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DB2 11 for z/OS Comes of Age

Published March 2nd, 2016 - by

It’s easy to think of DB2 11 for z/OS as still being the new kid on the block, but it actually became Generally Available back in October 2013 – Miley Cyrus was getting plenty of airtime with Wrecking Ball and the movie Gravity was expertly inducing vertigo in audiences all around the world. New releases Continue Reading

Restore Transport option – mix and match your schemas (Part 1)

Published January 22nd, 2016 - by

I recently had a request from a client to help them build a database with a set of objects from two physical databases and provide a third ‘merged’ database. They’d already established that using 2 successive RESTORE commands with the TABLESPACE option was going to fail (SQL2560N : The target database is not identical to the Continue Reading

Pivoting and Unpivoting data with pureXML part 2

Published December 4th, 2015 - by

The previous blog (http://db2geek.triton.co.uk/pivoting-unpivoting-data-purexml ) was looking at how to ‘unpivot’ data: take a string of values stored in a single VARCHAR column and present them as a set of single values. This one is examining the flip-side of the problem: where data that is really a single entity spans a number of rows and needs Continue Reading

RUNSTATS versus Actuals

Published June 10th, 2015 - by

Now and again we get a slightly panicky call from one of our clients as they attempt to execute some part of their application and it takes far longer to run than it should, or than it did the last time it was executed. Our first question is usually “have you run REORGs and RUNSTATS Continue Reading

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