One of the things we’ve heard about the awesome DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration release is that the content is scattered everywhere! This was true, until now!
Introducing ibmBLUhub.com where you can find all the great content about BLU in a very well designed website.
On the first page, you’ll find the hot assets: latest papers, videos, podcasts, etc.
From here you can navigate to several pages:
What is BLU?
DB2 11 for z/OS Generally Available on October 25, 2013
Rather than me telling you about it, I’m sharing content from experts:
Say "Hello" to DB2 11 for z/OS from IBM Champion Craig Mullins
DB2 for z/OS: How Big is Big? from Robert Catterall
Are you looking for some excellent DB2 11 reading materials? from Willie Favero
And last, but... [More]
We’ve been talking about this release for the past few months and the time is now here where the product is available to be purchased. You can begin realizing the amazing benefits of this technology at once.
Rather than tell you what DB2 BLU is, I’m going to tell you what others are saying about it.
DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows Product website :
Here you’ll find the official announcement information about the product and IBM... [More]
Even though I’m publishing this on April Fool’s Day... it is real news! Today is the opening of the call for speakers for IBM’s Information on Demand Conference . You have from now till Friday April 26 to send in your proposal to speak at this conference. If
you’ve never been to the conference before, you should know that it is a
huge conference that regularly attracts greater than 10,000 attendees.
This year it takes place in Las Vegas from Nov 3 - 7. This will be the
8th anniversary of this event... and it grows larger and more... [More]
What are you sacrificing for the promise of big data? Many
of today's companies are making trade-offs in areas of security and
governance to leverage the promise of big data. Can you have both? There
have been several responses to this question. First off, I’d like to
point you to the tweetchat that took place on Wednesday, February 27.
Several experts, including Jeff Kelly of Wikibon discussed the topic:
Garbage In/Garbage Out and data governance’s role in the big data era.
This was a very exciting event and all who... [More]
does “big data” mean to you? It is a term that is widely used and can
convey all sorts of concepts, including: huge quantities of data, social
media analytics, next generation data management capabilities,
real-time data, and much more. Once you’ve figured out what “big data”
actually means to you, you must then figure out how to manage and store
it. Are your current systems able to handle this type of data? How
can you be sure? Several recent articles and blog entries discuss this theme. The Commoditization of... [More]
the ads say “I LOVE NY”. I’ve visit often and have many friends in NY.
If you’re looking for an excuse to visit the big apple, consider some
of these events that are taking place during Data Week. When: October 22 - October 26. I’ll be in Las Vegas for the IBM Information on Demand Conference , but some of my colleagues will be in NYC at this event. Where: Various awesome Manhattan locations. Price: Most NYC Data Week events are free to attend , and anyone can attend. What is Data Week: According to their website, NYC Data Week... [More]
Administration: The Complete Guide to Practices and Procedures (2nd
by Craig Mullins
This is Craig’s second book this year! Make sure you congratulate him on
this amazing accomplishment!
The DB2 Developer’s Guide 6th Edition: A
Solutions-Oriented Approach to Learning
the Foundation and Capabilities of DB2 for z/OS came out earlier this year
Administration: The Complete Guide to Practices and Procedures (2nd
Edition) will be launched at the IBM
Information on Demand Conference .
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ),
Product Manager, DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, IBM Steven
Astorino ( email@example.com ),
Senior Manager, DB2 for LUW - Install & User Technology, IBM Paul
Zikopoulos ( firstname.lastname@example.org ),
Director of Technical Professionals,... [More]
Thanks to Barbara Klein for pulling together a team to update the very useful first edition of this book. As you may know, many top companies in the world still run successful IMS data management systems, and this isn’t likely to change. This book will bring everyone up to date with the current release of IMS Version 12 and will be helpful to any new people joining an IMS team. The decision at this point is to only produce an e-version of the book. If there is sufficient demand, a print run will be produced as well. You can get the... [More]
Join the next complimentary webinar in the DB2 Chat with the Lab series: Easily Deploy Database Workloads on Private Clouds Date : Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Time : 12:30 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) Speakers : Sal Vella , Leon Katsnelson , Rav Ahuja , Chris Gruber Register Description : As more and more businesses look for ways to reduce costs within IT, their research typically discovers cloud computing. However Public Clouds are not an option for many enterprise workloads and applications... [More]
Database Modeling and Design, Fifth Edition: Logical Design by Toby Teorey , Sam Lightstone , Tom Nadeau , and H.V. Jaqadish Published Feb 24, 2011. (Note that the amazon.com price is currently 40% off the regular price. Not sure how long this will be the case, so if you want the book, buy it soon!) Yes, the 5th edition! A book only gets updated this often if it is REALLY good and REALLY popular. Have you read any of the editions yet? I’ve seen the book for sale at conferences, but haven’t read it yet. What’s new? A whole chapter... [More]
This may be the best 23 pages you’ll ever read about DB2 LUW Database Storage . This updated paper just went live and was updated by Aamer Sachedina , Matthew Huras , and Robin Grosman . Executive summary In a world with networked and highly virtualized storage, database storage design can seem like a dauntingly complex task for a DBA or system architect to get right. Poor database storage design can have a significant negative impact on a database server. CPUs are so much faster than physical disks that it is not uncommon to find poorly... [More]
The next Chat with the Lab session will
focus on DB2 pureScale:
DB2 pureScale - Always-on, Elastic Database
Date: Tue, August 31, 2010 Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern
(GMT-04:00) 10:30 AM Central / 8:30 AM Pacific / 16:30hrs London /
17:30hrs Frankfurt, Paris / India 9 PM Speakers: Sal Vella (IBM),
Drew Bradstock (IBM) Host: Rav Ahuja
Last year IBM released DB2 pureScale, an integrated database cluster solution
that provides continuous data availability, virtually... [More]