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Tag Archives: DB2 pureScale

“Staggering” Transaction Rates With DB2 pureScale

Published December 14th, 2010 - by

DB2 pureScale was first announced back in October 2009 and created huge interest in the market. In April of this year Triton sent a team of their experts to the IBM labs in Germany and were the first European IBM Business Partners to work with DB2 pureScale. Since then, the team have been working hard Continue Reading

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DB2 pureScale certified on WCS

Published November 24th, 2010 - by

IBM have officially confirmed that DB2 pureScale has been certified for Websphere Commerce Suite: DB2 pureScale is supported on the WebSphere Commerce Version 7 production server in the remote database configuration, using WebSphere Commerce Version 7 Fix Pack 1 installation and migration to DB2 Version 9.7. For more information visit –  We have reported Continue Reading

Geek-Tastic Webcasts with the IBM Toronto Lab Team

Published October 14th, 2010 - by

If you haven’t been tuning into the DB2 pureScale webcast series then we’re not sure where you’ve been but you’ve certainly missed out on some great info!   Luckily though the DB2 Geek has recorded all of the webcasts so you can listen to them at your leisure!   Episode 1 – Get the lowdown Continue Reading

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Big news for DB2 Workgroup Edition users

Published October 12th, 2010 - by

The hot news this week from IBM is that DB2 pureScale is going to be FREE in DB2 9.8 Workgroup Edition.  Great news for all workgroup users who will now be able to achieve levels of availability and scalability traditionally only possible in large z/OS enterprise organisations. We figure this is not only good news Continue Reading

A DB2 pureScale Primer

Published August 24th, 2010 - by

DB2 pureScale adopts many of the same concepts and terminology as the well-established DB2 for z/OS Data Sharing technology, usually considered to be the “gold standard” for shared-disk database architectures. Multiple DB2 instances, or “members” accept and service incoming DB2 work, with all of them accessing a single copy of the data (usually held on Continue Reading

DB2 pureScale – Insert Load & Replication

Published July 13th, 2010 - by

Following on from James Gill’s recent blog post about the Coupling Facility today I’m sharing with you our experiences of working with Insert Load & Replication in DB2 pureScale.  In order to test the load capacity of the IBM DB2 pureScale machine we needed some test data and lots of it!  Being somewhat familiar with Continue Reading

DB2 pureScale Coupling Facility

Published July 12th, 2010 - by

We were lucky enough to get an opportunity to spend a week in the IBM Boeblingen Labs in Germany, to get some hands on experience with DB2 9.8 – pureScale – or Data Sharing on mid-range.    The platform that we were working with was a five node configuration – two coupling facilities (CFs) and Continue Reading

Triton Consulting are first to work with pureScale

Published April 26th, 2010 - by

DB2 experts, Triton Consulting are the first IBM Business Partners in Europe to work with DB2 pureScale – IBM’s latest and most important new feature for DB2 LUW.    Triton have a team of DB2 experts spending a week at IBM Labs in Boeblingen Germany on a research and development project. During their time there Continue Reading

Pure Genius! pureScale has arrived!

Published February 24th, 2010 - by

Since its introduction to the market in the mid-90s, DB2 for z/OS data sharing became the gold standard for enterprise data-serving scalability and availability. Customers using DB2 on midrange platforms have long been calling for similar capabilities. This has now arrived in the form of DB2 pureScale. Based on the industry leading System z data Continue Reading

Five Days in the Labs – Part 1

Published January 27th, 2010 - by

Last month we were delighted to be given the opportunity to visit IBM’s research and development centre in Boeblingen, Germany.  Before I get on to what exactly we were doing there I’d like to share a little information about the centre itself as it’s quite a place!  Opened in 1953, Boeblingen is host to a Continue Reading

DB2 LUW gains more Mainframe-style functionality

Published January 27th, 2010 - by

  When you think of a database you think of rows and columns, or that is what was thought of a few years ago.  The modern DB2 data server for Linux, UNIX, and Windows (LUW) is a lot more than just a bunch of rows and columns.  It is now a powerful server able to Continue Reading