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Migrating to Db2 12 soon? Rebind those old packages and plans soon in Db2 11!

By Patrick Bossman and Paul McWilliams. We've written about this subject before, in a previous blog entry and in the Db2 migration documentation , but it's worth repeating. If you're still running Db2 11 (which reaches its End of Support (EOS) in September 2020 ) you're probably preparing...


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Webcast! Register Now for Upcoming Db2 12 Migration Planning Customer Experiences with CommerzBank & HSBC

Db2 12 for z/OS Migration Planning & Customer Panel CommerzBank & HSBC - Part 1 & Part 2 This is PART 1 of a two-part webcast. 26th February 2020 REGISTER NOW Part 2 will be on 27th February 2020 REGISTER NOW This webcast will help...


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Db2 for z/OS Master Class sessions are now scheduled for 2020

By Dorothy Lin and Paul McWilliams. IBM Db2 for z/OS development is again offering the week-long Db2 for z/OS Master Class for advanced Db2 for z/OS system and database administrator clients, led by IBM Distinguished Engineer, John Campbell. Two sessions are scheduled for 2020. The first...


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New Support chatbot for Db2 for z/OS: Six things to know

By Ann Hernandez and Shu Li Kragness. The Db2 for z/OS Support community was recently enhanced with the addition of the Db2 for z/OS Support chatbot, which is a self-service question-and-answer tool that could save you time. This blog post has information that will help you get the most...


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Welcome to the Db2 for z/OS Community, new home of the Db2 for z/OS News from the Lab blog

Perhaps you've seen news about the sunset of the IBM developerWorks community platform at the end of 2019. I am happy that I can now share how you can continue following the latest news from the IBM experts who design, build, test, and support Db2 for z/OS, here in the new Db2 for z/OS...

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New support for the COPY option for BIND SERVICE

This Db2 for z/OS News from the Lab blog entry was originally published on 2019-12-02. By Thomas Eng and Emily Alameida With APAR PH14688, BIND SERVICE now supports the COPY option to copy existing REST services to either local or remote Db2 servers running on Db2 12 with versioning enabled. ...

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Db2 12 implicitly drops explicitly created universal and LOB table spaces with function level 506

This Db2 News from the Lab blog entry was originally published on 2019-11-22. By Regina Liu, Long Tu, and Jennie Chang. With Db2 12 function level 506 at application compatibility level V12R1M506 or higher, Db2 now automatically drops explicitly created universal (UTS) and LOB table spaces ...

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Announcing Db2 AI for zOS v1.2.0.2!

This Db2 for z/OS News from the Lab blog blog entry was originally published on 2019-11-08. By Tim Hogan. Db2® AI for z/OS® (“Db2ZAI”) empowers the optimizer in your Db2 for z/OS engine to determine the best-performing query access paths, based on your workload characteristics. In addition,...

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Announcing Db2 12 function level 506!

This Db2 News from the Lab blog entry was originally published on 2019-11-06. By Paul McWilliams. Db2 12 function level 506 is now available. It introduces new alternative spellings for existing SQL built-in functions to improve compatibility with competitive database platforms, the SQL...

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Rebind packages with fewer application outages in Db2 12 function level 505

This Db2 News from the Lab blog entry was originally published on 2019-10-18. By Paul McWilliams and Tammie Dang. Db2 12 function level 505 (activation enabled by APAR PH09191) introduces a new REBIND phase-in capability for application packages, which enables DBAs to issue REBIND PACKAGE...

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