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DB2 10 for z/OS: The Smarter, Faster Way to Upgrade

John Campbell, Cristian Molaro, and Surekha Parekh


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  • In the current economic climate, businesses are under significant pressure to control costs and increase efficiency to improve their bottom line. DB2 for z/OS customers around the world are still trying to gain competitive advantage by doing more with less: more business insight, more performance, more operational efficiency, more functionality, more productivity with less cost, quicker time to market, and a lower TCO. With support for DB2 Version 8 scheduled to end in April 2012, there has never been a better time to start planning your DB2 10 upgrade.

    DB2 10 for z/OS: The Smarter, Faster Way to Uprgrade explores the top 10 reasons to start planning your upgrade today:

    • Improved performance with reduced software license costs
    • Increased number of concurrent users by a factor of 10
    • Reduced contention in database administration
    • More administrative capabilities while database is online
    • Improved security and auditing
    • Ability to maintain "snapshots" of changing data (Temporal Data)
    • Improved portability via enhanced SQL
    • Enhanced pureXML performance and usability
    • Improved productivity for database/systems administrators and application programmers
    • Better online transaction processing performance (Hash Access)
  • John Campbell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer reporting to the Director for z/OS Development at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab.

    Cristian Molaro is an independent DB2 specialist and an IBM Gold Consultant focused on DB2 for z/OS administration and performance.

    Surekha Parekh is IBM's World-wide Marketing Program Director--DB2 for z/OS.
  • Item Number: 5136
    Author Name: John Campbell, Cristian Molaro and Surekha Parekh
    Publication Date: November 1, 2011
    Edition: First
    Pages: 112
    ISBN-10: 1583473459
    ISBN-13: 9781583473450
    Format: Paperback
    Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
    Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds
    Language: English

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