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Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS

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Provide CDC integration with DVM

Provide the ability for DVM to interface with CDC for both VSAM and IMS data sources. Support a mechanism to keep DVM extracted data up to date to meet SLAs related to data currency.
over 2 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Planned for future release

Allow users to navigate to next zoom trace via a PF key

Currently, when looking at zoom information in multiple sequential trace entries, the user has to PF3 to back out of the current zoom, re-position the cursor on the next line and then press enter. After every PF3, the cursor returns to the top of ...
about 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Not under consideration

Utilize IMS Catalog when creating virtual tables

Per IBM direction, we are currently working towards fully populating the IMS catalog. This catalog could be used in a similar manner to the Db2 catalog when creating DVM virtual tables. Instead of providing the DBD, PSB and copybooks when creating...
about 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 2 Planned for future release

Support for columns with names longer than 30 characters

DVM currently fails when attempting to create virtual tables over source tables with column names longer than 30 characters. DBMS's including Postgres, Oracle and DB2 LUW allow for longer column names.
about 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Not under consideration

Provide the ability to update DVM Virtual data using Db2

Currently DVM supports the creation of UDTF's on DVM virtual tables. This provides the customer with the ability to use Db2's SQL engine and Read DVM Data. This proposal is to add functionality to DVM to support updating DVM virtual tables using a...
about 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Planned for future release

ANSI SQL-99 Support in DVM

A customer recently conducted a PoC using DVM and z/OS Connect as an alternative to an existing ETL based system which does nightly offloads of IMS data from the mainframe into a SQL Server database which is accessed by client applications. The e...
over 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 2

Only allow access to AVZMAPP files in the context of DVM (Studio, ISPF, etc.)

Currently, developers must be granted read/write access directly to the MAP datasets in order to create virtual tables. Developer access to these datasets should only be allowed within the context of the DVM provided interfaces (DVM Studio, ISPF, ...
over 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Planned for future release

Create utility to generate encrypted password in the same manner as AVZDRATH

Currently, AVZDRATH has the ability to take in an encrypted password as input, however there are no other utilities available to generate the encrypted password outside of AVZDRATH. Since our DVM support team will be responsible for managing the g...
over 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Not under consideration

Allow Logon to JDBC Gateway Console via RACF group instead of shared credentials

Currently the logon to each JGate console is via a single id/pw. These credentials must be shared by the support team which is not a best practice. When team members leave, all passwords must be changed (if that's even possible). If changing the p...
over 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Planned for future release

Software configuration management capabilities

We need the ability to manage the components (virtual tables, virtual views, etc.) generated by DVM in our software configuration management (SCM) system in order for them to be part of our DevOpts pipeline. Using the current batch utility (AVZGNM...
over 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 2 Planned for future release