We emailed Tuning Letter 2016 No. 3 to our subscribers on November 8. This issue covers an introduction to Analytics and shows you step by step how to gain immediate access to SMF records using a new (no-charge) Spark package from IBM and Rocket. It also provides a thorough introduction to Java on z/OS, as well as the first part of an extensive article on tuning VSAM RLS. As the number of Java and VSAM RLS users grows each month, we’re sure these two articles will be quite well received.
Our User Experiences includes information about ABO (Automatic Binary Optimizer), Thin Interrupts, DFSMS Alias Processing, and DB2 V11 on zIIPs. In additional to some useful links from IBM-Main, we also have our regular columns (new PTFs, IBM WSC documents, interesting blogs, and new and updated Redbooks) – 115 pages in all. You can find the table of contents at http://watsonwalker.com/publications/tuningletter/table-of-contents/.
We discovered a typo on our acknowledgments page that we’d like to correct. Roger Lowe, who provided our user experience on thin interrupts, is actually from the Northern Territory Government in Australia.
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That’s all for now. Stay Tuned for more mainframe news and views.