There has been quite a bit of attention paid to the access path stability features of DB2 for z/OS since they first appeared in DB2 9. Enhancements have followed in each subsequent release. This article will discuss these features.
With each new release, DB2 is getting smarter and smarter. However, DB2 is not yet clairvoyant enough to understand the intentions of all queries and turn them into optimal forms. What’s the bottom line? Do you need to worry about how you code? The answer is yes, but not as much as in the past.
We use Explain to find out the access path for a query. Jim Dee, from BMC shows you how you can compare the access path with previous versions of the query or package – comparing the estimated costs, and identifying those that have changed with a rebind.
As DB2 reaches its 30th anniversary and IDUG reaches its 25th anniversary, I’ve thought about many DB2 tips and best practices that have been incorporated by companies, projects and applications that have led to great successes. The ones that have been most common and have had the greatest impact a
I’d like to first begin by thanking all of the IDUG volunteers. IDUG Orlando 2013 marks my 25th North American Conference that I have attended. I served on the Conference Planning Committee (CPC) in 1999 and I know it is a lot of work, but it is also a lot of fun and a great way to connect with pe