

The problem statement is below: OPTIM is unable the read any archive file from HCP device (cifs protocol used) and this has become more frequent for the past two weeks. The archive file written locally can be retrieved without any IO Error. The Op...
11 months ago in Optim / Optim Archive 1 Future consideration

Optim TDM 11.7 for DB2 on z/OS - Overrides for both, SRCCID and DESTCID in Table Maps

Hello IBM, We use Optim TDM extensively for setting up Test Data by extracting from Live and inserting into different UAT environments. Instead of generating the jobs each time a request comes, we have a set of batch jobs that are run when a reque...
over 1 year ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 1 Future consideration