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April 24, 2018


DB2utor

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.
 

April 23, 2018


Kim May

Free Hands-On IDAA V7.1 Training June 19th and 20th

I am pre-announcing (if that’s a word) our upcoming free, hands-on IDAA training class scheduled for June 19th and 20th at the Radisson Cross Keys in Baltimore.  This class is being updated to...

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Henrik Loeser

Use Db2 and IBM Cloud to analyze GitHub traffic data (tutorial)

Architecture: GitHub Traffic Analytics In a new solution tutorial, I show you how to automatically retrieve and store GitHub traffic data the serverless way with IBM Cloud Functions and Db2. The...

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April 17, 2018


DB2utor

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.
 

April 13, 2018


Triton Consulting

Is your industry ready to face a growing IT skills gap?

There have long been concerns in the IT industry over the potential impact of the growing skills gap in the IT sector. This is particularly relevant in the world of Mainframe where 43% of the workforce are in the 50-64 … Continue reading →

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Henrik Loeser

IBM Cloud and Watson security questionnaires

If you are reading my blog regularly, you are aware of the entries on cloud security. Today, I want to point you to some newer reading material at the Cloud Security Alliance. They now have...

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April 10, 2018


DB2utor

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.
 

April 06, 2018


DB2Night Replays

The DB2Night Show #Z86: Pre-IDUG Db2 for z/OS Update

Presented by: Jeff Josten Distinguished Engineer, IBM SVL "The DB2Night Show Z86: Pre-IDUG Db2 for z/OS Update" Replays available in WMV and M4V formats! 100% of our studio audience learned something!Jeff gave a summary of some of the latest news and deliveries from Db2 for z/OS development. Watch the replay...

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April 04, 2018


Kim May

Win a *FREE* Pass to IDUG North America!

All Baltimore/Washington Db2 Users Group Members are invited to participate in a drawing for a *free* IDUG pass – a $2195 value, thanks to IBM and the World of Db2. The annual International Db2...

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Craig Mullins

Catch You in Philly for the IDUG Db2 Tech Conference 2018

Well, this year’s IDUG North American DB2 Tech Conference is almost upon us and I hope you have made plans to be there. If not, it is still not too late, though. The conference is being held in Philadelphia, PA this year -- The Cradle of Liberty -- from April 29 - May 3, 2018. I don’t know about you, but every year I mark my calendar ahead of time and then look forward to the week of IDUG...

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Triton Consulting

Still running DB2 V10.1 or older? Don’t panic!

It is still possible to get access to specialist DB2 skills, even if you’re running an out of support version of DB2. Consultancy on Demand (CoD) from Triton Consulting is available on all versions of DB2 including those which are … Continue reading →

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April 03, 2018


DB2utor

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.
 

April 02, 2018


Data and Technology

Minimizing Database Outages with Replication

A primary goal of most organizations is to minimize downtime and improve the availability of their IT systems and applications. According to a recent study on achieving 2018 database goals by...

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Robert Catterall

Another Db2 for z/OS Blog You Should Check Out

If you're reading this, it's probably because you've found blogs to be a useful source of technical Db2 for z/OS information. I want to direct your attention to one of the newer kids on the Db2 blog block: Db2 for z/OS News from the Lab. What makes the Db2 for z/OS News from the Lab blog particularly noteworthy? It's written by people who are part of IBM Db2 for z/OS development organization - people who call the IBM Silicon Valley Lab home base. These folks, needless to say, know...

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March 29, 2018


Craig Mullins

The Db2 12 for z/OS Blog Series - Part 21: New Global Variables for Continuous Delivery

One of the most important new "features" of Db2 12 for z/OS is continuous delivery. With continuous delivery more functionality will be made available more quickly than ever before. Instead of waiting for big version migrations new function levels can be applied rapidly, thereby delivering desired functionality more quickly and agilely. Of course, this impacts DBAs and systems programmers who...

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Robert Catterall

Db2 for z/OS: CACHEPAC is Another ZPARM You Should Check

Sometimes, the default value of a Db2 ZPARM parameter is changed to reflect new realities of Db2 workloads and of systems on which Db2 for z/OS runs. When that happens, a Db2-using organization may stick with the old default value for the ZPARM, and going that route can have a negative impact on the performance of the Db2 system. Case in point: CACHEPAC, the subject of this blog entry. I've blogged before about ZPARMs that are regularly set to sub-optimal values. I've also posted entries (part...

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March 27, 2018


DB2utor

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.
 

March 26, 2018


DB2Night Show News

We asked 50 Db2 Professionals why they love IDUG - Here's what they said!

Have you registered to attend IDUG Philadelphia 2018 yet? The early bird registration discount expires 31 March 2018 and hotel space is filling up, so don't delay! Top Reasons for Attending IDUG We...

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DB2Night Replays

The DB2Night Show #203: ALL ABOUT IDUG and Badge Winner Announced

@idugdb2 Special Guests: Lenin Thandapani, Dustin Ratliff, Saghi Amirsoleymani IDUG CPC Volunteers ALL ABOUT IDUG Philadelphia! 100% of our audience learned something! The early bird registration has been extended to 31 March 2018! Hotel space is filling up! Register Now! See our replays and PDF handout for information about IDUG and the upcoming conference in Philadelphia! It is IDUG's 30 Anniversary! You will learn about Education...

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March 21, 2018


Kim May

IDUG Philadelphia Early Bird Discount Extended – Register Now!!

For those of us weathering the Spring snowstorm of 2018 on the East Coast – not in sunny Las Vegas, an incentive to think Spring and plan for warmer weather in Philadelphia during IDUG,...

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March 20, 2018


DB2utor

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.
 

March 19, 2018


Henrik Loeser

DeDUG-Treffen in München / German Db2 User Group Meeting in Munich

It's already two months since the last Db2 User Group meeting, time to point you to the next one. The German Db2 user group, DeDUG (Deutsche Db2 User Group) is going to meet next month, April 20th,...

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March 16, 2018


Adam Gartenberg

Where to find Connections (and me) at Think

I'll be spending the next week out in Las Vegas for the Think conference, and while I know it won't be the same as Lotusphere/Connect, I am excited to get to spend time with those of you who will be...

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DB2Night Replays

The DB2Night Show Z85: Db2 12 Continuous Delivery - New challenges

Presented by: Roy Boxwell Sr. DB2 Product Specialist Segus / Software Engineering Db2 12 Continuous Delivery - New challenges EVERYBODY (100%) in our audience learned something! Roy did a great job describing the challenges we face with Db2 12 Continuous Delivery. To learn what's new, watch, learn and enjoy...

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March 14, 2018


Triton Consulting

We get by without a DB2 DBA, why would I need RemoteDBA?

There are several reasons why an organisation may feel that they can’t justify the cost of an in-house DB2 DBA. Sometimes the only reason an organisation has a DB2 database is because their software application was shipped alongside DB2. For … Continue reading →

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March 13, 2018


DB2utor

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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March 09, 2018


Craig Mullins

On Leaky Pipes and DBAs

How is a plumber like a DBA?  I was working in my backyard a couple of weekends ago, trying to find the cause of a leak. You see, there was a big puddle of water in the backyard, it hadn’t rained lately, and it was larger than the sprinklers could’ve made. Down here in Texasalmost everyone has a sprinkler system -- you kind of have to or your grass and plants will die and your house might...

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March 07, 2018


Kim May

Skipping Think

Frank asked me to respond to an email from an IBM’er asking whether we will be at the Think Conference in Las Vegas. I started the reply and then decided – in the interest of efficiency – to post my...

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March 06, 2018


Triton Consulting

Unplanned outages are costly – so tell me something I don’t know!

Downtime is no longer an option Can you remember the last time you put Netflix on and had to wait more than 30 seconds before you were having a healthy debate about whether it was going to be The Crown … Continue reading →

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DB2utor

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