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Everything You Need to Know About Azure Backup and Recovery

Cloud backup recovery

Backup and recovery are two important mechanisms designed for the purpose of ensuring the continual health of your data. Backups are typically divided into categories that measure level of usage, such as cold storage for archives. The purpose of recovery is to ensure that you have a backup to restore if and when your data is lost. This article offers a review of key Azure backup and recovery services..

Detecting indexes, tables and packages not used on DB2

DB2, from version 9.7, allows to know easily what indexes are not being used in a Database. The query is also for tables and packages.

This is a useful tool for tuning indexes and detecting problems in their use.

After version 9.7 DB2 includes a new LASTUSED field in the SYSCAT.INDEXES, SYSCAT.TABLES and SYSCAT.PACKAGES tables.

This field indicates the date of last use of indexes, tables or packages.

For example, to query unused indexes since 1/1/2019, you could use this simple query:

HPC on Azure: A Quick Guide

High-Performance Computing (HPC) enables you to leverage cloud-based supercomputing with the scalability of the cloud. Most major cloud vendors offer HPC services, including Azure, Google, and AWS. In this article, you’ll learn what HPC is and how it works on Azure. You’ll also learn how to deploy and manage Azure-based HPC.


Search more accessed tables in DB2

 It’s relatively simple and unfamiliar tool for the novices: db2top.

Using the option “T” (tables) and sorting the list (key “z”) using column 1.

The first position will be for the most accessed table.

If there is much difference between that and the rest during an appreciable period of normal use of the database, these tables would be candidates to improve their access or optimice their access to improve the overall performance,