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How to Plug Your Mainframe Skills Gap

Older employees with mainframe skills are nearing retirement age. There’s a shortage of younger workers with this knowledge. Plan a strategy to close the gap.

Scott Konash | April 16, 2019

Why Mainframe Computing is Here to Stay (And What You Can Do About It)

While the mainframe may have a shrinking user base in this era of the cloud, companies still on the mainframe are likely to remain there into the foreseeable future.

Scott Konash | April 4, 2019

3 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore the Mainframe Talent Shortage

Even though mainframe computers seem to be outdated in a cloud computing era, there’s no sign of it disappearing as organizations are still using for business apps.

Scott Konash | March 25, 2019

TIMESTAMP versus DATE/TIME

Is it better to use a single TIMESTAMP column or two columns, one DATE and the other TIME? Craig Mullins advises in latest blog post.

Craig Mullins | March 28, 2018

Null Follow-up: IS [NOT] DISTINCT FROM

Datavail consultant Craig Mullins blog on Null Follow-up.

Craig Mullins | March 15, 2018

Null Troubles

Understanding what nulls are, and how best to use them, can help you to create usable db2 databases and design useful and correct queries in your db2 applications.

Craig Mullins | February 28, 2018

Db2 Best Practices

How do organizations manage their database infrastructure? Craig Mullins takes on db2 best practices in new blog post.

Craig Mullins | February 13, 2018

What is Production Data?

Production data is information that is stored and used by professionals to conduct business processes. It must be managed to ensure its value to the organization

Craig Mullins | January 16, 2018
Db2, DBA

Which is better? “BETWEEN” vs “

As with most Db2 (and, indeed, IT) issues, the correct answer is “it depends!” Let’s dig a bit deeper to explain what I mean.

Craig Mullins | December 20, 2017
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