DB2 12 for z/OS Technical Overview and Highlights

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Published 30 June 2017, updated 12 July 2017

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ISBN-10: 073845611X
ISBN-13: 9780738456119
IBM Form #: REDP-5444-00
(40 pages)

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Authors: Gareth Jones


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 the reader with an understanding of some of the key changes that were introduced in DB2 12 for z/OS, including the following topics:

  • Performance for traditional workloads
  • Performance enablers for modern applications
  • Application Enablement
  • Reliability, availability, and scalability
  • Security
    Migration and prerequisites

Table of contents

Performance for traditional workload: In-Memory Computing
Access path/access plan stability
Performance enablers for modern applications
Application enablement
Reliability, avilability, and scalability
Upgrade and prerequisites

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