December 24th, 2014 - by DB2 Geek
Well, it’s been another busy year for the DB2 Geeks. We take a look at some of our favourite DB2 experiences and blogs over the past 12 months.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from us all!
January – March
A Sysprog’s Perspective – DB2 11 – In this podcast series we looked at the world of DB2 from a Sysprog’s perspective. We recorded two podcasts specifically about DB2 11 with Julian Stuhler and James Gill. Part One and Part Two
DB2 9 for z/OS – The Clock is Ticking! – for customers that have yet to make the leap to DB2 10.
The Nightmare begins – Earlier this year we launched our popular Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares series.
Triton customer CPA Global talk about why Consultancy on Demand works
INGEST Part 1 – Proof of Concept by Mark Gillis
James Gill covers DSNWMSGS and IFCID 376
Our most popular white paper of the year was written, How to Have a Happy DB2 11 CM Day by Julian Stuhler, which is still available to download
April – June
IBM’s Mainframe celebrated its 50th Birthday in 2014. To mark the occasion some of our Consultants shared their favourite mainframe stories. Happy 50th Birthday Mainframe
Mark Gillis made his debut appearance on the DB2Night show presenting INGEST as an ETL Tool http://www.dbisoftware.com/blog/db2nightshow.php?id=507
Recommendations from Somu Chakrabarty on DB2 HADR with TSM
Julian Stuhler wrote How to Have a Happy Conversion Mode Day for IBM Data Magazine which looks at how organisations can prepare for a move to DB2 11 for z/OS.
Ingest Part 2 – Marriage with Temporal Data by Mark Gillis
Julian Stuhler talks about DB2 11 – Big Data & Analytics
July – September
We began a series of blogs outlining the Top Five Reasons for Choosing Remote Database Support
IBM launched DB2 10.5 Cancun Release Here’s a selection of our most popular blogs on the subject:
- OLTP and BI mixed workloads – a merry coexistence in DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release”
- Shadow tables: A Cure for Reporting Headaches on Transaction Systems!
The RemoteDBA team was thrilled when it was selected by Hampshire County Council to provide DB2 Support and Consultancy on a three year contract.
October – December
Triton’s Consultancy on Demand Service Proves Popular with Customers
Iqbal Goralwalla returned to the DB2Night Show and shared his experiences on the latest DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release”. DB2 LUW V10.5 CANCUN Shadow Table Experiences
The DB2 Geeks headed to Prague for IDUG EMEA 2014 and wrote a series of blogs, each with a different perspective on their time and experience at this year’s conference.
Upgrading to DB2 11 for z/OS – 22 Things to Think about Now! As a follow-up to Julian Stuhler’s “DB2 10 upgrade – 23 Things to think about now” blog, Julian created a version for DB2 11.