The launch of DB2 on June 7, 1983, marked the birth of relational database as a cornerstone for the enterprise; 30 years later, DB2 for z/OS is still the undisputed leader in the RDBMS market and the envy of its competitors when it comes to total system availability, scalability, security, reliability, and cost effectiveness. A majority of Fortune 500 companies, including the world's top banks, retailers, and insurance providers, store mission-critical operational data in IBM System z and DB2 for z/OS.
Why? It seems everyone offers a marketing bundle just like the mainframe, and while some of these solutions have some basic capabilities, DB2 for z/OS and System z continue to lead the way with fresh capabilities to handle rapidly changing, diverse, and unpredictable workloads while maximizing resource utilization and investment.
During 2013, IBM will celebrate the 30th anniversary of DB2 with customers, business partners, users, employees, and DB2 fans all around the world. DB2 11 Early Support Program was announced in October 2012, with General Availability expected to follow shortly.
This book, The Business Value of DB2 for z/OS: IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator and Optimizer, is packed with rich information to help you manage your IT business systems. Namik Hrle, Ruiping Li, and Wolfgang Hengstler cover the key design and operational aspects of IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator that enable DB2 for z/OS clients to benefit from faster performance, reduced CPU usage, and lower costs. Terry Purcell gives a technical overview of how IBM DB2 for z/OS Optimizer addresses key customer pains such as reducing total cost of ownership while maintaining stability and reliability. John Campbell discusses the planning stage of migrating to IBM DB2 10 and reveals secrets to ensure a successful upgrade.
Find out why DB2 is still growing after 30 years and how it is helping our customers to reduce costs and grow.
John Campbell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer reporting to the Director for z/OS Development at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab. He has extensive DB2 experience in terms of systems, database, and applications design and specializes in design for high performance and data sharing. John is one of IBMs foremost authorities for implementing high-end database/transaction processing applications.
Namik Hrle works in the IBM Boeblingen Development Laboratory and is the labs chief Information Management technologist, responsible for strategy and technology directions. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, he belongs to a small circle of the top technical leaders whose work and expertise affect the direction of IBM.
Ruiping Li is a Senior Engineer in DB2 for z/OS development at IBM Silicon Valley Lab. She is the technical lead responsible for the DB2 query acceleration support for the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator.
Surekha Parekh is IBM’s World- Wide Marketing Program Director for DB2 for z/OS and leads the Social Media Strategy for Information Management on System z. She is responsible for market strategy and planning of DB2 on System z and building social media communities for Information Management System z.
Terry Purcell is a Senior Technical Staff Member with the IBM Silicon Valley Lab, where he is lead designer for the DB2 for z/OS Optimizer. Terry has two decades of experience with DB2 in database administration and application development as a customer, consultant, and DB2 developer.
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