Craig Mullins. You may know Craig from his popular books: Db2 Developer’s Guide, 6th edition and Database Administration: The Complete Guide to DBA. Craig S Mullins is president & principal consultant of Mullins Consulting, Inc., is an IBM Information Champion, and an IBM Gold Consultant for DB2. Craig has. DB2 Developer’s Guide [Craig S. Mullins] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. DB2 Developer’s Guide, Fourth Edition is completely revised.

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Masked data does not expose sensitive data to those using it for tasks like software testing and user training. Published and Available to be Ordered: Hope you all out there in Db2-land find mulins book useful.

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The dirty read capability can provide relief to concurrency problems and deliver faster performance in specific situations. Other types of data, like names or addresses, are picked from a set of lookup tables.

Well, back in the day, Platinum was one of the most innovative marketers in the world of Db2, and they used to mail out a monthly tip about how to use Db2 more efficiently.

First of all, there used to be a software company called Platinum Technology….

Cralg yes, I said mailed. All of the generated data is plausible, but not the real data. Now anybody who has ever worked on creating a test bed of data for their Db2 environment knows how much work that can be.


Whether you are a DB2 expert or just want to broaden your knowledge, a systems programmer or a programmer, this book contains an enormous amount of data which is beautifully presented. Mullibs HolidaysHappy New Year. The transaction performing the withdrawal must complete all of these steps, or none of these steps, or else one of the parties in the transaction will be dissatisfied. The book guides you through the major components and DB2 internals from a practitioner’s perspective.

Masking while copying data is generally most useful when copying data from a production environment into a test or QA system. The book is designed crraig ease of use both as a learning tool and a reference. At any point within the transaction, the decision can be made to stop and roll back the effects of all changes since the last COMMIT. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a nullins to turn for advice?

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I know I did The functions are repeatable — the same source value always yields the same masked target value. Alternately, a dirty read can cause no rows to be returned when one or more actually exists. Read it to save yourself an enormous amount of pain and suffering. If the bank gives you the money but does not debit the account, the bank will be unhappy. Think about what this means: For example, you may use this option to mask data in a pre-production environment that was created by making a 1: Craig’s no-nonsense approach to DB2 topics could only come from the knowledge of having worked in the pits in-depth with DB2.


When the bank receives the request, it performs the following tasks, which make up the complete business process. ACID is an acronym for atomicity, consistency, isolation, and durability.

First of all, there used to be a software company called Platinum Technology, Inc.

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If the application program is using the UR isolation level, it will read data without taking locks. The number is calculated using the hashing algorithm, it is not a random number. Historically, Thanksgiving has been observed in the United States on various dates.

A component of BCV5, known appropriately enough as The Masking Toolprovides a comprehensive set of data masking craug.

With all that history aside, I am just looking forward to celebrating with family and eating a nice, juicy turkey! So let me explain. Monday, November 12, Data Masking: Data masking is an important component of building any mkllins bed of data — especially when data is copied from production.