I spend every day of my life since 1990 as a Db2 DBA both on Db2 for z/OS and Db2 for LUW. During that time, I’ve collected a lot of knowledge that makes my job easier and gets easier and gets the answers to the developer’s questions in a timely fashion.
You can create profiles to selectively control groups of distributed (DBAT) threads and connections, set thresholds for query acceleration (not covered in this article) or provide override properties to model your test subsystem to reflect the computing power of your production environment.
Whenever a performance problem arises, the database takes the blame, but is that really true? This article will provide a hand's on, step by step approach to determine where the problem is. "Guilty Until Proven Innocent"
As a DBA you are rather frequently asked whether the database is the same structure-wise all over the different environments. Whenever a decent release management is in place you can be very relaxed answer that this is the fact. This article will explain how to compare based on SQL.
In the early days of DB2 for z/OS, pretty much every change to a table would result in an unload-drop-recreate-load of the table. This article will talk about how the ALTER table in DB2 12 for z/OS has evolved from DB2 11 for z/OS and what you need to know from a practical point of view.