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DB2 is particularly good at running complex query and analytical processing. Since all modern hardware contains multiple cores and CPUs, and many systems are composed of multiple machines, it is critical that DB2 run individual queries across all available computing resources.
One of the most common maintenance activities performed on a Db2 LUW database is running Runstats on tables and indexes. Accurate database statistics are vital for the Db2 Optimizer to produce the most optimal plans.
How can I stay current on what fix packs are available for each Db2 release, what Hiper APARs might be out there, and if there are any security vulnerabilities that I should know about?
Do you really understand what might change in your Db2 world as a result of moving to an encrypted database? To help avoid unpleasant surprises, here's a little cheat-sheet on things to consider before using Db2 Native Encryption.