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Db2 for z/OS Redirected Recovery with the RECOVER utility

By Kate Wheat, Laura Kunioka-Weis, and Haakon Roberts With the new redirected recovery feature of Db2 for z/OS, you can test and validate your recovery procedures and performance without impacting the availability of production systems or applications. This feature can eliminate the need to...

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Announcing IBM Db2 for z/OS Developer Extension 0.5.0

By Kendrick Ren and Eric Radzinski We're pleased to announce that the next iteration of IBM Db2 for z/OS Developer Extension is now available as a free download from the Visual Studio Code Marketplace . Building upon the features that were delivered in its initial release , Db2 Developer...

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Migrate data from multi-table deprecated table spaces to UTS in function level 508

By Jennie Chang, Paul McWilliams, and Regina Liu . You can activate function level 508 in Db2 12 for z/OS, after you apply the PTF for APAR PH29392 . Function level 508 introduces the capability to move data from multi-table simple or multi-table segmented (non-UTS)...

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Akiko Hoshikawa named IBM Distinguished Engineer!

<Drum roll please > It is my great pleasure to announce that on September 1, 2020, Akiko Hoshikawa was appointed IBM Distinguished Engineer, Db2 for z/OS and Integrated AI. In her new role, Akiko will continue in her Db2 performance role and expand her leadership to the fusion of...

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Update on the Rebind phase-in capability added in FL 505

By Tammie Dang and Tim Hogan Db2 12 function level 505 introduced a new REBIND phase-in capability for application packages, which enables DBAs to issue REBIND PACKAGE commands successfully when target packages are being concurrently executed. This feature was supported for the PLANMGNT...

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It's time to upgrade to the JDBC driver with JDBC 4.0 support

By Jim Pickel and Judy Tobias. Db2 11 for z/OS and Db2 12 for z/OS APAR PH17211, which was delivered in October, 2019, delivered IBM Data Server Driver for JDBC and SQLJ version 4.26.16, and removed support for the driver that is based on the JDBC 3.0 specification. If you have not already...

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More detailed location statistics in Db2 12

By Jim Pickel and Paul McWilliams. In Db2 12 with APAR PH16111 applied, you can now use more detailed location statistics to better understand the behavior of your remote applications, how work coming from network connections is changing, and the impact on your Db2 system. Location...

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Monitoring and controlling connections and threads with Db2ZAI 1.3.0

By Eric Radzinski The latest release of IBM Db2 AI for z/OS, Db2ZAI 1.3.0, which is generally available as of June 19th, comes equipped with an entirely new feature called Distributed Connection Control that's designed to ease the burden of ensuring that distributed applications are consuming...

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Function level 507 now availabile in Db2 12!

By Paul McWilliams and Jennie Chang. Db2 12 for z/OS introduced continuous delivery of new capabilities in function levels that you activate when you are ready to use the new capabilities. After you apply the the PTF for APAR PH24371 , you can now activate function level 507 Function...

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