Mainframe Is Still Cheaper: Cost Analysis of the Infrastructure

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

DB2 10: Three things to guarantee your migration success

Last week I discussed the IDAA session at the recent IBM’s System z Software Technical Sales Boot Camp at the Silicone Valley Lab I attended. Other sessions at the event detailed DB2 10 for z/OS and successful migrations. IBM showed charts showing the migration of DB2 customers and demonstrating that the DB2 10 adoption is . . . → Read More: DB2 10: Three Things to Guarantee Your Migration Success

Speed of thought data warehouse analytics

IBM’s System z Software Technical Sales Boot Camp at Silicon Valley Lab was last week and I was one of the few Gold Consultants who was invited to attend. This event highlights IBM’s new technology features for the IBM sales and services teams. The event presents all type of information from software enhancements, scheduled updates . . . → Read More: Speed-of-Thought Data Warehouse Analytics

Three Reasons DB2 and z/OS Are Key to Success in IT in 2012

Thanks for all the emails about the DB2 10 and z/OS discussion. It’s always nice to hear the many points of view on a topic. The most interesting email I received was “Why aren’t there any DB2 10 or big z/OS systems in Italy?” I think there are z/OS and probably some DB2 10 systems . . . → Read More: Three Reasons DB2 and z/OS Are Key to Success in IT in 2012

DB2 10 for z/OS: Value for years to come

The discussion of the z/OS platform and specifically the value of DB2 10 is very interesting. As I work with clients on both the distributed and the z/OS platforms, the z/OS value is extending its use within the enterprise. Based on these cost of z/OS and the value of DB2 10 discussion, I offer up . . . → Read More: DB2 10 for z/OS: Value for Years to Come

Migrating Oracle to DB2 Part 2

Please keep the comments coming and it seems there are a lot people interested in Oracle to DB2 conversions especially migrating from Oracle to DB2 for z/OS. The main questions were “How long does the migration from Oracle to DB2 really take?” and “When migrating from Oracle to DB2 what are the real problems . . . → Read More: Migrating from Oracle to DB2 Part 2

Oracle Conversion to IBM DB2 Cobra

Thanks for all the comments and emails about the blog. It is great to hear from everyone and hear how your company is having success or the same issues with your applications. It is also interesting to hear from the database competition Oracle.

DB2 9.7 has a number of features that make it . . . → Read More: Oracle Conversion to DB2