Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Cross Platform Help

As regular readers of this blog know, this space is devoted to DB2 for z/OS – that’s the mainframe for those of you just visiting. I’d like to take a moment here, though, to point out some interesting posts for cross-platform DB2 DBAs.

Chris Eaton, Senior Product Manager for DB2 Universal Database at IBM, writes a blog for ITtoolbox focusing on DB2 UDB for Linux, Unix, and Windows (LUW). If you use DB2 on that platform, be sure to read his blog regularly.

So why am I mentioning this on a mainframe DB2 blog? Well, Chris has recently posted some very nice entries outlining the similarities and differences between DB2 on the z/OS and LUW platforms. Here are the links to those postings for those of you interested in expanding your understanding. Each is interesting and worth reading:



Sandeep said...

Hi Craig,

Firstly, I am big fan of you. Your Information is so helpful.

I am a DB2 System programmer in Mainframes. For better understanding purpose I want to look into LUW for DB2 as well. I have no idea on where to start and this particular Blog of you was interesting.

But the links you mentioned above are not working now, related to Chris Eaton. I know its almost a decade now. But If you happen to see this comment can you please help me out!

Craig S. Mullins said...

Thanks Sandeep

It would appear that Chris' blog has gone away. That is a shame because he had a LOT of great content up there. In terms of places to start learning DB2 for LUW, here are a few ideas:

(1) Consider purchasing a good, introductory book on the subject, such as Raul Chong's DB2 Essentials: Understanding DB2 in a Big Data World. The link to it on amazon is http://www.amazon.com/DB2-Essentials-Understanding-World-Edition/dp/0133461904/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=mullinassoci-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=FUYHVXU5V3263I5T&creativeASIN=0133461904

(2) If you are a member of IDUG, do a search there for presentations on the topic. I recall, in the past, seeing presentations giving a good introduction to DB2 for LUW, as well as presentations introducing LUW for mainframers. If you are not an IDUG member, join... it is free.

Best of luck!