Top 10 DB2 Family Security Best Practices Part 2

Below is Part 2 of the Top 10 DB2 Family Security Best Practices. All the DB2 security-minded DBAs and system administrators should verify their DB2 security configuration along with their DB2 security authority definitions as soon as possible. The first five parts of the Top 10 DB2 Family Security Best Practices that I talked . . . → Read More: Top 10 DB2 Family Security Best Practices Part 2

Top 10 DB2 Family Security Best Practices Part 1

The DB2 database family leads the industry with some of the best security features, safeguards, and mechanisms to secure your data. Security breaches of any database trouble us all, so it is always good to review the best security practices available. Below are a list of the top ten that all DB2 DBAs should verify . . . → Read More: Top 10 DB2 Family Security Best Practices Part 1

4 Reasons to Consolidate Databases to DB2 LUW

As year-end budgets get finalized, and 2015 is planned out, you might want to reconsider your plans and look to consolidate any other database vendors into DB2 LUW. Substituting database vendors within projects is not the huge task it once was because of standard SQL, SQL PL, stored procedures, and other data access object layers . . . → Read More: 4 Reasons to Consolidate Databases to DB2 LUW

6 Reasons Why DB2 10.5 ”Cancun Release” Is So Important

The new DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” was recently released as DB2 LUW Version 10.5 Fix Pak 4. IBM has done a lot of work and put a number of impressive features in this DB2 LUW Fix Pak 4. All these new DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” features remove any doubts or restrictions about going to the . . . → Read More: 6 Reasons Why DB2 10.5″ Cancun Release” Is So Important

IBM DB2 BLU Best Database I/O Performance

As I talked about database I/O performance the last three weeks here, here, and here, optimizing database I/O performance involves many different factors. When I left off last week I talked about the parameters for pinning your popular objects into DB2’s buffer pools to . . . → Read More: IBM DB2 BLU Best Database I/O Performance

IBM BLU Acceleration: Five Reasons Why It’s Perfect for Your Next Cloud Project

These days, flexible computing power, application functionality, and data accessibility are paramount. Having the best application is only part of winning the constant IT battle of applying technology to increase the company’s bottom line. Through cloud computing initiatives companies are hoping to reduce their infrastructure costs, especially storage costs, along with achieving a flexible CPU . . . → Read More: IBM BLU Acceleration: Five Reasons Why It’s Perfect for Your Next Cloud Project

BLU Acceleration DB2 10.5 for LUW Is the Best DBMS for These 4 Reasons

During the recent Information on Demand conference earlier this month I took to my Twitter account to highlight and note some of the more interesting details from the various sessions. There were many sessions on the new BLU Acceleration DB2 10.5 for LUW that highlighted its lightning speed performance and other great features.

Many of . . . → Read More: BLU Acceleration DB2 10.5 for LUW Is the Best DBMS for These 4 Reasons

DB2 11 for z/OS Features “Out of the Box” CPU Saving

The official DB2 11 for z/OS general availability announcement was this past week on October 25th. After hearing many detailed presentations at the IDUG European conference and reading through various white papers it looks like IBM has produced another version of DB2 for z/OS that sets the bar for the entire DBMS industry.

There are . . . → Read More: DB2 11 for z/OS Features “Out of the Box” CPU Saving

IDUG Europe 2013 – More Details on the 3 Topics on Everyone’s Mind

The IDUG European conference celebrated 30 years for DB2 z/OS, 25 years of IDUG conferences, and 20 years of DB2 LUW. With colleagues from around the world the IDUG conference helped everyone share their knowledge: company data management issues, problem situations; and understand what has been successful and what has failed. As I wrote last . . . → Read More: IDUG Europe 2013 — More Details on the 3 Topics on Everyone’s Mind

IDUG Europe 2013 - 4 Topics on Everyone’s Mind

This year DB2 celebrates 30 years of helping clients. The IDUG conferences are always great venues to connect with colleagues from around the world. The stories about companies, projects, and tools are very valuable to understand the truth, the hype, what is working, and how it is being done. The following three topics seem to . . . → Read More: IDUG Europe 2013 – 4 Topics on Everyone’s Mind