Triton Db2 Geek

Confessions of a DB2 geek

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Do the Needful

Published July 19th, 2017 - by

So the last few blogs have been a bit negative and have been built around common expressions and assumptions that make my hackles rise (If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, We’re Risk Averse and Best Practice). Now this is the blog with the positive spin, so it might seem strange that I’m hanging it Continue Reading

Client Connections in a TSA/HADR cluster- Part 4

Published June 6th, 2017 - by

In Part 1 I showed how to setup a simple TSA/HADR cluster consisting of two servers, and what happens to an active client connection in case of a failover. In Part 2 and Part 3 we saw how ACR and VIP independently affect a client’s connection in case of a failover in the cluster. In Continue Reading

Best Practice

Published May 12th, 2017 - by

OK, I bent the truth slightly. Lied, if you like. Mis-spoke if you’re a politician. I was going to go for a positive spin this time, but I’ve got one more grumpy negative subject to get off my chest first. And this one is going to be harder to justify. If it ain’t broke, don’t Continue Reading

DB2 Native REST API – Security

Published May 2nd, 2017 - by

Introduction In the previous blogs on the DB2 Native REST API, we’ve talked about installation of the feature, how to create and drop services, and how to drive them. In this one, we’re going to have a look at how security works with REST – both in general HTTP/HTTPS terms, and from the point of Continue Reading

MVM Eases DB2 for z/OS Upgrade Anxiety

Published April 19th, 2017 - by

On 14th February 2017, IBM quietly announced a new software charging mechanism that could have some very positive implications for most System z sites – including DB2 for z/OS customers. MVM (Multi-Version Measurement) replaces the old Single Version Charging (SVC) arrangement, and promises to do away with many of the restrictions that IBM previously imposed Continue Reading

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