IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS Version 5.1.0 maintenance level PTF-2: Release Notes
This document describes enhancements and fixes in IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS Version 5.1.0, maintenance level PTF-2.
After an installation of V5.1.0 PTF-2, the former method of data organization is re-activated. If the switch back to the former data organization fails, the following message is written to the z/OS system log (SYSLOG) of the LPAR in which the DB2 subsystem or group is located:
How to identify tables that should be reloaded after an installation of V5.1.0 PTF-2
Please find information about new functions here
Error message CHC0535E in CDC JeslogAffected usersAll users of the incremental update function in IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS Version 4.1.0 PTF-5 and later versionsProblem descriptionThe error message is written, but the message has no effect and can be ignored.Problem summaryWhen reloading an incremental-update-enabled table, the error message CHC0535E is written to the CDC Jeslog.Problem conclusionThe problem has been fixed. The error message is not written anymore during a reload.
Stored Procedures fail with error AQT10003IAffected usersAll users of IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OSProblem descriptionInstead of correctly generated external error messages in the MESSAGE output parameter of stored procedures, a default message AQT10003I is generated.Problem summaryIf the accelerator detects warnings in addition to an error, an external error message is not generated correctly.Problem conclusionThe problem has been fixed.
DB2 right() function returns wrong results on CHAR columnsAffected usersAll users of IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS Version 5.1.0 PTF-1Problem descriptionCHAR columns yield wrong resultsProblem summaryWhen a user issues a DB2 query using the DB2 right() function and the query gets accelerated, wrong results might be produced.Problem conclusionThe problem has been fixed.
The INZA.PMML_MODEL stored procedure fails with error AQT10200E when it uses a model in a Netezza EBCDIC databaseAffected usersAll users of IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS Version 5.1.0Problem descriptionStored procedure INZA.PMML_MODEL fails with error AQT10200E: The EXECUTE IMMEDIATE operation failed. Error information: 'DSNT408I SQLCODE = -622, ERROR: FOR MIXED DATA IS INVALID BECAUSE THE MIXED DATA INSTALL OPTION IS NO DSNT418I SQLSTATE = 56031 SQLSTATE RETURN CODE DSNT415I SQLERRP = DSNXICB3 SQL PROCEDURE DETECTING ERROR DSNT416I SQLERRD = 120 0 0 -1 0 0 SQL DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION DSNT416I SQLERRD = X'00000078' X'00000000' X'00000000' X'FFFFFFFF' X'00000000' X'00000000' SQL DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION '. The unsuccessful operation was initiated by the following statement: 'CREATE TABLE 'ERIK'.'MODELER_RT3Dr7foihRrJbTMxHldv1gb'('MODELNAME' VARCHAR(64) FOR MIXED DATA,'SEQID' INTEGER,'PMML' VARCHAR(8192) FOR MIXED DATA) IN ACCELERATOR SIM10 IN DATABASE DBINZA4 ccsid EBCDIC'Problem summaryIf MIXED=NO is set for a DB2 subsystem, INZA.PMML_MODEL fails with error AQT10200E when it is run on a model in a Netezza EBCDIC database.Problem conclusionThe problem has been fixed.
Accelerator goes offline unexpectedlyAffected usersAll users of IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OSProblem descriptionAn unexpected outage occurs.Problem summaryIf the workload is very high and consists not just of LOAD and QUERY tasks, but also of many other tasks, the accelerator can run out of files handles. The accelerator detects this problem automatically and restarts the server process to resolve the situation.Problem conclusionThe problem has been fixed.
Error message AQT20021I when loading a tableAffected usersAll users of the incremental update function in IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS Version 4.1.0 PTF-5 and later versionsProblem descriptionYou receive an AQT20021I error message in the following situation: 1. A table exists on more than one accelerator. The original DB2 table contains columns with data types that are not supported by IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator. 2. Incremental updates for this table have been configured successfully on at least one accelerator. 3. You have enabled incremental updates for the same table on an additional accelerator. The initial load of this table is outstanding. You receive the error before the initial load of the table. The problem occurs only if the original DB2 table has columns with unsupported data types.Problem summaryError AQT20021I is returned before the initial load of a table, in the following situation:
Problem conclusionThe problem has been fixed.
- The table has been enabled for incremental updates
- The table exists on multiple accelerators.
- Incremental updates have already been applied to this table on at at least one accelerator,
- The table is related to a DB2 base table that contains unsupported column data types.
Call-home requests with attachments greater than 38 MB will not be openedAffected usersAll users of the call-home function in IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS Version 5.1.0Problem descriptionAll events that are supposed to trigger a call-home request will not do so if the attachment size exceeds 38 MB. DSNX881I messages wrongly state that a call-home request will be created automatically, but the fact is that you must open service requests manually for these events.Problem summaryWhenever a call-home event is triggered, log files are collected and sent to IBM along with a general problem description. If these log files exceed 38MB, the call-home request will not be sent at all.Problem conclusionThe problem has been fixed.
Package AQTDBC10 is not bound by the product installer for DB2 11 in Conversion ModeAffected usersAll users of IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS Version 5.1.0Problem descriptionThe output of the AQTTRIN installer requires a higher version of DB2 to bind the package AQTDBC10 and does not carry out a BIND operation for this package.Problem summaryIf you run the AQTTRIN installer for a DB2 11 for z/OS subsystem in Conversion Mode (CM), the AQTDBC10 package is not bound.Problem conclusionThe problem has been fixed.
Install program AQTTRIN in job AQTTIJSP terminates with condition code 2000Affected usersAll users of IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS Version 5.1.0Problem descriptionThe job output shows condition code 2000 for the AQTTRIN installation program.Problem summaryIf tracing has been activated for the AQTTRIN step or member of the AQTTIJSP installation job by uncommenting the AQTTRACE DD statement in the JCL, the installation program might end with condition code 2000 although the previous package bind job succeeded. If you restart the job, the program terminates after the next bind operation with the same symptom. This process is repeated until all packages have been bound successfully and the program terminates normally.Problem conclusionThe problem has been fixed.
Values of AQTENV environment variables missing if SCCSID 1026 is usedAffected usersAll users of IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS Version 5.1.0Problem descriptionSettings of AQTENV environment variables cannot be retrieved if the RUNOPTS ENVAR clause in a CREATE PROCEDURE statement contains double quotes and if the SCCSID is 1026. All environment variables show empty values in this case.Problem summaryIf the SCCSID is 1026, the RUNOPTS ENVAR('_CEE_ENVFILE_S=DD:AQTENV') clause for the definition of stored procedures is not processed correctly by the z/OS Language Environment. As a consequence, the AQTENV data set, which contains the settings of the environment variables, is not read, and hence the values remain unknown to the procedures.Problem conclusionThe problem has been fixed. The installer for stored procedures (AQTTIJSP) ignores quotes in RUNOPTS ENVAR statements to avoid this problem. If the stored procedures were installed before, you must use the REINSTALL option in AQTTIJSP.
An accelerator-only table disappears from acceleratorAffected usersUsers of IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio Version 5.1.0 who maintain accelerator-only tables on multiple accelerators paired with the same DB2 subsystemProblem descriptionWhen you submit a DROP TABLE statement to remove an accelerator-only table while the accelerator is stopped, the meta-information for that table is removed from DB2, but the table itself remains because the accelerator is unreachable. The statement will be successful, but the following warning is shown: "IWAQ0003W SQL warnings were found... THE DROP STATEMENT FOR OBJECT <schema>.<table> WAS SUCCESSFUL ON THE DB2 SERVER. THE OBJECT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY PROCESSED ON THE ACCELERATOR SERVER FOR REASON 2. SQLCODE=4748, SQLSTATE=0169B”. This is a hint that information has gone out-of-sync. Suppose that after this message, you create an accelerator-only table, with the same schema and table name as the incompletely removed table, on another accelerator which is paired with the same DB2 subsystem. Suppose further that you remove the first accelerator (the one with incompletely removed accelerator-only table) after that. The unwanted side-effect will be that the newly added accelerator-only table on the second accelerator will also be removed (because it has the same schema and table name).Problem summaryRemoving an accelerator containing out of sync accelerator-only tables from a given DB2 for z/OS subsystem might accidentally drop accelerator-only tables with identical schema and table names on another accelerator, paired with the same DB2 for z/OS subsystem.Problem conclusionThe problem has been fixed in IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio Refresh-Pack 18.104.22.168-Information Management-IDAA Studio-Multiplatform-20160318-1327 and is available on Fix Central.
DEFAULT trace profile does not include installation problemsAffected usersAll users of IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OSProblem descriptionIf the installation fails, customers are often asked to reproduce the problem because the DEFAULT trace profile did not enable the logging of installation errors.Problem summaryThe problem occurs when the product installation fails.Problem conclusionThe problem has been fixed. The DEFAULT trace profile now includes installation errors.
Migration recommendations and considerations
For recommendations and considerations concerning migration to IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS Version 5.1.0 read here.
IBM Netezza AnalyticsFor known issues with the IBM Netezza Analytics stored procedure package in IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS Version 5.1.0, see:
Encryption of Data in MotionFor known issues with the network traffic encryption feature (encryption of data in motion) in IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS Version 5.1.0, see:
Transfer of software update packages from IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio not possibleSummaryIBM Analytics Accelerator Studio does not allow users to transfer packages. A message hints at the fact that a newer version is already installed on the server. If the locale in the IBM Analytics Accelerator Data Studio is set to a value different from English or German, the transfer of software update packages might be blocked in rare cases.Solution or workaroundThe problem has been fixed with the stored procedures of version 5.1.0 PTF-1. If you run the software transfer with a previous version of the stored procedures, use the following workaround:
- Use US English as the locale for IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio.
- On a Windows system, add '-nl en_US' (without the quotes) to the start command that you find in the properties of the shortcut that launches the application ("Target" field on "Shortcut" tab).
On a Linux system, open the eclipse.ini file and add the following line:
- Save and close the file. Then start the application.
If the system utilization is very high, the accelerator might restart automatically to recover from the overload situationSummaryThe accelerator goes online again after the recovery. Processes that were ended prematurely by the restart, such as load jobs or queries, must be restarted.Solution or workaround
- Check the system utilization.
- Adjust the system utilization as needed.
- Retry failed operations and continue.
Load operations stall if the system utilization is very highSummaryOccasionally, load jobs might end abnormally if the system utilization is very high.Solution or workaroundCancel and restart the load operation.
The execution of an INSERT INTO ... SELECT ... FROM statement in an in-database transformation job might failSummaryIn rare situations, INSERT INTO ... SELECT ... FROM statements in in-database transformation jobs can fail if the system utilization is very high and many processes are run in parallel.Solution or workaroundThis is an indication that the system limits were reached. Check the system utilization and adjust it to the capacity of the system.
Incremental update processing might stop and restart if the system utilization is very high (many parallel load and query operations). This is indicated by according console messagesSummaryIf the system utilization is very high, with many processes running in parallel, the processing of incremental updates might stop. Processing resumes after some time and stalled operations are recovered automatically. If "continuous incremental updates" are enabled, tables that are being loaded at the time of the interruption go into the "suspended" state. You must reload such tables to get them back into the incremental update processing queue.Solution or workaroundThis is an indication that the system limits were reached. Check the system utilization and adjust it to the capacity of the system.
High system utilization causes slower performance of IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator tasksSummaryMaintenance tasks might take longer than expected if the system utilization is high.Solution or workaroundIf the problem persists, restart the Netezza Platform Software (NPS) from the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Console.
Queries might fail if system utilization is highSummaryA high system utilization might cause queries to fail occasionally with errors, such as ‘NZ IO error‘ or ‘SQL code = -904 00E7000E Bad data’ .Solution or workaroundThe system continues to operate. Subsequent queries succeed.
A reload of a table set with many tables failsSummaryA reload of a table set with thousands of tables might fail sporadically.Solution or workaroundSplit the table sets to be reloaded into smaller units and retry the operation.
Load operation aborts with SIGABEND if the system utilization is very highSummaryOccasionally, a load operation might end abnormally if the system utilization is very high.Solution or workaroundRestart the load operation.
Misleading warnings of type 'DSNX881I -DI11 2001 W [...] SQL statement with task ID xxxxxxxx is running for more than xxxxxx seconds'SummaryUnder rare circumstances, a query might be continually reported as long-running, even though it was ended by a network outage or by a connection closure through the client application. These messages do not indicate that query processing is impacted in any way. The system stays operational and subsequent queries will run as expected.Solution or workaroundThe continual reporting of long-running tasks in DSNX88I messages stops after a restart of the accelerator. You can restart an accelerator from the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Console.
Abnormal ending of DB2 after -STOP ACCELSummaryIn rare situations, DB2 ceases to operate with the following message after stopping an accelerator (either from IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Studio or by means of a -STOP ACCEL command from the DB2 command line):
ABEND0C4 RC11 DSNRLLM1.DSNRPBCW+045ASolution or workaroundAPAR PI61661 addresses the problem.
Incorrect table schema causes accelerator-only table (AOT) load failuresSummaryThe SYSPROC.ACCEL_LOAD_TABLES stored procedure might fail with the message
HLOU5724E The ACCEL_LOAD_TABLES stored procedure has failed.
as it is loading data into an accelerator-only table ( AOT ) using the DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader The failure mostly occurs when the stored procedure executes statements of the following type:
INSERT INTO ... SELECT * FROM EXTERNAL <table-file>
An incorrect table schema might be defined during the creation of an AOT by the DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader. Such schemas show a column order that is different from the order in the CREATE TABLE statement.
An incorrect schema might cause a failure of LOAD or INSERT operations. But even if the LOAD or INSERT operations are successful, the query results might be wrong.Solution or workaroundAPAR PI59910 addresses the problem.
Insertion of integer and decimal values causes failure of IDT jobsSummaryThe insertion of integer and decimal values by an INSERT INTO ... VALUES statement might cause a failure of in-database transformation (IDT) jobs.
For example, the following statement failed during tests:
CREATE TABLE T1 (CDEC51 DECIMAL(5,1)) IN ACCELERATOR XYZ;
INSERT INTO T1(CDEC51) VALUES(77247.04-69993);
Symptoms: SQL codes like the following are returned:
SQLCODE = -802, SQLSTATE = 22003, DATA EXCEPTION FROM IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator TOKENS OVERFLOW ACCELERATOR NUMERIC DATA...Solution or workaroundUse only decimal values instead of a mixture of integer and decimal values. The following statement, for example, will be successful:
INSERT INTO T1(CDEC51) VALUES(77247.04-69993.0)
How to identify tables which should be reloaded after an installation of V5.1.0 PTF-2 (only if product level is "V5.1.0 GA" or "V5.1.0 PTF-1 without hot fix UI37271")
- Use the sample code (for a stored procedure) in the technote at How to store information about accelerated tables in a DB2 for z/OS table to retrieve information about your accelerator-shadow tables. This information will be stored in a temporary DB2 table.
- Run a simple SQL query against the replicationStatus and the lastLoadTimestamp columns of this temporary table to identify tables that must be reloaded. Follow the diagram at the end of this note to dertermine whether a table must be reloaded.
- Immediately after the upgrade to the V5.1.0 PTF-2 an automatic conversion of data structures takes place.
- Depending on the total amount of data to be converted, this might take more than 1 hour, during which the Netezza Platform Software (NPS) will be in the "Initializing" state. That is, the NPS cannot process requests.
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