Tag Archives: Mainframe

DB2 for z/OS Technical Update

Julian Stuhler will be presenting “The business value of migrating to DB2 9” at the upcoming DB2 Technology Update events. South Bank, London on 29th September and Edinburgh 1st October For more info and to book click here

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Red Alert: Possible data loss

Possible data loss for z/OS 1.8, 1.9 and 1.10 with fix and HSM PATCH enabled for OA22507. Check the zSeries Red Alerts Subscription Service for more info – http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/redAlerts/20090824.html http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/db2zos/red-alert-possible-data-loss-33674?rss=1

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System z Software Technology Forum

Book your place today! 23rd September 2009 Virtual doors open at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Sept. 23, 2009, and will remain open through the duration of the virtual tradeshow. Agenda 10:30 a.m. Registration, Visit the Exhibit Hall and Resource Center … Continue reading

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DB2 on System z: Meet the 12 requirements of PCI DSS

Replay of the webcast now available – http://www-01.ibm.com/software/os/systemz/telecon/aug4/index.html Topics include the six core areas that make up the 12 PCI DSS standard requirements: Building and maintaining a secure network using System z integrity features Protecting cardholder data with an encryption infrastructure … Continue reading

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Data Governance Webcast

IBM are running a complimentary webcast and learn how IBM data governance and its entry points can help optimize your business by helping to lower costs, manage risk and increase your profitability – while creating deeper business insight, enabling business … Continue reading

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Mainframe is the new black……

but are we ready for it? The mainframe has been on a rollercoaster ride over the last 30 years; from hero to zero and now, back to hero again. In the late ‘90s the mainframe began to lose it’s “cool” … Continue reading

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The Mainframe Skills Gap

There has been a lot of coverage recently about the growing skills gap in the mainframe environment.  The latest comes from Troy Coleman at IBM Systems Magazine – Read the blog here According to recent research by CA, mainframes still handle … Continue reading

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Misconceptions and Old Wives Tales on DB2 Database Maintenance and Recovery

July 7, 2009, 11 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, 3:00 p.m. UTC Every database administrator strives to maintain a healthy DB2® environment: It’s part of the daily routine. However, misconceptions about database health can get in the way of a cost-effective … Continue reading

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Join the Z series discussion

As BT famously pronounced “It’s good to talk” – and we’ve been doing a lot of that recently!  In particular we’ve been focussing our “chatty” attention to LinkedIn.  Because we enjoy talking we thought that it is quite likely that … Continue reading

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DB2 for z/OS Plan Stability

One of the major headaches all DB2 users face when upgrading to a new release is the possibility of access path regression. In order to benefit from enhancements to the optimiser, plans and packages need to be rebound under the … Continue reading

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