5 Performance Tips from the 2013 Holiday Rush

Since this holiday season is shorter and more people hate the mall crowds, billions will be spent online this season. Unfortunately for management, lack of application development testing, up-to-date standards, and performance procedures will hinder profitability through poor performance of the company website. While the application developers will always blame the database, below are five . . . → Read More: 5 Performance Tips from the 2013 Holiday Rush

DB2 Hibernate Performance Improvements

While doing DB2 performance reviews for clients over the years, I’ve discovered that many times their projects are using Hibernate as their DB2 Object Relational Mapping (ORM) interface. While DB2 and Hibernate can produce tremendous performance there are many best practices to achieve that goal. The following DB2 Hibernate performance improvement techniques will help your . . . → Read More: DB2 Hibernate Performance Improvements

DB2 Java Application Performance: Monitoring and SQL Improvements

As your Java workload continues to grow, your application monitoring and SQL performance needs to be improved within the system and application coding. The following techniques will help you monitor, improve and streamline your DB2 Java application performance.

First, know your application connections and threads. When doing performance reviews of a client’s DB2 applications, . . . → Read More: DB2 Java Application Performance: Monitoring and SQL Improvements

Java Database Exception Handling

One of the presentations that I did at the IDUG Berlin conference was “Java DB2 Developer Performance Best Practices.” This speech covers all the interesting Java application designs, coding consideration and database related best practices I have found over the years doing application performance tuning for a wide range of industries. Interestingly the main questions . . . → Read More: Java Database Exception Handling

Java Performance: Three Java Performance Testing Considerations for Architects

There exists a wide variety of performance tuning techniques for optimizing any type of application. Java performance with all of its intricacies presents more challenges. Lies, damn lies, and Java performance statistics truly need to be gathered many different ways to validate your performance. The following three key areas in Java performance can really help . . . → Read More: Java Performance: Three Java Performance Testing Considerations for Architects

Three Items to Improve Java Performance

Last week I talked about three important Java DB2 performance best practices that can help prevent performance problems before they get into production. Unfortunately, the comments from readers indicated that the Java DB2 performance problems are already in production and the database is being blamed. Proving the database is not the issues always . . . → Read More: Three Items to Improve Java Performance

Three Important Java Performance Best Practices

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These days Java systems have grown within the corporate software landscape because they provide a flexible language for running programs on all types of platforms. Unfortunately, the Java language, like any software language, can suffer from bad . . . → Read More: Three Important Java Performance Best Practices

IDUG Europe and DB2 Java Performance

Sleep is over rated. Sleepless from too many time zone changes from clients to then jumping on a plane and presenting at the IDUG conference in Vienna was great but a challenge. The baby two seats away from me had a bad flight over and I felt so sorry for Mom trying everything to stop . . . → Read More: IDUG Europe and DB2 Java Performance

DB2 Java Performance Standalone Transactions Part 2

Another situation when a transaction runs into problems is when it must check something outside of the critical transaction path or its normal activity. For example, when a transaction uses seven different discrete web services to accomplish a complete transaction unit-of-work and after the third web service runs into . . . → Read More: DB2 Java Performance Standalone Transactions Part 2

DB2 Java Performance Standalone Transactions Part 1

In previous blog entries I have talked about transaction scope, how DB2 Java applications access the database too much and transaction units of work (UOWs) are not really analyzed properly.

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