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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 (

Shape the future of IBM!

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

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

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.

IBM Employees should enter Ideas at

Status Not under consideration
Workspace Watson Studio
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 18, 2019

More descriptive error message when Livy session expires

Running Spark commands on an expired Livy session will  result in the following error message:


Problem accessing /gateway/dxs/livy2/v1/sessions/12. Reason:

Server Error


This does not indicate the root cause or how to solve.

  • Admin
    Nov 19, 2019

    Few aspects about WebHCAT...

    • The WebHCAT service is not available in most newer versions of Hadoop HDP 3.x and CDH 6.x.

    • The HEE 2.x rpm can be configured with the WebHCAT service for connectivity from Watson Studio Local 1.2.3 and Cloud Pak for Data 2.1. This will support the Browse and metadat Preview feature for Hive tables.

    • In future versions of Watson Studio, we do not provide any functionality around WebHCAT. We plan to support Browse, Preview, Refine of Hive data by the Hive via Execution Engine for Apache Hadoop connector which under the covers leverages the HiveServer2 service.

    Please let us know if this plan will suffice.