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.
There has been quite a bit of attention paid to the access path stability features of DB2 for z/OS since they first appeared in DB2 9. Enhancements have followed in each subsequent release. This article will discuss these features.
For the past 30 years, our focus as DB2 for z/OS database administrators has been on the support of COBOL programs with static queries that were relatively easy to control as they were identical throughout the business logic. Static SQL provided persisted access paths in the database s