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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 22, 2021

Preview function Support for Greenplum in 'default catalog'

PMR feedback: only the following connections in the data preview is supported in default catalog:

• Db2 (native and JDBC connections)

• Oracle (JDBC connections)

• Teradata (JDBC connections

Customer ’s data source is Greenplum, which is not on the list. therefore, data preview function will not be available for them.Customer thinks this missing function impacted them a lot, which cause their original design/strategy to data access (via default catalog) failure. Customer requests IBM to develop& make it available as soon as possible. No workaround in their mind so far.

Heard this feature is not in the roadmap yet. wondering when it will be available ?

Needed by Date Jul 30, 2021
  • Guest
    Jun 26, 2021

    Thanks for your information, Susanna.

    Data quality is the main function customer is using right now. Is it
    possible to provide a patch to get this issue fixed temporarily, or any
    workaround ?pls kindly advise. Otherwise, it could cause the whole project
    failure, as Customer's go-live date is at the end of July,2021.

    pls advise,

    Judith Zhang
    GCG CSM Architect, IBM Technology Group
    Mobile +86-13651600017

    From: IBM Data and AI Ideas
    Date: 2021/06/26 02:07 AM
    Subject: [EXTERNAL] Susanna Tai responded to idea UNIFIEDCAT-I-172
    Preview function Support for Greenplum in 'default catalog'

  • Admin
    Susanna Tai
    Jun 25, 2021

    Hi He Xuan, thanks for submitting this request. Greenplum connection sync is currently in our backlog.

    The strategic plan is for Quick Scan and Automated Discovery to be replaced by a new experience within WKC called "Metadata Enrichment", which will function similar to Quick Scan today. The target is Q4 2021. Metadata Enrichment will include auto classification, profiling, term assignments and basic data quality analysis, and will allow you to publish to any catalog. So no need to use only Default Catalog and no need to sync. We just need to make sure that Greenplum is supported for both Metadata Import and Metadata Enrichment.

    However, if the customer is using Data Quality, then they'll likely need to stay on Automated Discovery for a little while longer until the Data Quality component is replaced to use the "new stack". And indeed, they'll need the greenplum sync in order to use and preview the asset in the Default Catalog.

    Do you know if this customer "CFETS Information Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd." is using Data Quality in WKC?