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]
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]
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]
Once I finish this blog entry about the book Making it Big in Software by Sam Lightstone, I plan to post part of it to amazon.com as my reader feedback for the book. I hope you post your comments on amazon once you've read the book... as feedback of this sort is what helps make a book sucessful! This book, written by Sam Lightstone shines light on the differences between the skills acquired in university versus those needed to succeed in the business world. It also shares what recruiters look for in a candidate and what preferred skills... [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]
I know several patent holders and Master Inventors who work at IBM: Sam Lightstone , Mike Winer , Cathy McArthur , Joanna Ng , Arthur Ryman , Andrew Trossman , Mark Wilding , Danny Zilio , and Calisto Zuzarte . Did I ever tell you how much I like working at IBM? To be surrounded by so many smart people is incredible. I read an interesting article today on eweek.com about IBM’s patents: IBM Patent: 100 Years of High-Tech Innovations . They listed 10 important patents and I was surprised by some of what they picked, including Ultraviolet... [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]
It’s all about being social these days! There is much value in interacting
with our customers, partners, competitors, collaborators, and fellow employees
around the world. We can only benefit in all of our objectives by embracing
ideas from the many people in the world that have opinions on what we do.
Before I buy anything of value, I first search the internet for customer
feedback and recommendations. I do this for books, movies, electronics, cars,
just about anything I consider buying. Do you do the same thing? If the... [More]
Have you ever used an online book engine such as Safari or Books 24x7 ? Both Safari and Books 24x7 are online book engines that give you access to thousands of retail books. These engines are quite powerful and very suitable in today’s electronic world. IBM Press books are available in both engines. Safari is an online book engine that is jointly owned by Pearson and O’Reilly. All books that are published by these publishers are automatically formatted for Safari and made available to anyone who has a subscription to Safari. If you have a... [More]
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]
Redbooks are cherished by many, since they provide excellent technical
content in electronic format, all at a price that is hard to resist:
FREE! This year IBM Redbooks are also available in ePub format,
allowing tablet owners a new way to read these books. You can find the most popular downloads for Information Management on the IBM Redbooks site: IBM Information Management Redbooks. Rather
than give you this list, I’ve compiled my own list that includes the
top downloads of the most recent DB2 or InfoSphere titles: 1. High... [More]
“Flashbooks” are small-sized books that have fewer than 150 pages, and have easy-to-read messages about products, solutions, or technology. Flashbooks are published to coincide with conferences such as IBM’s Information on Demand Conference or IDUG. The huge quantity of messages and content delivered at such conferences makes it difficult for attendees to retain all the key messages. Flashbooks are designed to contain the key messages IBM experts want you to take away with you.
Flashbooks are handed out in print format at conferences and... [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]
How would you like to save 50% on an Information Management Certification
exam? With the Assess & Save offer, you must take and pass
an online assessment or "Practice test" to receive a voucher for 50% off the
corresponding exam. That's a savings of $100 USD! IBM Professional Certification is the way for skilled IT professionals
to demonstrate their expertise to the world. Certification validates your skills
and demonstrates your proficiency in the latest IBM technology and solutions.
This offer will make it easier... [More]