would you like to share your expertise with others at a conference?
While at the conference, you can attend sessions and learn about other
areas and encourage other speakers. I’m
sure many people have mixed emotions about the prospect of speaking at a
conference because public speaking is still one of the number one fears
in the world. Even people who you think are natural at speaking in
front of thousands of people have fears. Ask Jeff Jonas! This fear can be overcome, and thanks to the DB2Night Show’s “ DB2’s Got Talent... [More]
Bigger Big Data, Big Thoughts, and Big Ideas Last week, Leon Katsnelson was the guest on The DB2Night Show with IBM Champion Scott Hayes . I missed it! Did you as well? If so, we’re both in luck! We can watch the replay and learn . From Scott: 97% of our studio audience learned something! Leon gave us a fantastic presentation on BIG DATA. Not only did he explain what it is and why it is important, but finally, at last , some explained DB2's relationship with BIG DATA! Leon also talked about HADOOP and other important technologies. Leon... [More]
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]
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
We’re coming to the end of a very popular season on the DB2 Night Show. This
is the third season and much has happened, but take a look at what host Scott
Hayes has in store for you to end the season:
15, the guest was Sanjay Kumar , author of new book IBM DB2 9.7 Advanced Application
Developer Cookbook . Sanjay gave many tips about using OLAP, Stored
Procedures, Optimization Profiles, PL/SQL, SQL and more with DB2 for LUW.
This is one of the books I gave away earlier this week at the Central Canada DB2... [More]
Over the years, DB2 has become more compatible to Oracle, thus making it much
easier for people skilled on Oracle to move to DB2 jobs as well as much easier
for companies to switch their Oracle databases and applications that rely on
With DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows , you’ll find the
PL/SQL Compatibility features and other enhancements make it even easier for you
Learn about why and how to switch by joining this latest DB2 Tech Talk that
takes place on May 31:
DB2 Tech Talk: Oracle... [More]
Join host Scott Hayes and special guest Maria Schwenger from
IBM for a free 90-minute episode of “ The DB2Night Show ”. The
topic is “ Crucial things you want to know as a DBA to manage a pureScale
system ” and Maria will share her opinions and insights.
Date: Friday, May 25, 2012
Time: 11-12:30 EDT
Do you know Maria yet? Here’s more about her:
Maria Schwenger is a member of the Competitive Software &
Power Systems team at IBM, North America, where she works in a “ high
touch ” model with early... [More]
I hope you’re taking part in some of the learning opportunities available now
that DB2 10 & InfoSphere Warehouse 10 have released. Check out my blog from
yesterday about all kinds of options: April 30, 2012: GA of Version 10 products: DB2 for LUW and
InfoSphere Warehouse .
Today I want to expand on a couple of webinars that I mention in that post.
First off, the DB2 Night Show . Last Friday, May 4, host
Scott Hayes invited IBMers Danny Arn old and Glen Sheffeld
to talk about the latest release: DB2 LUW
Today’s show had two very important purposes. 1, to give us valuable
information about the upcoming IDUG
conference and 2, to reveal the winner of this year’s DB2’s Got Talent
competition. If you’ve been following the competition, you’ll know that the
competition was really strong this year. This meant that some amazing talent
did not make it to the top 3, but those who did were consistently good at
entertaining and educating all the listeners.
The prizes for the winners were provided by very generous sponsors. My... [More]
I had to miss the show on March 30th, but hopefully you were able to attend
the show live. I’m listening to the replay and here’s a summary of what took
The theme for this show was for the contestants to showcase their best
success story with DB2.
Today was the third show of the finals for the DB2’s Got Talent 2012
Competition. I wasn’t able to participate, so IBM Champion, Julian Stuhler
filled in for me. Thanks Jules!
If you didn’t participate live, I strongly encourage you to watch the replay . We had... [More]
Today was the second show of the finals for the DB2’s Got Talent 2012
Competition. I wasn’t able to participate, so IBM Champion, Cristian
Molaro filled in for me. Like many of you, I’m listening to the replay a
few days after the live show.
If you didn’t participate live, I strongly encourage you to watch the replay . We had the
top 10 contestants from Round 1 present 4-minute technical presentations to us.
Once again, we ended up with very high quality presentations from very
experienced users of DB2 products.
IDUG is already filled with amazing learning opportunities, as mentioned in
my blog entry: IDUG Denver – May
2012 , but here are more for you to consider. At the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in
Denver, Colorado, USA , taking place May 14-18, 2012 at the Colorado Convention
Center , you can take advantage of specialty Full-Day Seminars
for an in-depth look at a topic that is relevant to
Seminars are held on Monday, May 14 and provide a great start to
your IDUG week by giving you access to some of the top... [More]
Today was the first show of the finals for the DB2’s Got Talent 2012
Competition. If you didn’t participate live, I strongly encourage you to watch
the replay . We
had the top 10 contestants from February present 4-minute technical
presentations to us. Again, the caliber of the presentations blew me away. At
least 3 times the phrase “That’s the way you do it!” came to my mind as
contestants were presenting. Not only were their slides well done, but so were
their presentations of the material. To all 10: well done!
Today was the fourth and final show of the first round of the DB2’s Got
Talent Competition. If you didn’t participate live, I strongly encourage you to
watch the replay . We had 7
contestants as well as an extra special presentation from judge Klaas
Brant . The caliber of the presentations today blew me away. We judges had
a very hard time selecting 3 to move on and were hoping we could save a few
more. But alas, 3 was our max. Here’s how it played out.
Contestant 1 – Brian
Brian used a... [More]
Were you able to join today’s DB2 Night Show webinar? Today was the third
show of this year’s competition. If you missed it, I strongly encourage you to
watch the replay . Here’s what you’ll get:
Contestant 1 – Rodolpho
Tips for End of DB2 Log & Reset RBA Process
The problem Rodolpho discussed in his presentation was about the end of logs…
which is like the end of the world! This shouldn’t happen as quickly as it is,
but data is being added to databases at unprecedented rates, so it is
happening. Rodolpho’s... [More]