First Look at DB2 9.7 LUW

First Look at DB2 9.7 LUW

2009 DB2 Magazine article provides a first look at DB2 9.7 (DB2 LUW), including improvements to DB2 index compression, Oracle compatibility and concurrency.

DB2 Version 10 for z/OS and DB2 LUW: Redefining DB2 Performance

The beta of DB2 10 for z/OS continues to progress with the early indications that the relative DB2 performance processing bar is definitely being raised in this next version. Early DB2 10 beta customers are truly experiencing 5-10% DB2 performance improvements out of the box. Some are even experiencing greater improvements because their unique application . . . → Read More: DB2 Version 10 and DB2 LUW: Redefining DB2 Performance

Many Reasons to Go to the New DB2 9.7

Going through the DB2 9.7 Cobra beta was very educational for learning about the new features and functions. In the video below I and several of the other beta customers talk about their companies’ experiences with DB2 Version 9.7 and what features they liked best about the new DB2 release.

There are many reasons to . . . → Read More: Many Reasons to Go to the New DB2 9.7

DB2 Compatible with Oracle

Another great feature that is in the new Version 9.7 of DB2 is its new compatibility with Oracle. This compatibility takes many forms within the database such as understanding operational syntax, stored procedures keyword syntax and improved operational concurrency that I covered last week.

The DB2 compatibility with Oracle was developed because many . . . → Read More: DB2 Compatible with Oracle

More Compatibility and Concurrency with DB2 Version 9.7

Also at this year’s IDUG conference, Cobra DB2 9.7 was discussed with its many great new features. I experienced a number of these enhancements as I went through the DB2 Cobra beta program with IBM. Now that IBM has officially announced DB2 9.7, I can happily talk about it. Two of the many enhancements within . . . → Read More: More Compatibility and Concurrency with DB2 Version 9.7