IBM DB2 12 for z/OS Technical Overview

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 13 December 2016, updated 03 July 2019

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ISBN-10: 0738442305
ISBN-13: 9780738442303
IBM Form #: SG24-8383-00
(300 pages)

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Authors: Meg Bernal, Tammie Dang, Acacio Ricardo Gomes Pessoa


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 continuous delivery.

This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the enhancements made available with DB2 12 for z/OS. The contents help database administrators to understand the new functions and performance enhancements, to plan for ways to use the key new capabilities, and to justify the investment in installing or migrating to DB2 12.

Table of contents

Part 1. Overview
Chapter 1. DB2 12 for z/OS at a glance
Chapter 2. Continuous delivery
Part 2. Subsystem
Chapter 3. Scalability
Chapter 4. Availability
Chapter 5. Data sharing
Part 3. Application functions
Chapter 6. SQL
Chapter 7. Application enablement
Chapter 8. Connectivity and administration routines
Part 4. Operations and performance
Chapter 9. Administrator function
Chapter 10. Security
Chapter 11. Utilities
Chapter 12. Installation and migration
Chapter 13. Performance
Appendix A. Information about IFCID changes
Appendix B. Additional material

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