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DB2 Geek Review of 2017

Published December 15th, 2017 - by

It’s been a busy and exciting 12 months at the DB2 Geek towers. Before we start the annual celebratory fun we thought we would take a look back at our most notable achievements, events and blogs of the year. What a great way to start! In January three members of the Triton Consulting team were Continue Reading

DB2 Native REST API 5 – BLOBs, CLOBs and Stored Procedures

Published December 1st, 2017 - by

Introduction In the previous blogs in this series, we’ve seen that the process of creating and consuming REST services with DB2 for z/OS V11 and V12 can be managed easily with PHP. In this blog, we’ll look at how we access LOB data, and finally how we use stored procedures to drive business logic.   Continue Reading

Finding the access path for Columnar queries #2

Published November 8th, 2017 - by

Usage Lists In my last blog ( http://db2geek.triton.co.uk/finding-access-path-columnar-queries ) I was reiterating the case for columnar data storage but bemoaning the lack of any means to see in the access path how the data is being retrieved. It merely shows as a table scan (TBSCAN) and you need to trust that what is going on Continue Reading

Finding the access path for Columnar queries

Published October 18th, 2017 - by

Columnar Data : how it works We’re probably all fairly familiar now with BLU acceleration and the advantages of storing analytical data in a columnar format. If not, and by way of a recap; what we can now do is return much smaller results sets to our analytical queries, in a highly-compressed format, thereby reducing Continue Reading

DB2 Geek’s Geocaching Clues

Published October 2nd, 2017 - by

Here are the DB2 Geek Geocaching competition clues! Good luck and see you all soon.  Clue #1: Count the number of flagpoles outside the Epic Sana hotel and multiply this by the maximum number of bytes in a DB2 schema Use the 4-digit number in the following map reference and go to this location: 38.723472,-9.nnnn Continue Reading

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