"difficulties" of Db2 for z/OS

william giannelli

"difficulties" of Db2 for z/OS

I tire of the constant bemoaning of the difficulties and limitations of Db2 for z/OS.

our data architecture team excludes any mainframe competent people from their planning for things like CDC to Hadoop. Then only after plans are considered finalized and due dates mandated are they upset by "limitations" like limited logging from loads for capturing table changes. As I was told the list of mainframe difficulties "go on and on".

sorry for the raging here.

Bill   

Michael Hannan

RE: "difficulties" of Db2 for z/OS
(in response to william giannelli)

Bill,

Can you spell out that limitation, being a MF guy, not sure I understand. LOG=YES is allowed. 

Michael Hannan,
DB2 Application Performance Specialist
CPT Global Ltd

william giannelli

RE: "difficulties" of Db2 for z/OS
(in response to Michael Hannan)

I am sorry for not being clear. I was being sarcastic saying there are limitations. I am a Db2 MF guy also.

What I am saying I am tired of hearing from some people I support that the MF is more difficult and more limited when they have not asked the people that know the MF. I am just wondering how other Mainframers handle this and try to make non-mainframers realize the value and power of the mainframe.

Thanks

Bill

Jack Campbell

RE: "difficulties" of Db2 for z/OS
(in response to william giannelli)

Bill,

Might want to remind them that DB2 z with Data Sharing is the only hardware platform that does not require any outage for a version upgrade !!!!

I worked open-systems side for a while and the number of times we had to take a full outage was scary.

Jack :)