Over the years, there has been a lot of evolution in DB2 for z/OS : packages, compression, datasharing, triggers, large objects, unicode support, memory management, PBG tablespaces … DB2 helped DBA’s with the delivery of very nice features : RTS, bufferpool simulation, virtual indexes
The concept of automating routine database tasks is not new. It has been theorized, discussed and written about for several decades. But, true self-managing or autonomic capabilities have been slow. We discuss some of those distinct pain points and how IBM has helped to solve them.
This article is about DBI Software’s pureFeat™ Performance Management Suite for IBM DB2 LUW. For the past four consecutive years, Database Trends and Applications Magazine (DBTA) has honored DBI pureFeat as one of its Top 100 Trend Setting Products.
When Oracle bought Peoplesoft, Siebel, and JD Edwards, an opportunity arose for IBM and SAP to work together to provide a superior ERP offering. SAP sales representatives received compensation for selling DB2, and many large companies migrated from Oracle to DB2.
One of the most painful experiences in the work life of a database administrator (DBA) is probably the accidental drop of a database object on a production subsystem. Most IT shops have procedures to prevent this occurrence, yet it still happens.