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DB2 11 for z/OS Technical Overview

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 31 December 2013, updated 05 May 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738439053
ISBN-13: 9780738439051
IBM Form #: SG24-8180-00

Authors: Paolo Bruni, Felipe Bortoletto, Ravikumar Kalyanasundaram, Sabine Kaschta, Glenn McGeoch and Cristian Molaro

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    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 utilities performance and CPU improvements

    - Save time and resources with new autonomic and application development capabilities

    DB2 11 provides simpler, faster migration

    - SQL compatibility, divorce system migration from application migration

    - Access path stability improvements

    - Better application performance with SQL and XML enhancements

    DB2 11 includes enhanced business analytics

    - Faster, more efficient performance for query workloads

    - Accelerator enhancements

    - More efficient inline database scoring enables predictive analytics

    The DB2 11 environment is available either for new installations of DB2 or for migrations from DB2 10 for z/OS subsystems only.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the enhancements made available with DB2 11 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 11.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. DB2 11 for z/OS at a glance

    Part 1. Subsystem

    Chapter 2. Synergy with System z

    Chapter 3. Scalability

    Chapter 4. Availability

    Chapter 5. Data sharing

    Part 2. Application functions

    Chapter 6. SQL

    Chapter 7. Application enablement

    Chapter 8. XML

    Chapter 9. Connectivity and administration routines

    Part 3. Operations and performance

    Chapter 10. Security

    Chapter 11. Utilities

    Chapter 12. Installation and migration

    Chapter 13. Performance

    Appendix A. Information about IFCID changes

    Appendix B. Summary of relevant maintenance


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