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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.
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, ...
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...
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...
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...
Specify User Exit routine name when defining IMS-DB virtual table
In Japan, most IMS user customers, especially in financial sector, have their roll-your-own program modules called "DBI" (database interface), and database access must be made through DBI always. DBI provides, for example, data compression/de-comp...
Provide detailed information about User Exit interface in product manual
Some of the IBM software products such as IMS, Db2 and Db2 HPU, etc. provide User Exit interface to enhance the product's capability to customers' particular requirements. Such products usually have a corresponding chapter or appendix in their pro...
SQL Engine enhancement to support "Db2 mode" SQL syntax rules
(This IDEA item was written based on my own experience in DVM POC test at customer site.)
In DVM, SQL syntax rules are based on ANSI-92 standard, not on Db2 for z/OS rules, even in the case where DVM virtual table is defined on Db2 for z/OS table...
Allow columns to be deleted when creating Virtual Tables
During the creation of Virtual Tables, there will be scenarios where some columns should be excluded. Allowing this choice during creation would be much better than editing the VT afterwords. This is especially important when certain columns are c...
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