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    Triton Consulting - Thoughts on DB2

    Triton Consulting are IBM Premier Business Partners and experts in DB2.  Their blog covers a range of DB2-related topics, both DB2 for z/OS and LUW.  It aims to bring together a range of technical tips, best practice, news and views on everything DB2.

    Note: The content of this blog is the opinion and thoughts of the blogger and does not necessarily represent the opinions of IDUG.


    DB2 10 for z/OS withdrawn from marketing – Date AnnouncementIBM have announced that DB2 for z/OS will be withdrawn from marketing from 6th July 2015. This means that DB2 10 along with DB2 10 VUE and the DB2 10 Utility Suite will no longer be available to order. This ... Continue reading ->
    What are the top five reasons for choosing remote database support?#1 Cost No prizes for guessing that cost is a major factor for many organisations that choose remote database support. However, it's not as clear-cut as you may think. When we looked at this issue more closely we discovered that ... Continue reading ->
    Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares & How to Avoid Them #4Here is part four in our top ten DB2 support nightmares series. Here we look at DBA performance! Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares #4 -- Download if you dare! from Laura Hood
    Feeling Unsupported?Sometimes it is necessary for organisations to stay on older, unsupported database versions. There are many reasons why an organisation may choose or be forced to stay on an out of support version of DB2: - Cost -- an upgrade ... Continue reading ->
    Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares & How to Avoid Them #3Here is part three in our top ten DB2 support nightmares series. Here we look at why organisations can't get by without a skilled DBA. Download if you dare! Top 10 DB2 support nightmares #3 from LauraHood
    Do you know what’s going on under the covers?It is often the case that software applications are shipped alongside their preferred database, installed and used effectively with no issues. It doesn't usually make too much difference what the database of choice by the application vendor is, as long ... Continue reading ->
    Julian Stuhler talks about DB2 11 – Big Data & AnalyticsTriton's Solutions Delivery Director Julian Stuhler talks about DB2 11 -- The Database for Big Data & Analytics -- listen and see how DB2 11 can help your businesses reduce costs. Read Julian's latest article for IBM Data Magazine -- How ... Continue reading ->
    INGEST as an ETL Tool – Don’t miss Mark Gillis on the DB2Night Show Tomorrow!Listen to the REPLAY Our very own Mark Gillis will be making his debut appearance on the DB2Night Show tomorrow -- make sure you tune in! Mark is one of our top DB2 experts working on DB2 LUW and supporting ... Continue reading ->
    Happy 50th Birthday Mainframe!To celebrate Mainframe's 50th birthday some of our Triton Consultants share their favourite mainframe stories: My first contact with the mainframe was as a lowly graduate Trainee Programmer at a large chocolate manufacturer. All programs were stored on punch cards; partly ... Continue reading ->
    IT cost reduction & optimisation top the priority list for Mainframe customersIn their recent Mainframe study, BMC Software asked Mainframe customers what their top 4 IT priorities were. Cost reduction and optimisation came out at the top with 85% of respondents citing Cost reduction as one of their key priorities. The ... Continue reading ->

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