zIIP Experiences: Exploitation Not Abuse

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Session title: zIIP Experiences: Exploitation Not Abuse

Session abstract: With the constant focus on controlling MIPs consumption on today’s mainframe, IT staffs are being pressed to get every cycle possible out of their System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) specialty engines and the now defunct System z Application Assist Processors (zAAP). Continue reading “zIIP Experiences: Exploitation Not Abuse”

Db2 12 Continuous Delivery – New challenges for deployment

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Session title: Db2 12 Continuous Delivery – New challenges for deployment

Session abstract: Fundamental changes in the Db2 z world often lead to concerns. Let’s face it – some changes force us to change! While a Db2 version migration usually took months, or even years, there will be no new Db2 version after 12, but continuous code drops. Continue reading “Db2 12 Continuous Delivery – New challenges for deployment”

Let Me Make THIS Clear – More Oft-Misunderstood Db2 for z/OS Concepts and Facilities

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Session title: Let Me Make THIS Clear – More Oft-Misunderstood Db2 for z/OS Concepts and Facilities

Session abstract: At a Tridex meeting earlier this year, I talked about Db2 for z/OS concepts and facilities that many people know of but are not clear on. I’m back with more of the same, Continue reading “Let Me Make THIS Clear – More Oft-Misunderstood Db2 for z/OS Concepts and Facilities”