A Beginners Guide to Locks, Latches, Claims and Drains in DB2 for z/OS by Steve Thomas

By Steve Thomas posted Oct 10, 2017 07:43 AM


Steve Thomas of CA Technologies presents a great introduction into the world of locks, latches, claims and drains. A must see for all developers working wit Db2 for z/OS as well as all DBAs wanting to refresh their knowledge. This session will provide an introduction to how data integrity is achieved within DB2 for z/OS by a variety of methods including Locks, Latches, Claims
and Drains. Once you understand how this works we will describe how you can use this knowledge to improve performance and data availability in your applications while maintaining data integrity.

While being an important topic for all users of DB2, the session is primarily aimed at Application Developers and others who may not have been exposed to the detailed internals of DB2 operations. The intention is to explain how Locking works in simple terms and describe how you can exploit this without confusing you with all the gory details of the internals. 

This presentation is from the IDUG North America 2017 Conference.


Steve is a Senior Engineering Services Architect at CA Technologies and a member of the R&D team. His role involves ensuring customers get the most out of their tools as well as influencing future product strategy and direction. Steve has been a DB2 Specialist for over 25 years, an IBM Champion for Analytics since 2009 and is a regular speaker at User Groups and Conferences around the world. He was a member of the Conference Planning Committee for IDUG EMEA for 11 years from 2006 and was honored to serve as Chair of the 2015 IDUG EMEA Conference in Dublin. 

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