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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Plan Management

Topic: 2011 EMEA

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

Plan Management was introduced in DB2 9 and brought forward to DB2 10. Access Path Stability introduces new bind options in DB2 10. Both of these functions are proving to be invaluable tools when doing conversions to DB2 9 and DB2 10. However, for IT Professionals who started with DB2 Version 1 these features can produce challenges to their hard learned belief systems. This is the story of how IT Professionals can exploit these high-value features and how their use in multiple Version-to-Version migrations will make them a necessary part of any safe future conversion.

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