Triton Db2 Geek

Confessions of a DB2 geek

IBM Gold Consultant Program and IBM Premier business Partner

James Gill

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Favourite topics – Data Sharing, DB2 pureScale, Sailing.

A multi-talented database consultant, James works with both DB2 for z/OS and DB2 for Midrange systems.

James is our resident DB2 pureScale expert having spent time in the IBM Boeblingen labs and running our own DB2 pureScale environment for R&D. Having worked with Data Sharing on the mainframe for many years James has been able to combine his knowledge of DB2 on Midrange and DB2 on z/OS to gain valuable skills in DB2 pureScale.

Most recently James has been working on a high profile DB2 z/OS data integration project for a major UK Financial Institution.

When he’s not sailing on the Norfolk Broads James can be found working on Triton’s zPDT carrying out various R&D projects.

James's Articles

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

ZLOAD – Mid-Range Data LOAD into DB2 for z/OS

Published March 13th, 2017 - by

Introduction Most customers will have to deliver external data to DB2 for z/OS from time to time. For some, this will be a daily feed of volume data from clients and business partners, whilst for others it might be smaller mid-range generated test data. All will have faced the usual challenges delivering data from mid-range Continue Reading

DB2 Native REST API – A Sample REST Application

Published February 27th, 2017 - by

Introduction In previous blogs in this series, we’ve seen how to install and configure the REST API, and how to create and delete services within it using PHP. This blog will focus on a simple REST application that displays information based on the IBM supplied sample data. Application Overview The Spiffy Computer Company (blame IBM Continue Reading

DB2 Native REST API – Creating Services

Published February 10th, 2017 - by

Introduction In the first blog in this series, we discussed how to enable the native REST API in DB2 for z/OS. In this edition, we’re going to focus on how we go about creating new services and what methods we used to do this. In doing so, we’re going to be using PHP – which Continue Reading

DB2 Native REST API – Getting Started

Published January 17th, 2017 - by

Introduction With DB2 for z/OS customers expanding their business presence into the mobile client world, solution developers are seeking more efficient ways to leverage existing data and business logic to support this. The REST (Representative State Transfer) native API implemented in DB2 is a light weight interface using HTTP POST / GET request handling to Continue Reading

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