Featured Blog Posts – January 2010 Archive (5)

Upgrading DB2 Express 9.5.4 to DB2 Express C 9.7.1

Another DB2 upgrade mini-guide. I was asked to upgrade DB2 Express 9.5.4 to DB2 Express 9.7. Reason for this was that old DB2 Express 9.5.4 was 90-day demo version and demo key expired. Upgrading DB2 will generate new 90-day key and allows to use DB2 for some more time which would be enough for finishing application development. It was small VMware DB2 instance with 1GB ram for using during application development.

I pointed that installation of DB2 Express C will be better because it…


Added by Radim Kolar on January 28, 2010 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Federating DB2 and IMS

At last year's

IOD conference, I learned more about two recently announced JDBC tools that had piqued my curiousity: -

InfoSphere Federation Server 9.7's "JDBC wrapper" - …


Added by david t on January 24, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Oracle 11.1g vs DB2 9.7 Compression

During searching for some good case studies about deployment DB2 compression in data warehouse environments, Google find

following document on Oracle website. It is description how compression works in Oracle 11g.

While this document have some minor errors inside (for example Gzip does not use block compression) i was quite surprised by presented Oracle compression ratio claimed. I could not… Continue

Added by Radim Kolar on January 23, 2010 at 9:41am — No Comments

backup scripts

I was looking for some materials how to prepare the backup for db2.

I found few interesting pages:

An Introduction to DB2 UDB Scripting on Windows

Automated DB2 backups using a script at

Added by Paweł Myrczek on January 14, 2010 at 6:38am — No Comments

IOD Virtual Track for DB2

So, what's this virtual track all about?

As moderator for one of the tracks (DB2 LUW) at the Information On Demand conference, I know first hand how many great session proposals we get. So many, in fact, that we cannot squeeze them all into Mandalay Bay's 1.7 million square feet of meeting space. I thought about reserving Mandalay Bay for, say, another month or so, but few people could stay for that long.

Then the light bulb went on; an internet-based "virtual" track is… Continue

Added by Bob Sawyer on January 13, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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