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DB2 Native REST API – VB.NET Tool wDB2REST

Published June 5th, 2018 - by

Introduction Whilst working with the DB2 for z/OS REST API, I thought it would be useful to have a tool to make things easier to see what was defined, what the parameter profiles look like and maybe even be able to run the services. To that end, I’ve written one in VB.NET called wDB2REST. It’s Continue Reading

DB2 for z/OS New Function Watch – V12R1M502 is here

Published May 15th, 2018 - by

Background The advent of DB2 12 for z/OS brought with it a fundamental change in the way that IBM is delivering new DB2 capabilities. Gone are the monolithic version upgrades with 2-3 year release cycles that we knew so well in the past, IBM has instead embraced a more agile development model and is now Continue Reading

DB2 Native REST API – Creating Services from TSO / Batch

Published February 16th, 2018 - by

Introduction One of the challenges that we’ve faced working with the DB2 for z/OS native REST API is the mid-range nature of the interface when creating services. This doesn’t sit so well with the existing mainframe landscape and administration processes and the fact that Data Studio (at least up to V4.1.3) doesn’t work with it Continue Reading

DB2 Native REST API – curl

Published January 31st, 2018 - by

Introduction One of the things that we frequently want to do is to perform a quick check of the REST service that we’ve just created. In the previous blogs we’ve seen how we can do this with PHP and Java, but why can’t we just use a command line tool? Well, we can. Curl, or Continue Reading

MVM Eases DB2 for z/OS Upgrade Anxiety

Published April 19th, 2017 - by

On 14th February 2017, IBM quietly announced a new software charging mechanism that could have some very positive implications for most System z sites – including DB2 for z/OS customers. MVM (Multi-Version Measurement) replaces the old Single Version Charging (SVC) arrangement, and promises to do away with many of the restrictions that IBM previously imposed Continue Reading