Jim Dee – BMC Blogs https://www.bmc.com/blogs BMC Software Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:09:17 +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 Tell Me More About Smart Tune and How It Can Help Me Save Db2 Costs! https://www.bmc.com/blogs/tell-me-more-about-smart-tune-and-how-it-can-help-me-save-db2-costs/ Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:02 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=13015 Wouldn’t it be great to quickly and efficiently identify the SQL statements that are costing you the most, and only then invoke more costly collection activities to obtain the data you need to tune those statements? As a Db2 DBA, you are responsible for maintaining the performance of SQL executed by all the applications that […]]]> 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 […]]]>