One of the more valuable pieces of content that IBM provides for free is its best practice information that is produced by experts. The best practices cover many products and different features of each product. Many are also available in video format so you can take a break from all the reading that is required in the job of a DBA!
Announcing the latest in a series of webcast videos presented by DB2 Expert John Campbell.
Application Best Practices Specific to DB2 for z/OS Data Sharing
applications in a data sharing environment generally follows the same
best practices as running any DB2 for z/OS application. Applications
have a role to play in continuous availability. Only relatively minor
changes are required to avoid locking hot spots. This presentation
explores specific best practices of application design and database
design in a data sharing environment. It drills into the topics of
locking considerations, high-volume inserts, sequential keys, bind
options, and batch processing. It also describes how to deploy
applications in a data sharing environment with minimal down time.
This webcast is now available via the DB2 for z/OS Best Practice community.
It includes the video (either download or stream from YouTube),
transcript, and slides. If you stream from YouTube, you can view in HD
with Closed Captions either on or off.
Keep the DB2 for z/OS Best Practice community website as a bookmark and visit often as there are many gems waiting for you to discover!
PS... Thanks to Serge Boivin and David Salinas for sharing this information with me.