A couple of FAQs on Database Administration tooling
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Just a reminder that I'm here to take input on our Data Studio administration story.
Through the grapevine, I've been hearing of some commonly asked questions ever since we announced IBM Data Studio Administrator. I'll answer a few of the questions here, and will let Jeff Ruggles, our lead architect on Data Studio Administrator, tackle some of the more indepth ones later.
Q: Will Data Studio tooling replace the DB2 Control Center?
A: Yes, eventually. DB2 Control Center has evolved over many releases, so it will take a while for the Data Studio tooling to fully encompass the functionality in DB2 Control Center, but it is certainly our intention to eventually replace DB2 Control Center with Data Studio tooling. The next major release of Data Studio Administrator when combined with IBM Data Studio Developer should provide for DB2 Linux, UNIX, and Windows a majority of the functions that DB2 Control Center provides today.
Q: When will Data Studio Administrator support other databases (especially DB2 for z/OS)?
A: Data Studio's mission is to provide uniform tooling across all popular RDBMS', and we want Data Studio Administrator to be the preferred tool for DBAs for general administration. Providing support for DB2 for z/OS is high on the priority list, but it isn't the highest, because we (IBM) already provide a very comprehensive solution with the IBM DB2 Administration Tool for z/OS and the IBM DB2 Object Comparison Tool for z/OS products that has comparable function to Data Studio Administrator. So, stay tuned... and know that we're working hard to deliver Data Studio across all of your RDBMS'.