Starting in Db2 Version 18.104.22.168, a new feature called 'DB2_AVOID_LOCK_ESCALATION' provides control over lock escalation behaviour. The feature is configured through a dynamic (no instance recycling needed) registry variable:
With the many new features introduced in 22.214.171.124, not to be overlooked are some of the enhancements made in the area of Recovery and Availability.
This article by Michael Roecken and David Sciaraffa does a deep dive into the recovery and availability enhancements in Db2 V126.96.36.199
Looking for a different way to move data between two databases - check out this article on using LOAD FROM CURSOR with a named pipe.
Db2 V11.1 was released in June 2016, with many new features which have already been covered by IDUG in a number of articles and recordings. This article looks at what has been added to Db2 since General Availability