IBM DB2 - The Ultimate Database for Cloud, Analytics & Mobile
The Db2 for z/OS documentation team recently changed how we deliver PDF manuals for Db2. These changes are mostly transparent to you. However, I've recently fielded several questions related to the recent process changes and more general concerns about the future of PDF manuals for Db2, and I want to respond to those questions.
But first: advantages of IBM Knowledge Center
As I hope you're aware, …
Added by Paul McWilliams on October 18, 2017 at 10:35pm — No Comments
Today, IBM announced a new version of the Db2 Analytics Accelerator, Version 7.1, which delivers the next generation of this game changing solution. It introduces new integrated, flexible deployment options on either the recently announced IBM Integrated Analytics System and/or directly on the new IBM Z mainframe. Both of these deployment options are based on IBM’s premier analytical engine, Db2 Warehouse software. This guarantees a uniform experience, which allows you to invest once in…Continue
Added by Patricia Zakhar on October 17, 2017 at 12:46pm — No Comments
Why did over 1000 Db2 users downloaded this valuable whitepaper ?
Whitepaper: DB2 12 for z/OS The In-Memory Enterprise Database for Transactions and Analytics
This paper will provide a high-level overview of the major new features of IBM DB2 12 for z/OS from an IT Executive’s perspective, with the emphasis on the underlying business value that the…Continue
Added by Surekha Parekh on October 13, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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In Db2 11 for z/OS and Db2 12 for z/OS, we introduce an enhancement that improves your ability to obtain accurate real storage usage statistics. In the past, z/OS capacity planners have experienced difficulties in determining an accurate estimate of the main memory that their Db2 subsystems used. With this enhancement, you can have…Continue
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By Patrick Bossman and Paul McWilliams
Automatic binds of plans and packages for applications that run on Db2 for z/OS introduce avoidable risk to online and offline migrations. During and after migration, automatic binds can cause costly problems, including performance regression and even application outages.
However, you can take action before migration to…
New features are being added to the Enhanced 3270 User Interface in each release of OMEGAMON XE for Db2 Performance Expert on z/OS. A continued investment in the 3270 UI provides more synergy and integration with the entire OMEGAMON family of products. One of the most important features introduced for version 5.3.0 is the ability to display Thread History.
In OMEGAMON for Db2, there are two types of history. The Snapshot type of history takes a sample of what is…Continue
Added by Paul Kenney on September 21, 2017 at 5:40pm — No Comments
I know many of you have been waiting for this Redbook so the wait is over, this is a very valuable book written by some of the top experts in the industry. Download your copy today and find out how Db2 12 delivers significant business value and helps reduce costs, improves scalability which is critical in today's IT…Continue
Added by Surekha Parekh on September 20, 2017 at 9:31am — No Comments
By Patrick Malone and Paul McWilliams
Db2 for z/OS DBAs who use the LOAD utility in Db2 11 and Db2 12 can reduce the cost and effort of preparing input data sets for the LOAD utility, examining LOAD utility job output, and dealing with discard data sets, by using several new IGNORE options.
DBAs are often aware of records in input data sets that trigger…
Added by Paul McWilliams on September 18, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
In Db2 12 for z/OS function level 501, you can write efficient queries to select groups of related values and return each group as a list in a single string value, with optional separators, without writing complex recursive SQL statements. Consider the sample EMP table that is supplied with Db2. You can write a query that calls the…Continue
Added by Paul McWilliams on September 11, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
Agenda for the next 11th PDUG conference is ready! DB2 users and the best IBM and CA lab specialists will share their practical knowledge with us in Wroclaw (Poland) on 27-28 September. We plan two workshops on both LUW and z/OS tracks.
Link to Agenda…
Added by Sekowski Pawel on September 7, 2017 at 3:57pm — No Comments
Complete the Db2 for z/OS Pain Points Survey to identify and rank the pain points you currently experience while using Db2 for z/OS. We gladly accept multiple responses from your company. Your feedback is very important to us. Thank you for taking 5-10 minutes to complete the survey.
Added by Paul McWilliams on July 21, 2017 at 8:35pm — No Comments
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
DB2 12 for z/OS Optimizer Red Book is ready for download.Continue
Added by IBMDB2 on July 3, 2017 at 6:56pm — No Comments
Presentations for PDUG conferences Wrocław 27-28 September 2017 POLAND
Only a few months have passed since the last conference and we are already planning another!
As we announced at our last meeting, our next event will take place September 27-28, 2017 in Wroclaw (IBM Global Services Delivery Center, Muchoborska 8). This will be our first visit to this city, which we are extremely happy about. But what would this conference be without…
Added by Sekowski Pawel on June 24, 2017 at 4:10pm — No Comments
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This blog entry describes the journey that we recently took at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to modernize our DB2 utility environment. Like all journeys, there were twists and turns along the way. But we knew that we had to find a better way of running our DB2 object maintenance utilities that would replace our existing inefficient…Continue
Added by Perry Shindle on June 9, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments
This is the third part of “Backup and Recovery of DB2 Analytics Accelerator data now possible”. In this section, we explore how data can be restored from a backup in one or more accelerators.
The backup itself is stored on z/OS, because the backup and recovery process for IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator should be integrated as much as possible into existing backup and recovery processes on DB2 z/OS. A question that often arises…Continue
Added by Patric Becker on June 7, 2017 at 8:29am — No Comments