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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 (

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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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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,

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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,

  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.

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Access logs and other cloud analytics for strategic planning

When users only open the application form with their id, we are unable to get their login/logoff credentials, despite our best efforts in analytics planning. Seeing login logs for just users who are completing actions in application was enabled in...
6 months ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Information Service Director Maintenance mode

I have multiple Information Server engine tiers. I have enabled load balancing from the ISD console to take advantage of the engines. I need a way to gracefully stop one engine for maintenance, such that the in-flight transaction is processed, and...
over 6 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Improving RapidJobUpdateTool

Hello My company doesn't want to use DB2 and Oracle anymore, we are moving to PGS. We have a lot a datastage jobs using those DBMS. I would like to automatise the swicth from a DB2 stage to an ODBC one but RapidJobUpdateTool doesn't have ODBC in t...
6 months ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Enhance DataStage Flow Designer Integration with Git

We have started using Git for maintaining our DataStage codebase. We're able to publish/load the jobs to/from Git repo successfully. However, if we want to publish multiple jobs to the Git repository at once, current version of DataStage Flow Desi...
almost 3 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Replacement of Rest API calls for XMETA information with database connectors for much much faster retrieval

Hello, My team is trying to run a job in Data Stage on ING Datalakes and it takes around 10+ hours to complete. Performance issue is generated by Rest API calls while retrieving data from XMETA, daily run being questionable due to this approach....
over 2 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Add FTPS functionality in FTP Enterprise stage

Add option to use FTPS protocol in FTP Enterprise Stage in DataStage parallel jobs.
about 5 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Support for Custom Transformer (Parallel) Routines in DFD

DataStage Flow Designer in 11.7 does not support custom parallel transformer routines. When attempting to compile a job that uses a custom transformer routine from the DataStage Flow Designer interface, compilation fails. This results in a hard de...
7 months ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

During the assessment it was observed that there was Cleartext transmission of sensitive information like username and password in the application.

FixIt is recommended to configure servers to use encrypted channels for communication by implementing TLS.It is also recommended to encrypt the passwords , It is recommended to not send any sensitive information in plain text. It should be either ...
7 months ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

IIS IDR Integration via KAFKA

DataStage:Kafka Connector in Information Server 11.7 does not support the use of schema registry or Avro JSON serialisation/deserialisation. IIDR (CDC) for Kafka on the other hand, produces Avro JSON serialised records into topics as default. Usin...
almost 5 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Oracle Pluggable database support during installation

Cann't install InfoSphere Information Server without direct port configuration or oracle legacy adjustments(support of SID format) on container database. The internal XMETA database cann't be configured on the pluggable database. Pluggable databas...
over 7 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration