Last week I blogged about social media sites for DB2 for LUW and all of my recommendations were for IBM sites. I’m really happy to say that IBM has many friends who are great at creating content about IBM products and sharing their knowledge with other users. Today’s entry is my thanks to all of you!
developerWorks ibm.com/developerworks/data/ and IBM Data Management magazine ibmdatamag.com might be run by IBMers, but a great deal of the content that lives on these sites was created by IBM friends. Specifically: Columnist Roger Sanders:
Distributed DBA by Roger E. Sanders
Programmers Only by Bonnie Baker
DB2 10 for z/OS: A compelling case for upgrading by Gunjan Verma
- Use concurrent I/O to improve DB2 database performance by Jeyabarathi Chakrapani
Database Journal http://www.databasejournal.com/features/db2/ is not an IBM controlled asset, but has both IBM and non-IBM contributors. I’d like to specifically mention:
- Rebecca Bond’s article: Top 10 Tips about Learning DB2 10.1 for LUW
- Her daughter Keesa’s article: The Silent Problem of Data
- Lockwood Lyon’s article: Motivating the DBA
Here is a collection of the blogs that I recommend for the DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows products:
Mastering Data Management– by Crysta Anderson is an amazing blog. Crysta has been very busy interviewing our IBM Champions and thus far has 27 interviews! Each one is worth a read to find out who these friends of IBM are and what their passions are: Sheryl Larsen, Scott Hayes, Ole Holmskov, Fred Sobotka, Kim May, Marc Herbert, David Birmingham, Cristian Molaro, Lester Knutsen, Stuart Litel, Isaac Yassin, Dave Beulke, Dan Luksetich, Alex Philp, Iqbal Goralwalla, Bonnie Baker, Cecilia Rodriguez Babino, Miguel Carbone, Martin Hubel, Ced Bufton, Julian Stuhler, Michelle Christensen, Jim Harris, Frank Brooks, Rick Biederstadt, Cuneyt Goksu, and RogerSanders.
Smarter Computing Blog by David Pittman and others is a blog worth bookmarking. There is a regular feature called Top Reads for the Week where excerpts and links are provided for recent blog entries, articles, videos, or podcasts about IBM Information Management Technology.
Mike Krafick is just starting his writing career as a guest blogger for Ember:
- Guest Blogger Teaser: http://db2commerce.com/2012/06/22/coming-next-week-a-guest-blogger/
- Mike Article, Part 1: http://db2commerce.com/2012/06/28/10-minute-triage-assessing-problems-quickly-part-1/
Scott Hayes’ DB2Night Show Blog
Rebecca Bond’s Blog SecureDB2
Brian Fairchild’s Blog Xtivia
Sameer Kumar’s Blog DB2 Performance
Troy Coleman’s Blog DB2Tutor
Robert Caterall’s Blog DB2
Daniel Krook’s Blog Krook
Craig Mullin’s Blog DB2 Portal
Dave Beulke’s Blog DB2
It looks like we have a very active community! I’m glad we do and appreciate all the work that these and others put into sharing their knowledge about IBM products. I know I didn’t point out everyone… and for that I’m very sorry. To make sure you find all the great blogs about DB2 and related products, check out PlanetDB2.com… every day! This is a Blog Aggregator of all DB2 related blogs. If you blog about DB2 and want to be included, follow the instructions found on the page and we’ll be happy to read what you write!
DB2 Night Show – Klaas Brant and Scott Hayes are my heroes for the amount of work they have put into this awesome weekly webinar. They manage to attract so many guests that they now have two tracks: one for LUW and one for z/OS. The invite both IBMers and non IBMers to share tips and information about DB2 with their listeners. If you miss a show, don’t worry. Scott and Klaas record them all and now have a massive library for you to choose great content from. I’ve been a guest on the show as well as a judge for the “DB2’s Got Talent” Competition. If you have an idea for future shows, let Scott or Klaas know. If you want to improve your presentation skills, especially related to DB2, consider becoming a contestant in the next round of DB2’s Got Talent Competition.
An InformationWeek Live WebCast: High performance. Low cost. No longer an either/or decision for your database with Fred Sobotka and Lynn Jonas. This is a recorded webcast, so fill in the information to immediately download the presentation.
I’m friends with many DB2 Talents, so I see updates on what people are doing as they post it. There are IBM Facebook sites where you could and should use to promote your blog or an event you are involved with…. of course, only if it is related to IBM Information Management technology :)
I’d suggest these pages:
One event I want to make you aware of will come up soon on the Information Management Skills Facebook page. We’ll have live chats with authors Dan Luksetich and Craig Mullins to discuss their books. This is our first time doing this, so become a fan of the page and watch for news as to when this event is taking place and how you can contribute.
I was going through the list of the books that are being published this year and was happy to notice that the majority of the authors who I work with these days are IBM Champions. Some of the authors I work with: Craig Mullins, Roger Sanders, Dan Luksetich, Susan Lawson, Cristian Molaro, David Beulke, and Julian Stuhler.
Share your opinion, on these and all sites that you check out... everyone will appreciate it :)
PS: This list is NOT exhaustive. If you think I’ve missed something of interest, let me know. Thanks!