DB2 11 for z/OS An IDUG User Technical Perspective


In March 2013 the IDUG DB2 11 Editorial Committee was formed, comprised of volunteers from IDUG’s worldwide community of DB2 users and consultants. Working alongside IBM's formal Early Support Program (ESP), the Editorial Committee gained valuable insight into exactly what makes the new release tick. This White Paper contains their findings, including practical experiences and independent evaluations of the new features.

DB2 11 contains a large number of enhancements, but some will be of more interest than others depending on your job role and background. We have organised this paper according to the features likely to be most applicable to each of the three major technical roles in a DB2 for z/OS environment: Systems Programmers, Database Administrators and Application Developers.

Download the paper from The IDUG Content File Library here: http://www.idug.org/p/do/sd/sid=5511&type=0

NEW! You can now also download the paper in the open EPUB format suitable for e-readers here: http://www.idug.org/p/do/sd/sid=5879&type=0

Please add comments, suggestions, tips about DB2 11, or any other feedback you may have in the comments secton below.

In early March, the IDUG Content Committee randomly selected one contributor to the comments below for a free IDUG Technical Conference admission at either IDUG NA, IDUG Australasia or IDUG EMEA in 2014. Congratulations to Henrick Krackowski, winner of the IDUG white paper drawing. Thank you to all who participated.



Thanks for a great job.

October 15, 2013 09:41 AM by Martin Hubel

IDUG has a long tradition of papers like this, and this is a great job. Well done!

Suggestion comments

January 11, 2014 02:26 AM by Nadir Doctor

Thanks a lot to you all for your contributions - this paper is extremely helpful and informative. 

I believe it will be helpful to have a "Continuos Data Ingest" feature natively for DB2 on z/OS as well like DB2 on LUW -

o It is often not practical to create a clone for large table as an extra similar amount of space is needed for such operations

o Bypass using DB2 Connect to load voluminous data from other platforms

For DB2 on z/OS data warehousing environments, it will assist in having Multi-Dimensional Cluster indexes for faster data retrieval - similar functionality available in DB2 LUW.

Suggestion comments - continued

January 11, 2014 03:14 AM by Nadir Doctor

Or, if more convenient, extend DB2 LUW Ingest utility support to also include DB2 for z/OS tables.

Thanks again.

Kudos to the writers

February 5, 2014 02:39 PM by David Alban

This will be very helpful for when my company goes to v11, which will hopefully be soon. Thanks!

DB2 11 Whitepaper

February 6, 2014 04:36 AM by Paul Baguley

Thanks for taking the time to put these excellent White Papers together... They are extremely helpful in both moving to the new release, and once there being able to make full use of the new features. Another excellent document !

DB2 11 for z/OS: An IDUG Technical User Perspective

February 12, 2014 06:20 AM by Kadir Guray Meric

DB2 11 for z/OS: An IDUG Technical User Perspective book is a very good example to get an idea about db2 v11

First class white paper

February 12, 2014 06:21 AM by Georg Peter

Escpecially the DBA topics are very interesting. And yes I am a DBA ;-)

DB2 11 finally paper

February 12, 2014 06:31 AM by Jose Antonio Morcillo Valenciano


Thanks for the recap is amazing!


A bigger & better DB2

February 12, 2014 08:54 AM by William Miller

I am constantly astounded by the growth in DB2.  As a long-time user & DBA, I have, in the past, thought that IBM had come to the end of new features.  As this white-paper shows, the developement lab hasn't slowed down. 

Kudos to the authors for summarizing some of the features at a level the experienced DBA are comfortable with.

DB2 11 Whitepaper

February 12, 2014 11:57 PM by Henrik Krakowski

I think Julian made a great job. I found many interesting facts for future usage

Henrik Krakowski Volvo IT 

DB2 11

February 28, 2014 02:53 AM by Raf Mathijs

interesested in everything DB2...

Great job!

February 28, 2014 05:20 AM by Armando Arranja

Some suggestions to improve the paper:

- Include a sample of the input data in the OLAP examples

- Move the security features from the DBA topics into a new section Security topics

- Move the XML descriptions from the DBA topics to the Developer Topics

Congratulations to the Editorial Committee for the good job! The description of the new features and their limits save lots of reading and research times.


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