Head of DB2 z/OS
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Mike is a highly experienced DB2 and z/OS / CICS systems consultant, having been responsible for the management and performance of DB2 and MVS/CICS systems within several large IBM installations.
He has spent the last 16 years as a Principal Consultant, working with a variety of blue chip clients on a wide range of activities such as client/server systems design, technical architecture, data propagation, recovery/restart in large 24×7 multiplatform projects and systems programming consultancy. More recently, he has specialised in supporting large-scale implementations of SAP on DB2 for z/OS.
Published March 29th, 2011 - by Mike Kyrkos
Imagine the scene – a broken database on an unsupported version of DB2, with no backups or log files to recover the database. Yes, this one really was the stuff of nightmares! An erroneous script had deleted a few transaction log files that had a ‘last changed’ date of more than 45 days. The Continue Reading
Published February 1st, 2011 - by Mike Kyrkos
I always say that database admin is best performed from the command line with scripts. This means that admin is repeatable and the actions are recorded which in turn can improve DBA productivity. • If you have a single database that you manage, and that’s it, this may seem like overkill, but what happens Continue Reading