Troy Coleman

Troy L Coleman

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  • A Goodbye, and Many Thanks
    May 29, 2018
  • IBM Redbook: Db2 12 for z Optimizer
    May 22, 2018
  • Extended Plan Management and Migration
    May 15, 2018
  • Submitting an RFE
    May 8, 2018
  • Db2 12 for z/OS Tools Compatibility
    May 1, 2018
  • Mainframe Trends in Application Development

    In last week's blog entry, I wrote about outsourcing in IT and the future of the mainframe platform. This week I'll cover some other trends related to application development--and personal development.

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    Posted: August 12, 2008 |

    Mainframe Career Trends in the Age of Outsourcing

    With many z/OS professionals reaching retirement age and leaving the workforce, the question in everybody's mind is: Will the mainframe die a slow death? Should the average mainframe professional in the U.S. worry about having a job in 10, five, or even two years from now?


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    Posted: August 5, 2008 |

    Batch Tuning: Continuous Availability

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    Posted: July 29, 2008 |

    Batch Tuning: Checkpoint Restart

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    Posted: July 22, 2008 |

    Batch Tuning: Reduce I/O

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    Posted: July 15, 2008 |

    Batch Tuning: Reduce CPU Usage

    This is the second part of what will be a five-part series on tuning batch jobs. In last week's DB2utor blog entry, I examined reducing elapse time. Here I'll share the available options for reducing CPU usage within your application code. There are several.


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    Posted: July 8, 2008 |

    Batch Tuning: Do More in Less Time

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    Posted: June 24, 2008 |

    Recursive SQL: Solving Real Business Problems

    Though I hadn't previously taken the time to study recursive SQL, I recently had the great pleasure of learning about it from Suresh Sane, the top speaker at this year's IDUG North America conference. 

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    Posted: June 17, 2008 |

    Where to Find DB2 V9 IFCID Descriptions

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    Posted: June 11, 2008 |

    IDUG and IBM Seek XML Superstars

    At the recent IDUG North America Conference, IDUG and IBM announced a contest to highlight the benefits of DB2 and emerging technologies.

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    Posted: June 3, 2008 |

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