Phil Grainger – BMC Blogs http://www.bmc.com/blogs BMC Software Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:42:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://blogs.bmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bmc_favicon-300x300-150x150.png Phil Grainger – BMC Blogs http://www.bmc.com/blogs 32 32 IDUG Portugal – Another Successful EMEA Conference http://www.bmc.com/blogs/idug-portugal-another-successful-emea-conference/ Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:15:15 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11302 As I settled into my flight home, I couldn’t help reflect on all the wonderful, inspiring events that transpired this past week at IDUG EMEA in Lisbon. As per usual, the completely volunteer, user-based organization put on such a professional and informative conference it is no wonder that they have the loyal following that they […]]]> When Is zIIP Offload Not What It Seems? http://www.bmc.com/blogs/ziip-offload-not-seems/ Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:18:04 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10865 Minimizing the operating expense of your mainframe has never had a higher profile, nor been more important. Through the introduction of specialty processors (such as zIIPs), IBM has provided significantly lower cost hardware and the promise of dramatic savings in operational costs. The primary reason this is so attractive and cost-effective is not just the […]]]> Reorging DB2 – Mundane Housekeeping or a High Performance Move?” http://www.bmc.com/blogs/reorging-db2-housekeeping-high-performance-move/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 02:03:04 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10099 Every DB2 DBA knows that there are regular “housekeeping” tasks that  you need to do to keep your DB2 databases running well – and one of those tasks is to run the Reorg utility. Today, there are three major goals relating to DB2 housekeeping which are addressed by running a reorganisation: Tidying up data that’s […]]]> DB2 10 end of support and what it means to you http://www.bmc.com/blogs/db2-10-end-support-means/ Mon, 08 Aug 2016 01:01:57 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9620 While most of us are looking forward to the impending announcement from IBM as to when DB2 12 will be generally available, it’s worth taking a moment to look back over our shoulder. Not everyone sees DB2 12 on their immediate horizon and not everyone is yet safely migrated to DB2 11. If you have […]]]>