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Sort of parameterset values when running a job

When running a job and a parameterset is used, you shoud select a value for the parameterset. (parameterset file). This drop-down box seems to be unsorted. After investigation it seems to be that the list is sorted in the order the files are store...
over 6 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Online InfoSphere backup

Currently the backup requires the InfoSphere services to be shutdown, before the application and database backup can be taken. We would like to be able to create a full system online backup, while the InfoSphere services are still running.
over 3 years ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

Inadequate information when a job was aborted

All of DataStage multi-instance jobs were aborted.Message "Attempting to Cleanup after ABORT raised in job " was shown in the job log without any clue to why the job was aborted. The investigation was done but the cause was unknown. The request is...
over 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Enhancement of security managament in Datastage

Currently, Datastage is offering different roles: DataStage Operator, DataStage Super Operator, ...(full list available here:
over 2 years ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

Allow DataStage to fully support kerberos authentication , even for the installation.

We have new servers and only kerberos authentication is allowed. We need to install DataStage on the new server.
over 2 years ago in DataStage 1 Future consideration

Re-Start DataStage job (or sequence) with identical parameter settings

It would be a huge benefit to get an simple option to start a job or sequence with the identical parameter settings of the last run. Having Jobs with many parameters and parameter sets this takes time to do it manually and the parameters have to b...
over 3 years ago in DataStage 2 Future consideration

Balanced Optimization support/ELT/Push-down support for snowflake

Push-down optimization through InfoSphere DataStage Balanced Optimization features should be extended to include cloud native database like Snowflake.
about 1 year ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

SAP S/4 HANA compactibiltiy with IBM IIS suite (v11.5)

SAP S/4 HANA Compatibility for all of Information Server suite – ie DataStage, IA,IMAM ,IGC (all Metadata components as well)
about 6 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Seperate user's access roles privilege for the Datastage Designer client and Director client

Privilege to assign user access roles in Administrator client separately for Datastage Designer client access and Datastage Director client access.
about 5 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

Enable using comment lines in Transformer Derivations

When coding business logic into a transformer derivation it would be quite handy to be able to use comment lines like it is possible in SQL or any other programing language
over 6 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration