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Techniques to move Db2 data from PROD to TEST (and related considerations)

In large scale organizations, it is often necessary to move data from Db2 Production subsystems to Test subsystems. Of the various technologies that are available to achieve this business objective, circumstances determine which is most appropriate. Additionally, it is sometimes necessary to...

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LOAD FROM CURSOR Using Named Pipes

How many times did you wonder how you are going to move data from one database to another? Should you ask for yet another way-too-slow NFS mount between two servers? Will you first dump the data on the disks of the source server, maybe compress it and then copy the file to the target server,...

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Exploiting Amazon S3 with DB2 for LUW

It is pretty obvious to even the most casual observers of the IT landscape that there is a big focus on “cloud computing”, which is defined on the IBM website as “the delivery of on-demand computing resources—everything from applications to data centers—over the Internet on a pay-for-use basis”....

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Utility Enhancements in DB2 12 ESP for z/OS

There are several enhancements to Utilities in DB2 12 for z/OS, including, but not limited to: New UNLOAD Privilege New catalog field COMPRESSRATIO New REORG option to control the deletion of empty PBG partitions REORG on partitions can overflow to newly created PBG partition LOAD...

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[D13] DB2 LUW Performance FAQs, volume 4: Demystifying more Mysteries!

In this installment of the 'performance FAQs' series, we shine a light on some new areas, like what you need to know about performance in the brand-new release of DB2 LUW. And what about pureScale - how is monitoring and tuning it different from single-partition DB2 ESE and multi-partition DPF...


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[F04] Anonymizing Data: The Big Picture

Take data or make data, those are the two alternatives to create test data. If you take it from production it must (in most cases) be anonymised so that the real persons or organisations can't be identified. How to anonymise and how to make sure that the data makes sense for the applications...