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Web Interface to Z/OS — Zowe Announced

This is a web interface that was announced at SHARE today. Check it out at  Zowe

POWER9 and E950 and E980 Servers Announced — Announcement and Additional Material

Many businesses run Db2 on AIX POWER and it only gets better with POWER9…Get all you need on the AIX Developer Works blog by Nigel Griffiths, here

Db2 JDBC Driver Versions and Db2 Version Compatibility

This is a topic that gets a lot of questions from time to time and it seems folks have a hard time finding the information. When upgrading your Db2 version or installing a Fixpack you should check for driver fixes and new versions. Also it is a good practice to keep your drivers current, which means having a good test environment where you test the new drivers with your applications, this minimizes risk when upgrading. Here is the link: . For Db2 database version compatibility for 9.7, 10.1 and 10.5 refer to this link:  and for 11.1 here :  Make the Db2 Knowledge Center your friend!

Cost of a Data Breach

You are more likely to have a data breach than getting the flu..checkout the new Cost of a Data Breach…..

Looking for a NO SQL Database? Checkout IBM’s new MongoDB Enterprise Offering

Great Presentation on DB2 Lock Avoidance

I  was working on a customer problem today involving lock timeouts and I refreshed my memory using the great presentation on Locking from lab guru Mike Winer. Check it out at


Presentations Updated 5/24/18

I uploaded some recent presentations, you can find them at