Thursday, March 17, 2016

Digital Transformation and DB2 for z/OS: It’s Not Your Daddy’s DB2!

If you are a DBA who has been using DB2 for z/OS for a while you should have noticed that we are not doing things the same way we used to. DB2 is changing and we should be changing with it. If you are still using DB2 the same way you did 10 or 20 years ago, then you are definitely not adhering to industry best practices!
The same trends that are driving the digital explosion are also changing DB2 and the traditional role of the DBA. We are storing more data and different types of data for longer periods of time and in different ways than we have in the past.
And DB2 for z/OS keeps changing to adopt and embrace modern data management requirements and techniques. Whether it is modernizing storage with universal table spaces, embracing unstructured data in LOBs, or expanding the SQL language with new and more functionality, today’s DB2 looks a lot different than it did yesterday. Indeed, it is different – it is not your daddy’s DB2.
I’ve been writing a series of blog posts for BMC about this topic under the title It’s Not Your Daddy’s DB2!  You can find the first three blog posts in this series here: 1 2 3
But you can also attend a live webinar that BMC is sponsoring where I will talk about these issues. You can learn about:
·        Trends that influence the size and complexity of your DB2 environment and how this impacts data management
·        How to adapt to new DB2 data types and structures
·        Best practices and technologies for managing DB2 in the digital age
·        And BMC will share its next generation technology for managing the new world of DB2 for z/OS.

Learn how digital transformation will change the way your DBAs manage critical business needs. Attend this webinar on March 30, 2016, at 12:00 pm CT.

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