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We have a cloud-native strategy that Db2u fits better than most other RDBMSes. We also have a fairly mature Kubernetes infrastructure. We would really like to run db2u on native Kubernetes, without OpenShift.
Getting the Accessplans at the Routine level for the Database LUW
Db2 performance issues in one of the major area to look for, Whenever there is performance issue in the database, one of the major point we look is for the queries how they are behaving in the database.
Db2 LUW provides lot of options to get the ...
Multifactor Authentication Support for db2connectactivate utility execution on z/OS Db2
We have a large amount of z/OS Db2 workload initiated from remote connections. Initially we used Db2 Connect servers to facilitate those connections but have recently moved to direct connections whicWackage. We use the db2connectactivate utility t...
Introduce a new parameter to the export utility to be able to export data from a table that is in a backup image.This functionality is especially useful for data extraction without touching/impacting the source system
Stop requiring Db2 to be run in a --privileged container
Using the ibmcom_db2 docker image, even when adding a license to it, or installing licensed Db2 to a container based on a supported O/S requires running in a docker container with the --privileged switch. This is not a good practice and cannot be ...
Allow IAM access for server to S3 to work for Db2 backups
AWS allows a server or container to have an IAM role that allows access to S3 and other resources without authentication. However, cataloging a storage alias requires a key and secret key to work, regardless of whether the IAM role is set up for t...
A DB cfg parameter to set the default tablespace to prevent objects ending up in the wrong TS
When not explicitly set in the CREATE TABLE statement, a newly created table will end up in the last created tablespace. A lot of customers have problems with this for several reasons. They have no control over table placement when using a framewo...
Full support for aggregate function with DISTINCT in OLAP SPECIFICATION
Use of DISTINCT with e.g. COUNT function in OLAP specification (PARTITION BY clause) returns error SQL0441N (SQLCODE -441). Due to the fact that Db2 does NOT support the use of DISTINCT option in such cases, we have a major impact with COGNOS gene...
As Db2 system / instance administrator, I need to retrieve instance data without connecting to a regular (tenant) database
Several of the in-memory monitoring table functions and views return data which is instance-related. Still, a database connection is needed just for the purpose of having authentication / authorization / connection handle. This requires administra...
As Db2 system / instance administrator, I need to retrieve the list of active databases using SQL
Coming from snapshot monitoring, the goal is to use in-memory monitoring and SQL in the least intrusive way to monitor the health of a Db2 instance and its databases. Right now, this is done by connecting to a non-tenant dummy database and running...
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