Troy Coleman

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  • Additional Support for JSON
  • Previewing the Upcoming IDUG Conference
  • Continuous Delivery the Subject of New Redbook
  • Upgrading Data Server Clients and Drivers for Db2 12
  • A New Addition to the IBM z Trial Program
  • Additional Support for JSON

    The JSON_VAL function provides an SQL interface to extract and retrieve JSON data into SQL data types from BSON objects. BSON is a standardized binary representation format for serializing JSON documents. It allows for fast traversal of JSON documents.

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    Posted: April 24, 2018 |

    Previewing the Upcoming IDUG Conference

    The annual IDUG North America conference is only two weeks away. This year's event is set for April 29 to May 3 in Philadelphia.

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    Posted: April 17, 2018 |

    Continuous Delivery the Subject of New Redbook

    IBM recently released a new Redbook covering the topic of continuous delivery. In this blog post, I'll provide details regarding the key points about this publication.

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    Posted: April 10, 2018 |

    Upgrading Data Server Clients and Drivers for Db2 12

    As you move to new function levels in Db2 for z/OS Version 12, you'll need to upgrade your remote Db2 data server clients and drivers. IBM's Db2 12 Knowledge Center provides instructions.

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    Posted: April 03, 2018 |

    A New Addition to the IBM z Trial Program

    I'm sometimes asked about options for getting hands on experience with Db2 for z/OS. Basically, I know of only one option, but it's an excellent one: the IBM z Trial Program.

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    Posted: March 27, 2018 |

    A Study of zparm Settings

    Db2 for z/OS News from the Lab, the IBM developerWorks blog I mentioned last week, recently surveyed customers about their zparm settings.

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    Posted: March 20, 2018 |

    developerWorks Blog Provides Db2 for z/OS Updates

    I've recently found a great resource of news and information about Db2 for z/OS. Read on to find out more.

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    Posted: March 13, 2018 |

    Mobile Apps for Mainframe Pros

    Planet Mainframe recently provided a list of apps of interest to mainframe professionals. 

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    Posted: March 06, 2018 |

    Db2 11 for z/OS End of Support

    IBM announced the end of support for DB2 11 for z/OS. 

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    Posted: February 27, 2018 |

    Learning to Code Efficient Db2 SQL

    Craig Mullins just came out with this post on writing SQL to maximize performance.

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    Posted: February 20, 2018 |

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