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DB2 11 for z/OS Comes of Age

Published March 2nd, 2016 - by

It’s easy to think of DB2 11 for z/OS as still being the new kid on the block, but it actually became Generally Available back in October 2013 – Miley Cyrus was getting plenty of airtime with Wrecking Ball and the movie Gravity was expertly inducing vertigo in audiences all around the world. New releases Continue Reading

Day 2 at IBM zSeries Study

Published July 4th, 2012 - by

Tuesday at the IBM zSeries Study was focused on the specifics of zSeries hardware and software directions and strategy. A very strong message about platform growth and directions that underline the continuing strength of zSeries in the market. Interesting growth patterns – especially in the zLinux consolidation sector. Fascinating tour around the zSeries assembly and Continue Reading

Day 2 at IBM zSeries Study

Published June 21st, 2012 - by

Tuesday at the IBM zSeries Study was focused on the specifics of zSeries hardware and software directions and strategy. A very strong message about platform growth and directions that underline the continuing strength of zSeries in the market. Interesting growth patterns – especially in the zLinux consolidation sector. Fascinating tour around the zSeries assembly and Continue Reading

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Diagnostic Helpers

Published July 1st, 2011 - by

When opening a PMR with IBM, you will often be asked to send them some specific diagnostics so they can investigate further. IBM has recently issued some new guidance on transmitting this information to the DB2 support team via FTP. The old information APAR(II14631) has been closed and replaced with a new one: II11945. See 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

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Fascinating Acquisitions Surrounding IBM DB2

Published June 2nd, 2010 - by

In his latest article for Database Journal, Julian Stuhler writes about the fascinating acquisitions surrounding IBM DB2 that have been announced in the last few weeks. xkoto & Teradata – Firstly, Teradata Corporation acquired Xkoto on 12th May 2010. Xkoto was the creator of some very interesting clustering technology dubbed GRIDSCALE, which was designed to Continue Reading

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From IBM Data Management Magazine

Published May 19th, 2010 - by

Distributed DBA: Changes to the Cursor Stability Isolation Level  Interesting article from Roger Sanders about the Currently Committed semantics introduced in DB2 9.7, and shows how these semantics provide faster data access and increased data concurrency for SQL statements running under the CS isolation level. Click here to view

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

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

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