Category Archives: Remote DBA

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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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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“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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How to get the most out of your RemoteDBA service

Got a RemoteDBA for DB2 support service or thinking about taking one out? Make sure you get the most out of it with these tips: Give the RemoteDBA team as much information as possible Knowledge is power! The more information … Continue reading

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Dr, Dr, my data is corrupt!

Five signs that you need a Remote DB2 support solution! We speak to our very own in-house Dr about the signs to look out for which can tell you that it’s time to start thinking about a remote DB2 support … Continue reading

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I already have a DBA. Why do I need RemoteDBA?

Skilled DBAs are in high demand. A DBA’s workload generally covers a huge array of tasks including; day to day database management and monitoring, database design, capacity planning, programming and development, database availability. The list goes on! With all this … Continue reading

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We get by without a DB2 DBA, why would I need RemoteDBA?

There are several reasons why an organisation may feel that they can’t justify the cost of an in-house DB2 DBA. Sometimes the only reason an organisation has a DB2 database is because their software application was shipped alongside DB2. For … Continue reading

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Unplanned outages are costly – so tell me something I don’t know!

Downtime is no longer an option Can you remember the last time you put Netflix on and had to wait more than 30 seconds before you were having a healthy debate about whether it was going to be The Crown … Continue reading

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Have you got Christmas covered?

With Christmas just around the corner now is a good time to consider additional support over the holiday period. Perhaps you have a small in-house team or are struggling to find DB2 resources. Providing adequate cover for your DB2 databases … Continue reading

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Time is running out! Plan your move

For organisations currently running DB2 LUW versions 9.7 or 10.1 time is running out. IBM will cease to support customers running either version from 30th September 2017, just 3 months away. For those organisations that haven’t begun their migration planning, … Continue reading

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