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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:

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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,

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Test and provide documentation to provide support for more recent Parquet file formats.

The current Parquet/Orc file instructions provide support for Parquet 1.9.0, which is now 3.5 years old. We have vendors who want to use Parquet to feed their big data lakes, and we are struggling to support them with this old format, even in an i...
over 2 years ago in Connectivity 2 Delivered

Add easier support for Parquet/Orc to Datastage 11.7

Currently, in order to enable support for Parquet/Orc formats, customers must download 23 jar files with little to no direction on where to get them, then create 2 classpaths manually in environments. The well-intentioned current instructions to d...
over 2 years ago in Connectivity 1 Delivered

DataStage Google Big Query Connector to use encrypted credential json file

Macy's is working on moving all our DataWare house to Google BQ. Currently, we have BQ connector on DataStage 11.7.1, but we can only connect to BQ using a flat pure json credential file. According to the policy of our company, flat file cannot be...
over 2 years ago in Connectivity 1 Delivered

Connectivity and Profiling for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2

Data Scientists and Quality Analysts needs to profile data in Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2. We are able to connect to ADLS Gen2 via DataStage using the latest connectors, and import the metadata via IMAM. However, profiling from Info Analyzer and...
over 2 years ago in Connectivity 0 Delivered

Connectivity for Oracle 19c (

Our Organization is updating all the oracle DB instances to 19c and the information server is unable to support the connection to 19c. We would like to know regarding the connectivity from Information server 11.7.1 to oracle 19c as our developers ...
almost 3 years ago in Connectivity 13 Delivered

Add Elastic Search as a source and sink repository for CP4D

Customers all over the world use Elastic Search as a repository of data. In this case we have an opportunity for a US Government customer that has a significant amount of data in Elastic Search and the opportunity hinges on the ability for all CP4...
almost 3 years ago in Connectivity 1 Delivered

Greenplum connector in DataStage: CSV ipv TEXT bij external tables

When in a field (varchar/text) of the source query (postgres) a carriage return exists then we can not use the Greenplum connector of Datastage.
almost 3 years ago in Connectivity 7 Delivered

Importing metadata via JDBC Data Connection should show accurate db_name

When discovering assets in 11.7.1, using a JDBC data connection, "the database name to use might differ from the actual database name, depending on the JDBC driver. For example, for Db2 you might need to use db2, and for Oracle ibm." This is docum...
almost 3 years ago in Connectivity 0 Delivered

Big Data Connector - missing features

No description provided
almost 3 years ago in Connectivity 2 Delivered

connection to MariaDB

I have the need to connect to MariaDB, so I configured ODBC.ini, but when I searched and tried several libs, the connection was not possible. When opening a call to IBM support, I was told that there is really no official support for MariaDB and I...
about 3 years ago in Connectivity 0 Delivered