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Troy Coleman

Troy L Coleman

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Recent Posts

  • 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
  • A Study of zparm Settings

    Db2 for z/OS News from the Lab, the IBM developerWorks blog I mentioned last week, recently surveyed customers about their zparm settings.

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    Posted: March 20, 2018 |

    developerWorks Blog Provides Db2 for z/OS Updates

    I've recently found a great resource of news and information about Db2 for z/OS. Read on to find out more.

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    Posted: March 13, 2018 |

    Mobile Apps for Mainframe Pros

    Planet Mainframe recently provided a list of apps of interest to mainframe professionals. 

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    Posted: March 6, 2018 |

    Db2 11 for z/OS End of Support

    IBM announced the end of support for DB2 11 for z/OS. 

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    Posted: February 27, 2018 |

    Learning to Code Efficient Db2 SQL

    Craig Mullins just came out with this post on writing SQL to maximize performance.

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    Posted: February 20, 2018 |

    The Latest on Data Server Manager

    I'm just back a week at the Db2 for z/OS Silicon Valley Lab (SVL), where we discussed z Analytics products. One of the sessions I really enjoyed was the hands-on lab for Data Server Manager (DSM). This recently updated solution has lots of new features to help administer, monitor, manage and optimize not just Db2 for z/OS, but the entire Db2 family (Db2 for z/OS, Db2 for LUW, Db2 on Cloud, Db2 Warehouse on Cloud, Db2 Warehouse Private).

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    Posted: February 13, 2018 |

    Big Changes for Db2 Analytics Accelerator

    Following up on last week's post on data virtualization and the ongoing effort to keep data on the mainframe, I thought it would be appropriate to provide an update on the latest release of IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA) V7.1.

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    Posted: February 6, 2018 |

    Data Virtualization on z/OS

    For almost 30 years I've worked with and supported business applications running in Db2 for z/OS environments. During that time, there's been a near constant effort to replicate data from the mainframe to Linux, UNIX and Windows (LUW) platforms.

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    Posted: January 30, 2018 |

    A Look at Upcoming Db2 Conferences

    I was recently asked about Db2 conferences and which provide the most technical content. Short answer: the long-standing SHARE and IDUG conferences.

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    Posted: January 23, 2018 |

    Enhancements for Db2 Native REST Web Services

    IBM recently released some fixes and new functionality for Db2 for z/OS. If you're currently using and or planning to use Db2 native RESTful web services, you should apply this maintenance. For Db2 11, apply APAR PI86867; for Db2 12, apply APAR PI86868.

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    Posted: January 16, 2018 |

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