Session Evaluation

Python has been popular for a long time, and in the last few years, it has reached the top. It is typically used for web application development, automation, data analysis, and machine learning. It can run well on mainframes and z/OS for a few last years and we will see more Python on z/OS in the future.

In this session, you will learn how to run Python on z/OS and other platforms, how it can connect to Db2 for z/OS, issue SQL queries execute Db2 commands, and run Db2 utilities.

Database administrators use Python to automate monitoring, schema updates, and backups of databases. Db2 can benefit from that, too. We will use Python, for example, to find where running RUNSTATS is necessary, eliminate duplicate indexes, compress tablespaces, rebind packages, visualize performance data, and automate other tedious work.