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Troy Coleman

Troy L Coleman

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  • A Goodbye, and Many Thanks
    May 29, 2018
  • IBM Redbook: Db2 12 for z Optimizer
    May 22, 2018
  • Extended Plan Management and Migration
    May 15, 2018
  • Submitting an RFE
    May 8, 2018
  • Db2 12 for z/OS Tools Compatibility
    May 1, 2018
  • Group Buffer Pool-Related Enhancements in DB2 11

    Several enhancements in DB2 11 are designed to ease and eliminate storage constraints on group buffer pools and to reduce elapse time processing in applications.

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    Posted: November 3, 2015 |

    Big Data's Impact on Enterprise Security

    With the growing demand to integrate DB2 for z/OS data with Hadoop and other systems used to perform business analytics, I was wondering what information and solutions are available from IBM to govern, audit and protect sensitive data.

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    Posted: October 27, 2015 |

    How DB2 11 Manages Ever-Increasing Amounts of Data

    While many customers have upgraded to DB2 11, not all of them are taking full advantage of features like the DB2 Analytics Accelerator. While I've written extensively about the accelerator and other new capabilities that help customers manage high volumes of data, for an in-depth look at these topics, check out this recently released IBM Redbook.

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    Posted: October 20, 2015 |

    Previewing the IBM Insight Conference

    I'm looking forward to the IBM Insight 2015 in Las Vegas Oct. 25-29. One thing that intrigues me about this conference is its variety of keynote sessions covering data management, advanced analytics, cloud computing, content management and more.

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    Posted: October 13, 2015 |

    An Intro to IBM Data Server Manager

    In March IBM announced IBM Data Server Manager. I find this product interesting because, in contrast to the Windows/Eclipse-based Data Studio, Data Server Manager is a browser-based tool for managing and optimizing the performance of IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows databases.

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    Posted: October 6, 2015 |

    Column Masking With Fewer Restrictions

    For at least as long as there's been a public Internet, there's been a need to mask sensitive personal data. Of course many different software solutions are available in the market today, including IBM's built-in column masking feature that was introduced with DB2 10 for z/OS.

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    Posted: September 29, 2015 |

    Using Autonomous Procedures

    DB2 11 introduced autonomous procedures, which give a called stored procedure the capability to COMMIT its work without committing the work in the calling program. Why would you need this? Let's consider one scenario where this feature would be useful.

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    Posted: September 22, 2015 |

    The Future in Three Words: Cloud, Web, Mobile

    Since this spring's IDUG conference, I've written extensively about the future of IBM z Systems and DB2, and specifically the new capabilities that are enabling the mainframe to serve as a development platform for cloud, web and mobile applications.

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    Posted: September 15, 2015 |

    IBM Unveils the Linux-Only Mainframe

    IBM's recent announcement of the LinuxONE family is another milestone in the mainframe's long-term support of Linux. While I encourage you to read the IBM Systems Magazine overview, I'll briefly cover the highlights here.

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    Posted: September 8, 2015 |

    Developing Mobile Applications on z/OS and DB2

    As I was researching options for developing mobile applications that access data stored on z/OS -- and specifically, data in DB2 -- I discovered an IBM development platform with which I was unfamiliar. Read about the IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Developer Edition:

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    Posted: September 1, 2015 |

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