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Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS

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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...
about 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, ...
about 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...
about 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...
about 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1

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...
about 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 2

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...
over 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Planned for future release

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...
over 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 1 Planned for future release

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...
over 3 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Planned for future release

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...
almost 4 years ago in Data Virtualization Manager for z/OS 0 Planned for future release