Comparing DB2 10.5 Express-C with its competitors

Written by Klaas Brant on . Posted in DB2 LUW, Featured

DB2 Express-C is the free edition of the DB2 for Linux/Unix/Windows database. Unlike Microsoft and Oracle express offerings, DB2 Express-C does have a huge limit on the size of database! The latest edition (10.5) relaxes its memory restriction by 400%! It will now use up to 16GB of memory. Furthermore DB2 Express-C can be used in production and it can be redistributed with your applications.

DB2 10 and SMS

Written by Cristian Molaro on . Posted in DB2 z/OS, Featured

SMS stands for System Managed Storage, short for Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem (DFSMS), which is an integral part of z/OS . SMS is composed of a set of components designed to make disk storage management easier and more efficient.

DB2 11 for z/OS is coming… Here are the features!

Written by Klaas Brant on . Posted in DB2 z/OS, Featured

UPDATE: IBM intends to make DB2 11 for z/OS ( DB2 11) generally available on October 25, 2013. You can find the announcement letter here. Julian Stuhler and Klaas Brant discuss the new features in Triton’s Confessions of a DB2 Geek podcast. You can find here: part1 and part2. If you want more details about the DB2 11 we recommend IBM’s Information On Demand (IOD) conference

On Wednesday October 3, 2012  IBM announced “IBM DB2 11 for z/OS Early Support Program”. IBM intends to make DB2 11 for z/OS (DB2 11) available to a select group of clients in a closed Early Support Program (ESP) on March 8, 2013.

More “cool” data migration strategies!

Written by Jeyabarathi(JB) Chakrapani on . Posted in DB2 LUW, Featured

In my previous article, I talked about how to use the DB2 HADR feature as a tool to migrate data. Here is another cool method I discovered (entirely by accident) during one of my hair tearing migration sessions with the application team. I must say in all fairness the application team had more of a tough time than me, but once I discovered this cool feature in DB2  and tested it, I was able to sit back, relax and enjoy all the hustle and bustle that the application team had to go through.

HADR as a migration tool – a cool way to migrate data!!

Written by Jeyabarathi(JB) Chakrapani on . Posted in DB2 LUW, Featured

In this article you can read about an unconventional and cool way of using the DB2 HADR  tool for data migration. I  presented this method of using the DB2 High Availability Disaster Recovery feature as a tool to migrate a database  for the 2011 spring “DB2’s got talent” contest series hosted by Scott Hayes of the popular DB2 Night Show.

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