Index of Introductory Db2 Topics

This blog entry is designed to serve as a roadmap for current blog entries directed at those newer to Db2. In my mind, this likely includes anyone who has been working with Db2 for less than 2 years. However, often there are areas we spend more time in than others, so I think of these topics also as "spackle" - to fill in gaps for the self-taught. Note that some of the topics below are not links. This is because they're areas I plan to blog about in the future. Continue reading »

Db2 Basics: Investigating Permissions in an Existing Database

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 rest

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SQL1643C on Rollforward

I ran into this error message recently and thought I’d describe what the issue was.

The Scenario

I was building a new consolidated development database server for a client – moving away from 10 separate database servers to one (big) VM to run their development workloads.… Read the rest

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Reducing Contention: Changing Default Isolation Level for Websphere Commerce (WCS)

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The Problem

I often lean on analogies when I speak to non-technical people about technical topics. For example, I would explain database locking as “two kids fighting for the same candy bar”.  If you introduce isolation levels into the conversation, I would expand the analogy to include “one sibling holding on to a candy bar they care nothing about just because they don’t want the other sibling getting to it”.… Read the rest

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Establishing a DB2 JDBC Connection

KrafickRecently I was forced outside my comfort zone and asked to vet various open source BI tools. I was a report developer in a past life, a database administrator supporting datamarts at various employers, and even supported Cognos backend databases. I thought my past experience gave me an edge when it came to evaluating BI tools.… Read the rest

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