I was at the first International DB2 Users Group Conference. Well, sort of. Two friends, Dave Wilke and Rhoda Garfield, were inaugural attendees. I stopped by at the end of the day to meet them and to see how the conference was going. Wow! Papers were everywhere. Ideas filled the air.
With large tablespaces, well designed NPIs can improve query performance but can create performance and availability challenges. DPSIs can help, but have their own compromises. In this article, Toine Michielse provides an overview of some DPSI-related enhancements coming in DB2 11 for z/OS.
Within a few months we’ll have DB2 11 for z/OS, which contains some important enhancements to DB2’s pureXML feature. In this article, Isaac Yassin takes a look back at DB2’s previous XML support before previewing some of the new features introduced in DB2 11.
As with any new release of DB2 for z/OS there comes a host of SQL performance improvements. In this article, Dan Luksetich outlines a few interesting SQL enhancements coming our way in DB2 11 for z/OS.
IDUG NA Conference 2012 in Orlando is only hours away! About time to get excited...