Webinar: Musings on DB2 Security for the DB2 LUW DBA
In this timely Webinar, my good friend Rebecca Bond
, independent security consultant and author of Understanding DB2 9 Security
, will share important DB2 Security Tips and Best Practices with participants. People who know Rebecca personally also know that she is a part-time comic and capable of turning the dullest, most boring topics, into something truly entertaining, informative, and memorable.
Here is a sampling of topics Rebecca might cover if she doesn't have a headache:
- Security features in V9.1 & V9.5
- Cost, Risk, Mitigation, People
- Disaster Recovery & Trust
- Don't do these STUPID things
- Touching DB2's Best Known Tickle Points
- Authorizations, Privileges, Roles, LBAC, Trusted Contexts
- HOT Data & Encryption
- Thinking like a Hacker, but avoiding Jail
- Performance versus Security Smackdown
- Other cool things too numerous to list
"Rebecca Bond is an independent DB2 LUW Security Consultant. With a background in government, healthcare and financial DB2 consulting, she is adept at designing efficient, secure database architectures that balance the twin needs of performance and protection. Rebecca is the author of Understanding DB2 9 Security, published by IBM Press, and has written articles on security topics for the IDUG Solutions Journal. She holds numerous DB2 certifications and has been designated by IBM as a Subject Matter Expert."
ORDER THE BOOK: Understanding DB2 9 SecurityOne lucky Webinar Attendee will be randomly selected to win a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate - enough cash to buy the security book plus other fun things!
US and European Phone numbers will be provided, as well as VoIP.
We look forward to seeing you online! Title: Musings on DB2 Security for the DB2 LUW DBA Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009 Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
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Mashup thought leaders Mike Ogrinz
, author of the book Mashup Patterns
,and John Gerken
, a Senior Architect for the IBM jStart
Emerging Technologies team, will discuss:
- Why mashups have become popular solutions for solving every-day business problems and have evolved into patterns.
- How mashup patterns allow you to quickly discover and build upon mashup solutions that others with similar business goals have already demonstrated.
- Understand how your business can implement mashup patterns to maximize the value of mashups for your business needs/challenges.
- How mashup patterns highlighted in Mike’s book can be implemented with IBM’s Mashup Center.
Mike and John will demonstrate real mashup solutions and the associated patterns that reinforce them to help new users understand these concepts and experienced users to gain additional insights.When?
Thursday April 30, 2009
11:00 AM Eastern, 10:00 AM Central, 9:00 AM Mountain, 8:00 AM Pacific
Conference telephone numbers: United States: 800 369-3162
Verbal Confirmation Code: GreenhouseClick here for information on International numbers. About the book: Mashup Patterns
by Mike Ogrinz
Indispensable Patterns and Insights for Putting Mashups to Work in Enterprise Environments
new mashup tools and technologies, enterprise developers can impose
their own APIs on everything from Web sites and RSS feeds to Excel and
PDF files–transforming a world of content into their own customized
informationsource. In Mashup Patterns, Michael Ogrinz
applies the concept of software development patterns to mashups,
systematically revealing the right ways to build enterprise mashups and
providing useful insights to help organizations avoid the mistakes that
cause mashups to fail.
on extensive experience building business-critical mashups, Ogrinz
offers patterns and realistic guidance for every stage of the mashup
development lifecycle and addresses the key issues developers,
architects, and managers will face. Each pattern is documented with a
practical description, specific use cases, and crucial insights into
the stability of mashups built with it. Ogrinz concludes by presenting
twelve start-to-finish case studies demonstrating mashup patterns at
work in actual enterprise settings.
- Understanding the relationships among mashups, portals, SOA, EAI/EII, and SaaS
core mashup activities such as data management, surveillance, clipping,
transformation, enrichment, publication, and promotion
- Optimizing security, privacy, accessibility, usability, and performance
- Managing mashup development, from planning and governance through integration, testing, and deployment
- Enhancing basic mashups with search, language translation, workflow support, and other improvements
- Performing effective load and regression testing
- Avoiding “anti-patterns” that cause enterprise mashups to fail
Also of interest: The companion book, Mashups: Strategies for the Modern Enterprise by
J. Jeffrey Hanson (Addison-Wesley), is an indispensable guide to
designing, implementing, and debugging an enterprise mashup, offering
sample code to illustrate key concepts.
About the Author
Michael Ogrinz is
a principal architect at one of the world’s largest financial
institutions. His business focus is to identify and integrate emerging
technologies into the enterprise and to create innovative and
competitive solutions. A frequent industry speaker on various facets of
Enterprise 2.0, Michael has been instrumental in enhancing the
computing environment at his firm through his work on user interfaces
and usability, wikis and blogs, and, most recently, mashups.
cofounded localendar.com, a classic “garage start-up” that demonstrates
how the “Long Tail” applies to online calendars as much as anything
else. The niche site has provided more than 400,000 schools, churches,
and clubs with simple online scheduling services since its inception
more than eight years ago.
lives with his wife, two daughters, a collection of classic pinball and
vector arcade machines, and a partially completed B9 Robot in
wonderfully rural Easton, Connecticut.
Expected to publish July 17, 2009, order now from amazon.com and save 37% ($18.50)
Authored by two of IBM's
leading experts provide the single most comprehensive coverage of DB2's
pureXML capabilities. This book explains DB2 pureXML in more than 700
practical examples, including 250+ XQuery and SQL/XML queries, taking
the reader from simple introductions all the way to advanced scenarios.
The authors have distilled their hands-on experience with many pureXML
applications so that you can benefit from best practices, tips &
tricks, performance guidelines, and other gems that are not documented
elsewhere. This book is invaluable for database administrators and
application developers, beginners and DB2 experts. The topics are
organized by typical user tasks throughout the life cycle of XML
database projects, from planning, designing, and implementing databases
all the way to tuning, problem determination, and application
development. It includes code samples for Java, .NET, COBOL, PL/1, C,
PHP, and Perl programmers. The DB2 pureXML Cookbook provides proven
recipes rather than a mere reference of ingredients.
- Unique and comprehensive coverage of pureXML on all supported platforms: DB2 9.x for Linux, UNIX, and Windows and DB2 9 for z/OS
- Written for database administrators and application developers, beginners and advanced DB2 users
- More than 700 "recipe-style" examples of XML queries, updates,
schemas, indexes, storage objects, application code, and database
- DB2 pureXML best practices, tips, and tricks based on the authors’ extensive hands-on experience in pureXML deployments
- Coverage of brand-new XML features that IBM intends to make available in the next release of DB2
About the Authors
Matthias Nicola is a Senior Software Engineer for
DB2 pureXML at IBM's Silicon Valley Lab. His work focuses on all
aspects of XML in DB2, including XQuery, SQL/XML, XML storage, indexing
and performance. Matthias also works closely with customers and
business partners, assisting them in the design, implementation, and
optimization of XML solutions. Matthias has published over a dozen
articles on various XML topics and is a frequent speaker at DB2
conferences. Prior to joining IBM, Matthias worked on data warehousing
performance for Informix Software. He received his doctorate in
computer science from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany.
Pav Kumar-Chatterjee has worked with DB2 since 1991
on DB2 for z/OS and since 2000 on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. He
is currently employed by IBM as a technical sales specialist for
Information Management in the United Kingdom. He has helped customers
implement the XML Extender product with DB2 V8 and has presented on DB2
and XML in the UK and around Europe.
To tie you over till the book is in your hands, here are some websites for you to check out:
IBM's main product page for DB2 pureXML
The DB2 pureXML Wiki
The web site of "The XML Challenge", and XML contest
New developerWorks article
The DB2 pureXML blog
Amazon's pre-order price for this book is an amazing 34% off the regular price. Act now as this offer could be removed at any time!
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Viral Data in SOA
An Enterprise Pandemic
by Neal A. Fishman Ensure the Reliability of the Data
environments utilize web services to share data more widely and rapidly
than ever before. It’s easier than ever for incorrect data to trigger
inappropriate actions, prevent urgent actions from being taken, disrupt
customer transactions and relationships, generate compliance problems,
and damage business performance. Companies need a comprehensive
blueprint for ensuring data reliability in their SOA environments. Viral Data in SOA provides that blueprint.
Leading IBM data forensics expert Neal A. Fishman helps you identify the unique challenges of data quality in your SOA environment-and implement solutions that deliver the best results at the lowest cost.
for both business and technical professionals, Fishman shows how to
think about data quality on a risk/reward basis...why effective data
governance is so important, and how to achieve it...how to evaluate
data quality, and overcome its inevitable decay...and, last but not
least, how to actually drive a data quality initiative that works.
· Why poor-quality data has become even more dangerous
· Practical solutions for assessing, improving, and sustaining data quality
· Why data governance is so critical-and realistic models for implementing it
· How to instill proactive accountability throughout your data processes
· Proven techniques for evaluating data before, during, and after its use
· Handling persistence and memory-resident databases in SOA environments
· Improving business, system, reference, and “meta” data
· Creating data models that support today’s broader spectrum of applications
· Sustaining data quality through conditioning
· Using systems thinking to limit future data problems and understand the potential ripple effects of data sharing
Neal A. Fishman,
leader of IBM Software Group’s integration forensics program, has
spoken at conferences around the world, and is a Practicing Member of
the World Wide Institute of Software Architects. He has served as
Technology Editor for the Data to Knowledge Newsletter, and as
a member of the IEEE IDEFobject and Business Rules Group standards
committees. Fishman holds IBM certifications in DB2, DataStage,
QualityStage, and Information Analyzer. He is co-author of Enterprise Architecture Using the Zachman Framework.
I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this manuscript and I must tell you that I enjoyed every word that I read. Neal is clearly a polished author and makes the book a page-turner! Can't wait to read it for yourself? You can get a Rough Cut version of the book
that you can read electronically.
I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.
Just published by O'Reilly Media:Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions
By Toby Segaran
, Jeff Hammerbacher
IBM's Jeff Jonas
, Chief Scientist, Entity Analytics; and all-round amazingly fun guy co-wrote chapter 7 with Lisa Sokol
, Senior Managing Consultant - Entity Analytic Services.
PS... I love the cover... it is beautiful just like the topic!
From the publisher:
In this insightful book, you'll learn from the best data practitioners in the field just how
wide-ranging -- and beautiful -- working with data can be. Join 39 contributors as they explain
how they developed simple and elegant solutions on projects ranging from the Mars lander to a Radiohead video.
With Beautiful Data, you will:
* Explore the opportunities and challenges involved in working with the vast number of datasets made available by the Web
* Learn how to visualize trends in urban crime, using maps and data mashups
* Discover the challenges of designing a data processing system that works within the constraints of space travel
* Learn how crowdsourcing and transparency have combined to advance the state of drug research
* Understand how new data can automatically trigger alerts when it matches or overlaps pre-existing data
* Learn about the massive infrastructure required to create, capture, and process DNA data
That's only small sample of what you'll find in Beautiful Data. For anyone who handles data, this is a truly fascinating book.
Visit Jeff's blog
to get your hands on a PDF version of chapter 7 while it is still posted.
Congratulations Jeff & Lisa :)
The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture: A Systems-Based Approach for Unlocking Business Insight
This book is currently being written by the following author team: Mario Godinez, Eberhard Hechler, Klaus Koenig, Steve Lockwood, Martin Oberhofer, Michael Schroeck
•This book is designed to reach out to a wide client audience on a global basis leveraging IBM‘s vision and products in the Information Management area.
•Through a true cross brand author team (GBS, GTS, SWG) with high ranked contributors with proven track records and external visibility this book will promote IBM‘s expertise and implementation engagements in this area.
•This book covers the next generation of IBM‘s Smarter Planet vision in addition to Information Agenda and Information on Demand themes.
•Extraordinary support for the book by IBM external thought leaders and market influencers.
•Author team members have already published books for IBM Press and delivered external articles successfully before; with this book they cover the full range of IBM‘s capabilities covering Business Scenarios, Conceptual & Logical Component Architecture, Implementation Design using Operational Models – all consistent with IBM‘s Unified Method as well as offerings such as the Dynamic Infrastructure.
Author CredentialsMario Godinez
is Executive IT Architect and IBM Senior Certified IT Architect within IBM's Worldwide Information On Demand Architecture team. He co-founded IBM Software Group's Information Management Technical Enablement team, and has spent 15+ years helping IBM financial and industrial customers architect and implement complex enterprise solutions. Eberhard Hechler
is Chief Architect of the European IBM Information On Demand Technical Center of Excellence. As Senior Certified IT Architect (SCITA) and Executive IT Architect, he is a technical leader of the Information Management organization at the IBM Germany Research and Development Lab. He co-authored Enterprise Master Data Management. Klaus Koenig
is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and has been involved in IT for 20 years. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of IT architecture management and IT infrastructure design. As key innovator and chief technology executive he is currently leading several development and transformation initiatives, the major ones in the area of Cloud Computing, Green IT, Service Lifecycle Management and IT Process Automation. Steve Lockwood
works in IBM Software Group as a Lead Architect and within IBM's Business Intelligence practice (a part of Global Business Services). He has been involved in all aspects of the development of information related projects, covering Data Warehousing, analytics, Information Integration for CRM solutions and development of Master Data Management solutions. Martin Oberhofer
is a Senior Technical Consultant at IBM and a member of the World-Wide IBM Software Group Master Data Management Center of Excellence. His areas of expertise are Master Data Management, database technologies, Java development and IT system integration. Michael Schroeck
is a Partner and the Global Business Intelligence (BI) and Information on Demand (IOD) Leader for IBM, Global Business Services. Mike has a proven track record in having guided project teams in the design and successful implementation of large, complex BI/IOD Solutions (e.g., decision support, integrated analytics, data warehousing, data mining, etc.) for a wide range of clients.
You can preorder
the book now. Very soon there will be a Rough Cuts
version available where you can get the electronic version of the chapters as they are completed.
Thanks to the author team for putting in so many hours to create this book to share their extensive experience with all readers!
MDM for Customer DataOptimizing Customer Centric Management of Your Business
Author: Kelvin K. A. Looi
ALL THIS FOR $14.95!
Master Data Management (MDM) is a fascinating, up-and-coming IT
solution approach that allows an organization to run a customer-centric
business operation. Since MDM is a relatively new concept in the IT
world, its real capabilities, purposes, and values are easily
misunderstood. If you’re looking for an easy way to understand what MDM
really is and how it came about, then this is the book you’ve been
after. Beyond providing a simple understanding of MDM, it also
describes how an organization can implement an MDM solution in phases
to enable the business operation
to be customer-centric, with each phase showing a positive return on
book will also clear up the many misconceptions of what MDM is and how
it is different from Client Information File, CRM, and Data Warehouse
solutions. The differences are clearly explained, and the authors
further show how MDM can co-exist with these other solutions with and
optimize their operations by providing them with trusted data.
With MDM for Customer Data, you will:
• Know the different MDM implementation styles and approaches
• Understand the importance of data governance for successful implementation
• Be prepared to implement the first phase of an MDM project
• And much, much more
Chapter 1: The Elusive Customer-centric Operation
Chapter 2: The Application Agenda Era
Chapter 3: The Information Agenda Era
Chapter 4: MDM for Customer Data
Chapter 5: How Other Organizations Use MDM for Customer Data: Case Studies
Chapter 6: Data Governance
Chapter 7: Be Careful What ou Ask For: Your IT Might Actually Deliver
Chapter 8: Other Master Data Management Data Domains
Congratulations to Kelvin on this amazing accomplishment!
Today I've been reading Chapter 8 in Sam's book: Making it Big in Software.
The chapter is called "Career Killers". I'd be surprised if you've managed to avoid all the problems that are mentioned.... I know I have witnessed most of them in my career. Here are the headings within this chapter:
Becoming the Complaints Department
Helping Too Much with Suggested Improvements
Displaying an Inability to Work the Org
Exhibiting Inappropriate Decision Making
Showing Lack of Teamwork
Failing to Give Credit
Writing Buggy Code
Displaying a Lack of Productivity
Missing Your Dates Consistently
Getting Stuck in the Wrong Time Quadrant
Focusing on Sidebars and Skunkworks
Letting your Skills Slide
Engaging in Excessive Self-Promotion
Getting Stuck in an Unimportant Role
Fundamentals versus Incidentals
The advice in this chapter is dead on... and in times when many jobs are disappearing, it might be a good idea to read this chapter to make sure that you are on the right side of a layoff.
Some of the highlights include:
1) His amazement that Sam was able to get interviews with the 17 "Rock Stars of the Computer Software Industry" that he did get.
2) That Sam has incredible "street cred" for writing the book and interviewing the people that he did.
3) That he found "reading this book was a blissful experience from cover to cover".
Way to go Sam!
Thanks for the review Mike!
Do you have an opinion about the book that you'd like to share? If you do... post your comments in the form of a review on Amazon
Here are the InfoSphere sessions that you can attend while at the conference (user submissions in this colour):
748: Making Your CIO Successful with Analytics, Greg Lotko, IBM, IBM, Cross Platform
434: DB2 Z/OS V8 Data Warehouse Conversion to DB2 LUW 9.5, William Gannon, Palm Beach County School District, Company/Organization That Uses DB2, Cross Platfor
785: Introduction to Smart Analytics for DB2 & Power Systems, IBM, IBM, Eddie Daghelian, DB2 for Linux, UNIX, Windows
786: Infosphere Warehouse Deep Dive, Bill O'Connell, IBM, IBM, DB2 for Linux, UNIX, Windows
793: Maximizing the Value of DB2 for z/OS in Data Warehousing, Beth Hamel, IBM, IBM, DB2 for z/OS
784: Mainframe DB2 Data Warehousing 2010, Robert Catterall, Catterall Consulting, Consultant, DB2 for z/OS
351: Solving Warehouse Source Data Issues Using DB2 on z/OS , Robert Goodman, Florida Hospital, Company/Organization That Uses DB2, DB2 for z/OS
339: DB2 in the Cloud: The Hottest Topic for 2010, IBM, IBM, Leon Katsnelson, Cross Platform
534: IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer -- Not Your Father's Database System!, Guy Lohman, IBM, IBM, DB2 for z/OS
481: Best Practices for Query Performance In a Data Warehouse, Calisto Zuzarte IBM, IBM, DB2 for Linux, UNIX, Windows
391: Introducing IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer - DB2 Performance Revolution, Namik Hrle, IBM, IBM, DB2 for z/OS
You can view session details and build your curriculum with the on-line conference scheduler.
While you're at the conference, stop by the conference bookstore and consider picking up a copy of:
This is the only book with a large amount of InfoSphere content, including coverage for the following products:
* InfoSphere MDM Server
* InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM
* InfoSphere Traceability Server
* InfoSphere Dynamic Warehouse
* InfoSphere Streams
* InfoSphere Dynamic Warehouse
* InfoSphere Foundation Tools
* InfoSphere Information Server