A major DB2 partner acquired a subsidiary a while back which sells an application that needs to me enabled from Oracle to DB2. The team is making good progress, but recently ran into a snag. There was a difference between Oracle and DB2 which caused DB2 to raise a run time error. With deeply nested routines which are being driven by an application homing in on the root cause was not trivial.
This is a prime example for tracing. Given a tracing facility the team could have attached to the application, traced the... [More]