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August 6, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 31


TOP STORY: TechTip: Tracking DB2 QSQSRVR Job Usage Just Got a Lot Easier
FEATURED ARTICLE: Paris Presents Developers with Great Fast, Free Apps at OCEAN
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: Is Your Network Protection "Object-Aware?"
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM iDataPlex Key to Hollywood's Latest 3-D Animation Film, Despicable Me
FORUM: New in 6.1: Support for Table-less Queries with the VALUES Statement
ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: Is time running out on your green-screen RPG applications?
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Tracking DB2 QSQSRVR Job Usage Just Got a Lot Easier

A new enhancement allows you to track and identify the QSQSRVR jobs that are being used by an application or a job.

kent_milligan_117x117Written by Kent Milligan

The DB2 for i database has long been known as a relational database that is simple to manage and administer. This design goal is one of the reasons that IBM has improved the management of DB2 QSQSRVR jobs through recent enhancements. One of these enhancements is documented in the "Grab Control of DB2 QSQSRVR Jobs" TechTip. That management enhancement provides users the ability to change which subsystem the QSQSRVR jobs run in.


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Feature Article - Application Software
Paris Presents Developers with Great Fast, Free Apps at OCEAN

Being able to create an application or service quickly has been a challenge on the System i until the advent of open-source software.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

The user groups have been a vital segment of the IBM midrange community for many years, and there's none that I enjoy attending more than the annual OCEAN technical conference. This year, in the conference's six tracks and more than 35 sessions, developers learned a number of helpful tips for keeping their systems up to date and their internal customers happy. 


Advertorial - PowerTech
Partner TechTip: Is Your Network Protection "Object-Aware?"

PowerTech Network Security 6 provides object-level support.

robin_tatamWritten by Robin Tatam

I recently blogged about the new features in PowerTech's Network Security Version 6. In response, I got several questions about what's "new" in the new version. So here's a quick overview.


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