Author Archives: Willie

A step back: A DB2 optimization term, then and now


The terms “sagable” and “non-sagable” became common place in the very first releases of DB2. However, the terms most commonly used today are indexable, stage 1, and stage 2. Since I have been dying to write about something (anything) since retiring, this seemed like a fun subject to attack. Continue reading

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So you wish DB2 would do_______ (fill in the blank)


Posted Saturday, May 4, 2016 My Blogs “Getting the Most Out of DB2 for z/OS” “Musings of a Life-long Mainframe Guy” Everyone at sometimes wish is DB2 for z/OS would only do something…  There is always an operation , a … Continue reading

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“HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM”


“HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM”* I think that misquote from the Apollo 13 movie is perfect for today’s blog post.   You see, here in Houston, we have a DB2 User Group that has its attendance dropping off.   The solution of … Continue reading

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Synonyms go UN-deprecated in DB2 11


Posted Saturday, April 16, 2016 My Blogs “Getting the Most Out of DB2 for z/OS” “Musings of a Life-long Mainframe Guy” Did you happen to read my blog post back on Jan 27, 2016 “ What are your plans for … Continue reading

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IBM zIIPs and the IBM DB2 Analytic Accelerators


I have some great news, at least for me it was great news.   I was fortunate enough to have another article published in Enterprise Tech Journal a few weeks ago.   This latest creation is a little something called “ If … Continue reading

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Is this blog necessary


I dump the version of “DB2 Online Handbook” blog that used WordPress as a foundation but was actual hosted by me with me owning the domain names in an attempt to cut back on expenses in 2015. However, now I … Continue reading

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