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.
Published March 13th, 2017 - by James Gill
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
Published February 27th, 2017 - by James Gill
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
Published February 10th, 2017 - by James Gill
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
Published January 17th, 2017 - by James Gill
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
Published May 18th, 2015 - by James Gill
When working with a customer a couple of years ago, we observed what appeared to be an odd situation, where we were well short of the DDF CONDBAT limit, but new connections to DB2 for z/OS were failing. What could be causing this? What do you mean by…..? Some terminology, just to start off with Continue Reading