Among many other benefits, DB2 V10 offers the potential for 5-10 percent CPU savings. But while the buzz builds around the latest release, veteran DBAs understand that migrations aren't always smooth. (Remember DB2 V8?)
Whatever your perspective, if you're investigating a move to DB2 10, you'll want to check out the upcoming Craig Mullins presentation. Craig, a widely known DB2 authority, is presenting “Getting to DB2 10 for z/OS – Migration Consideration” as part of May Mainframe Madness. This month-long virtual conference is sponsored by CA Technologies.
In his presentation Craig will discuss migration issues and concerns. Is skip-level migration (going directly to DB2 10 from DB2 8) the right thing to do? Craig will offer his thoughts. He'll also discuss some of the deprecated features, including DB2 Private Protocol and Acquire (allocate). To wrap up, Craig will take a look at access paths.
The great thing about this virtual conference is you'll be able to chat with Craig and get answers to your DB2 10 migration questions.
To learn more about this and many other mainframe presentations, go here and register for May Mainframe Madness.