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Category Archives: DB2 LUW

Do the Needful

Published July 19th, 2017 - by

So the last few blogs have been a bit negative and have been built around common expressions and assumptions that make my hackles rise (If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, We’re Risk Averse and Best Practice). Now this is the blog with the positive spin, so it might seem strange that I’m hanging it Continue Reading

Best Practice

Published May 12th, 2017 - by

OK, I bent the truth slightly. Lied, if you like. Mis-spoke if you’re a politician. I was going to go for a positive spin this time, but I’ve got one more grumpy negative subject to get off my chest first. And this one is going to be harder to justify. If it ain’t broke, don’t Continue Reading

In-Line Optimization with V11.1

Published April 7th, 2017 - by

Sometimes you might find that the Optimizer has chosen an access path with which you don’t concur. It’s not that likely, as the DB2 Optimizer is one of the most sophisticated of its ilk, but it’s possible that you may know something that the optimizer doesn’t: if, for instance, a table has just had some 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

We’re Risk Averse

Published March 3rd, 2017 - by

Find the latest blog, Best Practice.  I’m in danger of sounding like an episode of Grumpy Old Men, but this is another of those expressions that grates a bit for a database support consultant. In my previous blog (If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it) I mentioned one expression that stores up problems in the Continue Reading

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