In January, IDUG eBulletin readers had the chance to win a complimentary conference registration to any IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in 2014 by adding comments, suggestions, DB2 11 tips, or any other feedback to the recently released IDUG DB2 11 for z/OS white paper.
My first IDUG was in Amsterdam in 1998 (I think). I'd been encouraged by Phil Grainger to submit an abstract and was astounded when it got accepted. My first thread chair was Bjarne Nelson (no relative), and my presentation was entitled "Small Town DBA : DB2 for the Rest of Us". I recently fo
In DB2 9.5 for Linux, UNIX and Windows the Workload Management Feature (WLM) was introduced. Besides the obvious capability of managing workloads it added a whole bunch of new monitoring possibilities. These new options provide great ability to focus database monitoring on the really important point
There are circumstances that some columns of a very large table need to be updated for various reasons. If this requirement is triggered by Application Developers and Business Users, generally and unfortunately, an SQL UPDATE program is written. Hopefully it COMMITS well frequently, it might create
I was the conference chair for IDUG North America in Anaheim, CA in 2011. During the opening session I had the privilege of honoring Roger Miller and his contributions to DB2 and IDUG as it would be Roger’s last IDUG conference before his retirement. We presented Roger with a crystal globe which w