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IOD provides a great opportunity for attendees to get
certified and earn an industry-recognized IBM Professional Certification.
All registered attendees can take tests for Information
Management, Business Analytics and Enterprise Content Management Professional
Certification and Technical Mastery exams at a discounted rate of $30 during
the event. Considering that certification exams normally cost $200 per exam,
you can save a lot of money by choosing to certify at IOD!
New Information Management certification exams are... [More]
What are the Best Practices for Running Informix Instances in VMWare vSphere Virtual Environments
The document provided in the following link:
What is VMware Virtualization?
Evolution of VMWare Virtualization
Why Informix on VMWare
Informix Scalability Tests
Informix Scalability Test Results
Best Practices for running Informix on VMWare
100 Tech Tip #77: IBM InfoSphere Information Server MustGather documents aid in problem determination and save time resolving Problem Management Records (PMRs). You
can gather the necessary information to improve the accuracy and
completeness of the data collection process. This gathering of
information can be done as follows: * Automated gathering -
Use the ISALite for InfoSphere Information Server collectors to gather
log files and other artifacts. Refer to the link for automated information gathering. * Manual gathering -... [More]
Recently we implemented changes in our Service Request process and appliance entitlements. When opening a Service request using the Service Request Tool for your PureData System for Analytics Appliance, you may be asked to provide your machine type and serial number. Providing your machine type and serial number allows our Support Engineers to know exactly which parts are used in your Appliance, saving time and improving accuracy as we address your issue. Along with this change, we have updated the Product Names in the Service... [More]
Recently I came across a problem, where we saw the timestamp value returned by DB2 Java application was off by 1 hour than the actual timestamp value being stored in database. This was happening only for timestamp values falling in Daylight Savings range. These are the steps I used to reproduce the issue:
1> Create table timestamptest( col1 timestamp)
2> db2 "insert into timestamptest values ('2013-03-10-184.108.40.2062013')"
3> Select from timestamptest
Two new Security Vulnerabilities fixed in V9.7 FP6:
Security Bulletin : Unauthorized file access in the DB2 XML feature
The fix for this vulnerability is available for download for DB2 release V9.7 Fix Pack 6.
For V9.5 and V9.8, the fix is planned to be made available in future fix packs.
For V9.1, the vulnerability is not applicable.
Not yet available. Please contact technical support
The current JDBC driver shipped with DB2 called the IBM CLIENT DRIVER FOR JDBC AND SQLJ can function as both a JDBC Type 4 and JDBC type 2 driver.
Type 4 Mode
When functioning as a JDBC type 4 driver, the driver is independent of the DB2 Client and only the driver jar db2jcc.jar or db2jcc4.jar need be installed. In this mode all TCP/IP command execution and routing is done through Java. In type 4 mode the driver requires the TCP/IP name and port of the server and uses the name of the database alias at the server. ... [More]
If you use
IBM InfoSphere Guardium and are attending IOD 2012, you will want to attend the
following activities to find
out how to take control of your Appliance and protect your enterprise data.
Birds of a Feather
session "Protecting Enterprise
Data with InfoSphere Guardium" On
Monday October 22, attend BoF 3900B to talk with InfoSphere Guardium experts
from development, sales, and support. Find
the experts at the Bayside
Dining IM BoF Tables 11&12. Breakout session
"Take Control of Your IBM InfoSphere... [More]
100 Tech Tips: #84 There is recently updated technote that guides you to take certain steps to tune Information Server and configure the parallel engine by editing the Windows Registery and changing system settings on Windows 2008 Server It covers the following areas: Tuning the server engine for a large number of users or jobs Configuring the parallel engine Configuring the Windows Registry: Enabling auto-tuning for paged pool size Configuring the Windows Registry: Enabling auto-tuning for system page size Configuring the Windows registry:... [More]
Many have been utilizing the light weight deployment solution i.e. IBM Data Server Driver Package that provides run-time support for applications without the need to install Run-time Client/Data Server Client. We already have DS Driver install demos for Windows out there, but not for Unix platforms, So, I would like to take this opportunity to share a demo of IBM Data Server Driver install in a Unix environment. The documentation is in our Knowledge Center:... [More]
In search of knowledge
Suppose you're getting ready to install and configure the latest
version of an IBM software product. You're gathering all the
information you need to complete the project. Planning guide? Check.
Installation Guide? Check. Product readme? Check. Release notes?
Recommended fixes? Training modules? Hey, that's a lot of stuff to
find! Let IBM help you pull it all together in a Knowledge Collection.
A Knowledge Collection is a collection of links to information that
shares a common theme, such as a task,... [More]
IIDR announced the latest version (IIDR 10.2.1) for DB2 z/OS:
InfoSphere Data Replication for DB2 for z/OS , V10.2.1 provides a single offering for a wide variety of data replication solutions, ranging from continuous availability, active-active databases, and live reporting to database migration.
Key features include:
Full access to InfoSphere Data Replication for DB2 for z/OS technologies, including Change Data Capture, Q Replication, and SQL Replication
Scalable, high-volume, low-latency replication of DB2 for... [More]
Have you heard of IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer ? This software was talked about at several of the keynotes at Information On Demand 2012, and the excitement about it has kept growing since then! InfoSphere Data Explorer allows you to securely navigate and discover information across a broad range of enterprise content and big data. Learn more about the software here .
IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer v8.2 is based on the Vivisimo Velocity Platform. If you previously used the Vivisimo Velocity Platform and are finding our blog for the first... [More]
Do you want to know how to integrate the db2 and AIX WLM classes ?
You can do that while defining the db2 WLM class using the outbound correlator string constant.
OUTBOUND CORRELATOR NONE or OUTBOUND CORRELATOR string-constant Specifies whether or not to associate threads from this service class to an external workload manager service class.
If OUTBOUND CORRELATOR is set to a... [More]