In Part 2, we will examine how to exploit Application Compatibility (APPLCOMPAT) which was introduced in DB2 11, and Function Levels which is introduced in DB2 12 to safely manage change. The levels of APPLCOMAT you can specify is limited by the Function Level of your system.
This two-part article will introduce Continuous Delivery, the problems with traditional delivery and how Continuous Delivery helps address those problems in Part One. In Part Two, we will delve deeper into the mechanisms of DB2 12 Continuous Delivery.
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.
Many of us are familiar with the ability to call a DB2 for z/OS service via REST API and z/OS Connect. While this seams highly attractive, many DB2 professionals are a bit uncomfortable with including an additional product, z/OS Connect, in the mix. In addition to that, the DB2 Adaptor for z/OS Con