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Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS

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Allow for a rule that forces DVM to access tables in the order of the SQL statement

I know the best order of access. Give me a way to communicate to DVM that it should access the tables in the order coded in the SQL.

Show LPAR on ISPF panels

We run the same DVM subsystem over multiple LPAR's. When jumping between ISPF sessions, it would be helpful to know which LPAR we are currently on.

Ability to refresh a single Map and not the entire Maplib in batch

Modify the AVZMREFB REXX to allow for the refresh of a single VSAM MAP and not the entire Maplib. When controlling the refresh of VSAM maps in a batch environment where the VSAM files are reloaded frequently there is the need to control the refres...
over 1 year ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Planned for future release

Db2 connect driver support

Db2 connect drivers should be supported with DVM IDF. This will be helpful when we want to join any data source with DB2 and then access it through IBM products like Data studio etc.
11 months ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Enable DVM refresh via REST call

We run a signal DVM over multiple LPARs in some high availability environments. When new maps are imported into the share dataset, the LPARs that were not the target of the import need to be refreshed. If we use a REST call for the import, we need...
11 months ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Future consideration

Utilize IMS Catalog when creating virtual tables

Per IBM direction, we are currently working towards fully populating the IMS catalog. This catalog could be used in a similar manner to the Db2 catalog when creating DVM virtual tables. Instead of providing the DBD, PSB and copybooks when creating...
almost 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 2 Planned for future release

Support for columns with names longer than 30 characters

DVM currently fails when attempting to create virtual tables over source tables with column names longer than 30 characters. DBMS's including Postgres, Oracle and DB2 LUW allow for longer column names.
almost 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0

UNION ALL of n number of Db2 uses a lot of memory and runs long

Enhance server to support parallelism for “UNION ALL” using the MRC capability.
about 1 year ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Planned for future release

UNION ALL of 2 or more Db2 subsystems uses a lot of memory

Enhance server to check for “UNION ALL” and skip buffering, allowing the data to flow back to client
about 1 year ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 2

Allow Logon to JDBC Gateway Console via RACF group instead of shared credentials

Currently the logon to each JGate console is via a single id/pw. These credentials must be shared by the support team which is not a best practice. When team members leave, all passwords must be changed (if that's even possible). If changing the p...
about 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1