It was close; we’re almost out of April. However, the crew that keeps all that DB2 for z/OS documentation up to date slipped in an April refresh of the product publications just under the wire keeping up the newly established tradition of publishing documentation updates on an almost monthly bases….. Continue reading »
With each new month, we are almost always getting a few of the product publications refreshed. That trend continues into February 2012 with all the active releases of DB2 (that’s DB2 10, DB2 9, and DB2 Version 8 ) getting a little something new…… Continue reading »
With each new month, we are almost always getting a few of the product publications refreshed. That trend has continued into the new year. For January, all the active releases of DB2 are getting a little something new….. Continue reading »
DB2 for z/OS Version 8 goes out of SERIVCE (End of Service) on April 20, 2012, just three months from now.
DB2 10 once again offers a skip level migration from DB2 Version 8 to DB2 10.
DB2 9 for z/OS has announced its END of MARKETING as of December 10, 2012 and we all know that when we stop marketing a product, its End of Service announcement can’t be too far away…… Continue reading »
In an effort to bring you meaningful and current information that hopefully can you both time and aggravation, and in an effort to differentiate my blogs from the others on the Internet (remember when there was just one DB2 for z/OS blog running around… LOL), here are a couple of recently released APARs marked as HIPER…… Continue reading »
With each new month, we are almost always getting a few of the product publications refreshed. That trend continues for December with all the active releases of DB2 getting a little something new…
This will probably wrap it up for publication changes in 2011 with 2011 closin gout with quite a big splash…….
I read APARs so you don’t have to.. pretty weird, right? This strange habit actually started back in 1978 just after the bank I worked for started to use SMP/E. I discovered that I could read the covers of the APARs to learn lots of inside stuff about how IMS worked. For some reason, I never completely got over this strange habit. I still find this stuff of interest although APAR covers don’t carry anywhere near the information they used to…… Continue reading »
For this Friday afternoon, I thought we would take a look at a couple of HIPERs. Originally, I was just going to focus on two HIPERs that became available this week, However, are a couple of others form the end of December 2010 that are also worth mentioning that I am going to include in this post…… Continue reading »
Yup, you read that correctly. It’s never too early to start planning for your upgrade to the bigger and better DB2 for z/OS. There is another new release of DB2 on the horizon, DB2 10 for z/OS. With every new DB2 comes migration/fallback PTFs; that stuff you apply to your existing system so everyone plays well together… Continue reading »