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Confessions of a DB2 geek

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pureScale ‘lite’ – just ‘rite’ for many customers!

Published September 11th, 2014 - by

I recently wrote about the new Shadow tables feature in the DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” and how it is so relevant to customers I have been working with who need to report directly on their transactional DB2 systems (http://bit.ly/shadow_tables).   Another feature in the DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” that I am equally excited about is to Continue Reading

Shadow tables: A Cure for Reporting Headaches on Transaction Systems!

Published September 4th, 2014 - by

I’m really excited about the DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release”, in particular with the Shadow tables feature. Based on my experiences with customers who have mixed workloads (transaction and analytic) on a transactional system, one of the big performance pain points is when the transaction tables are also used for business intelligence analytics. Reports run on Continue Reading

INGEST Part 2 – Marriage with Temporal Data

Published May 28th, 2014 - by

Part 1 was a basic illustration of how INGEST can be used to provide a high-availability data replication mechanism without employing expensive and complicated ETL. In Part 2, I’m going to try and explore a few more complicated options: enriching or extending the data as it is ingested.   One ‘nice-to-have’ that INGEST can deliver Continue Reading

Considerations to use DB2 HADR with TSM

Published May 19th, 2014 - by

  Starting with version 6.1 TSM now uses DB2 as its backend database engine. It is a normal DB2 instance, but very tightly controlled by IBM support. After installation one cannot change any parameter in the TSM DB2 instance without permission from IBM support.   As part of normal DB2 engine TSM can use the Continue Reading

A Sysprog’s Perspective – DB2 11 Part 2

Published April 29th, 2014 - by

Join Julian Stuhler and James Gill as they take a look at DB2 11 from a Sysprog’s perspective.  This is part two in the series.  Click here to listen to part 1.

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