• September 25, 2020

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Built-In DevOps Tools for IBM i

Many organizations are resigned to the belief that there’s no way to integrate their IBM i environment with the DevOps tools they use on their Windows, Linux, and Unix platforms. But these organizations are working from an outdated playbook. Today, IT and R&D teams can run the latest open source tools like Git and Jenkins […]

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IBM DB2 Cloning Tool: Deprecation of Tablespace / Application Cloning SRCVSCPY Data Mover

I know that’s a boring title, but I decided to just get to the point. Please read on to discover why this is a positive change. The IBM Db2 Cloning Tool offers several methods to move data from the source to the target. Full descriptions are in the User’s Guide. A summary follows: ADRDSSU or […]

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IBM Db2 Cloning Tool: Previewing a New Face for a Powerful Product

IBM Db2 Cloning Tool high-level description The IBM Db2 Cloning Tool (Cloning Tool) moves Db2 for z/OS objects and data like an earthmover moves land, while performing some very precise and surgical checks and updates. If you are not familiar with the product, the highest-level descriptions would be to: Create clones of entire Db2 subsystems/data […]

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Adapting to the new normal: Remote work and the mainframe

Work from home has become an essential business proposition and it’s not just for today. It’s something that we’re going to live with for many years. As a result, we need to rethink how we’re connecting to the mainframe today. Accessing the mainframe First things first, a connection is necessary. Rocket BlueZone Web 3270 emulator. […]

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DB2 Cloning Tool: Enabling Db2 for z/OS Provisioning (PH00169)

Are you looking for a way for Db2 for z/OS to participate in your company’s DevOps processes? Have the requests for test object and data creation, and refreshes, in support of Agile sprints, increased as developers strive to meet business demands? The Cloning Tool stands ready to help. Sure, the IBM Db2 Cloning Tool can […]

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Db2 Cloning Tool: Enhanced App Cloning Index Processing (PI99726)

If you perform Application (Tablespace) Cloning with the Cloning Tool, chances are that you will experience a free performance boost after applying APAR PI99726 (PTF UI57180). It is likely that indexes are included in your cloning LISTDEF definition or via the COPY parameter, ALWAYS-COPY-INDEXSPACES. With this enhancement, the Cloning Tool Source job will be able […]

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Db2 Cloning Tool: What is Skeleton Cloning?

Unless you’ve seen a presentation on the Cloning Tool, you may not be aware of support for something called Skeleton Cloning. The only references to “skeleton” in the user guide are in the context of ISPF, and there’s no mention of it in the panels or profiles.  Skeleton Cloning is a subset of Subsystem Cloning, […]

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Db2 Cloning Tool Version Mismatch Processing

Db2 Online/Pending alters are a great thing for Db2 schema evolution. This does, however, create an interesting challenge for application cloning operations. This results in rows being versioned within the pageset, and can cause compatibility checking issues between the source and target system. In a nutshell: CREATE TABLE T1 (COL1 INT) + ALTER TABLE T1 […]

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Rocket Helps Scotiabank International Bring Structure and Repeatability to Its Change Processes

It’s not often you hear the words “banks” and “changing” and think positive thoughts. There’s a certain level of anxiety that comes with changes in the financial sector—even small changes to regulations or procedure can be felt by private consumers. However, the words “banks” and “evolving” feel a lot better. Scotiabank International, based in Halifax, […]

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Rocket Helps Fidelity Investments Speed and Control Change Management

Fidelity Investments attributes much of its success to a simple philosophy: developing and using the latest, most sophisticated technology at every level enables them to exceed business objectives and customer expectations. It’s a philosophy we at Rocket share, and one we see contributes to many of our customer’s achievements. In their pursuit of innovation, Fidelity […]