On June 22nd, DB2 changed …
… into Db2. I’m referring to the brand name of Db2, off course the database engines haven’t changed that dramatically in one day. You probably already noticed the name change on IBM’s web pages related to the database portfolio. IDUG is now challenged to implement the na
XML and JSON support the storage of complex data structures. Standardizing your structures requires using a formal schema.
It is pretty clear that one of the key technologies of the moment is JSON. And this is reflected in many of the latest advances associated with DB2. There are many JSON-related developments. Should we give up on XML?
You may or may not have heard this rumor, “DB2 12 for z/OS is the last version”. Let me first of all reassure you DB2 is not going away. Quite the opposite.
In February 2016 the DB2 12 Editorial Committee was formed, comprised of volunteers from IDUG’s worldwide community of DB2 users and consultants. This White Paper contains their findings, including practical experiences and independent evaluations of the new features.