During a recent DB2 user group meeting, a question came up about identifying applications that consume excessive amounts of DB2 DSNDB07 sort work. As the presenter, IBM's Robert Catterall, noted, this capability is available in DB2 11 through some new system parameters.
Posted: December 08, 2015 |
The client application correlation token is another helpful tool delivered with DB2 11. But before getting into the details, let's briefly recount at the history of the correlation-id, or CORR-ID.
Posted: December 01, 2015 |
In last week's post about the DB2 12 for z/OS ESP, I explained how customers can benefit by keeping data in DB2 for z/OS while the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator provides ETL support and analytic processing. David Beulke and Brian Smith and Bob Potter expound on this topic in two interesting posts.
Posted: November 24, 2015 |
It was exciting to attend the recent IBM Insight 2015 conference -- especially now that I'm an IBM employee. Last month I was hired as a DB2 advisor for z/OS, and in that role, I'll help DB2 for z/OS customers plan their migrations and educate them on new DB2 features and other technical aspects of the IBM database.
Posted: November 17, 2015 |
Last week I wrote about the new group buffer pool CASTOUT processing DB2 11 performs to improve overall memory constraints. Now I'll explain how castout processing relates to restarting DB2 and tell you about the new castout parameter used in the –START DB2 LIGHT() command.
Posted: November 10, 2015 |
Several enhancements in DB2 11 are designed to ease and eliminate storage constraints on group buffer pools and to reduce elapse time processing in applications.
Posted: November 03, 2015 |
With the growing demand to integrate DB2 for z/OS data with Hadoop and other systems used to perform business analytics, I was wondering what information and solutions are available from IBM to govern, audit and protect sensitive data.
Posted: October 27, 2015 |
While many customers have upgraded to DB2 11, not all of them are taking full advantage of features like the DB2 Analytics Accelerator. While I've written extensively about the accelerator and other new capabilities that help customers manage high volumes of data, for an in-depth look at these topics, check out this recently released IBM Redbook.
Posted: October 20, 2015 |
I'm looking forward to the IBM Insight 2015 in Las Vegas Oct. 25-29. One thing that intrigues me about this conference is its variety of keynote sessions covering data management, advanced analytics, cloud computing, content management and more.
Posted: October 13, 2015 |
In March IBM announced IBM Data Server Manager. I find this product interesting because, in contrast to the Windows/Eclipse-based Data Studio, Data Server Manager is a browser-based tool for managing and optimizing the performance of IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows databases.
Posted: October 06, 2015 |