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Tamper-proof audit policies in Db2 12 function level 509

By Jennie Chang and Gayathiri Chandran . Function level 509 in Db2 12 for z/OS introduces support for tamper-proof audit policies. The new tamper-proof feature provides the capability to define an audit policy that prevents audit trails from being unnecessarily modified or...

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Announcing Function Level 509 in Db2 12 for z/OS

You can now activate function level 509 in your Db2 12 for z/OS environment after you apply the PTF for APAR PH33015 . Function level 509 introduces the following new capabilities in Db2 12. Support for tamper-proof audit policies Tamper proof audit policies cannot be...


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Coming soon: a new documentation experience for all IBM products

A wise person once said "the only constant is change," and it is perhaps more true in technology than any other industry. With that in mind, the Db2 for z/OS Information Development team wants to let you know about some upcoming changes to the IBM Knowledge Center. IBM is significantly...


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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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