For every new release, this very popular article “ Which distributed edition of DB2 10.1 is right for you ?” is
updated to help you make the right choice for your environment. Thanks to the
authors for creating and maintaining this valuable information:
Kulju ( email@example.com ),
Product Manager, DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, IBM Steven
Astorino ( firstname.lastname@example.org ),
Senior Manager, DB2 for LUW - Install & User Technology, IBM Paul
Zikopoulos ( email@example.com ),
Director of Technical Professionals,... [More]
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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!
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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]
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Developer's Guide: A Solutions-Oriented Approach to Learning the Foundation and
Capabilities of DB2 for z/OS (6th Edition)
by Craig Mullins This book published in May this year, just in time for IDUG Denver , and for the first
time, will publish under the IBM Press imprint: DB2 Developer's Guide is the best source for on-the-job
information on programming and administering DB2 on IBM z/OS mainframes. Now,
three-time (or is it 4 times now?) IBM Champion Craig S.
Mullins has thoroughly updated this classic for DB2 v9 and... [More]
Keeping your skills sharp are extremely important and getting certified can certainly help you do that. But, we need to watch the amount of money we spend on everything these days. Good news: IBM’s certification program offers ways to help you keep the costs down while keeping your skills up. Here are some ideas: Take It Again is a voucher program This promotion has been offered in the past and will happen again this year. The details on this year’s promotion are not on the web yet, but I’ve been told that they’ll be there soon. Here’s... [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]
It seems to me, given what I’m being sent in newsletters, that this is the time of year to give some thought to improving personal habits. The end of the year brings time for reflection on the year we just lived through and January is the perfect time to put in place new goals or plans for the coming year. I like to discuss the articles I read with those who are closest to me at work and in my personal life, but in going through the list, I can’t see why these wouldn’t be of interest to a much larger audience. Here’s my list: Five... [More]
Just published IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio: Practical Examples by Roger Johnson and Filip Draskovic About the book: IBM Cognos 10 is the next generation of the leading performance management, analysis, and reporting standard for mid- to large-sized companies. One of the most exciting and useful aspects of IBM Cognos software is its powerful custom report creation capabilities. After learning the basics, report authors in the enterprise need to apply the technology to reports in their actual, complex work environment. This book provides... [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]
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This is the opening line in the new book about IBM to mark its 100th
anniversary. I’ve just received a copy of the book and have read the foreword
by Sam Palmisano . I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the book
and will post a review of it on my blog when I’m finished. The answer by the
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Another post from guest blogger Kate Kurtz. She wrote this on Friday while on the plane. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing IDUG from the perspective of a first time attendee & presenter. Here’s Kate: ********** I am on the plane, flying back to Toronto, and I am finishing up my short term role as roving-reporter at IDUG and guest blogger for Susan. I am a bit sad to be leaving - although very much looking forward to getting home & seeing my family. I met so many amazing people this week, and it was a lot of fun talk about db2... [More]
IBM InfoSphere Guardium provides the simplest, most robust solution for assuring the privacy and integrity of trusted information in your data center (SAP, PeopleSoft, Cognos, Siebel, etc.) and reducing costs by automating the entire compliance auditing process in heterogeneous environments. You can find more information about this product on this website: IBM InfoSphere Guardium - Real-Time Database Activity Monitoring Are you looking to build skills in Guardium? A new course for InfoSphere Guardium has just been released and is now... [More]
Last week’s blog entry Budgeting for IDUG North America conference as viewed by the DB2 Locksmith by guest Rebecca Bond was very popular, so I’ve asked Rebecca back for a second entry. Actually Rebecca did one for me like this last year as well. I figure that DBAs would benefit more if they hear from a DBA saying what sessions she plans to attend rather than me telling you what sessions are available for you to attend. Rebecca is on the LUW platform, so I’ll try to find a willing guest blogger to do something similar for the z/OS platform... [More]