• BMC Db2 Coffee Talk

    Join us on September 30th for the next BMC Db2 Coffee talk where we will review some of the recent enhancements to Next Generation Technology Reorg for Db2 that have been introduced in the maintenance stream. Register...
  • Are you still utilizing BMC Internet Service Retrieval (BMC ISR) to download maintenance?

    If you are still utilizing BMC ISR to download maintenance, you need to be aware that ISR will be withdrawn on December 31, 2020.  In December 2019, BMC announced support for IBM SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER for BMC mainf...
    Tom Barry
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  • NGT Unload concurrency changes

    This time we’ll discuss two recent changes in NGT Unload, the addition of a “less dirty”, which I’ll explain shortly, and the ability to set the default concurrency, or SHRLEVEL. NGT Unload ha...
    Doug Wilson
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  • Catalog Manager Tips and Tricks Coffee Talk recording and doc 8/19/20

    I hope everyone got some value from our Coffee Talk on 8/19. Catch the recording using the link below:   Catalog Manager Tips and Tricks Coffee Talk Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Play recording   Click...
    Todd Mollenhauer
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  • Next Db2 Coffee Talk August 19 - Catalog Manager Tips and Tricks

    Welcome to the next BMC Db2 Coffee Talk.  This session will be 30-45 minutes packed with Catalog Manager time saving and tips and tricks.  New features, navigation shortcuts, power commands, and innovative f...
    Todd Mollenhauer
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  • Using multiple jobs to unload partitions in parallel to one common Point-In-Time

    Let’s discuss having multiple jobs unloading the same table at the same time.  NGT’s support for this is unique and robust.  I’ll break this down into two topics, using multiple concurrent ...
    Doug Wilson
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  • BMC Db2 Coffee Talk

    Spend your morning coffee or first coffee break with BMC Db2 professionals as they discuss how to help you administer, support and maintain your Db2 z/OS environment with innovated software from BMC.   On June ...
    Chad Reiber
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  • The Vanishing Db2 DBA

    https://www.bmc.com/blogs/are-ibm-z-os-db2-dbas-vanishing/
    Chad Reiber
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  • DASD - what’s reality got to do with it?

    We can divide DB2 DBAs into three categories: those who have come to DB2 later in the life of our favourite mainframe DBMS, those who worked with DB2 back in the heady days of versions 1 and 2, and some who (like me) ...
    Phil Grainger
    last modified by Phil Grainger
  • Recent feature additions to BMC tools for DB2

    I'm pleased to announce another few feature additions to BMC DB2 tools delivered as SPEs in our maintenance stream   The following SPE supports new features in Load Plus for DB2: PTFs BPU6680 and BPU6692 : Int...
    Phil Grainger
    created by Phil Grainger
  • Save Millions on the Mainframe with Subsystem Optimization from BMC

    Now that I am getting back into the rhythm of working after my vacation, I'd like to point you at a recorded webcast recently hosted by BMC, showcasing yet another new product from BMC - Subsystem Optimiser for z/Ente...
    Phil Grainger
    created by Phil Grainger
  • Upcoming DB2 and IMS briefing in Houston

    Just making my travel plans to attend the next z/S DB2 and IMS briefing in Houston on August 12th   This is our opportunity to share with customers what's been going on recently with our database tools, but also...
    Phil Grainger
    created by Phil Grainger
  • Share in Pittsburgh

    Getting ready to head to Pittsburg for the second SHARE of the year   This time I'll be speaking - at 10am on Thursday 7th August. Come and hear how to "Save Real Dollars with SQL Tuning"   The full BMC sp...
    Phil Grainger
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  • Five Levers to Lower MLC Costs

    BMC has just released a new white paper entitled "Five Levers to Lower MLC"   You can get a copy from http://bit.ly/MCO5Levers   Don't forget that if you are paying IBM MLC charges for your z/OS software A...
    Phil Grainger
    created by Phil Grainger
  • Speaking at conferences (1)

    It occurred to me the other day that I have become so comfortable speaking at DB2 conferences, I forget that there are many people out there who feel they could never do what I do   Well, do you know what, that ...
    Phil Grainger
    created by Phil Grainger
  • Mining the gold in the BMC repository tables (2)

    In a previous article, we introduced the repositories the BMC products use. In that article we spoke about the most important and used of those repositories: The BMC Common utility tables.   In this new article ...
    Ramon Menendez
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  • Mining the gold in the BMC repository tables (1)

    Every time you install a BMC product for DB2, it creates a set of DB2 tables, usually referred as “repository”. Most of those tables are for internal use, but sometimes the information contained in those t...
    Ramon Menendez
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  • Recovering a Dropped Simple TS in DB2 9 and beyond

    Are you in DB2 9 or beyond and do you still have a bunch of simple Tablespaces? Are you worried about accidentally dropping one of them and not being able to recreate it again?   Of course, the first thing to do...
    Ramon Menendez
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  • Favorite BMC Catalog Manager for DB2 commands: APPLY

    One of my favorite BMC Catalog Manager for DB2 commands is APPLY. The idea behind this command is to Apply a SQL statement model or template to a list of objects. With this command, you can generate and execute ad-hoc...
    Ramon Menendez
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  • Pool Advisor for DB2 - "facts not fiction"

    Pool Advisor for DB2 was the first of many BMC Software advisory products that combines the intelligence to advise with the ability to act. Available since October 2000, Pool Advisor for DB2 provides a variety of DB2 ...
    Bill Moran
    created by Bill Moran