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 – 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

DB2 Native REST API – Bonus Material – node.js

Published January 12th, 2018 - by

Introduction This is the 6th blog post in the (ahem) series of 5 on the DB2 for z/OS native REST interface. The previous entries are: DB2 Native REST API – Getting Started DB2 Native REST API – Creating Services DB2 Native REST API – A Sample REST Application DB2 Native REST API – Security DB2 Continue Reading

DB2 Native REST API 5 – BLOBs, CLOBs and Stored Procedures

Published December 1st, 2017 - by

Introduction In the previous blogs in this series, we’ve seen that the process of creating and consuming REST services with DB2 for z/OS V11 and V12 can be managed easily with PHP. In this blog, we’ll look at how we access LOB data, and finally how we use stored procedures to drive business logic.   Continue Reading

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

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