• April 9, 2020

Devops

Devops

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 […]

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DevOps automation: the key to mobile and cloud application deployment

Have you ever gotten that email asking “what’s our mobile strategy?” Or, “what are we doing about the cloud?” Technology is constantly providing new opportunities to grow our businesses and to make them more efficient. Our business end users see and use these technologies every day. Understandably, they become anxious to take advantage of them […]

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Attending IBM InterConnect 2016? See how you can connect with the Rocket team!

Join us for breakfast or lunch! Have a bite on us as you take part in a lively roundtable discussion with our experts on topics including mobile, cloud, and backup. Don’t miss these opportunities to hear how your colleagues are solving everyday IT issues with technology. Space is limited—reserve your spot today! Exploring APIs for […]

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Application modernization–what is it anyway?

In The Beginning In the late 1970s, in my first IT job, my input device was a keypunch machine. I used it to punch holes in 80 column cards. The cards held both my data and my programs. I ran the data cards through a sorter machine so they would be processed in the right […]

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IT audit time has a new four-letter word: EASY

Oh, the infamous IT audit As if IT departments didn’t have enough to worry about these days, they also have to make sure that the organization is in compliance with various industry and federal regulations – things like PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and Basel II. These compliance standards are all designed to protect sensitive information, applications […]