Db2 for z/OS: JCs Greatest Hits, War Stories and Best Practices

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Session title: Db2 for z/OS: JCs Greatest Hits, War Stories and Best Practices

Session abstract: Learn recommended best practice, and learn from the positive and negative experiences from other installations. This presentation is a mashup of different topics: running out of basic 6-byte log RBA addressing range. diagnosing resolving slow-downs and hangs, hung Db2 threads, new ZSA keyword on HIPER and PE APARs, insert free space search algorithm, insert with APPEND, fast un-clustered insert (Db2 12), hidden ROWID support to partition, cost management using CPU capping, fast REORG with SORTDATA NO RECLUSTER NO, requirement for increased RID Pool size (Db2 12), setting initial STATISTICS PROFILE (Db2 12), system parameter REALSTORAGE_MANAGEMENT, transaction level workload balancing for DRDA traffic, use of High-Performance DBATs, overuse of UTS PBG tablespaces and MAXPARTS, cleaning up after STATCLUS = STANDARD, “MBA lock”, IRLM query requests for package break-in, Db2 maintenance issues with  batch utilities, running CHECK utilities with SHRLEVEL CHANGE, and local buffer pool allocation – virtual and real memory.

Speaker biography: John Campbell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer reporting to the VP of IBM zAnalytics Development at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab and is the technical leader of the world wide DB2 for z/OS Development SWAT Team. He has extensive experience of DB2 for z/OS in terms of systems, database and applications design. He specializes in design for high performance and data sharing. He is one of IBM’s foremost authorities for implementing high end database / transaction processing applications.