Category: News from the Labs

Each month, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING sends out valuable technical DB2 z/OS tips and news based on knowledge gained by the experienced developers and technicians in our product labs. We would like to share this newsletter with other DB2 users, like yourself.

2020-08 SYSLGRNX through the looking glass

This month I want to have a good look inside the SYSLGRNX – Not just for fun but actually to review what is inside and ask the question: Is any of it “interesting” for us as DBAs?

2020-07 IDUG 2020 What I have learnt

As noted in my last newsletter, the virtual world is influencing us all now. The IDUG North America 2020 had to “go virtual” and here are a few points I picked up over the last weeks while manning our virtual booth and attending virtual sessions. These are just randomly sorted and there were a ton of other interesting IDUG presentations that I recommend you try and read!

2020-06 Let’s get Virtual with each other

Let’s get Virtual with each other
Due to the Corona virus a whole bunch of us IT folk have been getting a lot of “virtual” recently! We are viewed as being “system relevant” and some of us *must* work from home to keep the systems rolling. This month I thought I would walk down the road we at Software Engineering and SEGUS have all about virtual, and simulated, Db2.

2020-05 Things I never knew

Things I never knew
I actually do not know everything about Db2. I do know a ton of stuff, but you never ever stop learning. I thought I would create a newsletter out of all the stuff I never knew before that I have learnt over the last few years.

2020-04 Four Flavors of Db2 Audit

Four different ways to “Get a Db2 z/OS Audit Done”.

Which one ist the best way, so that you can process the gathered data?

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2020-03 Db2 REORG SYSCOPY: DRAIN Delays are Despicable

REORG and missing SYSCOPY: delays on a Db2 site caused from a DRAIN SQL and a badly timed RUNSTATS. How to identify the bad SQLs thanks to z/OS tools.

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2020-02 Db2 UPDATE column: UPDATEs for nothing and CPU ain’t free!

Db2 UPDATE column: what happens “under the covers” when the column value you are updating is exactly the same as the new value?

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2020-01 How RUNSTATS causes an error SQLCODE

How can a Db2 RUNSTATS *cause* an SQL error code? Well, my gentle readers, read on and find ttwo examples in SPUFI

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2019-12 Fun with Db2 12 PBR RPN

Avoid runing out of extent during partition in production with the recently enhanced SAX – Space AssuranceExpert thanks to the new PBR – RPN for Db2 12

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2019-11 Db2 Existence-checks: SELECT for DUMMIES

Find your Db2 backend on any hardware platform with this Db2 Existence checks SQL query examples: SELECT COUNT() FROM SYSIBM.SYSDUMMY1

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