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Data Management

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IBM Data Studio — Design, Develop, Manage, and Govern your data
Post questions and share ideas about building and troubleshooting queries (SQL and XQuery), stored procedures, and general data-driven application development with IBM Data Studio.
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DB2® for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows®
This forum is a place to exchange ideas and share solutions with your peers in the IBM DB2 community. Active participation in the forum will allow all the participants to get the maximum return. All information is for community discussion and should not be considered IBM support.
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DB2 Express
This forum is a place to exchange ideas and share solutions with your peers in the DB2 Express® community.
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DB2 for OS/390® and z/OS®
Connect with the DB2 mainframe community. This forum mirrors the ibm.software.db2.mvs newsgroup.
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DB2 for i5/OS
This forum focuses on DB2 for i5/OS®. It mirrors the ibm.software.db2.os400 newsgroup.
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DB2 Everyplace
Search the DB2 Everyplace forum, or enter comments and suggestions. This forum is intended to gather feedback and to foster communication between users.
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DB2 pureXML
This forum covers pureXML®, the native XML storage capability in IBM DB2.
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Informix Dynamic Server developer and user forum
This forum provides a place for Informix® Dynamic Server developers and users to share their questions, solutions, and ideas. For more information on this topic, please visit the developerWorks Informix zone.
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InfoSphere Warehouse forum
This forum provides a place to discuss topics of interest to InfoSphere® Warehouse developers and users. This includes discussions of Design Studio, InfoSphere Administration Console, Mining, and OLAP tools.
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Unleash the new Java, .NET, PHP, and Ruby client and developer solutions for IDS 11
This forum is for new Common Clients for IDS 11.
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Optim Database Relationship Analyzer (DRA)
Use this forum to communicate with peers and support the exchange of Optim™ experiences, allowing all to benefit.
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Optim LUW
Share innovative ideas and experiences with others who have implemented any of the solutions in the Optim LUW portfolio.
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IBM Cloudscape and Apache Derby
This forum provides a place for developers and users to share questions and ideas with oothers about IBM Cloudscape, which is a commercial release of Apache Derby.
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International Informix Users' Group forums
Share thoughts with other IIUG members.
International DB2 User Group (IDUG) Listserv
Subscribe to the IDUG Discussion List to interact on all aspects of DB2.
U2 User Group forums
Exchange information on a variety of U2 topics.

Cognos

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Cognos 8
This forum is a place to exchange ideas and share solutions with your peers in on IBM Cognos® 8 topics.
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Cognos Controller
Exchange ideas and share solutions on Cognos Controller.
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Cognos Enterprise BI
Exchange ideas and share solutions on Cognos Enterprise BI.
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Cognos Express
Exchange ideas and share solutions on Cognos Express.
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Cognos Finance
Exchange ideas and share solutions on Cognos Finance.
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Cognos Metrics Manager
Exchange ideas and share solutions on Cognos Metrics Manager.
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Cognos Performance Management
Exchange ideas and share solutions on Cognos Performance Management.
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Cognos ReportNet
Exchange ideas and share solutions on Cognos ReportNet.
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Cognos SDK and Diagnostics
Exchange ideas and share solutions on Cognos SDK and Diagnostics.
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Cognos Series 7
Exchange ideas and share solutions on Cognos Series 7.
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Cognos TM1 (Applix)
Exchange ideas and share solutions on Cognos TM1 (Applix).
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Enterprise Content Management

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Content Management Forum
This forum is an open discussion about IBM Content Manager. Ask technical questions. Describe new ideas about how to use the product. Collaborate with other IBM Content Manager users. IBM Content Manager is an enterprise system for managing images, documents, and other kinds of unstructured content.
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FileNet Business Process Manager
This forum centers around discussions related to the FileNet® content-centric BPM products and solutions as well as the BPM products within the P8 platform: Business Process Framework, eForms, Team Collaboration Manager, Process Simulation and Analyzer, and Business Activity Monitor.
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FileNet Capture Professional & Desktop
Share questions, thoughts, and ideas about IBM FileNet Capture Professional & Desktop. IBM FileNet Capture Professional & Desktop Captures and manages enterprise content no matter where it resides or how it's structured.
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FileNet Content Manager
Share questions, thoughts, and ideas about IBM FileNet Content Manager. IBM FileNet Content Manager enables enterprises to deploy turnkey solutions that handle complex document types using out-of-the-box workflow and process capabilities.
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FileNet Content Services
Share questions, thoughts, and ideas about IBM FileNet Content Services. IBM FileNet Content Services interoperates with IBM FileNet Content Federation Services to bring the power of IBM FileNet P8 to new and existing Content Services deployments. Content Services customers can continue to receive ROI on their existing deployments while leveraging new IBM FileNet P8 capabilities.
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FileNet eProcess Services
Share questions, thoughts, and ideas about IBM FileNet eProcess Services.
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FileNet Forms Manager
Share questions, thoughts, and ideas about IBM FileNet Forms Manager. IBM FileNet Forms Manager provides everything needed to easily design, deploy and process electronic forms (eForms) across the enterprise to help speed business decisions.
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FileNet IDM Desktop/Web Services
Share questions, thoughts, and ideas about IBM FileNet IDM Desktop/Web Services. IBM FileNet IDM Desktop/Web Services integrates seamlessly with industry-standard software applications such as Lotus Notes and Microsoft® Office® products, enabling Content from within these applications to be managed in a secure environment.
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FileNet Image Manager
Share questions, thoughts, and ideas about IBM FileNet Image Manager. IBM FileNet Image Manager is the market-leading image management solution that delivers proven, highly scalable, high-performance access to billions of objects for thousands of users and integrates seamlessly with other enterprise applications and systems.
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FileNet Records Manager
Share questions, thoughts, and ideas about IBM FileNet Records Manager. IBM FileNet Records Manager is designed to uniquely combine content, process and connectivity to automate and streamline all records-based activities, eliminate burdensome end-user participation, enforce compliance and create business advantage through a compelling return on investment.
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FileNet Report Manager
Share questions, thoughts, and ideas about IBM FileNet Report Manager. By processing computer output and print stream data, IBM FileNet Report Manager provides online statement and report management for ECM solutions that require access to legacy data.
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FileNet System Monitor
Share questions, thoughts, and ideas about IBM FileNet System Monitor. IBM FileNet System Monitor is the monitoring solution for the entire Enterprise Content Management Platform.
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FileNet Team Collaboration Manager
Share questions, thoughts, and ideas about IBM FileNet Team Collaboration Manager . IBM FileNet Team Collaboration Manager is designed to promote more effective and efficient group decision-making by removing barriers between people, data and processes. It provides the contextual framework and collaboration tools, including discussion forums, live meetings and interactive polls, to enable group members to share information and participate in processes to facilitate group decision-making in a secure environment.
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FileNet Web Site Manager
Share questions, thoughts, and ideas about IBM FileNet Web Site Manager. IBM FileNet Web Site Manager uniquely combines easy-to-use Web content management capabilities with sophisticated content delivery management to personalize the experience of your Web site visitors.
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IBM Content Integrator
IBM Content Integrator provides real-time content integration to unstructured content in leading content management repositories This forum is an open discussion for technical questions and ideas about the product.
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IBM ECM Services for Lotus Quickr
Share questions, thoughts, and ideas about IBM ECM Services for Lotus Quickr. IBM ECM Services for Lotus Quickr leverages Lotus Quickr technologies to provide integration between your desktop applications and ECM repositories. IBM ECM Services for Lotus Quickr include IBM Content Manager Services for Lotus Quickr and IBM FileNet Services for Lotus Quickr.
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OmniFind Analytics Edition
Share questions, thoughts, and ideas with others about installing, deploying, tuning and configuring IBM OmniFind® Analytics Edition. OmniFind Analytics Edition enables content-centric business intelligence solutions that relay interactive visualization of trends and patterns in structured and unstructured information.
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OmniFind Enterprise Edition
Share questions, thoughts, and ideas about OmniFind Enterprise Edition. OmniFind Enterprise Edition provides enterprise search middleware for powering intranets, extranets, and corporate public Web sites.
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OnDemand User Group forums
Exchange ideas with other users of Content Manager OnDemand products

Information Integration

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IBM Information Server
This forum focuses on general issues regarding Information Server and its component modules. This is a forum where you can share ideas and experiences on information integration to drive greater business insight faster, and at lower cost.
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WebSphere Federation Server
This forum is for WebSphere® Federation Server customers to post questions and share experiences and solutions. Topics include support for XML, two-phase commit processing, store procedures, repositories for user mapping, etc.
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WebSphere Product Center (WPC) & Global Data Synchronization (GDS)
This forum is for WebSphere Product Center and Global Data Synchronization users to post questions and share experiences and solutions. Topics include data models, versioning, security and access control, workflow and collaboration, performance, integration, etc.
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IBM Entity Analytic Solutions (EAS)
This forum is for Entity Analytic Solutions users to post questions and share experiences and solutions. Topics include Matching, Merging and Relationships, Attributes and Numbers – Is there a difference?, Real Time data evaluation, Scalability, Performance.
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WebSphere Customer Center (WCC)
This forum is to discuss the technical aspects of WebSphere Customer Center as part of a multiform master data management solution. Topics covered include business services, data qulaity management, privacy and data security, WCC frameworks and applications.
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WebSphere RFID Information Center
This forum is for RFID Information Center users to post questions and share experiences and solutions. Topics include event capture, metadata models, master data management, security, queries, alerts, auditing and reporting.
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IBM Global Name Recognition (GNR)
This forum is a place to discuss issues related to recognizing customers, citizens, criminals, and other risks and threats across multiple cultural variations of name data.
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Dynamic Warehousing
This forum focuses on best practices and strategic issues related to enterprise information integration for dynamic warehousing and business intelligence. Explore ideas and get advice on where, when, and how to use the IBM Information Server components to build an infrastructure that delivers on the promise of Information On Demand.
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Unstructured Information Management Architecture SDK
This forum provides a place to discuss the Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) SDK. Unstructured information management applications are software systems that analyze unstructured information (text, audio, video, images, etc.) to discover, organize, and deliver relevant knowledge to the user. The UIMA framework provides a run-time environment in which developers can plug in and run their UIMA component implementations. The UIMA SDK is an all-Java™ implementation of the UIMA framework.
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Information Analyzer (formerly AuditStage and ProfileStage)
This forum is for IBM Information Analyzer (formerly AuditStage and ProfileStage) users to discuss the technical aspects of Profiling and Auditing data.
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WebSphere DataStage
Use this forum to interact with other IBM WebSphere DataStage® users to better understand how to design, build, debug and deploy DataStage jobs for information collection, integration, and transformation. Collection topics, quality cleansing topics, and federation topics are also appropriate.
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WebSphere DataStage Enterprise Application Packs
This forum is where you can ask questions, share experiences, and engage other developers and consultants in the use of WebSphere Enterprise Application PACKs to interface with Enterprise applications.
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WebSphere DataStage Enterprise Edition
Use this forum where you can interact with other IBM WebSphere DataStage Enterprise Edition users to share ideas for using DataStage for information collection, integration, and transformation of high volumes of data in an enterprise environment. DataStage Enterprise Edition was formerly named DataStage Parallel Extender.
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IBM Information Server for System z
This forum is for Information Server for System z® users to discuss technical questions, to exchange expertise, and to discuss how to collect, integrate and transform information in an information server environment.
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InfoSphere Master Data Management Server
This forum is to discuss the technical aspects of InfoSphere Master Data Management Server as part of a multiform master data management solution. Topics covered include business services, data quality management, privacy and data security, frameworks, and applications.
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WebSphere DataStage TX
This forum is for IBM WebSphere DataStage TX users to share answers and solutions when using the WebSphere DataStage TX family of products for transformation, including visualizing data types, building transformation and integration flows for business requirements, and integrating disparate types of data including structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. Included in this discussion are WebSphere DataStage TX, WebSphere DataStage TX Extender for WebSphere Message Broker, and the WebSphere DataStage TX Industry Packs.
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IBM Metadata Server, Metadata Workbench and Business Glossary forum
This forum is for IBM Metadata Server, Metadata Workbench and Business Glossary users to post questions and share experiences and solutions.
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WebSphere Quality Stage
This forum is for IBM WebSphere QualityStage™ users to collaborate on product topics. Shared experiences for data quality include data standardization, data matching and enrichment, and data survivorship. Whether you are building a standalone quality solution or an integrated one, this is the place to discuss your topics.
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Application development focus

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PHP application development with DB2 and IDS
Post your questions about building better Web applications with PHP and IBM Information Management products, including DB2, IDS, and more.
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.NET Development with DB2, IDS, and U2
This forum provides a place for DB2 and .NET developers and users to share their questions and ideas with others. For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/data/zones/vstudio/.
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DB2 with Java
This forum provides a place for DB2 and Java developers to share questions and ideas. For more information on this topic, please visit http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/data/zones/java/.
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Other Information Management forums and newsgroups

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USENET comp.databases.ibm-db2 NewsGroup
Join the USENET DB2 newsgroup discussions to ask questions and share your knowledge with other DB2 users
USENET comp.databases.informix NewsGroup
The USENET Informix newsgroup discussion gives you another place to talk about Informix with other users.