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Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares and How to Avoid Them #10

Number 10 in our Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares series. This month we take a look at what issues arise from over-federating. Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares #10 from Laura Hood

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How to handle the Mainframe skills gap

It has been an interesting 12 months in the Mainframe world. 2014 saw IBM celebrating 50 years of the Mainframe and in January this year the latest incarnation of the Mainframe – the z13 was launched. Propelling Mainframe back into … Continue reading

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Flexible Resourcing

Flexible IT resourcing can mean different things to different people.  It could be that your organisation needs access to extra IT skills quickly or on a short-term basis to plug a gap in the team due to unexpected leave.  Perhaps … Continue reading

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

Imagine the scene – a broken database on an unsupported version of DB2, with no backups or log files to recover the database. Yes – this one really was the stuff of nightmares! Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares #7 from … Continue reading

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Top Five Reasons For Choosing Remote Database Support – Insecure Future

#5 Insecure Future Over the last five months we have looked at the top five reasons why customers choose to engage with an external organisation to provide database support services as part of their overall IT infrastructure planning. An “insecure future” may … Continue reading

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Six Reasons to Love DBI Software’s pureFeat™ V6.1 Performance Management Suite

Our partners at DBI software have recently announced the release of the pureFeat™ V6.1 Performance Suite for IBM DB2 LUW. This tool makes it faster and easier than ever to fight the right fires fast. We think there are six … Continue reading

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Tuning zIIPs for Fun and Profit with Julian Stuhler

If you were unable to attend IDUG EMEA in Prague this year you have another chance to learn from Julian’s presentation on “Tuning zIIPs for Fun and Profit”. Julian will be appearing on the DB2Night Show on Friday 5th December. … Continue reading

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Top Five Reasons For Choosing Remote Database Support – Lack of Skills In-House

#4 Lack of skills in-house In the fourth instalment of our “Top Five Reasons for Choosing Remote Database Support” blog series we look at DBA skills. We work with organisations who do not have any DB2 skills in-house and organisations … Continue reading

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IDUG EMEA 2014 – Day 3

This is my first attendance at an IDUG Technical conference. I have been reading and hearing a lot about IDUG over the years, but I have never had the opportunity to attend. I did however have some idea on the … Continue reading

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The Top Five Reasons for Choosing Remote Database Support – Proactive Vs Reactive

#3 Proactive Vs Reactive Expert DBA skills are often needed on different projects and so DBAs can find themselves spending more time on non-core functions. This means that the vital monitoring and management of the database can be sidelined.  Overworked … Continue reading

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