It's inevitable that you see a couple of DB2 fix packs every year and place the readme document in a drawer somewhere for perusal later when you are not busy. While the fix packs may contain fixes there are sometimes a few enhancements buried in the fine print.
DB2 11.1 for LUW introduced built-in SQL functions for regular expressions, a long-awaited enhancement that effectively supersedes a couple of popular workarounds for regex processing in DB2 SQL. This article describes the REGEXP functions and explains what makes them better than older workarounds.
DB2 11 for LUW includes a broad set of enhancements to BLU Acceleration, taking the columnar in-memory database technology to a new level of maturity, performance, and scalability. Matthias Nicola from IBM provides an overview of new features and improvements in BLU Acceleration in DB2 11.1
Just an FYI that a new version of the IBM Graphical WLM tool (GWLM) that supports DB2 11.1 has been uploaded to the GWLM developerWorks community!
As guest blogger, Russ Stocker shares useful tips on DB2 Large Object (LOB) performance. Part 2: a primer on LOB storage management