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Essential information about early customer experiences, migration advice, and performance specifics from IBM experts directly involved in the development of DB2 11
Building on the previously published DB2 11: The Database for Big Data and Analytics, this book is particularly for new and existing DB2 for z/OS customers and users who want to learn as much as they can about the new software version before migrating their organizations to DB2 11 for z/OS. The guide begins with a technical overview of DB2 11 features and explains how the new functions in DB2 11 can help enterprise customers address the challenges they face with the explosion of data and information. There has been rapid growth in the variety, volume, and velocity of data due to the increase of smart devices, mobile applications, cloud computing, and social media, and many of the enhancements in DB2 11 are focused on enabling enterprise customers to respond to these market opportunities in a cost-effective way. The book includes a detailed discussion for helping customers plan their DB2 11 migration strategy, and shares experiences of people who have already upgraded to DB2 11 and participated in IBM's Early Support Program. A third section of the book addresses one of the most common obstacles that prevents customers from migrating to a new release: the need to implement any code changes required due to application incompatibilities. With DB2 11's "application compatibility" support, such applications can continue to run under the new release until those changes can be implemented, removing them as an upgrade dependency.


John Campbell is an IBM distinguished engineer reporting to the director for z/OS development at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab. He specializes in design for high performance and data sharing and is one of IBM’s foremost authorities for implementing high-end database and transaction-processing applications. He is a coauthor of The Business Value of DB2 for z/OS: IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator and Optimizer and DB2 10 for z/OS: The Smarter, Faster Way to Upgrade. Chris Crone is a distinguished engineer with the IBM DB2 for z/OS development team, where he has worked for 25 years. He is the team lead for the RDS Execution Engine team and has been working on improving the performance and scalability of DB2 for z/OS. Gareth Jones is a member of IBM’s DB2 for z/OS SWAT Team. He previously worked for IBM’s strategic outsourcing division and in BetaWorks. They both live in San Jose, California. Surekha Parekh is IBM’s worldwide marketing program director. She has more than 25 years of experience in B2B market management and leads the marketing for DB2 for z/OS globally. She is a coauthor of The Business Value of DB2 for z/OS: IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator and Optimizer, DB2 10 for z/OS: The Smarter, Faster Way to Upgrade, and DB2 11: The Database for Big Data & Analytics. Jay Yothers is an IBM DB2 for z/OS architect. He has been part of the DB2 development organization since the very first release of DB2 and has designed and developed many key features of DB2 for z/OS. He has been awarded more than 20 patents for his work in DB2 for z/OS. He lives in San Jose, California.