Jim Dee – BMC Blogs https://www.bmc.com/blogs BMC Software Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:23:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://blogs.bmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bmc_favicon-300x300-150x150.png Jim Dee – BMC Blogs https://www.bmc.com/blogs 32 32 What is Transparent Data Encryption in Db2 and Why Do I Want It? https://www.bmc.com/blogs/what-is-transparent-data-encryption-in-db2-and-why-do-i-want-it/ Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:37 +0000 http://www.bmc.com:80/blogs/?p=12589 There have been several high visibility data exposures in the news over the last year or so. As a Db2 DBA, one of your responsibilities is the protection of the data your business needs to run. Your auditors, internal and external, may be demanding action to protect your valuable Db2 data from prying eyes. None […]]]> Can We Say “Agile” and “Db2 for IBM z/OS” in the Same Sentence? https://www.bmc.com/blogs/can-we-say-agile-and-db2-for-ibm-z-os-in-the-same-sentence/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:41 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12151 The term “DevOps” is occupying a lot of space in articles, presentations, and blogs lately. But it doesn’t apply to the mainframe or Db2 on z/OS… or does it? As Db2 DBAs, we’re too busy keeping the lights on to worry about a trend that affects only distributed and mobile apps. But the truth is […]]]> IBM’s zIIP for Mainframe Explained https://www.bmc.com/blogs/ibms-ziip-for-mainframe-explained/ Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:10:09 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11067   As a follow-up to Phil Grainger’s post about zIIP offload, I thought it was worth spending a few moments to focus on the characteristics of code that can run on a zIIP as well as code that could suffer minimum performance loss if it was rewritten to run on a zIIP rather than a […]]]>