There’s a reason why database administration or engineering remains a separate specialty. There are a large number of rabbit holes you can go down. I’m well aware that there’s probably 40% of Db2 LUW alone that I don’t know, even though I’ve spent 20 years working with it, and am an internationally recognized expert.… Read the restContinue reading »
I thought I’d share an overview of the real-time monitoring options for Db2 (LUW). This article focuses on comparing the options, with links to deeper information on each tool.
Types of Monitoring
First a quick overview of the types of monitoring that every DBA should be doing.… Read the restContinue reading »
The IT industry is a change machine. It is full of change. It always has been. As I get older, I wonder if it really is changing more, or if I’m just becoming set in my ways.
The first time I heard the term “DevOps” many years ago, I thought of it as a ploy for developers to get access directly to production.… Read the restContinue reading »
One topic that comes up at most panels, Technical Advisory Board meetings and other longer interactions I participate with for IBM is DBA’s love of db2top. It is such an easy tool, and one that most DBAs I know choose over all others for real-time monitoring and basic investigation of a database.… Read the restContinue reading »
The IDUG Virtual conference kicked off today, and I thought I’d share my excitement and a few observations.
Today was mostly the opening keynote and the spotlight sessions. Recordings of Monday’s sessions will be available on-demand for conference attendees later in the week, so if you haven’t even registered yet, do so and replay them.… Read the restContinue reading »
Db2 is a bit unusual among RDBMSes in that it does not perform authentication. No matter what, you need some external authority to perform authentication. Usually that is either the OS or LDAP, though there are other options. If using LDAP, either transparent LDAP or security plugins can be used.… Read the restContinue reading »