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:
Improved performance, with reduced software license costs
Increased number of concurrent users, by a factor of 10
Reduced contention in database administration
More administrative capabilities while database is online
Improved security and auditing
Ability to maintain “snapshots” of changing data – Temporal Data
Improved portability via enhanced SQL
Enhanced pureXML performance and usability
Improved productivity for database/systems administrators and application programmers
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 DB2 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.
About the Authors Preface Why Read This Book? Introduction 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 Introduction 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 Availability 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? Summary
PART II: Gaining the Financial Benefits of DB2 10 for z/OS by Cristian Molaro Introduction 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 Notes Acknowledgements