Announcing Db2 12 function level 505!

We're proud to announce that Db2 12 for z/OS function level 505 becomes available for activation when you apply APAR PH09191. Function level 505 introduces the following new capabilities in Db2 12 for z/OS.

  • Improved Hybrid Transactional Analytical Processing performance
  • Rebind phase-in for packages being used for execution
  • New built-in functions for encryption and decryption using key labels
  • Improved support of the DECFLOAT data type
  • Improved RUNSTATS performance with automatic page sampling by default
  • Temporal and archive transparency support for WHEN clause on triggers

For the full story, see "Announcing Db2 12 function level 505!" over in the Db2 for z/OS News from the Lab blog.


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