Free book: DB2 10 for z/OS: The Smarter, Faster Way to Upgrade
By John Campbell, Cristian Molaro, and Surekha Parekh
First Printing—October 2011
© 2011 IBM. All rights reserved.
The objective of this book is to help customers plan their migration strategy effectively and efficiently by providing the right information, facts, and guidance. The knowledge you’ll find in these pages will ensure not only that you are adopting IBM best practices but also that you will reap the cost savings and business benefits of DB2 10. We believe the guidance and direction captured here will help our customers gain competitive advantages by doing more with less—more business insight, more performance, and more operational efficiency with less cost.
The launch of this book is timely, with support for IBM DB2 for z/OS Version 8 retiring in April 2012. For the first time in the history of DB2 for z/OS, customers can skip a level and not only take advantage of features in DB2 9 but also realize the immediate cost savings in DB2 10. Upgrading to the latest version of database software can be a time-consuming, expensive, and confusing process. Deciding whether you are the right candidate to skip a release is a difficult decision unless you have access to the right information, facts, and guidance to help you make that judgment. This book will help simplify some of these decisions.
The book is segmented into two parts:
I. Planning for DB2 10 for z/OS upgrade
II. Gaining the financial benefits of DB2 10 for z/OS
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