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Db2 for z/OS Utilities in Practice
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 29 Jun 2018, last updated 25 Sep 2018

As IBM® continues to enhance the functionality, performance, and availability of IBM Db2®, the utilities have made significant strides towards self-management. IBM Db2 for z/OS utilities is leading the trend towards autonomics. During the last couple of versions of Db2 for z/OS, and through the maintenance stream, new features and enhancements have been delivered to further improve the performance and functionality of the Db2 utilities. The intent of this IBM Redpaper™ publication is to help Db2 Database Administrators, Db2 System Programmers, and anyone who runs Db2 for z/OS utilities ... [more]


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Exploring IBM Db2 for z/OS Continuous Delivery
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 21 Mar 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides key information about continuous delivery in IBM Db2® 12 for z/OS®. It discusses how continuous delivery works and the changes that have been made in Db2 12 to support continuous delivery, such as adding a new catalog table and changing existing catalog tables. Also the paper covers the effects on applications and how to take advantage of new function provided using the continuous delivery model.


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Managing IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator by using IBM Data Server Manager
Analytics

Web Doc, published 4 Dec 2017, last updated 11 Dec 2017

IBM® Data Server Manager is a web-based, integrated database management tools platform that manages IBM Db2® and IBM Db2 for z/OS® databases. With IBM Data Server Manager, you can manage and administer IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator (Accelerator). This IBM Redbooks® Analytics Support web document describes the various functions that are available in Data Server Manager to manage the Accelerator server. This document is targeted at database administrators who work with IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator. It applies to IBM Data Server Manager Version 2.1.5 and ... [more]


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Db2 Skeleton Cloning: Protecting Your Production Environment
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 17 Nov 2017, last updated 27 Nov 2017

IBM Db2® for z/OS® is well known as the gold-standard information steward. Deep synergy with the z/OS operating system and System Z platform provides support for the highest transaction volumes with the ultimate levels of availability. Just like any high-performance engine, occasional maintenance or upgrades are needed to maintain peak performance and to incorporate new features. Those that demand the highest standards and protection of their production environments know that you want to test changes outside of production first. It is common to have development or test environments for ... [more]


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IBM Db2 12 for z/OS Performance Topics
Data Management

Redbooks, published 19 Sep 2017

Db2 12 for IBM z/OS® delivers several significant business values, such as cost reductions, scalability improvement, and improved application enablement for cloud and mobile environment. Db2 12 also introduces a foundation of continuous delivery. In continuous delivery, new capabilities and enhancements, including performance features, are delivered through function levels without waiting for a new release. Function levels 100 and 500 activate the initial set of enhancements and capabilities in Db2 12. For migration from Db2 11, most new capabilities become available in Db2 12 only after the ... [more]


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Understanding IBM Db2 Restore
Data Management

Web Doc, published 10 Aug 2017

Creating regular backups is a critical step to recovering from a disaster. Restoring the database is arguably the most important and time-critical portion of the backup and restore process. This IBM® Redbooks® web doc describes the following elements that are critical to a successful restore process:
- The process model
- Restore to existing and non-existing databases
- Restore individual table spaces
- Restore a subset of table spaces to a new database
- Change the database path
- Change the container path
- Considerations for the Database Partitioning ... [more]


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IBM Db2: Investigating Automatic Storage Table Spaces and Data Skew
Data Management

Redpaper, published 17 Jul 2017, last updated 20 Jul 2017

The scope of this IBM® Redpaper™ publication is to provide a high-level overview of automatic storage table spaces, table space maps, table space extent maps, and physically unbalanced data across automatic storage table space containers (that is, data skew). The objective of this paper is to investigate causes of data skew and make suggestions for how to resolve it. This paper is for Database Administrators (DBAs) of IBM Db2®; the DBAs should have general Db2 knowledge and skills. The environment used for the creation of this document is Db2 Version 11.1, and an IBM AIX® operating system. ... [more]


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DB2 12 for z/OS Technical Overview and Highlights
Data Management

Product Guide, published 30 Jun 2017, last updated 12 Jul 2017

This paper provides a high-level overview of the functions, features, and improvements that were introduced in IBM DB2® 12 for z/OS®. These businesses gain a competitive advantage, improve business efficiency and effectiveness, and discover business insights from their existing data. The paper is intended for DB2 system administrators, database administrators, and application programmers, but might also be of interest to IT managers and executives. A more detailed description of DB2 12 is available in IBM DB2 12 for z/OS Technical Overview, SG24-8383. The purpose of this paper is to provide ... [more]


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DB2 12 for z Optimizer
Data Management

Redpaper, published 28 Jun 2017

There has been a considerable focus on performance improvements as one of the main themes in recent IBM DB2® releases, and DB2 12 for IBM z/OS® is certainly no exception. With the high-value data retained on DB2 for z/OS and the z Systems platform, customers are increasingly attempting to extract value from that data for competitive advantage. Although customers have historically moved data off platform to gain insight, the landscape has changed significantly and allowed z Systems to again converge operational systems with analytics for real-time insight. Business-critical analytics is now ... [more]


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IBM DB2 Web Query for i: The Nuts and Bolts
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 14 Apr 2017, last updated 19 Jun 2017

Business Intelligence (BI) is a broad term that relates to applications that analyze data to understand and act on the key metrics that drive profitability in an enterprise. Key to analyzing that data is providing fast, easy access to it while delivering it in formats or tools that best fit the needs of the user. At the core of any BI solution are user query and reporting tools that provide intuitive access to data supporting a spectrum of users from executives to “power users,” from spreadsheet aficionados to the external Internet consumer. IBM® DB2® Web Query for i offers a set of ... [more]


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IBM DB2 Web Query for i Tutorials
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 13 Apr 2017

Note: Please see the related blog post for information on future updates of this IBM Redbooks publication. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/PowerSystemsRedbooks/entry/IBM_DB2_Web_Query_for_i_New_Materials?lang=en Business Intelligence (BI) is a broad term relating to applications designed to analyze data for purposes of understanding and acting on the key metrics that drive profitability in an enterprise. Essential to analyzing that data is providing fast, easy access to it while delivering it in formats or tools that best fit the needs of the end user. At the core of any ... [more]


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IBM DB2 12 for z/OS Technical Overview
Data Management

Redbooks, published 13 Dec 2016

IBM® DB2® 12 for z/OS® delivers key innovations that increase availability, reliability, scalability, and security for your business-critical information. In addition, DB2 12 for z/OS offers performance and functional improvements for both transactional and analytical workloads and makes installation and migration simpler and faster. DB2 12 for z/OS also allows you to develop applications for the cloud and mobile devices by providing self-provisioning, multitenancy, and self-managing capabilities in an agile development environment. DB2 12 for z/OS is also the first version of DB2 built for ... [more]


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Maximizing Performance of IBM DB2 Backups
Data Management

Web Doc, published 21 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® Analytics Support Web Doc describes how to maximize the performance of IBM DB2® backups. Backing up a database is a critical part of any disaster recovery plan. Making sure that the backup completes in a reasonable time frame means that there is always a valid backup available in case of emergency. This document describes the following elements that are critical to good backup performance:
- The backup process model
- Basic backup performance concepts
- Backup performance considerations
- Monitoring backup performance with the DB2_BAR_STATS ... [more]


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In-Place Analytics with Live Enterprise Data with IBM DB2 Query Management Facility
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 21 Oct 2016

IBM® DB2® Query Management Facility™ for z/OS® provides a zero-footprint, mobile-enabled, highly secure business analytics solution. IBM QMF™ V11.2.1 offers many significant new features and functions in keeping with the ongoing effort to broaden its usage and value to a wider set of users and business areas. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we explore several of the new features and options that are available within this new release. This publication introduces TSO enhancements for QMF Analytics for TSO and QMF Enhanced Editor. A chapter describes how the QMF Data Service component ... [more]


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Changing Physical Disk Storage in IBM DB2 pureScale: A Practical Example
Data Management

Web Doc, published 22 Sep 2016, last updated 26 Sep 2016

IBM® DB2® pureScale® provides continuous availability with multiple active servers that share a common set of disk storage subsystems. DB2 pureScale includes multiple components for high availability (HA), such as IBM Tivoli® System Automation (TSA) and IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFS™) for clustered file systems. Like any component in an IT infrastructure, DB2 pureScale eventually might require a migration to meet the demands of upgraded hardware and software. Database administrators, operating system administrators, and system administrators working with DB2 pureScale in ... [more]


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DB2 11 for z/OS Technical Overview
Data Management

Redbooks, published 31 Dec 2013, last updated 5 May 2016

IBM® DB2® Version 11.1 for z/OS® (DB2 11 for z/OS or just DB2 11 throughout this book) is the fifteenth release of DB2 for IBM MVS™. It brings performance and synergy with the IBM System z® hardware and opportunities to drive business value in the following areas. DB2 11 can provide unmatched reliability, availability, and scalability - Improved data sharing performance and efficiency - Less downtime by removing growth limitations - Simplified management, improved autonomics, and reduced planned outages DB2 11 can save money and save time - Aggressive CPU reduction goals - Additional ... [more]


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SQL Procedures, Triggers, and Functions on IBM DB2 for i
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 25 Apr 2016

Structured Query Language (SQL) procedures, triggers, and functions, which are also known as user-defined functions (UDFs), are the key database features for developing robust and distributed applications. IBM® DB2® for i supported these features for many years, and they are enhanced in IBM i versions 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2. DB2 for i refers to the IBM DB2 family member and relational database management system that is integrated within the IBM Power operating system that is known as IBM i. This IBM Redbooks® publication includes several of the announced features for SQL procedures, triggers, and ... [more]


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External Procedures, Triggers, and User-Defined Functions on IBM DB2 for i
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 25 Apr 2016

Procedures, triggers, and user-defined functions (UDFs) are the key database software features for developing robust and distributed applications. IBM Universal Database™ for i (IBM DB2® for i) supported these features for many years, and they were enhanced in V5R1, V5R2, and V5R3 of IBM® OS/400® and V5R4 of IBM i5/OS™. This IBM Redbooks® publication includes several of the announced features for procedures, triggers, and UDFs in V5R1, V5R2, V5R3, and V5R4. This book includes suggestions, guidelines, and practical examples to help you effectively develop IBM DB2 for i procedures, triggers, ... [more]


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New Approach to Analytics for IBM IMS Data
IBM Z

Solution Guide, published 17 Apr 2016

IBM® Information Management System (IMS™) applications and data are the core of critical online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads for many of the world’s major organizations. This operational data, when analyzed properly, forms the basis for making better decisions by organizations running IMS. With IBM DB2® Analytics Accelerator for z/OS®, you can exploit your IBM z Systems™ platform’s IMS data where it originates so that delivering new insights to improve efficiency and drive smart outcomes is possible. Critical business insights that are gained by performing analytics on IMS ... [more]


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IT Modernization using Catalogic ECX Copy Data Management and IBM Spectrum Storage
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 5 Apr 2016

Data is the currency of the new economy, and organizations are increasingly tasked with finding better ways to protect, recover, access, share, and use data. Traditional storage technologies are being stretched to the breaking point. This challenge is not because of storage hardware performance, but because management tools and techniques have not kept pace with new requirements. Primary data growth rates of 35% to 50% annually only amplify the problem. Organizations of all sizes find themselves needing to modernize their IT processes to enable critical new use cases such as storage ... [more]


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