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TechTip: IFS Containers

The proliferating adoption of open source on IBM i means there's a lot going on in PASE. How does one keep from stepping on toes? "IFS Containers" to the rescue.

Written by Aaron Bartell

I was talking with a colleague the other day, and he gave me valuable feedback, stating I should do more at the beginning of articles to describe the problem or the usage scenario of the technology before I jump into the geek parts. Of course, that's priceless feedback for me because if people don't understand the "why," then they won't take the time to read. So let me start this article with a slide that describes a common scenario with shops adopting open source on IBM i (Figure 1). BTW, this entire slide deck is available here as are all of my slide decks.

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TechTip: DB2 for i Optimization Strategies, Part 6

Avoid common SQL programming mistakes that can drag application performance.

Written by Michael Sansoterra

In this final installment of this DB2 for i coding series, I’ll discuss two items. First, I’ll examine a reason why a query that once performed well when it was first written might become lethargic as time passes. Second, I’ll discuss a way to potentially improve the performance of multi-row update statements. In the end, the lessons are how to avoid some common coding flaws that can take the wind out of your database sails.

 

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