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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:

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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,

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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

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  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.

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Created on May 30, 2024

Translate Cobol to Java on IBM i

Clients want to modernize their legacy and monolithic applications built years ago using db2 with Cobol on IBM i.  They want to innovate, have a scalable solution, reduce operational risks and HR risks (not rely on deep expertise in cobol resources), grow their core business and even create new revenu streams by white-labelling their applications. They want to ensure that their solution is volume agnostic and supports business growth.

IBM is the vendor of IBM i, we are DB2 vendor we are experts in modernizing Cobol to Java and we have built watsonx code assistant for z. Clients are moving forward, but we don't seem to have any answer for them for IBM i. IBM wants to talk about the future with our clients in all aspects of their business!

Other vendors are offering agnostic Cobol to Java Gen AI solutions. We have solutions but not adapted to IBM i at the moment. How can we adapt faster and be part of the modernization journey our clients are on?

Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)