One of the things that learning a new platform (MySQL) has taught me is just how critical the most basic topics are, so I thought I’d do an overview of how to get data out of a Db2 (on Linux, Unix, or Windows) database.… Read the restContinue reading »
IBM IDs are completely, 100% free. You pay with a bit of your personal information. You have to provide an email address and a first and last name.
Those of us who have been working with (or for) IBM for years, really don’t even remember signing up because it is just a minor thing.… Read the restContinue reading »
What is Db2? This article is one of my few that is not directed at a Db2 DBA or someone trying to fill some of the roles of a Db2 DBA. This is directed, as much as I can manage, at any technologist trying to understand what Db2 is and the role it plays in an IT organization.… Read the restContinue reading »
This is the third time I have written this post. It keeps changing, so I keep sharing.
I work from home, so downloading software to my laptop and then uploading it to a server is not very efficient. Download speeds aren’t bad, but uploading can take 8 hours or more, depending on the client.… Read the restContinue reading »
Edit: 01/23/2018 – corrected one word not in an SQL statement.
I have written several other articles on security and permissions, but I thought I would write one from a purely practical perspective. If you don’t understand the basics of how DB2 handles users, authentication, authorization, and privileges, please read Db2 Basics: Users, Authentication, and Authorization.… Read the restContinue reading »
DBAs excitedly pack their bags for a week-long trip. On-call rotation is hurriedly passed to the next poor soul on the rotation list. Ember dons her trademark pigtails. Melanie Stopfer crams another 20 slides into and already packed presentation.… Read the restContinue reading »