IBM Cloud - Structured Ideas

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Start by posting ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and vote them if they matter to you.

  1. To post a new idea - select "Add a new idea" and where asked select the appropriate category this idea relates to. Provide requested information to allow us to get a better understanding of your request.

  2. Vote ideas that matter most to you.

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea.

Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests

The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The offering manager team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

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Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

NOTE: All IBM employees must enter Ideas through this Ideas Portal.

Support for multi-site replication in Compose

Compose Enterprise is lacking critical features to support high availability in Bluemix dedicated environments.

Our client has a RPO of 10 minutes where the recommended HA architecture must be active-active on two Bluemix dedicated instances. Currently, they are using MongoDB and PostgreSQL as Compose databases.

  • Guest
  • Sep 22 2016
  • Not under consideration
  • Guest commented
    17 Jun, 2019 03:03pm

    This is now available through IBM Cloud Databases for PostgreSQL, the next-generation of Compose.

  • Guest commented
    28 Oct, 2016 03:56pm

    Thanks a lot Arcangelo for the documents. We can certainly reuse something here for our client.

  • Guest commented
    28 Oct, 2016 03:28pm


  • Guest commented
    28 Oct, 2016 02:51pm

    Attaching also the one about MongoDB...

  • Guest commented
    28 Oct, 2016 02:50pm

    Since many customers are looking for multi-site DB replication in Compose, as part of CASE activities, we have developed, tested and documented a workaround solution until Compose Development fils the gap. The solution is available for MongoDB and PostgreSQL (using different mechanisms).

    I'm attaching the two docs, glad to read feedback before we send them to publication.


  • Guest commented
    22 Sep, 2016 03:58pm

    Thanks Michel for entering your structured idea.   As we get this new backend system fully connected, functional, and rolled out, we will get this routed to our Compose team.  I can tell you that this is a known requirement, high on their backlog, and work has already started to satisfy this structured idea. The owning Offering Manager will follow up with you if they have any questions or want to add your client's use case to the main requirement/epic/hill.

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