Category Archives: System Z

DB2 Geek Confession of the Month

March 2010- Unintended Consequences We’ve all done it.  You see a great new feature in DB2 and jump headling into using it without fully appreciating all of the implications.  Here’s a case in point: One of our clients is a … Continue reading

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Techie Tip – Real Time Statistics (RTS) feature

If you make use of RTS and DEFINE NO, you might want to review your processes to ensure that you’re picking up all of the tablespaces you should be…… Since V7 of DB2 for z/OS, IBM has provided a Real … Continue reading

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Arcati Mainframe Yearbook 2010

The 2010 Arcati mainframe yearbook is now available to download here. This year’s topics include: Mainframe continuity planning Leveraging existing mainframe investmentsin modernisation projects Lowering mainframe TCO through zIIP speciality engine exploitation SNA mainframe security TurboHercules and disaster recovery – … Continue reading

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Performance and profitability don’t have to suffer as a result of high CPU usage

Managing performance and cost has become a significantly more difficult job with capacity planners and performance analysts being asked to defer hardware and software upgrades due to squeezed budgets. Many large IT departments have also seen loss of staff due … Continue reading

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10% Discount on DB2 Symposium for Triton Newsletter Subscribers

Are you moving to Version 9 in 2010?  Attend the DB2 Symposium on 8-9th March for the DB2 for z/OS Version 9 Transition Class in London. Look out for your 10% discount code in our newsletter coming out shortly.  Don’t currently … Continue reading

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DB2 10 for z/OS- Beta release announced

So, after many months of anticipation and “technology preview” presentations at various conferences, IBM have finally announced the start of the beta process for the new version of DB2 for z/OS. The product that went under the cunning codename of … Continue reading

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Can database tuning do enough to reduce costs?

The majprity of customers have significant potential for reducing resource consumption through tuning.  This is especially true for those with older applications that haven’t been actively maintained for a while or who have lost some of their deep DB2 skills … Continue reading

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DB2 9 for z/OS potential data corruption and DB2 crash

IBM has issued a “Red Alert” for DB2 9 for z/OS. DB2 9 for z/OS potential data corruption and DB2 crash after using the CATMAINT UPDATE SCHEMA SWITCH utility, which is new in DB2 9. For full details click here … Continue reading

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Latest IBM z/OS webcasts!

If you’re looking to upgrade to DB2 z/OS version 9 or already have but want to get more from your investment then book some time in your diary to attend these upcoming IBM Webcast events: Hints and tips to get the … Continue reading

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DB2 Cloning Tool for z/OS

Fast, automated DB2 cloning and refresh operations to boost results 17th November 4pm UTC There are many reasons to clone DB2 systems and refresh table spaces; create test environments, stage data-warehouse loads and offload business processed from production to other … Continue reading

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