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Simple DBA Tools for the Db2 DBA

I spend every day of my life since 1990 as a Db2 DBA both on Db2 for z/OS and Db2 for LUW. Most of this time has been in support of various application teams as they build systems that use Db2 as their data store. During that time, I’ve collected a lot of knowledge that makes my job easier and...


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Integrating Data Studio with DevOps

DevOps is one of the current favourite buzzwords among IT strategists. Like many of these buzzwords, there have been many definitions. And at the end of the day, much of what it describes turns out to be similar to procedures that many of us in Enterprise IT have been following for many years...

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How Up to Date is Your IBM Data Studio? by Phil Nelson

At the time of writing (July 2015) the latest version of Data Studio is 4.1.1.0 and it is common thinking that with that version installed that you have the latest public version of IBM Data Studio. Going into IBM Installation Manager and searching for updates would also give this impression,...

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Using Physical Data Models in IBM Data Studio - by Ludovic Janssens and Dan Luksetich

Why Data Studio? IBM’s Data Studio holds a lot of features that are not really commonly known by the DB2 audience. Many people regard it as the replacement of the old Control Center, but as such this isn’t true, as Control Center held features that are no longer in Data Studio and Data Studio...


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Benchmarking Your SQL Tuning Decisions in DB2 for z/OS and LUW

By Daniel L. Luksetich, DanL Database Consulting - SQL tuning is not just looking at an SQL statement and EXPLAIN information, but is also about verifying whether or not a tuning change, be it a change to a statement or change to a database object, actually has a positive impact on...


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Help Learning to use IBM Data Studio

IBM Data Studio is a no-charge download that provides lots of functionality for working with DB2 databases on all platforms. IBM Data Studio is built on the Eclipse IDE and is therefore fairly easy for Java Developers to learn and use since many Java development tools are also built on this...

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