Craig Mullins

Craig Mullins

Craig S. Mullins is a data management strategist, researcher, and consultant. He is president and principal consultant of Mullins Consulting, Inc. and the publisher/editor of TheDatabaseSite.com.

It’s Not Your Daddy’s DB2! – Part 6

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Autonomics It is time for part 6 in our multi-part series describing why It’s Not Your Daddy’s DB2… So far we have examined industry and DBA trends (Part 1), the many database and management changes made to DB2 for z/OS (Parts 2, 3, and 4), and SQL and development trends (Part 5). Today we turn our attention to the way in which management tasks … [Read more...]

It’s Not Your Daddy’s DB2! – Part 5

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SQL and Development Trends Hello, and welcome back to It’s Not Your Daddy’s DB2… our series focusing on the changing world of DB2 for z/OS development and administration. We’ve already taken a look at the macro trends impacting the industry in Part 1; and in Parts 2, 3, and 4 we examined the multitude of database and management changes impacting … [Read more...]

It’s Not Your Daddy’s DB2! – Part 4

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Data Structures and Other DDL Welcome to part 4 in our on-going series addressing the changing nature of DB2 for z/OS. Part 1 covered database and DBA trends; part 2 looked at changes with Universal table spaces; and part 3 discussed the role of LOBs with unstructured data. But there are other changes happening to DB2 data structures that impact … [Read more...]

It’s Not Your Daddy’s DB2! – Part 3

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Unstructured Data and LOBs In part 1 of this series we took a look at database and DBA trends; part 2 examined the changing world of DB2 table spaces. Today, in part 3, we take a look at the burgeoning role of unstructured data and the impact of using LOBs to store that data in our DB2 databases. The Growth of Unstructured Data Although … [Read more...]

It’s Not Your Daddy’s DB2! – Part 2

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Universal Table Spaces In Part 1 of this series we took a look at the trends that impact the world of database systems and database administrators in general. With today’s post we will begin to look at the major changes and challenges facing the world of DB2 for z/OS in the digital era. One of the biggest changes in the last decade or so … [Read more...]

It’s Not Your Daddy’s DB2! – Part 1

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Industry and DBA Trends With this blog post I am kicking off a new series of posts on the topic of how and why DB2 for z/OS is changing, and what these changes mean in terms of managing, administering, and developing DB2 databases and applications. The basic premise, which if you’ve been working with DB2 lately I’m sure you’ll agree, is that the … [Read more...]