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How to innovate your DB2 for z/OS utility environment

Self-managing DB2 databases The concept of automating routine database tasks is not new. It has been theorized, discussed and written about for several decades. But, true self-managing or autonomic capabilities have been slow to be developed and adopted and put into practice use. There...

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XML Related zParms in DB2 for z/OS

Author: Jane Man IBM Senior Software Engineer What are XML related zParms? I have been asked this question so many times that I decide to write a short article on this. Below are a list of some commonly used XML zParms. XML RANDOMIZE DOCID Acceptable values ...

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B08 - The Weakest Link in DB2

DASD access is the weakest link in DB2 performance. Going out from the fast lane of CPU & bufferpools to the DASD carries a high penalty in response time and can bring your system down on its' knees. We'll see what happens in DASD land and what DB2 has in store to handle that.

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IBM Needs Your Feedback: Are You Certified on IBM DB2?

Why? Why not? How can the program better serve you? And what other Information Management certifications would you find valuable? We all know that certification is essential validation of technical knowledge. IBM is interested in your thoughts and experiences on its certification program for...

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Break Free with IBM DB2 9.7

Watch and see how your company can break free from Oracle's rising costs, and gain business benefits, with IBM DB2 9.7.

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Servers for Truth #2: DB2

Servers for Truth #2: DB2 - This second installment of the Servers For Truth series promotes the truth about DB2.

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reTHINK Migration Part II of II

Conclusion of a two part series that tells the story of two villagers who break free from the baron\\'s taxes in the Town of Orrible and flee to the wonderful town of DB2 where they flourish. Visit to learn how hundreds of Oracle database customers have moved to DB2 and lowered...

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IBM DB2 RUNSTATS Utility and Real-Time Statistics

This presentation reviews the basics of the RUNSTATS utility (What it does; Why you need to run it; How DB2 uses the information), and explores new statistics collected on data and indexes, including: partition level information on Data Partitioned Secondary Indexes; non-uniform distributon...