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This is the fourth in a four-part series of articles addressing Db2 for z/OS and modern development utilizing an Agile methodology and DevOps processes. To read the first three articles please follow these links:

https://community.ibm.com/community/user/hybriddatamanagement/blogs/daniel-luksetich/2021/06/21/traditional-db2-development-vs-modern-development

https://community.ibm.com/community/user/hybriddatamanagement/blogs/daniel-luksetich/2021/08/09/devops-and-modern-it-defined

https://community.ibm.com/community/user/hybriddatamanagement/blogs/daniel-luksetich/2021/09/14/the-ibm-unified-management-server-and-db2-for-zos

In this article we address the critical needs of the Db2 for z/OS professional and the way these needs are met with the IBM Db2 DevOps Experience for z/OS. In addition, it will look at the needs of the modern Application Developer and the enterprise advantage to keeping your systems of engagement and innovation close to your system of record.

To read the entire article follow this link:

https://community.ibm.com/community/user/hybriddatamanagement/blogs/daniel-luksetich/2021/11/03/ibm-db2-devops-experience-for-zos

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This is the third article of a four-part series addressing Db2 for z/OS and modern development utilizing an Agile methodology and DevOps processes. To read the first two articles please follow these links:

https://community.ibm.com/community/user/hybriddatamanagement/blogs/daniel-luksetich/2021/06/21/traditional-db2-development-vs-modern-development

https://community.ibm.com/community/user/hybriddatamanagement/blogs/daniel-luksetich/2021/08/09/devops-and-modern-it-defined

There has undoubtedly been substantial confusion concerning the various IBM software products that provide mainframe connectivity for web applications, what they do, what they cost, and what needs are they trying to serve. These include, but are not limited to; z/OSMF, z/OS Connect, Zowe (not IBM software, but open-source software that runs on z/OS), CICS Transaction Gateway, and now The IBM Unified Management Server for z/OS. Are all these servers related? No, they are not! Can some of the functionality of these servers overlap? Perhaps, but that is not the focus here. The question to be answered is what is the IBM Unified Management Server (UMS) and what benefits can be derived from installing it on a z/OS system?

To read the entire article follow this link:

https://community.ibm.com/community/user/hybriddatamanagement/blogs/daniel-luksetich/2021/09/14/the-ibm-unified-management-server-and-db2-for-zos

 

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This article is the second of a four-part series addressing Db2 for z/OS and modern development utilizing an Agile methodology and DevOps processes. The first article of the series can be found here. In this article we try to define modern development terms in a manner which people most familiar with Db2 for z/OS might better understand. While Db2 for z/OS is not the first database that comes to mind when considering a DevOps development methodology, there is no reason why it shouldn’t be!

I took some of the terms used in modern application development and attempted to approach them in a manner in which most long-term Db2 for z/OS professionals might understand. Hopefully, for the Db2 for z/OS DBA this is a nice condensed version of what may be a whole set of mysteries surrounding modern application development. I did the searching, researching, and discussions with colleagues so you don’t have to. As our information technology departments transition their development practices you do not have to be left out in the cold. use this information as a jumping point to kick start your transition to these modern technologies!

To read the entire article follow this link:

https://bit.ly/Db2ZDevOpsBlog2

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Db2 for z/OS and JSON

I wrote a very short story about using the JSON/SQL support in Db2 for z/OS. I also wrote an introduction to JSON support in Db2 for z/OS article for IDUG.

The story and link to the IDUG article is here:
https://www.db2expert.com/db2expert/introduction-to-db2-for-z-os-json-sql-support/

This is a direct link to the IDUG article, but you need an IDUG login account (which is free).
https://www.db2expert.com/db2expert/introduction-to-db2-for-z-os-json-sql-support/

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This article is the first of a four-part series addressing Db2 for z/OS and modern development utilizing a Agile methodology and DevOps processes. In this article we define traditional versus modern development and how Db2 for z/OS, while remaining the premier database for high volume system of record applications, might be left behind when it comes to best practices involving innovation. Did you notice that “Db2” follows “Traditional” in the title of this article, but “Database” follows “Modern”? It is my opinion that Db2 for z/OS is not the first database that comes to mind when considering a DevOps development methodology. However, there is no reason why it shouldn’t be!

The first thing we need to do is to identify what we mean by traditional versus modern development. In this series of articles, we will be speaking specifically of the waterfall methodology versus an Agile methodology and DevOps practices.

To read the entire article please follow this link:

https://community.ibm.com/community/user/hybriddatamanagement/blogs/daniel-luksetich/2021/06/21/traditional-db2-development-vs-modern-development

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