Category Archives: DB2

Countdown Begins for DB2 v10.5 Support

End of Support Announced Did you know the End of Support (EOS) date for DB2 v10.5 on Linux, UNIX and Windows platforms has been announced as 30th April 2020?  After this date IBM will only provide the full defect and … Continue reading

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Six Reasons to Review your Database Availability – Part 5 HR and Labour Costs

From working with many customers to help keep their critical databases up and running we have come up with the top 6 reasons for putting Database Availability at the top of your priority list. In this blog we look at … Continue reading

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How important is your organisations data?

If your answer wasn’t along the lines of “our data is absolutely vital to our business” then you can look away now, this blog isn’t for you! If, like most people you’re in agreement that your organisations data is of … Continue reading

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IDUG EMEA Malta 2018 – Day 3

After the usual hair-raising drive from the airport to the Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday, it was time to catch up with some old friends and colleagues. I was lucky enough to bump into an old mate; Tony Poole, who’s Director … Continue reading

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IDUG EMEA Malta 2018 – Day 1

IDUG EMEA always provides interesting content. Whether it’s John Campbell’s greatest hits (INSERT ALGORITHM 2 disable / re-enable, enhanced dynamic workload placement in Connect 11.1 M4 FP4, real storage management fun), or our own Julian Stuhler (Cloudy With a Chance … Continue reading

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Six Reasons to Review your Database Availability – Part 3 Reputational Damage

From working with many customers to help keep their critical databases up and running we have come up with the top 6 reasons for putting Database Availability at the top of your priority list. In this blog we look at … Continue reading

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Out of Support Database – A DB2 Support Nightmare!

The set-up   You have a mission critical database that uses DB2 V9.7 or 10.1 (or even earlier! We do have customers still running V8). It’s robust, reliable and gives little cause for concern. Upgrading to a new version is … Continue reading

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Total Recall: Exploiting In-Memory Features in DB2 z/OS on the DB2Night Show

We are pleased to confirm that Julian Stuhler, Solutions Delivery Director and IBM Gold Consultant will be the guest presenter on the forthcoming DB2Night Show. Julian will be presenting on Total Recall: Exploiting In-Memory Features in DB2 12 for z/OS.  … Continue reading

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5 Misconceptions about Outsourcing Database Support

1 – You have to outsource all of your IT support This can be a key concern for many organisations. They can see the benefits of outsourcing or using a 3rd party provider for support but worry about whether they … Continue reading

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Ooops I found some DB2

It might sound somewhat unusual but sometimes organisations stumble across DB2 in their IT estate which they didn’t realise existed or that they hadn’t planned for. There can be a variety of reasons for this. When an organisation purchases a … Continue reading

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