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Db2 11.5.6 is available

You probably already have noticed that a new release of Db2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is available, Db2 11.5.6. You can download the Db2 Fix Pack via the usual support site. The related documentation highlights the following features:Improved high a…

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Db2 for z/OS: REST Services Scalability

I received an email the other day from a Db2 for z/OS system administrator who had recently attended a workshop on the Db2 REST interface. He mostly liked what he heard, but he had a concern about the scalability of Db2 REST services. Knowing that…

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Are IBM® z/OS® Db2® DBAs Vanishing?

I have the great opportunity to work with several Db2 z/OS users across the US. Certainly, I hear and see Db2 databases getting larger and the availability requirements longer; however, the size of the DBA group is shrinking. One group I work with went from 15 DBAs to...

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Db2 12 for z/OS Function Level 510

I’m a little late with this Db2 function level update, but better late than never, right?In April 2021, IBM introduced a new function level, FL510, for Db2 12 for z/OS. If you want to take a look at the announcement for it, you can read it&nb…

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