Sadly I will not be attending IDUG in Denver next week. At first I was OK about this, but when I started going through the speaker list, it made me realize all the great people I'll be missing! I can't mention all the people who I'll miss... but let me tell you about the authors who will be there. Breakpoint books will be there as well providing a wide selection of books for you to browse and buy. Note that all attendees get a 10% discount on their book purchases. George Baklarz - DBA Guide, Reference, and Exam Prep, 6th edition ; DB2 9 New... [More]
If you're at the Impact conference , your week is likely very busy! If not.... you may want to consider taking part in these events: Wednesday May 6, 2009 conference call, 11:30 AM Eastern DB2 9.7 Overview - Chat with the Lab Early bird registration for Central Canada DB2 User group Symposium June 8th - 9th 2009 Register before Friday May 8th to be eligible for a free IPOD draw. Meeting takes place in Toronto and presenters include Mr. DB2 “Roger Miller” along with Susan Lawson, Craig Mullins, Melanie Stopfer and many others are sure to cover... [More]
Building a no-compromise big data management platform on SAP
Many organizations are turning to SAP applications to improve business outcomes – but the database technology you choose could mean the difference between success and failure. Opportunities for growth and innovation hinge on your ability to support extreme transaction processing and real time analytics.
Join us for a #bigdatamgmt Twitterchat on this topic May 28 th , from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET . We'll explore the topic from several different perspectives... [More]
This year's IOD conference was amazing! Record crowds, lots of events, great people, and for the first time ever, our beloved product DB2 was front & center! DB2 with BLU Acceleration is clearly a winner and you had no trouble learning about it at IOD: the whole conference was painted BLU!
I've put together this rather large slideshare to show you what I mean. I presented these slides to the development team and the feedback was awesome. Throughout the slides, I've added links that will allow you to... [More]
Last week’s TwitterChat was as fast paced as usual, but I’m glad to say that we had more people join us than in the past. Several of the experts are new to twitter, so it is great to hear their points of view (POV)!
Be sure to follow the experts:
@IBM_DB2 @statchuk @jrockwood @mcpherson13 @jasontavoular @GuyLohman1 @tomlrieger @craigmullins @dvellante @DTurnerBlogs @enzeevoice @Keith_Carlsen @dfloyer
Crysta created a Storify recap of the... [More]
Rick Swagerman who took over as the DB2 Tech Talks Host from Serge Rielau has just recorded two Tech bits. Tech bits are shorter recordings on topics related to DB2. These two bits are both conversations with IBM Champions to hear their impressions of the latest technology being delivered in DB2 10.5.
These champions have taken part in the early access beta program for the past few months and were very impressed with what they found and were excited to share their impressions with you:
database expert is in a critical position to become a hero in this big
data era. Why? Because you know data.. you know your database. Now you
need to know how to expand your knowledge to find the secrets lying
dormant in your awesome data. To
help you, I'm posting this podcast which is a conversation between
database expert & IBM champion Jean-Marc Blaise and Big Data expert
Leon Katsnelson. Perhaps you have the same question? Listen & find
out! " Talking Big Data" podcast Beyond this podcast, we have many... [More]
During this week’s #bigdatamgmt TweetChat that was focused on Getting Control of Data in Big Data Era" ,
I noticed that many of the experts recommended articles to emphasize
their points. I’ve gathered all of these recommendations to create this
reading list. I hope you find this valuable. BTRG_MikeMartin
You must increase control of wasteful data even with Big Data
Management, archive/retire & dispose. Big Data doesn’t change
retention. Keep the data you need, get rid of the rest . You can’t
afford to keep it all.... [More]
you attend The DB2Night Show on Friday? We had the second show in this
year’s DB2’s Got Talent Competition. I was on vacation during the
first show, so IBM Champion Cristian Molaro was kind enough to fill in
as a judge for me. I’ve listened to the replay, so here is my summary
of both the first and second shows in this series. Feb 1 - Show 1 of the DB2’s Got Talent Competition - watch the replay. There
were supposed to be a few other contestants on this show, but they were
no-shows. We were still able to hear from Ember... [More]
DB2 Tech Talks Now in Replay Were
you able to watch any of the DB2 Tech Talk webinars this year? There
have been many excellent topics covered in the past year with a variety
of experts sharing their knowledge with you. If
you missed any of these, you can watch them at your convenience. To
help you filter through all the shows, I’ve come up with a list of the
top 10 most popular talks: 1. Technical Tour of DB2 10 for LUW and InfoSphere Warehouse 10 Get
the details behind these new product releases as announced on April 3.... [More]
If you were at the IBM Information on Demand Conference last week, perhaps you picked up a printed copy of one of the 5 new Flashbooks that were published this year? As promised, this blog entry provides additional details including where you can get a free e-version of the book, additional details on the book, and when available, how to purchase a printed copy. Please share with others who will benefit from the content in these books. Harness the Power of Big Data - The IBM Big Data Platform Paul Zikopoulos, David Corrigan, Tom Deutsch,... [More]
Write because you have knowledge that you want to share with others, and by
doing so, you may benefit from getting recognized for your talents through a
higher profile within your company, or a promotion. If you’ve spent your
education and career focused on developing strong and deep technical skills,
learning how to write well can make you stand above your peers.
If you think about all the famous scientists throughout time, they all
published. I’m currently listening to “ The Origin of Species”
by Charles Darwin and find it... [More]
I just got this note from Dean and thought I’d share it with you. I’m quite
impressed by the content that Dean has created and want to make sure you are
aware that this content exists. Thanks Dean!
New db2Dean.com Article - DB2 10.1 New Features DB2 v10.1
became available on 30 April 2012 and has TON of new features and improvements,
some of which you can begin taking advantage of without doing anything other
than upgrading your database. As with the past “features” articles, this is a
summary of the new features in v10.1 that... [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]
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]