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Add support for INFORMATION_SCHEMA views

In our company we are using PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MySQL and DB2. All of database except Db2 support INFORMATION_SCHEMA views. There is pretty easy to write at least basic cross-database SQL to get info from database catalog tables except in Db2....
about 1 month ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 0 Submitted

Update LASTUSED info for table more frequently

When new table is created, some migration is performed and similar it is pretty important info when object was last accessed. Db2 has LASTUSED, e.g SYSCAT.TABLES.LASTUSED column, but the data in this column can be according to documentation up to ...
about 1 month ago in Db2 / Serviceability 0 Submitted

Support encrypted traffic between Db2 client and Db2 server using TLSv1.3

Latest version of Db2 v11.5.7.0 only has TLSv1.2 support as maximum protocol version to encrypt traffic between Db2 client and Db2 server and even this protocol is disabled by default. By default there are enabled currently insecure protocols TLSv...
about 1 month ago in Db2 / Security 0 Submitted

Allow a WHERE clause for ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE to delete data while moving a table

One of the most painful things to do is to delete a huge amount of data. One workaround for this is to export the data needed and then LOAD/REPLACE back into the same table, but this requires an outage of the table to accomplish. If a WHERE clause...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export, Import, Load, db2look, etc) 1 Future consideration

Increase Database Name Length Restriction

Real Life Scenario: With Devops and the introduction of "Infrastructure as Code", a database build can be done via Helm Charts, K8's, Cloudformation templates, etc. Automation can dramatically increase how often a database is built and how many cl...
about 2 years ago in Db2 0 Future consideration

Ability to stop runaway BigSQL query without access to OpenShift pods

Using Cloud Pak for Data as a service, one should be able to stop a runaway BigSQL query without access to OpenShift pods. Per IBM recommendation, we are using BigSQL to access parquet files stored in Cloud Object Storage. This is supported in Clo...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / BigSQL 2 Future consideration

Turn on reclaimable storage without dropping/recreating the tablespaces

After a migration from db2 9.5 to 10.1, several days passed, and we reached the maximum size of a DMS tablespace of 4K. We moved one table to a different tablespace, but still noticed that the free pages were equal to 0. We tried to execute the al...
over 7 years ago in Db2 / Serviceability 0 Future consideration

Allow CREATE/REPLACE for users other than owner

Currently on Db2 LUW CREATE OR REPLACE is only allowed for the owner of a database object. CREATE OR REPLACE authorization should be opened up to allow create/replace by anyone who has the ability to drop the object and to create the object with a...
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 2 Not under consideration

Enable classic reorg with "allow write access"

Many customers want to REORG their tables quickly and efficiently. The classic REORG is by far the fastest option but puts the table in read only mode. Inplace reorg allows write access but is much slower and not suitable for tables that have a hi...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export, Import, Load, db2look, etc) 3 Future consideration

Decouple archive log purging from BACKUP utility

For databases using AUTO_DEL_REC_OBJ, at the end of the BACKUP utility there is a synchronous process which purges any history records and their associated archive logs. This can take a very long time on busy systems. It is necessary to decouple t...
almost 5 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 1 Future consideration