DB2 NightShow's 2013 DB2's Talent Competition
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Did 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 Mohankumar and Eric. All three gave great presentations.
Ember - tips for running db2haicu. Ember is moving on to the finals.
Mohankumar - DB2 LUW data movement utilities. Mohankumar is moving on to the finals.
Eric - the best ways to build an audit table using the partitioning feature of DB2 LUW. Eric was chosen as an alternate.
Feb 8 - Show 2 of the DB2’s Got Talent Competition - watch the replay.
We had 5 contestants on this show: Adam, Chris, Renu, Juliano and Sanjay.
Adam - The Real Benefit of Solid State Disks (SSD) Hardware Upgrade.
Adam’s story was about doing a hardware upgrade that greatly benefited a DB2 9, SAP, and WebSphere Commerce system. Adam’s presentation provided the basics, but didn’t give enough information to see why an upgrade of this kind was necessary. Adam was chosen as an alternate.
Chris - Making Life Easier - Letting DB2 Manage your Backup and Archived Transaction Logs.
Chris provided great times that are very easy to follow. They have 2 DBAs in their office and many databases, tables, and data to manage. Great story about how they were able to handle such a workload. Chris has been chosen as a finalist.
Renu - Small Changes, Big Results - Load Performance
Another presentation with great tips. Renu is moving on as a finalist.
Juliano - Efficient Aspects of Deleting Data in DB2 LUW
So many ways to delete data! Juliano will be a finalist.
Sanjay - Plan Management
This was a DB2 for z/OS topic... and a huge topic it is. Sanjay was chosen as an alternate.
Coming up on the show:
Feb 15 - Episode 3 of the DB2’s Got Talent Competition. There may still be room for one additional contestant.
Feb 22 - OK... now the judges are being put to work on this show. Martin Hubel, Klaas Brant and myself have been asked to put together presentations to share with you!
Thanks again to our amazing host for putting this show together: IBM Champion Scott Hayes!