Connecting to an Informix Database from Jupyter Notebook

There is almost nothing in this blog post about Db2. This is unusual for me. But I had a bear of a time figuring this out, so I need to share. I have a lot of Db2 performance data that is stored in an Informix databse. This means that if I want to apply things I'm learning with Jupyter Notebook and data science to this data, I had to learn the basics of how to connect to an Informix database. Continue reading »

IBM Moves RFE Process to Aha Platform

I’ve long been both a proponent and a critic of IBM’s RFE(Request For Enhancement) program. For a several years, it was clear that RFEs just went into a black hole. Then, several years ago, IBM started actually paying attention and implementing them. There have been a number of them implemented to date – a couple that come to mind are the un-deprecation of db2_install and the creation of PDF manuals. Continue reading »

What you Need to Do to Support a Db2 Environment

Many of the posts I write focus on either how to do or approach something or a story about something I did. Instead of the How, this post focuses on the What. If you’re new to Db2, you may not even be aware of what you should do to support a Db2 environment in a proactive manner. And by “New to Db2”, I also include those with up to three years of Db2-only experience who are self-taught. Continue reading »