Thursday’s Q-Replication Challenges

Posted by Frank Fillmore on October 2, 2008 under Data Studio, Q-Replication. Tags: , , , .

Hat’s off to Kim for getting our blog off the ground. From the initial request from IBM, to reading “Blogging for Dummies” (yes, there really is such a book), to the artwork, format, and technical underpinnings, I’m just along for the ride.

Today’s entry comes after a long day of trying to create a DB2 for z/OS to DB2 for z/OS Q Replication environment at a very large financial institution (yes, there still really is such a thing). If you’re not familiar with Q Replication, it’s IBM’s “low-latency” – that means very little lag between when a transaction is committed on the source system and when it appears on the target – means of getting data from one database to another. This particular project is to provide high-availability, but other customers use Q Replication to populate near-real-time data warehouses. Read More…