Ten Breakthroughs That Changed DB2 Forever
Project and Program: Information Management
, SHARE in Pittsburgh 2014
DB2 celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013, and this presentation takes a look at the most significant technological advancements that have been made over DB2's lifespan.
Introduced in 1983 when relational database systems were not the norm, DB2 has grown by leaps and bounds since then. In the early 1980s, when DB2 was a mere babe, the general impression among customers was that DB2 was fine for information center applications, but that they should stick with IMS for the OLTP work that actually ran the business. My how things have changed. (How many of you even remember that "information center" was the '80s term for what we now call data warehousing?) What breakthroughs were made with DB2 over these three decades that have caused DB2 to be the high-speed, enterprise DBMS with unparalleled transaction processing capabilities that it is today? Attend this presentation to find out!
Highlights include: • The presenter will count down and explain the ten most important technological breakthroughs made to DB2 for z/OS over the years since the introduction of V1 in the early 1980s.
• Attendees will gain an historical perspective of the features and functionality of DB2.
• Each breakthrough will be covered in chronological order and introduced by the version of DB2 where it was delivered. Each feature -- and its significance -- will be explained along with examples and what was done prior to its introduction.
• Coverage of several breakthroughs that did not make the top ten will be offered, along with brief explanations of why not, and how things could change based on adoption and usage.
• A discussion of what may come next in terms of future DB2 breakthroughs will be offered at the end.
-Craig S. Mullins-Mullins Consulting, Inc.
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