Category: DB2

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.

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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.

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This blog post discusses costs vs. advantages of converting an existing application from IMS DB to DB2.

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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.

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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.

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

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When designing DB2 databases a frequently heard request is for a column that contains sequentially generated numbers. For example, each row has a counter associated with it.

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