Beginning with your migration to Db2 12 for z/OS, you will be embarking on a new journey called continuous delivery. This new way of delivering new features into IBM program products such as Db2 for z/OS will change the migration process and the way you deal with applications going forward.
In February 2016 the DB2 12 Editorial Committee was formed, comprised of volunteers from IDUG’s worldwide community of DB2 users and consultants. This White Paper contains their findings, including practical experiences and independent evaluations of the new features.
Many companies are planning a migration to DB2 11 for z/OS because of the support for expanding the RBA and LRSN. Planning for the expansion is a post-migration task that will require some thought. Let’s take a look at the process.
Ember Crooks presents an overview the methods available for performing skip-level migration, to get your very old, out-of-support databases running on current versions of DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows.
Sometimes, a database must be migrated to a new physical home. In this article, James Sobieski discusses these migrations and some techniques and tools available to migrate databases and, in the process, change any number of aspects. It also presents a case study from a successful complex migration.