Audience : Database Administrators. 

Prerequisites: Students should already have basic skills in the main utilities.

Duration: 3 Days. Hands on.

 This course is designed to teach database administrators advanced topics about Db2 for z/OS utilities with a combination of lecture materials and extensive lab exercises.

IBM® Db2 utilities help you maintain data in your Db2 for z/OS® databases. Generally, you use Db2 utilities to perform large-scale operations across one or more table spaces.

For example, you can use utilities to do the following maintenance tasks:

  • Make copies of your data, which can later be used as a basis for recovery.
  • Recover data, either to the current time or some point in the past.
  • Load thousands or even many millions of rows into your database.
  • Reorganize data so that space is used in the most efficient way possible.

Course objectives include:

  • Use RUNSTATS to accelerate the performance of a given SQL access.
  • Employ DSN1COPY, REPAIR, and DIAGNOSE for DBA tasks which are not recovery-oriented.
  • Use parallel index build with the LOAD, REORG and REBUILD INDEX utilities.
  • Load partitions in parallel.
  • Determine the appropriate LOAD options to use while considering concurrency and performance requirements.
  • Choose appropriate options with REORG and UNLOAD to achieve optimal performance and availability.
  • Provide appropriate LISTDEF, TEMPLATE, and OPTIONS utility control statements for use in DB2 utilities.

Presenter. Cristian Molaro

Cristian Molaro is an independent DB2 specialist and an IBM Gold Consultant. IBM recognizes him as an Information Champion since 2009. His main activity is linked to DB2 for z/OS and LUW administration and performance. He is a certified DB2 for z/OS and LUW professional and was recognized three times by IBM as "TOP EMEA Consultant".

Cristian was awarded ”Platinum RedBook author" for his contribution to 10 IBM Redbooks related to DB2. His latest RedBook is "DB2 12 Performance Topics”. He also contributed as a Technical Editor for IBM's publication "DB2 Essentials" by Raul Chong and Clara Liu.

He has presented papers at several international conferences and local user groups in Europe and North America. Cristian is past-Chairman of the IDUG EMEA Conference Planning Committee, and he is Chairman of the DB2 LUW User Group BeLux.



Any questions contact: Surekha Parekh Independant Consultant (Ex IBM WW Db2 for z/OS Program Director) 


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