Author: Ember Crooks

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Come Listen to Me on the DB2Night Show on Friday!

I’ve got a spot coming up on the DB2Night Show – a popular db2 webcast. My topic is: “Do what I mean, not what I say! Back-Out Strategies for DB2 Database Changes”. Come and listen!   It’s scheduled for 10 AM Central Time on Friday, December 14th. Sign up using the link on the DB2 Night Show’s page: http://www.dbisoftware.com/db2nightshow/ You...

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Getting the Most out of DB2 Support

This post is inspired by an email from a reader. Let me first say that every software support team everywhere is complained about by someone. I’ve dealt with Oracle support, so I appreciate DB2 support all the more. For those of us who work with DB2 every day and have for 5 or 10 years or more, we really do...

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DB2 Table Scans

What is a table scan? DB2 has a number of ways of accessing the data it needs, but the most basic one – the one that will always work to get what it needs – is the table scan. A Table scan means that DB2 will read through every single row in a table to get the data it needs....

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New Builds – Do You Have a Checklist?

In case anyone is wondering why I’m currently just barely managing one post a week, the first and most obvious reason is preparation for Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Retail clients really stress their databases on these days, and a bit of proactive work can go a long way. The other reason is because somehow someone thought it would be a good...