Oracle GoldenGate for DB2 i 188.8.131.52.2 was released on 4/15/2016. You now can download the software from OTN and eDelivery. This is the first 12.2 release of Oracle GoldenGate for DB2 for i (DB2 for i).
The following new features are provided:
Column-Level Character Set Encoding: In DB2 for i, each table column can have a different encoding. Oracle GoldenGate for DB2 for i 12.2 keeps the column-level encoding unchanged during the replication. The replication performance is improved by avoiding character set conversions.
Metadata In Trail: the definition (defgen) files and the SOURCEDEFS/ASSUMETARGETDEF parameters are no longer needed.
One Billion Trail Files: trail file sequence length has increased to nine digits, a 1000x increase to one billion trail files.
Heartbeat Table: Users can enable the feature to record end-to-end replication lag and view replication statistics with a database view.
Capturing from Remote Journals: Remote journal support allows GoldenGate extract running on a remote IBM i system to read journal data generated from the primary IBM i system. This eliminates most of the interactions of Oracle GoldenGate extract with the primary system.
The following features are added to GoldenGate for DB2 for i 12.1 and are available in 12.2:
Native Name Handling
Support Partitioned Tables
Certified to run on IBM iSeries 7.2
The following platforms are certified in this release: