Deriving Value when Deluged with Data (aka CICS Transaction Reporting)
When searching for the response time of certain CICS transactions, you need an easy and effective way to filter out the noise and rapidly find what you’re looking for.
Conserving MSUs – Déjà vu All Over Again
In the past, you probably only focused on MSU usage during your peak 4HRA. Now, thanks to IBM's Enterprise Consumption, paying more attention to MSUs at non-peak times literally “pays” in terms of saving real money.
Root Cause Analysis for z Systems Performance – Down the Rabbit Hole
Root cause analysis for z Systems can be a confusing and timely process. With the right approach, more time is spent resolving the problem than finding it.
zAcademy: User Experience Leveraging Db2 SMF Data to Solve Business Problems
This session suggests capabilities to keep in mind as you seek to modernize how you access and analyze your Db2 SMF data, both to promote rapid learning as well as boost the value you derive from your data.
Cleaning up the SAN Fabric: Getting Your House in Order Part Two
Cleaning up SAN fabric zones and storage array masking views are often a forgotten part of good storage hygiene. Although unused zones and masking views may seem harmless, they pose an availability risk to your environment on multiple fronts.
Implementing Asynchronous Duplexing in a Production Db2 Lock Structure - User Experience
Analyze the performance impacts of implementing asynchronous duplexing for Db2 lock structure in a high volume Db2 data sharing environment.
Benefits of Storage Capacity Reclamation: Getting Your House in Order Part One
Unused volumes increase the likelihood of mistakes, can affect replication SLAs, can impact the cost of offsite storage, or may be stored on the wrong tier of storage.
How to Achieve Higher Availability and Lower Performance Costs with Asynchronous Db2 Lock Structure Duplexing
In this Cheryl Watson Tuning Letter Reprint, Todd Havekost and Frank Kyne detail the unexpected performance benefits gained after one site implemented Asynchronous duplexing.
Modern Alternative to SAS Reports for SMF Reading and Mainframe Reporting
For decades, the only way to read SMF data was to create your own SAS code that would generate output from SMF that could be understood. Technological innovations such as AI has made writing your own custom SAS code for SMF reports unnecessary for all but the most esoteric reports.