Learn how to prepare for the new DB2 for i5/OS query engine.
By Jarek Miszczyk
With V6R1 DB2 for i5/OS, the transition of SQL workloads from Classic Query Engine (CQE) to the new SQL Query Engine (SQE) has been basically completed. So far, the SQE functionality has been delivered in six waves:
Call me a geek, but I always get excited when I acquire a new, more powerful server. To me, there's nothing quite as beautiful as a well-engineered piece of hardware, and IBM's xSeries boxes never fail to bring a smile to my face. As much as I have always loved the bigger machines, I have come to realize that for some of my projects, even a minimal desktop computer is an unnecessary waste of physical space and electricity. Thus, I found myself in a quest to find minimalist computing nirvana. What a short trip! I found all that I needed was in the diminutive and hackable embedded hardware disguised as wireless routers available at your neighborhood office supply store.