I work in the Toronto Lab where we have at least 2500 employees. We're lucky enough to have a library where local employees may borrow books. This morning I shared the elevator with a couple of people carrying one of the books by Roger Sanders . The book is affectionately known as the "red book" and the one that I saw clearly came from the library and was so well-used it was amazing! It makes me happy to see that there are so many people here at the lab who prepare and take the certification exams. List of Roger's books :... [More]
Once you register for IOD you’ll be sent a confirmation email that will tell you about the pre-conference education sessions that are available. Maybe you’ve heard of these before. They are full day classes that go deep in a particular topic. These classes have an additional cost. Six of the classes are Certification Crammer Courses. These remain popular year after year and help you prepare to pass one of the free certification exams that are offered at the conference to attendees. These classes are taught by well-known experts who... [More]
Are you interested in checking out some new books in electronic form? Safari Books Online is a great electronic book engine and right now, you can receive a free 15-day trial. With Safari Books Online, you can search for a particular keyword, read the entire book cover to cover, or simply ensure that this is the book you need before you buy the printed version. Hurry! This offer ends the end of June, 2009!
the power and convenience of Safari Books Online today with a 15 day
Flashbook: Big Data Analytics by Dr. Arvind Sathi About the Book: Big
Data Analytics is a popular topic. While everyone has heard stories
of new Silicon Valley valuation bubbles and critical shortage of data
scientists, there are equal number of concerns – Will it take away my
current organization or investment? How do I integrate my Data Warehouse
and Business Intelligence with Big Data? How do I get started, so I can
show some results? What are the skills required? What happens to data
governance? Unlike many other Big Data... [More]
Making it Big in Software : Get the Job. Work the Org. Become Great. (Paperback) by Sam Lightstone Sam works at the Toronto Lab and the book will be published in Jan or Feb next year. Sam is willing and available to speak at events on topics related to the book. Here is the link to pre-order the book: http://bit.ly/MakingBig Feel free to spread the word about this book! I've read most of the chapters already and think that the advice that Sam gives is amazing! Book Description: Software development is unique industry that includes many of the... [More]
I know it seems early to start planning for a fall conference, but I’m sure
you’ll agree that time flies! Not only does it fly, but it takes time to put
together a justification proposal to attend the conference and to get it
approved. If you do it now, you still have a month to take advantage of the
early bird special. Register by
August 31 and you’ll save $300.
IBM Information on Demand 2012 (#ibmiod on twitter)
Sunday, October 21, 2012 - Thursday, October 25, 2012
Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas,... [More]
Was it really 5 years ago that DB2 9 was released? The DB2 Fundamentals Guide by Roger Sanders was released in
the spring 2007, so it is likely that the product was released the same year.
We’ve had many changes and releases since then…DB2 9.2 and the “ Understanding DB2 ” book by Raul Chong and others, then
DB2 9.5, DB2 9.7 and DB2 pureScale . And now, in the past week, DB2 10 for Linux,
UNIX, and Windows was announced.
There is so much to this release, that for my first post about it, I’m going
to give you sound bites... [More]
Friday on the DB2Night Show, host Scott Hayes invited Bryan Paulsen and Paul Turpin to talk about the upcoming IDUG conference: Bryan Paulson , John Deere, Volunteer of IDUG – current chair Paul Turpin – S1, Volunteer of IDUG - past chair First thing to notice is that the name of the conference has changed. It is now the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference. They made the name change to help people get funding to attend the conference. The conference takes place May 2-6, in Anaheim California. This is the first time an IDUG conference has taken place... [More]
just saw that Safari Books Online now has an app so you can read their books on an ipad. I figured it was time to again to post about the libraries that are available to you: Safari Books Online Access more than 14,500 books and videos from O'Reilly Media, Addison-Wesley, Wrox, IBM Press, MC Press (DB2 Certification Guides & more), McGraw Hill, Wiley, Apress, Exam Cram and other top publishers. Watch hundreds of expert-led instructional videos on today's hottest topics. Bring your library to your smart phone, iPad, tablet, or any... [More]
These were the top 6 pieces of content published in the Information Management area on developerWorks so far this
Compare the Informix Version 11 editions by Carlton Doe
DB2 pureScale enablement : Workload balancing, automatic client reroute, and client affinities by Aslam
DB2 best practices: A practical guide to restrictive databases by Mihai Iacob
A guided tour of IBM Database Patterns, Part... [More]
Here is the master list of current and upcoming books for DB2 on Linux, Unix and Windows . Updates will be made to this page as books are published, so bookmark this page and come back often.
DB2 Essentials: Understanding DB2 in a Big Data World (3rd Edition)
By Raul Chong and Clara Liu
(Oct 10 2013)... [More]
Here’s a summary of the books that have published in 2012. I’m quite pleased with the progress
we’ve made so far this year, and have many books left to go. Make sure to follow my blog to stay in the loop as to when new books come out or if there is a sale you should know about.
An Introduction to IMS: Your Complete Guide to IBM Information
Management System, 2nd Edition
by Barbara Klein , Richard Alan Long , Kenneth Ray
Blackman , Diane Lynne Goff , Stephen Paul Nathan , Moira
McFadden Lanyi , Margaret M.... [More]
As usual, IBM Champions are well represented at IDUG this year. Gain knowledge from this group of talented and hardworking people, who I consider IBM’s best friends!
I’ve done my best to pull out all the sessions that IBM Champions are taking part in at the
IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Orlando, Florida, USA 2013
April 29th - May 3rd, 2013
If I missed any, please let me know and I’ll update this entry.
Thanks to Barbara Klein for pulling together a team to update the very useful first edition of this book. As you may know, many top companies in the world still run successful IMS data management systems, and this isn’t likely to change. This book will bring everyone up to date with the current release of IMS Version 12 and will be helpful to any new people joining an IMS team. The decision at this point is to only produce an e-version of the book. If there is sufficient demand, a print run will be produced as well. You can get the... [More]
Earlier this week I was honoured to be a guest lecturer at York University . A few years ago, I made contact with Professor Franck van Breugel who teaches a master’s level course in computer science. Franck was interested in improving the quality of his student’s writing skills. Franck, like me, understands that being able to write or communicate well are important skills to take into any career. So for the third year in a row, I met with Franck’s class and presented a slideshow created by Roger Sanders that corresponds with his upcoming... [More]
great talent we have in the DB2 community! We know the names of many
of the long term contributors to the community, but the health of a
community is in it’s newcomers. I want to give my thanks to Scott
Hayes, IBM Champion and producer of the DB2’s Got Talent competition.
With this competition we can see the health AND the talent of our
blog entry is a complete summary of this year’s competition. I’ve
listed the titles of each of the presentations and the replay where you
can find that presentation.... [More]
You can save up to 35% off the normal prices of IBM Self-paced Training
IBM's self-paced virtual classes (SPVC) are classes that
allow you to set your own schedule yet still deliver the same content,
interactive exercises, and hands on labs as IBM’s classroom training.
It allows you to take control of your learning --when and where you want.
The typical self-paced virtual class is a 30 to 80 hour, online course that
uses web-based reading assignments
Multimedia presentations based on the same great content... [More]
Today was the first show of the finals for the DB2’s Got Talent 2012
Competition. If you didn’t participate live, I strongly encourage you to watch
the replay . We
had the top 10 contestants from February present 4-minute technical
presentations to us. Again, the caliber of the presentations blew me away. At
least 3 times the phrase “That’s the way you do it!” came to my mind as
contestants were presenting. Not only were their slides well done, but so were
their presentations of the material. To all 10: well done!
The next Chat with the Lab takes place next Thursday, Jan 26 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm. Join Rav Ahuja and Bill Minor (DB2 Tooling Development Team) for a discussion about Advanced Recovery Solutions. Details: Register Now Date: Thurs, Jan 26, 2012 Time: 12:30-2:00 PM Eastern / 11:30 AM Central / 9:30 AM Pacific / 17:30hrs London / 18:30hrs Frankfurt, Paris / India 11 PM Abstract: The availability and integrity of data is critical to the business enterprise. When a problem occurs and your data is compromised or unavailable, it is paramount to... [More]
Recently Lenny Liebmann, InformationWeek Contributing Editor and Larry Heathcote,Program Director for IBM's Data Management solutions recorded a webcast “ Is Your Database Really Ready for Big Data ”. They discuss the role of DataOps in the modern data infrastructure and the importance of your database in production.
On June 26 we wish to expand this discussion and would like you to join us to share your thoughts and opinions.
Join us for a #bigdatamgmt Twitterchat on the topic of “Is... [More]