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Performance and Tuning - Physical


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Extending the Value of Mainframe Data

 The vast majority of Fortune 500 companies hold large amounts of critical business data on the mainframe.  Much of this may be stored in relational structures on Db2 for z/OS.  However, there is also a wealth of data stored on non-relational mainframe data sources such as Adabas, IMS, IDMS, VSAM,  and flat files.   Take as an example a bank ATM application, or airline reservation system which may be IMS based.  IMS being a hierarchical vs.…

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Leveraging your Db2 Skills with Big Data


The Challenge

The idea of the traditional data center being centered on relational database technology is quickly evolving.  Many new data sources exist today that did not exist as little as 5 years ago.  Devices such as active machine sensors on machinery, autos and aircraft, medical sensors, RFIDs as well as social media, and web click through activity are creating tremendous volumes of mostly unstructured data which cannot be…

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