(Craig S. Mullins) Mainframe development teams are relying on DevOps practices more extensively, bringing the need to incorporate Db2 for z/OS database changes into the toolset that is supporting their software development lifecycle (SDLC).
(Lockwood Lyon) Since late 2016, Db2 V12 for the z/OS platform has been generally available.
(Henrik Loeser) In my recent posts I touched on updating credentials for solutions deployed on IBM Cloud Functions or using Cloud Foundry on IBM Cloud.
This week we have a video presentation from George Baklarz.
(Chris Crone and Sarbinder Kallar) Db2 12 Function Level 505 introduces a new Encryption Built-in Function (BIF) ENCRYPT_DATAKEY that can be used to encrypt data at the column level using the AES algorithm.
(Robert Catterall) Last month, I posted to this blog part 1 of a 2-part entry on the APPLCOMPAT option of the Db2 for z/OS BIND PACKAGE command. In that entry I covered several aspects of APPLCOMPAT.
(Henrik Loeser) A popular PaaS (Platform as a service) technology is Cloud Foundry. On IBM Cloud, it is available both as public Cloud Foundry instances in multiple regions as well as Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment (CFEE).
(Kate Wheat and Koshy John) When the RUNSTATS utility gathers statistics, the utility can either do row sampling after all the rows for the table are read or page sampling wherein all the rows from select pages in the table space are read.
(Kevin Oliver) Db2 recently simplified its editions structure to make the path from prototype to production deployment easier.
(Peter Hartmann) One of the major challenges for RUNSTATS is the sampling of the data rows e.g. for calculation of the COLCARD value in SYSIBM.SYSCOLSTATS and SYSIBM.SYSCOLUMNS.