the “DB2 for Linux, UNIX, Windows and Tools” track in the SmartSite
Agenda Builder for the IBM Information on Demand Conference, I’m told
that there are 134 scheduled sessions. I’m sure if this is your area of
expertise, you’d like to add all of them, if you can. If
you can find a way to attend them all, let me know! In the meantime,
take a look at a few sessions that I suggest for you to consider adding
to your agenda: Monday, October 22, 2012 10:15 - Session # 1028A - How to Use IBM DB2 10 as a Time Machine Speaker:... [More]
call them IBM’s Best Friends! One of the reasons is that they are so
knowledgeable about our products and another is that they tend to make
excellent authors. Take a look at this list and you’ll see: Craig Mullins Craig has published two books this year! What a great accomplishment. DB2 Developer’s Guide 6th Edition: A Solutions-Oriented Approach to Learning the Foundation and Capabilities of DB2 for z/OS Database Administration: The Complete Guide to Practices and Procedures (2nd Edition) Meet
Craig on Tuesday, October 23 from... [More]
Check out the guest blog entries that are coming fast & furious on the Official IOD Blog : Champions at IOD - by me :) Great DB2 Stuff Cooking at Information on Demand 2012 by Craig Mullins. Dan Luksetich’s recent interview with Crysta Anderson and David Pittman: Time Travel at Information On Demand. Preview: Beyond Daily Feeds – IBM Netezza and Aggressive Intraday Processing Enzee Universe Best Practices by David Birmingham. Alex
Philp recently took place in a Big Data panel with Paul Zikopoulos and
Tom Deutsch and a summary of the... [More]
started my career at the Toronto Lab writing DB2 product documentation.
I learned a lot, met many great people, and created my career. One of
the things I learned during my 6 years writing is that there is much
work put into this content. Planning, writing, discussing, reviewing,
revising, translating, publishing, and more. Bottom line: there is
quality in the product docs! Another
thing about the product docs is that they cover every area of the
product. People are always asking me how they should prepare to pass
usual, host & IBM Champion Scott Hayes has some interesting shows
lined up on his award winning webinar series: The DB2Night Show. October 5, 2012; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM " You CAN Teach an Old Programmer New Tricks ” with Bonnie Baker , IBM DB2 Gold Consultant October 12, 2012; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM BREAKING NEWS from IBM!
Special guest, Les King, Director, Information Management Solutions
& Warehouse Development at IBM, tells us he'll have some exciting
"breaking" news to share! October 19, 2012; 11:00 AM –... [More]
Warp Speed, Time Travel, Big Data, and more
DB2 10 for Linux, Unix and Window New Features
by Paul Zikopoulos , Walid Rjaibi , George
Baklarz , Matt Huras , Matthias Nicola , Dale McInnis ,
and Leon Katsnelson . Can you imagine a stronger author
Here are a couple of details about the book:
Up to 3x faster performance for complex query workloads
Breakthrough compression technology that sets us apart from the competition
New Time Travel Query for easy and fast historical and trend analysis
New Continuous Ingest... [More]
Lots of people love IBM Redbooks. As you know, they are FREE and available
for you to download in PDF or EPUB versions at anytime from the IBM Redbooks website .
One of the most popular giveaways at IBM Information on Demand Conference is
printed IBM Redbooks. This year we have 10 different titles to give away.
Please note that the PRINTED copies are in limited quantity .
Make sure you attend one of the sessions planned at the bookstore to make sure
you get the title that you want. While you're getting your free copy, meet the... [More]
The IBM Information on Demand Conference is a great place to promote books
that are published through out the year. In fact, quite often publishers time
the release of their books to coincide with this conference. As a result, we
are typically able to set up book signings and giveaways to help promote the
This year is no different. We have quite a few books that have published
already that we’ll promote as well as books launching just for the conference
and we’ll have 4 (possibly 6) new Flashbooks that we’ll be... [More]
One of the things that I love most about the IBM Information on Demand
Conference is the buzz on books. Every year we have a giant bookstore that
showcases all the latest books related to DB2, Analytics, Big Data, and more.
My job is to arrange to have the right set of books at the conference and to
invite authors to be available to sign copies of their books for attendees.
All books purchased at the bookstore are discounted by 20% off the retail
Here are the featured books and authors that we have planned for this... [More]
September is turning out to be a busy month for learning. A new DB2 Redbook , IDUG in Sydney , 2 DB2 Tech Talks,
and 3 DB2Night Show episodes !
What a great community we have for DB2.
real-time operational data warehouses a reality
Date: Tuesday September 11
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm EDT
Speakers: Jon Lind (presenter) and Serge Rielau (host)
This DB2 Tech Talk will continue the deep dive into the major features of
the new DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows and InfoSphere Warehouse 10 products.
This talk will... [More]
The DB2Night Show is back for it’s 4th season and what a great start to the
season! Join hosts Scott Hayes and Martin Hubel along with their
special guests. Scott and Martin are both IBM Champions (aka IBM’s Best
First off is two shows featuring Steve Rees who will share the ANSWERS
to many Frequently Asked DB2 LUW Performance Questions. Steve is a Performance
Specialist and is often a speaker at IDUG .
Season #4 Kickoff!
Date: 7 SEP 2012 Time: 11am ET
Topic: Top DB2 LUW
Another great IDUG conference is
about to begin. This one takes place in Sydney, Australia, 12-14
September, 2012 .
There is still time to register and many reasons why you should attend.
Take advantage of 46 hours of technical presentations.
Attend either full day or half day Education Seminars featuring some of the
leading speakers in the DB2 community. Featuring: Susan Lawson, John Campbell,
Phil Grainger, Scott Hayes, Tony Winch, and George Baklarz.
Get your free signed copy of the DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, Windows... [More]
Just released: " Unleashing DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows ", and
available for downloading in either PDF format or EPUB format for use on ebook
Abstract: This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a broad
understanding of the key features in IBM DB2® 10 and how to use these features
to get more value from business applications. It includes information about the
Time Travel Query, which you use to... [More]
Help justify your attendance at the IBM Information on Demand Conference this
year by saving $170 per exam for any IM, BA or ECM exam. Each of these exams
are available for you to take for $30 each. That is 85% off the regular price
of $200 per exam.
So, if you take 3 of the latest DB2 10 exams, you’ll save $510. You can take
each exam twice while at the conference, so if it takes you two tries per exam,
you’ll save $1020.
Other IBM Certification exams are available for you to take as well, with a
50% discounted price of... [More]
I’ve blogged and tweeted about many of the recent articles that have been appearing in the IBM Data Magazine this summer, but decided that a summary of the articles would be a great idea.
Dan Gibson (IBM), Multi-Temperature Data
Going Global with Data Mart Consolidation, Part 1 & Part 2
Is Your Big Data Hot, Warm, or Cold? Part 1 & Part 2
Tom Deutsch (IBM), Big Data
Why Log Analytics is a Great (and Awful) Place to Start with Big Data - The pros and cons of learning... [More]