Going Deeper into Improving Database I/O Performance

As I talked about last week, and the week before, tuning application and database performance by optimizing database I/O performance involves many different components. When I left off last week I referenced that the physical I/O path components need to . . . → Read More: Going Deeper into Improving Database I/O Performance

DB2 11 for z/OS Features and Resources

Information overload is the constant at all conferences and the recent European IDUG and US IOD conferences were both tremendous at providing great detailed information. All the enhancements in DB2 11 for z/OS, DB2 10.5 BLU Acceleration, and all the latest Pure Data systems were detailed at both conferences. DB2 11 for z/OS has many . . . → Read More: DB2 11 for z/OS Features and Resources

DB2 LUW Routines and Views: Document and Improve Your Configuration and Performance

Another one of the benefits to migrating to DB2 LUW for Version 10 are the improvements in the DB2 LUW Routines and Views that can be called for all types of information using simple SQL statements. With over 200+ DB2 LUW Routines and Views available and many new built-in functions within DB2 there is a . . . → Read More: DB2 LUW Routines and Views: Document and Improve Your Configuration and Performance

DB2 10 for LUW Migration

One of the great impacts from attending the IDUG conference is getting the latest DB2 information available from consultants, users and IBM. It is great to talk directly to users that are experiencing DB2 performance and application issues or ease of use of the tools.. Because I’ve been busy working with my clients and presenting . . . → Read More: DB2 10 for LUW Migration

DB2 10 Rocks Big Data

It was a good Information on Demand conference with Information Management, Business Analytics and Big Data taking their turns as the most important subject. Even the thoughts I mentioned in last week’s blog about management by magazine indicated by the latest Harvard Business Review cover story on big data and an interior article describing the . . . → Read More: DB2 10 Rocks Big Data

DB2 10 for LUW HADR – Industry Leader in High Availability Disaster Recovery

Learning more about DB2 10 for LUW shows that this new release continues DB2’s leadership for reliability, availability and scalability over the rest of the DBMS industry options. In the previous weeks I have highlighted several of the other new features and today I would like to talk about the new DB2 10 for LUW . . . → Read More: DB2 10 for LUW HADR — Industry Leader in High Availability Disaster Recovery

DB2 10 for zOS Migration Vendor Tips from the IDUG Conference

The International DB2 User Group (IDUG) conference was last week and one of the great traditions is talking with all the DB2 vendors at the conference. Getting the latest information and understanding of their product strategies, directions and enhancements can be great for planning your database infrastructure future support activities. The following are three areas . . . → Read More: DB2 10 for zOS Migration Vendor Tips from the IDUG Conference

DB2 10 for zOS Migration: More Tips from the IDUG Conference

The International DB2 User Group (IDUG) conference was a great success with more attendees than the past few years and great DB2 technical educational information. As I talked about during the week through Twitter, and in my blog last week, IDUG had many technical presentations, good vendor and IBM networking opportunities.

There was a great . . . → Read More: DB2 10 for zOS Migration: More Tips from the IDUG Conference

DB2 10 for z/OS Migration Tips – IDUG Networking

The International DB2 User Group (IDUG) conference started yesterday with the full day educational seminars. This morning’s keynote session highlighted the new DB2 10 for LUW, DB2 10 for z/OS and all their great features.

There are always informative sessions, numerous networking opportunities and interesting information exchanges going on at the conference. Coming in . . . → Read More: DB2 10 for z/OS Migration Tips — IDUG Networking

DB2 10 for LUW Tools: Love and Hate

First, I want to thank everyone for their emails regarding the Optim products that I wrote about last week. The reasons the comment sections on the blog are shut down is because I can’t keep up with the all the spammers while I am consulting or teaching. So please keep the emails comments coming I . . . → Read More: DB2 10 for LUW Tools: Love and Hate