Information Platforms and Solutions Newsletter (Q2 2014) - InfoSphere Information Server



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In the Spotlight

  1. How do I submit an enhancement request against Information Server
    How do I submit an enhancement request against Information Server
  2. RedHat 6 Linux Huge Page option increases runtime memory usage of InfoSphere DataStage Parallel Jobs
    InfoSphere Information Server customers might upgrade their installations to RedHat Linux 6 and later notice that memory usage increases for Parallel Engine jobs. The increased usage has been most visible for InfoSphere Information Services Director workloads but it applies to all Parallel Engine jobs.
  3. IBM Knowledge Center is rolling out during March
    IBM Knowledge Center brings IBM's technical publications together in a single location that will replace over 800 individual IBM Information Centers.


  1. InfoSphere Big Data File Stage
    Where can I find Big Data File Stage documentation?
  2. Semaphore leak with Information Server on AIX due to DataDirect ODBC Driver Manager
    Users may experience Semaphore leaks on the system, that can result in the server running out of free semaphores and cause issues related to the execution of jobs. Issues seen may include: job hangs, failures during project creation or failures in the creation of new JVMs (required for some of the operations).
  3. DataStage job using DB2 ODBC Wire Protocol aborts with intermittent errors
    Message: main_program: [IBM (DataDirect OEM)][ODBC DB2 Wire Protocol driver]Socket closed. or Message: main_program: Fatal Error: Could not connect to datasource?? (-1; ; ; [IBM (DataDirect OEM)][ODBC DB2 Wire Protocol driver]Connection refused. Verify Host Name and Port Number.)
    ODBC Connector LOB jobs with BIGINT as key aborts with incorrect syntax error due to invalid locator query generation.


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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management InfoSphere Blueprint Director
Information Management InfoSphere Business Glossary Not Applicable
Information Management InfoSphere DataStage Not Applicable

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InfoSphere Information Server

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8.0.1, 8.1, 8.5, 8.7, 9.1

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AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

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