Head of DB2 Midrange and Managed Services
Favourite topics – DB2 LUW performance & performance tools, Remote DBA, Travels in Canada.
Our multi-lingual Head of DB2 midrange, Iqbal, has spent time working for IBM in their Toronto Labs. During his four years there he worked on several versions of DB2 UDB and published two IBM patents.
An experienced Information Management specialist, Iqbal has been involved in all aspects of relational databases including database architecture, strategy, design, modelling, development and administration. Iqbal heads up the Managed Services team who provide Remote DBA support. He also runs the DB2 Midrange consulting and education team and is also an active consultant and is engaged with customers for short, focussed assignments to help them will all DB2 issues.
Published February 22nd, 2017 - by Iqbal Goralwalla
If your databases are on DB2 9.7 or DB2 10.1, then September 30, 2017 is a date that should be at the forefront of your mind. Both DB2 9.7 and DB2 10.1 go out of support on this date. As you start thinking about your upgrade plans to either DB2 10.5 or better still DB2 Continue Reading
Published February 4th, 2015 - by Iqbal Goralwalla
db2look is a great utility which is commonly used by DB2 DBAs to extracts the DDL statements from a source database that can then be used recreate the database objects in a target database. Now, I have always wished for two features in db2look that would make it a “complete” utility. The ability to generate: Continue Reading
Published January 20th, 2015 - by Iqbal Goralwalla
How much does your business suffer if you cannot get to your data within a certain time? Loss of data access can significantly impact your business resulting in losses in revenue, customer confidence, market share, and more. Database High Availability is about making sure the database system remains operational during both during planned and unplanned outages, Continue Reading
Published September 11th, 2014 - by Iqbal Goralwalla
I recently wrote about the new Shadow tables feature in the DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” and how it is so relevant to customers I have been working with who need to report directly on their transactional DB2 systems (http://bit.ly/shadow_tables). Another feature in the DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” that I am equally excited about is to Continue Reading
Published September 4th, 2014 - by Iqbal Goralwalla
I’m really excited about the DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release”, in particular with the Shadow tables feature. Based on my experiences with customers who have mixed workloads (transaction and analytic) on a transactional system, one of the big performance pain points is when the transaction tables are also used for business intelligence analytics. Reports run on Continue Reading