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
There are many new enhancements in DB2 11 for z/OS, and some of the most important ones are the ones that help data management handle the schema chaos within application development. Since the colleges are not truly teaching data management, modeling, or standard design normalization practices anymore, development constantly changes the data elements within the . . . → Read More: 3 Ways DB2 11 Helps You Handle Schema Chaos
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.
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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
Working with various companies over the years I’ve found that mainframe customers usually have figures on the zOS mainframe utilization and DB2 performance statistics from their DB2 database environments. I am always amazed when working with DB2 LUW customers that these companies only create historical utilization and performance figures for the UNIX or Windows environments . . . → Read More: Mainframe Is Still Cheaper: Cost Analysis of the Infrastructure
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
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
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
The IDUG DB2 training conference has officially started and it was great to see a large number of people. Curt Cotner and Namik Hrle started off this DB2 education conference with a great keynote presentation. They highlighted the roadmap of the coming and present features of DB2 z/OS and DB2 LUW.
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There are many design aspects for DB2 Temporal Tables that I have discussed in some of my previous blog entries. While reviewing the design of a recent data warehouse system, it became apparent that many index design points weren’t evaluated and were causing overall poor application DB2 performance. These same index design points are especially . . . → Read More: Three Essential DB2 Performance Design Points about DB2 Temporal Table Indexes