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IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas

Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

  1. Post an idea

  2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

IBM Data & AI Roadmaps ( - Use this site to view roadmaps for Data & AI products.

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Status Delivered
Workspace DataStage
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 22, 2022

DataStage Support for MQv9.2 and MQv9.3 Required for HSBC (and very likely other users)

This is useful because: HSBC and other enterprise-class customers build standardised packages of software at compatible levels in support of business applications. Re-creation of these standard packages e.g. when a component reaches end of support is a major undertaking: it can consume many man-years of effort in creation and testing. MQv9.2 has been available since mid-2020 MQv9.3 has been available since mid-2022 Neither MQv9.2 nor MQv9.3 is supported by DataStage. Only MQv9.1 is supported and that will go out of support at end 3Q2023. This will trigger a long, risky and expensive exercise in the bank to integrate MQv9.2 or MQv9.3 into the product software packages...which could easily be avoided if DataStage were to support either or both of the newer versions before YE2022. Neither HSBC nor other enterprise customers are motivated to use old levels of software. HSBC are using DataStage v11.7.1.3
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