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By Mark Gillis

There are easily accessible means of checking what your Stored Procedure needs in the way of dependent objects (SYSCAT.ROUTINEDEP, basically). So, what if you find a, or a number of, Stored Procs that are marked as needing a REBIND and then, when you do that rebind, you get an SQL0440 indicating that “something” is missing. How do you go about checking that situation out? …

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By James Cockayne

By now I’m sure everyone has heard of the malicious practice known as ransomware attacks, where miscreants break into a corporate network and encrypt data before demanding huge sums of money to provide a method to decrypt that data and make it accessible again.  The attacks tend to be insidious – sometimes the attacker is in the network for months before they gain access to the systems they are interested in, and they are known to target backup servers as…

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By Julian Stuhler

Background

With the advent of DB2 12 for z/OS, IBM has moved to a more agile approach for delivering new function to DB2 customers, known as “continuous delivery”. Major new releases of DB2 will now happen more rarely, with smaller packets of new functionality being delivered via the routine product maintenance process. This allows IBM to develop and release new features much more frequently, thereby reducing “time to value” – a…

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As the world mourns the loss of the digital dance duo Daft Punk, Triton Consulting is sending its very own duo of digital pioneers Mark Gillis and Damir Wilder around the world – virtually.

IBM Champions Mark and Damir were delighted to get the call that they had been selected to present at IDUG Australasia and IDUG North America Tech Conferences.

Eagerly planning…

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In DB2 12 for z/OS, DRDA Applications and Application Compatibility Part Two Gareth Copplestone-Jones provides guidance on the implementation of server-side configuration.

Server-side configuration

When considering how to manage managing Application Compatibility – APPLCOMPAT – for your distributed applications which use…

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Introduction

This, the first of two articles on how to manage the Application Compatibility level for DRDA applications, provides an introduction to the subject and considers two of the ways of doing this. In the second article Gareth Copplestone-Jones will concentrate on perhaps the most promising method and discusses its drawbacks.

A very brief history of Application…

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In part one of this blog James Cockayne looked at what might happen to a DB2 database that was attacked by ransomware encryption.  In part two James shares four dos and four don’ts to help protect DB2 databases from ransomware…
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