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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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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....
about 2 years ago in DataStage 0 Future consideration

HOT BACKUP (online) for DataStage Enviroment

We are wondering if there is some solution to do HOT Backup of DataStage environment ( online without necessary to turn on server maintenance mode, turning off active services, etc.). Our platform currently running 24/7? Is there a possibility of ...
over 2 years ago in DataStage 1 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...
over 2 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

DataStage Audit

Management needs the ability to track the following: => logins by user and time => logout by user and time => All changes made by selected user within the project => When time changes were made by the selected user by project(s) and by...
about 3 years ago in DataStage 4 Not under consideration

Connector arrow position should be on same position of mouse cursor position on DFD.

On DFD on CP4D, when scaling the screen, connector arrow position is different to mouse cursor position. It happened in scaling by web browser scaling function and DFD scaling function.
over 3 years ago in DataStage 2 Not under consideration

Add search capability for stages on the designer canvas

If you have very large sequences, it can get difficult to find the job that you need to change as you need to scroll through the whole sequence. It would be very handy to be able to search on the designer canvas based on different criteria (stage ...
over 4 years ago in DataStage 1 Planned for future release

istool import - add mapping option for FastTrack assets

We would like to add the ability to the istool command to allow for the importing of fasttrack assets using a mapping file along with the isx file.
over 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Datastage supporting generic API's to an external security provider

Background:GDPR is bringing an eminent need to safely secure sensitive (customer-) data. This is bringing new requirements to the tools that have access to this data. DataStage, due to the functional nature of the tool, is requiring extremely high...
over 4 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Enable RCP Support in Data Masking Stage

Request to enable runtime column propagation in the data masking stage. Currently the stage has the check box available on the output link however any columns passed through at runtime that are not specified at design time are automatically droppe...
almost 5 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration

Non-root Installation

Currently installation as non-root user is not possible. One of the first checks during installation is whether the logged in user is root.
almost 5 years ago in DataStage 0 Not under consideration