Author Archives: Mark Gillis

“Suck it and See” development – A DB2 Support Nightmare!

  The set-up   This could be strongly related to the Support Nightmare #1, but not necessarily always. We have many clients who have rigorous change and version control procedures, where nothing goes into a downstream environment until it’s been … Continue reading

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Single User Access – A DB2 Support Nightmare!

The set-up When you install DB2 you obviously have an all-powerful instance owner ID and password. The best option, once you’ve got DB2 up and running, is to ensure that no-one, except essential support staff, has access to it. From … Continue reading

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IDUG EMEA 2016 – Day 3

Visiting an IDUG location in a centre of cultural significance is always an eye-opener, so I took to the rainy streets of Brussels on arrival, to check out the ambience. After a wander round the Grotemarkt, I grabbed a snack … Continue reading

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IDUG EMEA 2015 Day 2

I always enjoy a chat with the locals when we have an IDUG event so I spent the 30 minute taxi journey from the airport to the hotel in conversation with my driver. I think I actually understood about 3 … Continue reading

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IDUG EMEA 2014 – Day 4

I’m sat in the departure lounge, steadying my nerves after the taxi ride across town. My driver had that fluid yet aggressive style of driving common to city taxi drivers across the globe, coupled with a fondness for Phil Collins … Continue reading

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