2006 North American Conference Blog
Any Other Name by Robert Catterall
SPUFI in batch
Serving IBM Mainframe Style by Mark Lillycrop
for z/OS Product Overview
Europe 2005 Blog
Advice Your Daddy Didn't Give You
for z/OS Features Contribute to High Availability (Part 1) by
for the Memory by Robert Catterall
Power of Insight by Janet Perna and Andrew Warzecha
Time with Martin Hubel
VSAM and DB2 by Craig S. Mullins
Things First by Craig S. Mullins
Business Value of DB2 for z/OS
Two Years of DB2 by Craig S. Mullins
Annoyances by Craig S. Mullins
Behind the Scenes by Craig S. Mullins
DB2 Environment by Susan Lawson
Spaces And Locking Levels, Part 1 by Bonnie Baker
for the Memory by Robert Catterall
DB2 is Better Than VSAM by Sasirekha Cota
for z/OS and WebSphere: The Perfect Couple IBM
Bufferpool: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to DB2
by Craig S. Mullins, IDUG Solutions Journal
A road map to DB2 developers for where and how to find information
and information about some confusing issues for DB2 users.
40 Tips In 60
by Craig S. Mullins
the Experts: Roger Miller and Upcoming Enhancements to DB2 for z/OS
An interview with IBM's Roger Miler, lead DB2 for z/OS strategist
working on product strategy, planning, development, writing, and
helping customers to use the product with a focus on performance,
availability, and security.
Basic SQL Coding for
DB2 Universal Database for OS/390
by Susan Lawson, informit
There are four primary statements of DML:
Select, Update, Insert, and Delete. To master DB2, you must know
the unique role that each of these statements has.
Before and After zSeries (pdf)
by John Campbell
An article written to provide better information about potential
issues, how virtual storage is allocated in DBM1, tuning options
for virtual storage constraint relief based, and more.
IBM’s Don Chamberlin Wins Dr. Dobb’s Excellence
in Programming Award
by Jonathan Erickson
All about this year's winner.
IBM's Perna Sees More to Data Management
by Craig Stedman
IBM's Janet Perma talks about IBM's database
business and how Big Blue plans to use DB2 as an underlying technology
for managing various forms of information stored in other databases
or content repositories.
DB2 Questions for the Experts — Part
1 Part 2 Part 3
by Elizabeth A. Mullins
Three-part series: DBAzine wants to
know about the direction of DB2 — past, present, and future. So
we posed numerous questions during a series of roundtable discussions
with leading experts working with DB2 today, including Roger
Miller, Alex Robb, Craig Mullins, Linda Ball,
and Randy Ebersole.
the Experts: Carol Rigdon
Learn how IBM does advanced technical support.
Number of VSAM Extents on DSNDB06
by Bernard Zver
This is useful for enlarging a fully extended
dataset or a dataset which already has too many extents.
Basics: Table Spaces and Buffer Pools
by David Kline and
Some of the most important decisions you'll
make as a DBA revolve around the design and tuning of your table
spaces and buffer pools.
That Changed DB2 Forever
by Craig S. Mullins
DB2 wasn't always the 500 lb. blue gorilla of transaction processing.
These innovations helped push it to the top.
Interview: Janet Perna, General Manager, IBM Data Management Solutions
With IBM and Oracle still at loggerheads
over the fight for the database crown, and the impending battle
for domination of the web services game looking increasingly imminent,
IBM's data management division has a big challenge on its plate.
A 20th Anniversary
Message to the DB2 Community
by Janet Perna
IBM Data Management Solutions general manager
Janet Perna weighs in on what's next in DB2 innovation.
Bound to Succeed:
an Interview with IBM’s Pat Selinger,
Don Haderle, and Don Chamberlin
by David Stodder
The three founding fathers of the modern
RDBMS share DB2 stories and their plans for its future.
by Robert Catterall
DB2 columnist Robert Catterall talks about
his evolution from DB2 skeptic to true believer.
in Blue Go for Big Blue's DB2
by Edward Hurley
How the Toronto police department opted to run virtually all of
its applications on DB2.
Mixing DB2 and
by Craig Mullins
Many organizations have adopted object-oriented programming standards
and languages because of the claimed advantages of the OO development
paradigm. But what does OO mean for DB2 databases? This article
explores some of the issues that arise when you mix relational DB2
databases and object orientation.
Testing the Waters
by Kathy Komer
IDUG members are repositories of insider tips on all things DB2.
IDUG Insight taps into that wealth of information to bring you concise
advice from a user perspective.
An interview with Curt Cotner, Distinguished
Engineer, DB2 for z/OS Development.
Takes On XML Databases
by Barbara Darrow
The co-creator of the SQL language is now hard at work on what he
and much of the industry hope will be a new standard: Xquery,
which would be used for querying XML (Extensible Markup Language)
by Blair Adamache
The relational model is a thing of beauty. Compromising it is a
travesty, like putting a baseball cap on top of Michelangelo’s David.
Yet, stuff that doesn’t belong in a pure relational model may end
up in your database or application.
IBM Gloats Over Gartner DB Figures
by Chris McConnell
Overtaking Oracle Corp. in the database market according to Gartner
Dataquest, IBM recently trumpeted its leading place in data management.
(See IBM's press
Make Wish List for IBM Database Products
by Marc L. Songini
Members of the International DB2 Users Group (IDUG) raised some
issues they would like IBM to address down the line.