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Incompatible platform variation of Db2 software

Our mission-critical system on the IBM i 7.1 has been in operation. But we are promoting the project that upgrades our IBM i 7.1 to i 7.3, because of software withdrawal and support discontinuance.So that also DBMS become upgrade to Db2 for i V7R3...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

Add the hidden attribute for index

我们希望给索引添加一个属性visible on/off比如:ALTER INDEX VISIBLE ON (默认属性)ALTER INDEX VISIBLE OFF (索引不可见)当索引不可见以后优化器无法使用不可见的索引,如果需要,直接alter index ...
almost 5 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Not under consideration

Make SYSMON_GROUP configurable online

Make SYSMON group configurable online. Currently an outage is required to set or change SYSMON. While some DBAs set this whenever they build a system, others do not, and it is frustrating to request this fairly common level of permissions and to h...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Configuration Parameters 0 Not under 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

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...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 0 Future consideration

Make it simple to setup SSL connectivity

There must be something that can be done within Db2's installation/configuration steps to make it easy for users to enable SSL connections - as easy as it is to set up non-SSL connections (or as easy as typing "https://" in a browser window). This...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

Add debugging/information options for encrypted client connections

While configuring/troubleshooting a Db2 LUW server in a setup with encrypted connections, we need methods to identify the encryption status and ciphers used. E.g. Db2 client is connecting to a Db2 LUW server: I have no means to verify, which TLS c...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Security 2 Future consideration

Create ISO standard function to replace systools.JSON_update

We would like to have a ISO standard function to replace systools.JSON_UPDATE. If we have this all JSON functions will be owned by SYSIBM and we will not have to grant any explicit permissions to the systools JSON functions. this is will simplify ...
about 3 years ago in Db2 3 Not under consideration

Add table function to "pretty print" explained statement

Db2 allows to install the EXPLAIN TABLES using a procedure ( There are different ways to generate an access plan, i.e., to explain a...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Serviceability 3 Not under consideration

Fill gap with Oracle optimizer on RP tables

DB2 optimizer in v10.5/v11.1 has still several weaknesses in generating correct plan when using RP tables, because it bases its plan only on global stats when partition (data and indexes) stats are available. Case TS001150102
almost 4 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 1 Not under consideration