IBM DB2

DB2 is a database product from IBM. It is a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). DB2 is designed to store, analyze and retrieve the data efficiently. DB2 product is extended with the support of Object-Oriented features and non-relational structures with XML.

Initially, IBM had developed DB2 product for their specific platform. Since year 1990, it decided to develop a Universal Database (UDB) DB2 Server, which can run on any authoritative operating systems such as Linux, UNIX, and Windows.

DB2 investment is considerable and it must function at peak performance, with streamlined administrative schedules and efficient and effective recovery protocols. Maintaining and optimizing the DB2 software and applications with minimal interruptions takes specific skills and expertise which are becoming increasingly rare in the industry. Whether on the mainframe or on a distributed platform, keeping the DB2 software, applications and databases optimized is critically important to your business performance.

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Custom-developed applications deliver exactly what you need

Maintaining your business is unique. Off-the-shelf IT solutions and pre-packaged software might not suit your business and technology goals. Although you have the option of modifying your business to work around the software, it isn’t always possible or desirable to do so. IT solutions should conform to your business, not the other way around.

Customizing prepackaged solutions or developing applications from scratch may better provide the functionality your business requires, but development work is fraught with its own challenges. Often, it necessitates venturing into new technologies, and you may be limited by the bandwidth of in-house staff. To further complicate the process, you may need to integrate your new systems with other key internal and customer-facing applications and/or migrate critical legacy data.

Employing the seasoned flexibility and deep experience of an outside consultant/developer can ensure you successfully develop and integrate the exact IT solution you need without wasting time and financial resources.

Dot Transition developers have the skills and experience to meet your technology and business goals.

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OUR SERVICES

Database Assessment and Planning

Our consultants conduct detailed assessments of clients’ existing database structure, business processes, and IT environment to recommend and plan an appropriate database structure and solution that serves your goals. Conducting interviews with end-users, IT personnel, and other key stakeholders, our consultants develop and document comprehensive strategies, driven by best practices, to meet your database needs.

Database Design

We design high-performance custom databases, tailored to your specific requirements, to complement the daily operations of your organization. Our database designers utilize the latest technologies and best practices and focus on speed, data integrity, and scalability, to ensure that databases are highly functional and scalable for your organizations’ future needs. We uncover and study real users’ methods of completing tasks, study their specific needs, and then design clean, seamless databases that optimize ease of data storage, retrieval, and manipulation.

Data Migration

Our database migration team has extensive experience migrating data across platforms, from any database to mySQL server. Reviewing and analyzing your existing data and data migration needs, we work to develop and implement a sound strategy, driven by best practices, to efficiently and effectively migrate your data. Data integrity and data consistency are top priorities for our data migration professionals, who work to ensure your existing data is successfully migrated to new schemas.

Database Maintenance and Support

Our database maintenance services, including regular updates, monitoring, and optimization, are designed to help you maintain the health of your database systems. Our expert database professionals can monitor and maintain your databases to maintain data integrity and consistency. We can also repair and proactively prevent issues, while ensuring that your database continues to perform at the highest level.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Below is a partial list of the technologies and products we work with:

  • Monitoring and calibrating both static and dynamic SQL
  • Managing and tuning DB2 specific software
  • Addressing data migration and rebinding issues resulting from scheduled enhancements and version upgrades
  • Supporting legacy DB2 applications as well as new development efforts
  • Managing the DB2 utilities
  • Maintaining data sharing and high availability features of DB2
  • Manage and support DB2 Replication – both SQL and Queue Replication
  • Setup and support for DR exercises
  • Install, manage and support DB2 Purescale
  • Health Checks of DB2 servers and Subsystems
  • Migration of DB2 utilities from one vendor to another (BMC, CA, IBM)

Flexible Engagement Models

Depending on project-specific characteristics, we propose 3 major engagement models

Fixed Price

Fixed budget and deadline.

Dot Transition covers all project risks.

Time & Materials

Costs on the basis of man hours actually worked, and can be flexibly adjusted to the changing needs for time and resources.

Dedicated Team

You assemble your team of professionals of required qualification, taking full control over project progress and budget scheme.