Author: Craig Mullins

Consultant at Mullins Consulting, Inc

Craig Mullins

Craig S. Mullins is working with Datavail and its DB2 practice to expand offerings. He is president and principal consultant at Mullins Consulting, Inc. and the publisher of The Database Site. Mullins has 30 years of experience in all facets of database management and is the author of two books: “DB2 Developer’s Guide” currently in its 6th edition and “Database Administration: The Complete Guide to DBA Practices and Procedures,” the industry’s only guide to heterogeneous DBA.

Articles Written by Craig Mullins

A reminder about the VOLATILE keyword. It was added in DB2 Version 8 and can be specified on a table using CREATE TABLE and/or ALTER TABLE statements

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Both DB2 for z/OS and DB2 for LUW support the INTERSECT and EXCEPT operations in SQL SELECT statements. They both are similar to UNION in the way in which they work and are coded. But there a differences.

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Sometimes an application can require different, perhaps even somewhat "odd" data sorting. Often you can conjure up an answer by properly understanding the problem and applying some creative SQL.

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Not everybody knows what a DBA does. This 2-part post goes over DBA job responsibilities so you can see the depth and breadth of their day-to-day tasks.

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In today's blog entry we will discuss the basics monitoring and DB2 performance monitors.

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Not everybody knows what a DBA does. This 2-part post goes over DBA job responsibilities so you can see the depth and breadth of their day-to-day tasks.

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This post includes a series of 14 links, each one taking you to the TechTarget web site for a different DBMS product overview.

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One of the more troubling issues when staffing a DBA group is deciding the optimal number of DBAs you need. Read this post for tips on how to determine that magic number.

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DBAs understand the complexities of the DBMS, making them a valuable resource. Indeed, sometimes the only source of database management and development knowledge within the organization is the DBA.

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Design reviews are an important facet of the system development lifecycle for database applications. Find out why in our newest blog post.

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