Holiday Preparation

What do you do to prepare for the holidays? We’re starting to think about Black Friday for our retail clients in September or maybe even August. Each business has its Black Friday equivalent – the few days each year that account for 5%(or more) of your online revenue for the year – even if they aren’t anywhere near November.… Read the rest

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What is a “Volatile” table?

There is a flag that can be set on DB2 tables to mark them as “Volatile”. But not everyone knows what a volatile table is or what this does, so I thought I’d write a quick post on it.

A true volatile table is one that is used only for transient data – data that is put into tables and then quickly removed, meaning that a table marked as volatile could have zero rows one minute, 40,000 the next, and then back to zero.… Read the rest

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