Category Archives: System Z

Our favourite new features in DB2 10 z/OS – part 1

CPU/Performance Improvements Most releases of DB2 in the past have kept performance regression very low, with customers typically taking a CPU hit of less than 5% out of the box (and all or some of that could usually be clawed … Continue reading

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First chance to hear early experiences and lessons learned with DB2 10 for z/OS

John Campbell, Distiguished Engineer at IBM is leading this webcast which will discuss the very early experiences and lessons to be learned with DB2 10 for z/OS. It will provide quick hits on preparing for and executing the migration, performance expectations … Continue reading

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Julian Stuhler gives a top presentation at IBM Tech Forum – DB2 10

At last week’s IBM Tech Forum, Julian Stuhler of Triton gave a great presentation on DB2 10 for z/OS.  He ran through the major new features and plans for upgrading to DB2 whether you’re on V7 (it’s really time to … Continue reading

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Quick Tip – DB2 Diagnosis Guide

Did you know that as from February 2007 (with UK21798 for DB2 z/OS V8) the Diagnosis Guide ships as part of SDSNIVPD – member DSNDR? Do a binary download of this to get the version that applies to your current … Continue reading

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APAR UPDATE – INSERT performance in critical DB2 9 for z/OS tables

Are you trying to improve INSERT performance in your critical DB2 9 for z/OS tables? Many DB2 experts have given excellent presentations on this important subject, and there are several good techniques you can use to reduce the elapsed time for … Continue reading

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Ultimate protection for your business data – IBM information protection solutions for System z

Latest Webcast from IBM This session will cover the end-to-end monitoring, alerting and protection of information that’s stored on or managed by System z. You’ll see how it can help: Ensure compliance by properly controlling who sees, uses and accesses your … Continue reading

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Justifying the Upgrade to IBM DB2 10 for z/OS

In his column for Database Journal Julian Stuhler looks at how an upgrade to DB2 10 can be justified. Under current economic conditions IT professionals are being asked to give short-term business benefit cases before any major infrastructure upgrade is agreed. … Continue reading

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How many DB2 for z/OS Stored Procedures?

As always, the answer to this is “it depends”! However, here are some basic rules of thumb that you may find useful: • Define an application environment specifically for your Java stored procedures. This should have NUMTCB set to a … Continue reading

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Improving your life as a DBA in today’s turbulent environment

Webcast from IBM. April 20, 2010, 11 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, 3:00 p.m. UTC The life of a database administrator (DBA) is not easy these days. Database performance issues, worries about data corruption and loss, expanding business requirements, and rising chargeback … Continue reading

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Julian Stuhler’s Guest Blog on “Getting the Most out of DB2 for z/OS and System z”

I’d like to follow up on a topic last mentioned in this very column last November, on the subject of “Not Accounted” time (link here ). The list of possible explanations for not accounted time that Willie referred to was … Continue reading

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