So, DB2 10 for z/OS has arrived and it looks to be capturing a lot of interest in the market-place. Over 800 people attendeed an IBM webcast this week to hear about it. Our very own Julian Stuhler kicked off the webcast with a discussion on some of the current IT and business challenges he’s finding in organisations.
Julian has been involved in early beta testing of DB2 10 and comments: “With DB2 10 for z/OS, IBM has once again redefined the benchmark for large-scale database systems. I’m particularly impressed by the potential for significant productivity improvements through the new temporal data support, enhanced autonomic functions and SQL and XML extensions. These enhancements will help my customers to directly drive competitive advantage through more rapid deployment of application and warehousing workloads”
It is also important to note that there is a skip migration feature for those looking to move up from DB2 8 straight to DB2 10.
Julian has written a white paper on the business benefits of DB2 10 for z/OS