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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Connectivity
Created by Guest
Created on May 3, 2019

IIS 11.5.0.1 DB2 Connector To Support External Tables

We currently execute many Netezza job using DataStage 11.5.0.1 on Red Hat 6.8. We have discovered that IBM will no longer support Netezza and is replacing it with a DB2 Warehouse IIAS.

The 11.5.0.1 Netezza Stage supports external tables which has been a significant performance improvement tool. However the DB2 stage in 11.5.0.1 does not support external tables. IBM has recommended upgrading to IIS 11.7 because the DB2 stage does support external tables.

Our environment includes 4 thousand AXA interfaces (Sequencers), which include any number of Datastage jobs. Upgrades required a level of regression testing that we are not able to tolerate this year. In addition, we just finished upgrading to IIS 11.5.0.1.

Is there a patch that can upgrade IIS 11.5.0.1 to include the external table function, either by adding a new stage or upgrading the DB2 stage?[Less]

Needed by Date May 24, 2019
  • Admin
    Virginie Grandhaye
    Sep 3, 2020

    Based on the information I have, Netezza is still supported by IBM, and there is no plan to EOL it. You can continue using the Netezza connector.

    Closing this request. Please add your comment if indeed you still see an issue here.

    Thanks again for submitting this idea.

  • Admin
    Virginie Grandhaye
    Aug 4, 2020

    Thank you for submitting this idea. As it was created a while ago, we would like if you are still considering this as a high priority enhancement on Datastage? If so, are you still considering 11.5, or would you consider 11.7 as an option?

    Thank you for any update you can provide, to help us consider this request.