April 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Sale on Cert Exams!

Susan Visser (twitter: @susvis) tweeted this Prometric site:

Key quote:

"If you purchase and PASS an Information Management Online Assessment Test between now and May 31, 2011, you will receive a 50% off…


Added by Phil Sevetson on April 26, 2011 at 1:31pm — No Comments

A Fast Way to Get Started with WebSphere MQ for DB2


Added by david t on April 23, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

What to do, what to do...

Hi, fans.  This is my first post in my blog on this site.

I'm Phil Sevetson; I've been a DB2 z/OS (and predecessors) DBA for twenty years; I'm a DB2 Information Champion; I'm certified in DB2 UDB for z/OS v7 and v8 (but not v9, which is one of the subjects of this post).

Current Situation:  I'm currently working as a DB2 z/OS DBA in a pretty good consulting position.  However, ideally, I'd like to find a full-time permanent position in a multi-DBMS shop. (Paid vacation…


Added by Phil Sevetson on April 22, 2011 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

FAQ about DB2 for z/OS information

Not sure if you have the most current information for DB2 for z/OS? Wondering how to find important DB2 information resources or how to order hardcopy books of DB2 information? Find this information and answers to other frequently asked questions at

Added by Marisa Parker on April 21, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Datawarehouse implementation for DB2/oracle/Datastage version 7.5 to 8.5

Datawarehosue implementation.

There are many ETL tools which will support for the data warehouse .The most efficient Tools which I am using from past many years is Datastage. This was Assential company product later it was occupied by IBM.As time pass the new requirements and the problem faced in the tool has to be modified to sustain in the market .so even datastage has under gone many changes and come up with new versions to handle the data effectively.

I am starting from…


Added by Lohith on April 15, 2011 at 2:48am — No Comments

Need Help to Configure PHP with DB2 C Express Module


My Machine Description

Intel(R) Atom(TM)

CPU N270 @ 1.60DHz

1.60 GHz  0.98GB RAM

ACPI Multiprocessor PC

32 bit

Operating System Windows XP Home Edition

SP 2

I installed:

Apache 2.2.8

PHP 5.2.5

DB2 C Express v9.7 (catalog databse installed in the same machine as Apache and PHP)

I installed and configured Apache and PHP. Both were tested and work

fine together.

I installed DB2 without problems.

When I tried to…


Added by Oscar Andrade on April 14, 2011 at 2:21pm — 2 Comments

Interested in learning about best practices for DB2 for z/OS?

On the best practices website (, you can quickly find helpful advice on a variety of DB2 for z/OS topics. In the past few months, the website has been updated with four new performance-related webcasts, including one with practical advice based on DB2 health checks at a variety of customer installations.

Added by Marisa Parker on April 4, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Using Data Federation with solidDB

I hadn't actually thought of using federation with an in-memory database, but someone asked and I decided to give it a try. Turns out it's very easy. I also discovered two things that can be useful to a DB2 person like me who's just getting started with solidDB. I'll use this post to talk about those and show you how you to try solidDB federation yourself. Of course, if you've never done anything with IBM's data…

Added by david t on April 2, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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