As DBAs, one of the tasks that we do on a fairly regular basis is install new Db2 code on the database server. Although it can become routine, installing new code on a server can be surprisingly complex. Docker provides a simple alternative.
If you are a serious Db2 user, chances are you have downloaded and used free Db2 versions for a few years. Db2 Express-C was a free way to learn Db2 on Linux, Unix and Windows, to practise and test your SQL skills and in later versions implement or ship Db2 with your small production application.
Availability of data is a must these days. Everything has to be up and running, data outages are becoming few and far between and preferable non-existing. With every release Db2 for z/OS becomes more highly available; however this requires the usage of new features and structures.
You have probably heard about Db2 12 Dynamic SQL plan stability already. However, before you decide to activate it, you should learn more first. This article is going to help you on your journey to stabilize your dynamic world.