Tag Archives: Mainframe

What Are Your DB2 z/OS Migration Plans?

Triton Consulting really are the UK experts on DB2, being IBM Premier Business Partners and with several IBM Information Champions and Gold Consultants in the team.  The area of version migration is one which is a particular favourite of ours … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Your Chance – Read “DB2 10 for z/OS: 23 Things To Think About NOW!”

Here at Triton Consulting we’ve received fantastic feedback from subscribers and customers to our article published on IT-Director.com back in April.  Entitled “DB2 10 for z/OS: 23 Things To Think About NOW”, the article is a checklist of 23 areas … Continue reading

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41-54% DB2 CPU Reduction Achieved using zIIP

In a current customer engagement we are enabling zIIP to reduce CPU consumption.  Our first overnight install has been a great success.  On the 1st mainframe LPAR (out of 4) we are seeing initial signs of 41-54% DB2 CPU reduction … Continue reading

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Bringing Business Analytics to Big Iron

Traditionally DB2 for z/OS was considered to be primarily an OLTP data server, with the DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows variant being a more common choice for analytics and data warehousing duties. This approach is often dictated by cost … 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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The industry’s fastest, most scalable and flexible enterprise server – IBM zEnterprise System

Last week IBM unveiled their latest mainframe – the IBM zEnterprise System. According to the official launch site the zEnterprise brings: The industry’s fastest enterprise system.  Delivering 50 BIPS, zEnterprise is ideal for large-scale data and transaction serving and mission … 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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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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DB2 X for z/OS Technical Preview

November 3rd 4pm UTC  Join IBM for this complimentary teleconference and learn what’s coming in DB2 X for z/OS to support your staff and your business.  database administrators will find improvements in databse performance, scalability and availability, with many tasks simplified.  … Continue reading

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How to set up application server to access DB2 z/OS with high availability

DB2 for z/OS data sharing is well-acknowledged by industry experts for providing the highest availability, and addressing planned and unplanned outages. Nevertheless, end-users only care that their task is executed. If the application server cannot reach out to the database … Continue reading

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