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
  • Free DB2 for z/OS Web Services Development Tool with pureQuery

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    Posted: March 18, 2008 |

    Is the Mainframe Dead?

    More than 10 years ago I taught a database management course to undergraduate and graduate students at Chicago's Concordia University. I remember starting one class by asking everyone to raise their hand if they thought the mainframe was dead. Everyone did. My response was to tell them that they spent too much time reading Oracle and SQL Server magazines. Then I educated them about z/OS and the sysplex architecture, and showed them how DB2 fits in.

     

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    Posted: March 11, 2008 |

    Book Review: DB2 9 for Linux, Unix and Windows DBA Guide

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    Posted: March 4, 2008 |

    Book Review: Understanding DB2

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    Posted: February 26, 2008 |

    Are Dataset Extents Really a Performance Problem?

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    Posted: February 18, 2008 |

    DB2 Sliding Scale Space Allocation

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    Posted: February 11, 2008 |

    DB2 9 System Parameter Changes for Systems Programmers

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    Posted: February 4, 2008 |

    I've Been Blog-Tagged


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    Posted: January 30, 2008 |

    DB2 9 System Parameter Changes for Application Development

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    Posted: January 28, 2008 |

    Finding System Parameter Changes

    The core of how DB2 is configured on z/OS is through system parameter macros. Commonly called zparms, these macros are stored in an assembled parameter module with a default name of DSNZPARM. 

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    Posted: January 21, 2008 |

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