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Please create current training material for Db2 administration

Please create basic training material for database administrators on Db2 that is easily consumable and free. A platform like EDx, Udemy, etc, would be ideal, but even on a proprietary platform would be acceptable.
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 1 Not under consideration

Official documentation of FMP enhancement variables DB2_AGENT_CACHING_FMP and DB2_MAX_THREADS_PER_FMP

Valuable enhancements for db2fmp processing have been added back in Db2 V8 and V9 already via APAR (e.g. IZ08425), but they are still NOT documented for Db2 V10 and V11, although they are valid and available. Concerning Java stored procedure handl...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

DB2 v11.5 Bind File and Package Name List

IBM published a technote "DB2 Bind File and Package Name List" https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21987465 listing all the names of the bind files of the different versions of Db2. It needs to be extended for Db2 11.5
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 7 Not under consideration

Add new STATUS codes to SYSIBM.SYSTABLESPACE to reflect different states of the tablespace

This would provide the requestor who wants to do a one stop shopping when looking for a state such as Advisory Reorg of all the tablespaces in that state.
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Automatic Lock-Escalation from Row- to Extent-Level

Db2 is mainly using row-level locking and tries to avoid lock-escalation to table-level. This behavior is helpful in most of Db2s use cases, but there are some particular situations when locking on a higher level than row would be beneficial. Cons...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Have the DB2 CLP Support Database Names Greater Than 8 Characters

The DB2 CLP does not recognize database names or aliases that are greater than 8 characters. Please enhance it to support longer database names.
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Future consideration

Generate UUIDs in DB2

Oracle (sorry to compare!) has ability to generate a UID. We are looking for this function in DB2 Zos and LUW. Universal Unique Identifier (UUID) -- In Oracle Oracle sequences are frequently used to provide unique numbers for primary keys where an...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Application Development / Other/Unknown 2 Not under consideration

Add URL Shortener to KC Pages

If you try to properly source knowledge center or promote a feature within knowledge center (say via twitter or linked-in), you copy and paste a URL that is easily over 100+ characters long. If you lose the ability to cut/paste (say in the PDF of ...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 0 Not under consideration

STMM Monitoring

With the memory statistics similar to the ‘db2pd -dbptnmem’ output within the STMM logs, it would be possible to get memory usage report over time from Db2 perspective without any permanent monitoring tool (as long as STMM is used/active). It woul...
21 days ago in Db2 / Monitoring / Other/Unknown 0 Under review

External Table support for Db2 running on Windows

Db2 running under Linux allows currently to use external tables. For testing, production use, migration and completeness those feature should also be available for the Windows (and other OS) platform. Especially as this is a potential replacement ...
about 2 years ago in Db2 / Other/Unknown 1 Future consideration