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DB2 10 for z/OS: The Smarter, Faster Way to Upgrade

DB2 10 for z/OS: The Smarter, Faster Way to Upgrade

Authors: John Campbell, Cristian Molaro
Publisher: MC Press Online
Publication Date: October 2011
Subject: Computer: Database

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In the current economic climate, businesses are under significant pressure to control costs and increase efficiency to improve their bottom line. DB2 for z/OS customers around the world are still trying to gain competitive advantage by doing more with less: more business insight, more performance, more operational efficiency, more functionality, more productivity with less cost, quicker time to market, and a lower TCO. With support for DB2 Version 8 scheduled to end in April 2012, there has never been a better time to start planning your DB2 10 upgrade.

DB2 10 for z/OS: The Smarter, Faster Way to Uprgrade explores the top 10 reasons to start planning your upgrade today:
  1. Improved performance, with reduced software license costs
  2. Increased number of concurrent users, by a factor of 10
  3. Reduced contention in database administration
  4. More administrative capabilities while database is online
  5. Improved security and auditing
  6. Ability to maintain “snapshots” of changing data – Temporal Data
  7. Improved portability via enhanced SQL
  8. Enhanced pureXML performance and usability
  9. Improved productivity for database/systems administrators and application programmers
  10. Better online transaction processing performance – Hash Access
About authors
John Campbell
John Campbell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer reporting to the Director for z/OS Development at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab. He has extensive experience of DB in terms of systems, database, and applications design. John specializes in design for high performance and data sharing. He is one of IBM's foremost authorities for implementing high-end database/transaction-processing applications.

Cristian Molaro
Cristian Molaro is an independent DB2 specialist and an IBM Gold Consultant. He was recognized by IBM as an IBM Champion in 2009, 2010, and 2011. His main activity is focused on DB2 for z/OS administration and performance. Cristian has presented many papers at numerous international conferences and local user groups in Europe and North America. He is coauthor of five IBM Redbooks related to DB2, including the recent DB2 10 for z/OS Performance Topics, and he serves on the IDUG EMEA Conference Planning Committee.


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Why Read This Book?
     Hear What Our Customers Are Saying About DB2 10 for z/OS

PART I: Planning for IBM DB2 10 for z/OS
by John Campbell
Executive Summary
     States of migration
Highlights of the Beta Test
     Summary of results
Performance and Scalability
     Early results
     DBM1 virtual storage constraint relief with 64-bit SQL runtime
     Planning for real storage
     INSERT performance
Accounting Trace Class 3 enhancement
     Hash access vs. index-only access
     Online schema evolution
Other Issues
     BIND/REBIND issues
Incompatible Changes
Migration and Planning Considerations
     Migration strategy
     Planning considerations
     Should you “skip” DB2 9?
Security Considerations When Removing DDF Private Protocol
     Save critical access paths and accounting data
Items Planned for Post-GA Delivery
     When should you migrate to DB2 10 for z/OS?

PART II: Gaining the Financial Benefits of DB2 10 for z/OS
by Cristian Molaro
Why Performance Matters
DB2 10 for z/OS Performance and Cost Savings .
     Executive summary
     Detailed analysis
     Setting the correct level of expectations
     The many paths to get the DB2 10 savings .
     The performance “migration path”
     Performance benefits for distributed applications
Building the DB2 10 for z/OS Business Case
     Executive summary
     The business case building process
     DB2 10 savings and software pricing
     The case of the Advanced Workload License Charges .
     Estimating the DB2 10 financial benefits
     Estimating long-term DB2 10 financial benefits ..
Some Invaluable Performance Benefits of DB2 10 .
     Executive summary
     More throughput
     DB2 10 storage and savings by consolidation
     Specialty engines
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