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 – 11 – DB2 RACF Access Control Exit DSNXRXAC

Published May 8th, 2018 - by

Introduction Many customers make use of the RACF Access Control sample exit (DSNXRXAC) to pass security control within DB2 to their security teams. This puts access to DB2 objects and resources under the control of RACF (other security products are available) in a set of classes and profiles. The benefits of this approach are: Data Continue Reading

DB2 Native REST API – Python

Published March 16th, 2018 - by

Introduction Whilst I haven’t used Python for a while, it has always been the playground for geeks. With it’s C-like look and feel and it’s huge array of extension libraries there’s very little it can’t do. I was prompted to refresh my acquaintance with Python by a colleague who’d been reading this blog chain – Continue Reading

DB2 Native REST API – Creating Services from TSO / Batch

Published February 16th, 2018 - by

Introduction One of the challenges that we’ve faced working with the DB2 for z/OS native REST API is the mid-range nature of the interface when creating services. This doesn’t sit so well with the existing mainframe landscape and administration processes and the fact that Data Studio (at least up to V4.1.3) doesn’t work with it Continue Reading

DB2 Native REST API – curl

Published January 31st, 2018 - by

Introduction One of the things that we frequently want to do is to perform a quick check of the REST service that we’ve just created. In the previous blogs we’ve seen how we can do this with PHP and Java, but why can’t we just use a command line tool? Well, we can. Curl, or Continue Reading

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