What’s New in the IBM i2 portfolio (December 2018) !

By Barbara Saltzman posted Tue December 18, 2018 01:10 PM


The IBM i2 offering management and development team would like to share highlights of our 4Q18 release, available today, December 18:

  • IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis 2.2.1 – enhancements to i2 Connect data acquisition and ETL correlation, as well as i2 Analyst’s Notebook Premium and i2 iBase enhancements below
  • IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook Premium 9.1.1 (working with Information Store): save visual queries, alerts, export results of visual queries and quick search, live formatting
  • IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook 9.1.1 (also for Premium) – improvements to charting interactions
  • IBM i2 iBase 8.9.13 - chart updating, performance and currency enhancements
  • IBM i2 Analyze 4.2.1, IBM i2 Analyze Developer Essentials 4.2.1


  • Enhancements to easy, ad hoc data connector creation using i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis i2 Connect: First announced in June 2018, our December release offers these enhancements:
    • Adds seeded search in addition to parameterized search, i.e. using selected records from a chart as “seeds” for the search such as to find records with similar properties
    • Adds option for an analyst to selectively submit to the Information Store
    • Now includes ability for parallel configuration of i2 Connect and the Information Store
  • Enhancements to ETL correlation with i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis: Our 4Q release offers the ability to unmerge previously merged records
    • Allows users the capability to import and merge / unmerge fully correlated records
  • Enhancement for i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis users of Visual Query: This release, adds user-specific save query and alerting via i2 Analyze and i2 Analyst’s Notebook Premium:
    • Allows re-use of multiple complex visual queries, saving users time by not needing to re-produce
    • Adds ability for users to be alerted when visual query results change; the user does not have to re-run queries to ensure latest updates apply
    • Offers option to export selected results or entire results list from visual queries, alert notifications, expand with conditions and quick searches, to csv files
  • Usability enhancements for i2 Analyst’s Notebook and i2 Analyst’s Notebook Premium users:
    • Adds live formatting, i.e. conditional format specifications applied automatically to data from the Information Store (i2 Analyst’s Notebook Premium only)
    • Improves ease of selection on crowded charts: new partial icon selection capability
    • Improves chart interactions: new and changed mouse button functionality
    • Improves chart layout: certain layouts display in packed format, some can be cancelled
    • Adds larger fonts for emphasis: size now up to 720 points when creating charts
  • Enhancements for i2 iBase users: This release offers our large i2 Base user community a number of enhancements:
    • Improves performance of Browse tool: when using the configurable browse capability, results are returned and displayed significantly faster, improving responsiveness for larger amounts of data
    • Enhances interaction with i2 Analyst’s Notebook chart: ability to update i2 iBase chart items when the data changes in the data base, thus improving efficiency with automatic updates and offering the flexibility to selectively update items
    • Support / currency: Support added for Esri ArcGIS 10.6 (used with i2 iBase GIS Interfaces) and currency updates for increased security

For more information, please check out the IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis Release Notes and/or the IBM i2 Intelligence Analysis Release Notes (for other i2 products) on the IBM Knowledge Center.