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Optim Test Data Management

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Optim max parallel threads

OPTIM currently restricts the number of parallel threads to 48 max. If we consider that a mirror instance gets created for each request, we are limited to 24 processes. To give an idea, we have 8 applications that move data for each iteration. An ...
15 days ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 0 Future consideration

Optim Compare enhancement for exporting results

better export options for Optim Compare result: export Optim compare result have export option only to CSV and txt. It will great to if there is an option to export compare reuslt to EXcel It will be great if colored format also exported along wit...
about 2 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 0 Future consideration

Optim support on open source Linux

We are limited to using RHEL for Optim installs on Linux. Supporting other Linux flavors such as Ubuntu, CentOS, or AlmaLinux is desirable to drive down support costs.
4 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 1 Future consideration

64-bit support on Linux

Please enable 64-bit processing for Optim on Linux. Our consumers are forced to use Windows servers because of the 32-bit restriction on Linux.
4 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 1 Future consideration

Same level of performance in extract processes in DB2 and IMS when qualifing the column of the cluster index

Since OPTIM V11.7, we experienced dramatic performance regressions with the component "Extract on an IMS Database". The extract criterion is almost all the fields of the primary/cluster key. The database contains 15.6 millions records - 1 hit i...
11 months ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 1 Future consideration

Optim TDM 11.7 for DB2 on z/OS - Overrides for both, SRCCID and DESTCID in Table Maps

Hello IBM, We use Optim TDM extensively for setting up Test Data by extracting from Live and inserting into different UAT environments. Instead of generating the jobs each time a request comes, we have a set of batch jobs that are run when a reque...
about 1 year ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 1 Future consideration

Support Postgres DBAlias via pr0cnfg on Linux

Per https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/iotdm/11.3?topic=tasks-syntax-keywords, the pr0cnfg command only supports adding DBAliases for Oracle and UDB DBMS types on Linux. This means that we must use Windows if we want to use Optim Data Privacy to mask Pos...
about 1 year ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 1 Future consideration

z/OS Infosphere Optim - Data Migration : add a DELETE DLI function

Our SI is mixed DLI and DB2. Therefore, our OPTIM ADS use DLI database and DB2 tables. Before we refresh data, we delete DLI et DB2 data in cohérence. The deletes are only partial [DLI Bases and DB2 tables are not emptied] Optim offer a standard D...
about 1 year ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 2 Future consideration

Provide UDF functions on an EC2-hosted PostgresSQL DB

SHORT-TERM (1-2 months): Ideally, we are looking for EC2 support for PostgreSQL versions 11 and 12 . To be honest, we do not need the full set of functions. What we require ASAP is the following subset of functions: HASH Provider with sha-256 - We...
over 1 year ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 0 Future consideration

Optim z/OS Install CLIST maintain proper buffer pools

I would like to suggest that the installation panels for Optim be changed to allow for separate bufferpools to be entered and retained for tablespaces with 4K and 8K page sizes. Currently you enter a buffer pool for tablespaces and another for ind...
over 1 year ago in Optim / Optim Test Data Management 1 Not under consideration