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New blog post: Simplified application compatibility for IBM Data Server Drivers and Db2 12 function levels

In Db2 12, APAR PH08482 simplifies the process of activating new function levels without impacting existing JDBC, CLI, and .net applications, and it possibly reduces the coordination effort required between Db2 administrators and application programmers, for activating new application…

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Added by Paul McWilliams on May 9, 2019 at 23:32 — No Comments

Create services for provisioning Db2 susystems (DBaaS) with the sample Db2 software services template

By Sueli Almeida and Paul McWilliams.

We recently published a sample Db2 software services template. As a service provider, you can use it to create services (DBaaS) to rapidly provision from scratch one or multiple standalone Db2…

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Added by Paul McWilliams on April 2, 2019 at 22:32 — No Comments

Unraveling the Mysteries of Insert Algorithm 2

Get some valuable insights on the uses and benefits of insert algorithm 2, including how-to information for monitoring and troubleshooting this performance feature.

Read the full story here: https://ibm.biz/Bd2U94

Added by Eric Radzinski on March 26, 2019 at 0:22 — No Comments

Enhancements to Insert Algorithm 2

Db2 for z/OS APAR PH02052 provides some significant enhancements to Insert Algorithm 2, which was introduced in Db2z 12 to provide faster INSERT throughput for unclustered INSERTs on universal table space objects that use the MEMBER CLUSTER option.

Read the full story here: https://ibm.biz/Bd2wDL




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Added by Eric Radzinski on March 13, 2019 at 19:51 — No Comments

Announcing Db2 12 function level 504

We're proud to announce Db2 12 function level 504!



Function level 504 (activation enabled by APAR PH07672) introduces the following new capabilities in Db2 12 for…

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Added by Paul McWilliams on March 6, 2019 at 18:26 — No Comments

Video: Introduction to Db2 Utilities for z/OS

Got millennials?

It can be challenging to train a new generation of Db2 for z/OS users whose model of learning no longer includes days of reading long “manuals.” But they have energy, enthusiasm and lots of new ideas that you want to foster. Why not try teaching them with short videos?

Check out this Db2 Utilities video, specifically aimed at orienting someone who is new to Db2 for z/OS and knows little or nothing about Db2 Utilities.…

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Added by Paul McWilliams on March 1, 2019 at 23:13 — No Comments

Want to help inform and shape the future of Db2 and Db2 tools?

Are you a user of systems…
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Added by Katie Higgs on February 27, 2019 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Announced today -- Innovations in IBM Db2 AI for z/OS! Learn More!

As the market manager of IBM Db2 for z/OS, I am really excited to share with you all some great news. Today IBM introduces new AI and machine learning capabilities with IBM Db2 AI for z/OS V1.2 - if you are at IBM THINK 2019 please can an visit us to learn more!…

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Added by Surekha Parekh on February 12, 2019 at 13:30 — No Comments

How to increase the DSSIZE of partition in PBG and PBR

Hello Everyone,

Please can somebody tell me the correct procedure to do this activity like how to increase the DSSIZE of specific partitions for UTS objects without any data loss. 

I would appreciate your quick responses.

Thanks,

Vinaykumar Kanathala

Added by VINAYKUMAR KANATHALA on February 5, 2019 at 10:07 — No Comments

Starting at 11 AM EST, 4PM GMT LIVE webcast 29th Jan with John Campbell

Starting at 11 AM EST, 4PM GMT LIVE webcast 29th Jan John Campbell - IBM Distinguished Engineer.

Title: JC's Greatest Hits, War Stories, and Best Practices Part 1

Date: 29th January 2019…

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Added by Surekha Parekh on January 29, 2019 at 13:05 — No Comments

A reminder to convert pagesets for Db2 for z/OS objects to the 10-byte extended RBA and LRSN format

Db2 for z/OS APAR PH02437 introduces the new DSNB233I message in Db2 12 and Db2 11. The new message reminds you to convert pagesets to the extended 10-byte RBA or LRSN format, to avoid outages that might occur if Db2 reaches the 6-byte logging limit.…

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Added by Paul McWilliams on January 8, 2019 at 19:20 — No Comments

Db2 for z/OS JSON SQL APIs and Native REST Services

In the recent customers’ conference calls, a lot of customers are confused about Db2 for z/OS JSON capability and Native REST services. They think they are the same thing. In fact, they are completely different. In the following article, I will describe the difference and share the questions I have been asked many times. A node.js application is included as example to invoke a Db2 native REST service.…

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Added by Jane Man on December 20, 2018 at 21:44 — No Comments

Read how Banco do Brasil migrated to IBM Db2 Utilities

Banco do Brasil, one of the largest worldwide Db2 sites, migrated to using IBM Db2 Utilities. This article was first presented at the IBM THINK 2018 Conference and is now published in the IBM Systems Magazine, online now.  http://ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/administrator/db2/banco-do-brasil/

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Added by Calene Janacek on November 13, 2018 at 19:37 — No Comments

IBM Announces Db2 DevOps Experience for z/OS - General Availability - November 23, 2018

IBM Announces Db2 DevOps Experience for z/OS

General Availability: November 23, 2018

IBM Db2 DevOps Experience for z/OS helps you deliver Db2 applications to market faster with lower costs and less risk:

  • Lines of Business…
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Added by Calene Janacek on October 8, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

The new SQL Reference for Cross-Platform Development is here!

Version 6 of the…

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Added by Paul McWilliams on October 3, 2018 at 23:56 — No Comments

XIII PDUG Wrocław Conference. Summary

On  20-21 September took place the XIII Conference of the Polish DB2 User Group. The meeting place was the Scandic hotel in Wroclaw. We would like to thank all the guests for participation in the conference - speakers for technical presentations and our sponsor UBS for their support! Over 96 participants came to Wrocław! We also thank IBM for funding the voucher for the upcoming IDUG conference to be held in Malta in November. The voucher covers the costs of registration at IDUG Malta…

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Added by Sekowski Pawel on September 27, 2018 at 11:26 — No Comments

IBM Db2 AI for z/OS and Db2 12 function level 503 available now!

 



For more about IBM Db2 AI for z/OS and Db2 12 function level 503, check out the blog posts:

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Added by Paul McWilliams on September 21, 2018 at 17:26 — No Comments

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