IBM has just released a very interesting new paper, looking at the performance improvements delivered by DB2 11 for z/OS within an SAP application environment.
Each new release of DB2 brings changes to the utilities suite, and new release DB2 11 is no exception. The importance of these changes can have a big impact on the work of a DBA. The purpose of this article is to introduce some of those features.
In the past, it was up to the user to organize not only the archiving process, but also ensure proper coding of SQL to include or exclude the archive data. This article provides an overview of the new transparent archive capabilities introduced by DB2 11 for z/OS.
DB2 11 for z/OS became generally available in October 2013, and a huge amount of information is available on the many new features and functions (I’ll be writing a round-up blog entry later in January to provide a handy reference to these).
There's a wealth of information available to DB2 professionals to help with DB2/SAP configuration, monitoring, tuning and troubleshooting. This article provides some useful links.