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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

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

Virtual Db2 for z/OS Advanced Classes are now offered for 2020

By Dorothy Lin and Paul McWilliams.

Db2 for z/OS development is now offering two Db2 for z/OS Advanced Class sessions for 2020—previously scheduled  at IBM Hursely and IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory—as virtual…
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Added by Paul McWilliams on April 21, 2020 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

Make Non-Relational Mainframe Data accesible to Modern Analytics Applications

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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Added by Jim Wankowski on February 4, 2020 at 16:00 — No Comments

Creating a Db2 for z/OS REST service to call a SQLPL

After publishing a few blogs on Db2 for zOS REST service, I start getting questions on how to create/invoke a REST service to call a SQLPL. In the following article, I am going to show you how to create and invoke such service.…

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Added by Jane Man on January 15, 2020 at 18:31 — No Comments

Db2 for z/OS Advanced Class sessions for 2020 are now scheduled

Update: Due to the global pandemic and resulting travel restrictions, this course is now offered as a virtual online course, and the cost to attend is also reduced to $2000. For more information, see the…
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Added by Paul McWilliams on January 23, 2020 at 19:30 — No Comments

Reminder Db2 11 End of Service 30th Sept - Plan your Db2 12 upgrade live webcast with clients!

Live Db2 12 Migration Planning Webcast followed by Customer Q&A Panel   

Guest Speakers:- Ute Kleyensteuber - Commerzbank  and Howard Paxton - HSBC

Dates: 26th & 27th February 2020



Remember IBM has announced…

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Added by Surekha Parekh on February 1, 2020 at 14:52 — No Comments

Call for speaker closes 18th January! IDUG Db2 Data and Al Technical in Chennai, India 2020

Latest Updates

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Added by Surekha Parekh on January 13, 2020 at 16:22 — No Comments

Call for speaker closes 18th January! IDUG Db2 Data and Al Technical in Bengaluru, India 2020

Latest Updates

  • Call for Presentations is OPEN
  • Registration is …
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Added by Zeljen Stanic on January 13, 2020 at 16:17 — No Comments

2020 Db2 User Group Events - Please add to World of Db2 Calendar

Dear Db2 User Group leaders and extended community

If you manage or are involved  with Db2 User Groups or Db2 for z/OS event planning, IBM are working on our 2020 plans and speaker support.

Please can you add your 2020 Db2 User Group events on the World of Db2 so that we can review your requirements and plan in advance speaker support. In collaboration with IDUG Db2 User Community we will also offer User Groups a complimentary IDUG Conference Pass for you to…

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Added by Surekha Parekh on December 16, 2019 at 15:03 — No Comments

Db2 for z/OS support of z15 and z/OS 2.4

Toleration:

Is maintenance needed in Db2 for z/OS (V11 or V12) for a migration to

- the current hardware z15

- or the current operating system z/OS 2.4 ?

As of today there are no APARs/PTFs needed to tolerate such a migration.

Exploitation:

The following…

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Added by Peter Hartmann on November 19, 2019 at 7:55 — 2 Comments

The Db2 for z/OS News from the Lab blog has moved!

Perhaps you've seen news about the sunset of the IBM developerWorks community platform at the end of 2019. I am happy that I can now share how you can continue following the latest news from the IBM experts who design, build, test, and support Db2 for z/OS, here in the new Db2 for z/OS Community.



Don't miss any Db2 for z/OS News from the Lab blog entries. Join the new community and subscribe today! For the full story, see:…

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Added by Paul McWilliams on December 11, 2019 at 23:49 — No Comments

LAST Db2 for z/OS webcast series in 2019 by John Campbell! REGISTER NOW!

LAST Db2 for z/OS webcast series in 2019 by John Campbell! REGISTER NOW!

Title: Strategies of Managing Universal Table Spaces (UTS) for Optimal Performance

PART 1. Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

http://ibm.biz/BdzaRx

PART 2  REGISTER NOW Wednesday November 13th 2019…

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Added by Surekha Parekh on November 1, 2019 at 12:02 — No Comments

Get hands-on with Data and AI on IBM Z Technology

  • Do you want to try out software when it is convenient for you?
  • Would you like to do some initial learning about a technology before engaging with a sales person?
  • Would you like to some initial get hands on experience with a product without having to download or install…
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Added by Jim Wankowski on September 5, 2019 at 15:18 — No Comments

Db2 and JCL 72 characters

Introduction:

Sometimes it is useful to generate JCL executable code for //SYSIN via SQL mass operations, e.g. change specific tables from one option to another. If the result row fits into one JCL line with a length of 72, then all is fine. If the line must be split, then the question comes up: How to split?

Here is a solution for commands (like REBIND PACKAGE), SQL (like ALTER TRIGGER) or…

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Added by Peter Hartmann on August 28, 2019 at 18:39 — 1 Comment

Is there a future for Analytics on IBM Z ? - Machine Learning on z/OS

This blog is part of a multi blogs story published by Aymeric Affouard, Guillaume Arnould, Khadija Souissi and Leif…

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Added by Guillaume ARNOULD on September 9, 2019 at 8:20 — No Comments

Is there a future for Analytics on IBM Z: BM Db2 Analytics Accelerator

This blog is part of a blog series around Analytics on IBM Z and has been created by 

Leif PedersenAymeric AffouardGuillaume Arnould and…

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Added by Khadija Souissi on September 10, 2019 at 8:43 — No Comments

Is there a future for Analytics on IBM Z?

In a series of blogs, written by Aymeric AffouardGuillaume ArnouldKhadija Souissi and Leif…

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Added by Leif Pedersen on September 9, 2019 at 8:15 — No Comments

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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Added by Jim Wankowski on September 4, 2019 at 19:30 — No Comments

Bringing Db2 enthusiasts together virtually. Expert or novice, distributed or mainframe, this is the place for everything DB2.

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

Started by Calene Janacek in Application Development and DB2 on Thursday. 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

QMF Governor

Started by Maitena Gallastegi Ginea in Application Development and DB2. Last reply by Maitena Gallastegi Ginea on Thursday. 4 Replies

Hi,We are using QMF Governor to limit the QMF queries of users.We have configured correctly and it is working OK. We want to get statistics of those queries canceled by QMF Governor but we are not able to discover where that information is stored.…Continue

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