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The dirty read capability can provide relief to concurrency problems for faster performance. Make sure to understand the implications of the UR isolation level.
It is important for DB2 DBAs and application programmers to know the four isolation levels and their impact on SQL in order to control concurrency and locking.
Keeping track of database objects and ensuring that each object is created, formatted and maintained properly is the goal of database structure integrity.
Craig Mullins' blog post takes users through the different approaches to access path management in order to develop strategies on how to REBIND your programs.
One of the most important areas for tuning DB2 subsystem performance is memory usage. This post shares buffering and memory guidelines for better DB2 performance.
This blog post discusses costs vs. advantages of converting an existing application from IMS DB to DB2.
Lock avoidance is a mechanism employed by DB2 for z/OS to access data without locking while maintaining data integrity. Avoiding locks can improve performance.
There are many types of DBAs and varying job descriptions. Which ones are the most common? Find out here.
There are many ways to go about structuring your DBA staff. Is it better to hire DBAs with broad skills or more specialized skills? This blog post has some direction.
The DB2 DISPLAY command is a powerful tool that gathers details about your DB2 subsystems and databases. DBAs should know how to use DISPLAY to simplify their job.