Database services in the cloud are gaining increasing popularity for development, test, and production systems. One of the key technical challenges for cloud database adoption is fast and secure movement of large data volumes into the cloud.
DB2 for LUW has undergone a lot of changes to become more “cloud friendly”. This article focuses on new DB2 11.1 features that enable direct use of Amazon S3 cloud storage, and offers considerations about security and cost when integrating some aspects your database with the cloud.
Many of us are familiar with the ability to call a DB2 for z/OS service via REST API and z/OS Connect. While this seams highly attractive, many DB2 professionals are a bit uncomfortable with including an additional product, z/OS Connect, in the mix. In addition to that, the DB2 Adaptor for z/OS Con
There’s good news from the IBM lab: IBM dashDB for Transactions now offers high availability plans, and offers “pay per use” plans that are billed by-the-day.
DB2 has several new Cloud offerings. With DB2, you can get support for OLTP or Analytics. The database can be hosted or fully managed. This presentation by Kelly Schlamb at the 2015 IDUG Tech Conference in Australia details the three products, their differences and the use cases for each.