The chapter focused on BLU Acceleration was released in the spring, but now available is the full book that is nearly 200 pages in length! Learn about the new software that was released this year and continually gets touted as “game-changing”.
DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration - New Dynamic In-Memory Analytics for the Era of Big Data
Paul Zikopoulos, Matthew Huras, George Baklarz, Sam Lightstone, Aamer... [More]
very popular item on the developerWorks site is the series of
Certification Tutorials. The V10 Tutorials are starting to be published
now. We were hoping to have them all done by the end of September, but
it didn’t happen. I’m
very happy with the quality of the tutorials that we are getting and I
hope you find them very helpful while preparing to pass for your exam.
Many thanks to the authors who found the time in their regular life to
put these together. It wasn’t easy for any of them, but an achievement
to be very... [More]
Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and
by Dirk deRoos , Chris Eaton , George Lapis , Paul
Zikopoulos , Tom Deutsch
Book information on blog
Electronic Version (3.37 MB)
Big Data represents a new era in data exploration and utilization, and IBM is
uniquely positioned to help clients navigate this transformation. This Flashbook
reveals how IBM is leveraging open source Big Data technology to deliver a
robust, secure, highly available,... [More]
The exam that you need to pass to start your journey on the road to DB2 Certification is the DB2 Family Fundamentals Exam 730. This exam only contains questions for concepts that are common across all platforms that DB2 runs on. There is a heavy SQL component to the exam, and most people who use DB2 daily should find this exam fairly easy. You’ll find it easier as well if you examine the objectives and use one or more of the listed study materials. Database Associate Certification Role Exam 730 – DB2 9 Family Fundamentals Number of... [More]
While listening to this excellent podcast " Talking Big Data " which is a conversation between Data Expert Jean-Marc Blaise and Big Data Expert Leon Katsnelson , I learned about another technology preview that I wish to share with you. Leon called the IBM Big SQL Technology
“easier than hadoop”. We want to know if you think Leon’s statement is
accurate. To do so, download the software, give it a try, and give us
your feedback. Here are the details. What is Big SQL? IBM
Big SQL is new and exciting technology that extends the... [More]
Warp Speed, Time Travel, Big Data, and more
DB2 10 for Linux, Unix and Window New Features
Now available for FREE as an e-book.
Last week at the IDUG Conference,
we handed out 250 copies of this new Flashbook to attendees. It was fun &
exciting. Here’s a photo:
What an awesome group of authors on this book: Paul Zikopoulos ,
Walid Rjaibi , George Baklarz , Matt Huras , Matthias
Nicola , Dale McInnis , and Leon Katsnelson . Can you
imagine a stronger author team!
Here are a couple of details... [More]
IBM DB2 and Canonical Ubuntu: Your Database Software and OS platform Solution for Enterprise Computing by Andre Albuquerque , IBM Canada Lab Boris Devouge , Canonical Ltd. Hua Lu , IBM Canada Lab You can find this white paper on the DB2 Wiki , which if you don’t visit very often, you’ll be very happy with the outstanding amount of technical information you’ll find on the site. If you want to get the IBM DB2 and Canonical Ubuntu white paper directly, click the title to go directly to the PDF. This paper will help you to get started with... [More]
The best book to buy right now for a beginner's look at DB2 is the Understanding DB2 book. The one that is available today is for V8.2, but it covers everything that you need to know about DB2 in a very easy to understand way. I like the way the authors added a mini case study at the end of each chapter to solidify the material covered in the chapter. There are also 5 or more study questions at the end of each chapter that can also help ensure that you've grasped the concepts. The subtitle of the book is "Learning Visually with Examples" and... [More]
DB2 10.1 Fundamentals - Exam 610 Start
with this exam. It contains questions for concepts that are common
across all platforms that DB2 runs on. There is a heavy SQL component
to the exam, and most people who use DB2 daily should find this exam
fairly easy. You’ll find it easier as well if you examine the
objectives and use one or more of the listed study materials. Passing
this exam will lead to an IBM Certified Database Associate certificate.
This is an entry level certification for a user of any of the DB2
family of... [More]
It seems funny to write a “welcome to my blog” entry after blogging for so
many years! I’m sure I did such an entry when I first started my blog in 2005.
I know that I’ve written welcome-type entries after inviting many people at a
conference to read my blog.
My motivation is two-fold. 1) I’ve been reading Antonio Cangiano’s book
about Blogging: Technical Blogging: Turn
Your Expertise into a Remarkable Online Presence and 2) I’ve changed my blog
template and following the instructions in Bob Leah’s blog: Design @... [More]
Thanks to an amazing team of authors led by Raul Chong, people of the world have high-quality ebooks available to them to learn about DB2 and related products. The authors who have worked on these books are experts in their area and they have volunteered to share their expertise with you for no financial gain to themselves. The authors can be found around the world, so as a result, you’ll see that many of the titles have already or will one day be translated to another language. We at IBM want to make sure that everyone in the world is... [More]
Just published by McGraw Hill: IBM Cognos TM1: The Official Guide , by TM1 experts Karsten
Oehler , Jochen Gruenes , and Christopher Ilacqua .
What’s in the book:
Deliver timely, accurate, and actionable performance management solutions to
users across your enterprise. Filled with expert advice from a team of IBM
professionals, IBM Cognos TM1: The Official Guide shows you how to deploy
and maintain a dynamic planning, forecasting, and scenario analytic solution.
Learn the latest Cognos TM1 10.1 best practices on how to... [More]
Date: Mar 27, 2012 Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern Time) Speaker: Paul Zikopoulos (IBM) Topic: An Introduction to Big Data Big Data can mean a lot of things to a lot of people; but one thing we're sure of, it's the hottest thing to hit the IT landscape. In this chat you'll start with an introduction to Big Data so we're all on common ground as to what it is, how to spot it, and what the opportunities are. (Hint, be prepared to get shocked on Volume and more). With a strong foundation on what Big Data is, you'll be introduced to... [More]
Just published: IBM DB2 9.7 Advanced Administration Cookbook by Adrian Neagu and Robert Pelletier . This book was published by Packt Publishing and is available in several formats. The book contains over 120 “recipes” focused on advanced administration tasks to build and configure powerful databases with IBM DB2 V9.7. Although there is a new release coming out soon, there are many people still at the 9.7 level. The book allows you to: Master all the important aspects of administration from instances to IBM's High Availability... [More]
Paul Zikopoulos and his team of co-authors have just finished their 3 rd Big Data book and it is being published this October. Just in time for the IBM Insight Conference , attendees will be given a free copy of the book that will bring them up to date on what is going on in this over-hyped area.
Here are the details about the book:
“Big Data Beyond the Hype” - A Guide to Conversations for Today’s Data Center
Author team: Paul Zikopoulos, Dirk deRoos, Chris Bienko, Rick Buglio, Marc... [More]
After a long delay, I can finally announce that this long awaited book has published.
DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study
by IBM Champions Susan Lawson and Daniel Luksetich
I can also tell you that the covers for the certification series of books by
have been redesigned and will be launched on this title. I hope you like the
What’s in the book?
Read this book to prepare to pass Exam 612 – DB2 10 for
z/OS Database Administration .
All test... [More]
One of the things that I like about going to conferences is the opportunity
to hear the great speakers who are invited to inspire and wow us. This year,
the speaker on Wednesday, October 24th in the General Session is Nate
Silver. Called a "spreadsheet psychic" and "number-crunching prodigy,"
Nate will explain how to distinguish real signals from noisy data as well as how
predictive analytics is used in politics.
Immediately following this session ( Wednesday 10:15 -
11:15 ), attend the book signing we have... [More]
The IBM Data Governance Unified Process: Driving Business Value with IBM
Software and Best Practices
by Sunil Soares
Book Information on our Blog
version (3.3MB) What’s the book about? Briefly, in the word of Arvind Krishna, General Manager at IBM: IBM has assembled a comprehensive approach to Information Governance that delivers the industry’s strongest portfolio of products, services, and best practices to address every organization’s needs. This book provides a practical set of detailed steps and... [More]
I’d like to introduce you to BLU.... or to be more exact, DB2 with BLU Accelerator. This is an incredible piece of technology that was created by technical geniuses from IBM.
DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration uses a revolutionary combination of columnar data store, memory optimization and hardware exploitation to deliver a quantum leap in performance for analytical workloads without the cost or limitations of in-memory-only systems. BLU Acceleration allows organizations to gain the agility they need to satisfy their... [More]
Earlier I posted a blog about the DB2 10 Certification Tutorials for Fundamentals Exam 610
that are being published on developerWorks. There is also a series of
tutorials that are being published to help you pass Exam 611- DB2 for
Linux, UNIX, and Windows DBA. I’ll update this post as more tutorials are published. Here is what is available now: (Update Feb 7: Part 2, Physical Design; Dec 6: Part 7, Security now available.) DB2 10.1 DBA for Linux, UNIX, and Windows certification exam 611 prep, Part 2: Physical design Mohamed Obide... [More]