Db2 Hot Topics from Progressive Insurance
Bob Vargo, Progressive
Dustin Ratliff, Progressive

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In this presentation we will cover a variety of Db2 mainframe and distributed topics based on our experiences at Progressive Insurance. These topics include Db2 sort issues, working with Fast Traversal Blocks (FTBs), Db2 Profiling,  Db2 AI install and usage challenges, and Db2 driver upgrade issues which forced us to roll back hundreds of clients to the previous version. For each of these topics we will discuss the good, bad and sometimes ugly problems that we have encountered. We will highlight our positive findings and point out areas where IBM could potentially make improvements.