If you ask someone in the initial weeks of training for their first marathon whether they are likely to repeat the experience when it’s over, you’re unlikely to get a positive response. The same would probably hold true for an expectant mother in the worst throes of morning sickness. However, ask th
There has been quite a bit of attention paid to the access path stability features of DB2 for z/OS since they first appeared in DB2 9. Enhancements have followed in each subsequent release. This article will discuss these features.
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For the past 30 years, our focus as DB2 for z/OS database administrators has been on the support of COBOL programs with static queries that were relatively easy to control as they were identical throughout the business logic. Static SQL provided persisted access paths in the database s