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Does your data infrastructure remind you of a fruit smoothie?

Stuck at home and trying to stay heathy got me thinking about fruit smoothies. It sounds like a good idea until you start making one and realize there are lots of ingredients that all need to be prepared. It got me thinking, how some of my client’s data infrastructures are kind of like making a fruit smoothie – lots of effort is needed to blend different components together to get a good result.…

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Added by Jonathan Sloan on September 17, 2020 at 19:33 — No Comments

Consolidation of DB2 Editions – simplicity is the key

In the first in Triton Consulting's series of blogs on the latest DB2 release Iqbal Goralwalla takes a look at Consolidation of DB2 Editions.

Consolidation of DB2 Editions – simplicity is the key

One of the highlights in DB2 11.5 for me was the simplification of the plethora of editions. From 13 editions and several…

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Added by Carol Davis-Mann on July 31, 2020 at 11:00 — No Comments

Latest LOAD Likes!

Introduction:

Assume the following scenario:

  1. Application delivers files as LOAD input for a partitioned table space which contains already data. The files have a naming convention, e.g. name.IN01, …IN02 etc., which means records from file IN01 go into partition 01 etc. Unfortunately, some records are not assignable by the application, so there is an extra file named IN99 with…
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Added by Peter Hartmann on July 29, 2020 at 13:37 — No Comments

Db2 Analytics Accelerator - Migrating to 7.5 best practices webcast

Register here http://ibm.biz/accelerator_webcast  To many IBM Z customers, the Db2 Analytics Accelerator has become as essential as Db2 for z/OS itself.

If you are a Db2 Analytics Accelerator customer, you are aware of how indispensable it has become to your organization. If you aren’t already a Db2 Analytics Accelerator customer, you might be a bit curious as to the latest capabilities that have recently been…

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Added by Jonathan Sloan on July 28, 2020 at 18:45 — No Comments

Integrating DB2 on Docker with Jupyter Notebooks

By James Cockayne

Jupyter notebooks are a popular way to query DB2 databases.  The ease of use to set up a notebook and run complex queries with rich visualisations make them ideal for quickly demonstrating concepts and data trends.  As the notebooks run Python code, this gives us the opportunity to use another tool useful for spinning up demonstration environments – Docker.  To do this we use the Docker SDK for Python – in this blog we look at how to spin…

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Added by Carol Davis-Mann on July 3, 2020 at 15:18 — No Comments

IBM Db2 AI for z/OS 1.3 is here!

Announcing IBM Db2 AI for z/OS 1.3 – the evolution continues -- moving enterprise relational databases into the future!


To always get the latest…

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Added by Paul McWilliams on June 23, 2020 at 16:28 — 2 Comments

IBM announces Db2 for z/OS Data Gate general availability

Check out http://ibm.biz/Db2DataGate Timely, cloud access to Db2 for z/OS data without accessing Db2 for z/OS.

Reduce the cost of mission critical workloads. Simplify data delivery for new cloud, analytics and mobile applications with improved data currency. Drive greater value from IBM Z.

 

IBM Db2 Data Gate provides an integrated, resilient, standardized approach, designed to be more reliable, less complex and less…

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Added by Jonathan Sloan on June 19, 2020 at 14:11 — No Comments

IBM Db2 Administration Tool for z/OS - Hints and Tips Webcast

TITLE:  Things I wish I knew about the IBM Db2 Administration Tool for z/OS

Date:  Tuesday, June 23rd

Time:  11: 00 AM EST

REGISTRATION URL: https://bit.ly/2ULEH8r



If you are a Db2 for z/OS Database Administrator, Developer or System Programmer, you probably use the Db2 Administration Tool daily and often.  Are you aware of all its features and functions?  As…

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Added by Calene Janacek on June 16, 2020 at 17:45 — No Comments

Can IBM Z and Db2 for z/OS play a role in your Hybrid Cloud infrastructure?

With all the hype around new technology, cloud platforms and development approaches, you might be wondering how IBM Z and the transactional data that resides on it fit into this changing landscape. Read the new IBM Z e-Book

The optimal position for today’s IT organization is to be a full-fledged partner with lines of business to drive revenue and deliver on an organization’s strategy. IT organizations need to modernize. This means…

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Added by Jonathan Sloan on June 15, 2020 at 15:41 — No Comments

DB2 for z/OS Locking for Application Developers Part 8

Welcome to part eight of this blog series on DB2 Locking for Application Developers, which is about considerations for coding your application not only for data integrity (the main focus of this series of articles), but also for performance and concurrency, taking into account the transaction isolation levels in effect…

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Added by Carol Davis-Mann on June 12, 2020 at 15:02 — No Comments

DB2 for z/OS Locking for Application Developers Part 7

By Gareth Copplestone-Jones, Triton Consulting

This is the seventh article in the series on DB2 Locking for Application Developers. So far we’ve covered a lot of topics, including the ACID database transaction properties, lock size, lock mode and lock duration, transaction isolation levels and data…

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Added by Carol Davis-Mann on May 20, 2020 at 15:09 — No Comments

Build Your Hybrid Cloud Skills with Db2 Community Edition and Openshift

There has been much interest in database containerization and their movement to Hybrid cloud. The promise of such a move is that it will provide a hybrid cloud database services with the benefits of simplicity of deployment, uniformity in management, simplified availability and the elasticity modern databases require.

Many database solutions have simply been created in the image of their standard operating system installation for the database platforms or deployed in such an…

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Added by Phil Downey on May 20, 2020 at 5:43 — No Comments

Db2 11 for z/OS End of Service (EOS) date has changed

The end of service (EOS) for Db2 11 for z/OS is now changed to March 31, 2021. For the details, See Mo's recent News from the Lab blog entry.


To always get the latest news about Db2 for z/OS from the IBM lab, sign in and subscribe at:…

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Added by Paul McWilliams on May 15, 2020 at 22:00 — No Comments

TODAY Data and AI on IBM Z Virtual Conference - Starting 19th May 2020! SIGN UP

Time is running out  - sign up now!  Enterprise Data and AI on IBM Z Virtual Symposium.

Check out the agenda, topics and speaker bios we have a line up of the best speakers in the industry

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Added by Surekha Parekh on May 15, 2020 at 13:00 — No Comments

Reduce the cost of mission critical workloads. Drive greater value from IBM Z.

IBM Db2 for z/OS Data Gate offers ready access to Db2 for z/OS data without accessing Db2 for z/OS.

Reduce the cost of mission critical workloads. Simplify data delivery for new cloud, analytics and mobile applications with improved data currency. Drive greater value from IBM Z.

 

IBM Db2 Data Gate provides an integrated, resilient, standardized approach, designed to be more reliable, less complex and less expensive than customized solutions. It supports…

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Added by Jonathan Sloan on May 15, 2020 at 1:36 — No Comments

Faster analytics and AI application development from IBM Z data

IBM Z is the core transaction platform for many IBM enterprise customers. IBM Cloud Pak for Data is IBM’s strategic platform for analytics and AI. It is a fully integrated data and AI platform that modernizes how businesses collect, organize and analyze data and infuse AI throughout their organizations. But what if you want to build analytics and AI applications from your IBM Z data? Are these technologies integrated, and if so, how?

 

Tom Ramey, Director IBM Z Analytics, will…

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Added by Jonathan Sloan on May 15, 2020 at 1:12 — No Comments

Delivering Faster Business Value with Your Mainframe Investment

Does your organization still separate systems of record from modern systems of engagement? Do you use the standard architectural pattern of replicating data from its point of origin? You probably know actions based on replicated data can never be truly real time and can be sub-optimal. Leveraging data virtualization technology can support greater flexibility and agility which is core to modernization efforts.

 

Data virtualization has emerged as an exciting, cost effective,…

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Added by Jonathan Sloan on May 14, 2020 at 17:27 — No Comments

Register for DB2 for z/OS technical sessions at Data & AI on IBM Z Technical Symposium

Register for DB2 for z/OS technical sessions at Data & AI on IBM Z Technical Symposium

IBM will be hosting this complimentary virtual event to learn how you can use IBM Z data for modern engagement, analytics and AI applications to become truly insights-driven. We have 3 great Db2 for z/OS sessions.…

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Added by Surekha Parekh on April 24, 2020 at 17:30 — No Comments

DB2 for z/OS Locking for Application Developers Part 6

This is the sixth article in the series on DB2 for z/OS Locking for Application Developers. The primary focus of this series is to help DB2 for z/OS application developers to guarantee data integrity while optimising for performance by designing and coding applications which take into account the following : the ACID properties of database transactions; lock…

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Added by Carol Davis-Mann on April 24, 2020 at 15:22 — No Comments

Don’t miss out! Analytics/AI spotlighted at the Virtual Symposium for IBM Z Customers

By Patricia Zakhar and Annette Zawacki

IBM is committed to helping its customers become insights-driven and to differentiate their businesses by maximizing the value of their IBM Z data and resources.

 

To support this effort, IBM is bringing Z clients together for a three-day Enterprise Data and AI on IBM Z Virtual Symposium. During this event, IBM’s most progressive…

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Added by Annette Zawacki on April 23, 2020 at 16:00 — No Comments

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Register Now IBM Data Tech Summit virtual event October 6th!

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Data Tech Summit Virtual Event - The Latest News on Enterprise Data & AIDate:  Tuesday, October 06, 2020Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight TimeRegister NowBusiness cycles are…Continue

Introducing IBM Db2 for z/OS Developer Extension for Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Started by Calene Janacek in Application Development and DB2 Jul 30. 0 Replies

We are excited to announce that the first iteration of IBM Db2 for z/OS Developer Extension is available now as a free downloadable extension in the…Continue

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