had 4 great presentations again this week! I’d really like to thank
all participants... I know it isn’t always easy to present, but it is
very important for us to share our knowledge with others! Mikko - Summary Table Design & Monitoring A little trouble following the story of the problem & solution. Summary tables are a huge topic. Well presented. Umesha - Detailed steps to configure DB2 Distributed Data Facility (DDF) for z/OS Good slides. Not practised? Went over time. Missing the “why”. Only “how” was covered in... [More]
Schiefer is the guest on this week’s DB2Night Show. Berni is a DB2
performance legend and you’ll greatly benefit from hearing his talk.
Berni will share the latest news, tips and advice about DB2 LUW 10. Thanks to IBM Champions and hosts of this fabulous show: Scott Hayes and Martin Hubel Click here to register . Remember, all shows are recorded, so if you miss it, you can still catch up at a later time. Also remember that Feb 1 begins the 3rd "DB2's Got Talent Competition. For information, see my blog entry: Become a DB2... [More]
have former contestants of “DB2’s Got Talent” competition been able to
achieve since they improved their presentation skills as a result? Some
of the former contestants have been telling me about their published
articles and IDUG presentation. If you haven’t contacted me already and
you were a contestant, tell me about what you’ve been up to. Before
you read the list, I first want to say that I’m very proud of each and
everyone one of these people as becoming presenters and writers isn’t
always easy. I’m also very glad... [More]
This Friday Nov 30 at 11:00 am ET, join host Scott Hayes and guest Glen Sheffield from IBM for the next DB2Night Show. The topic of the day: IBM DB2 LUW Data Warehouse & DPF Performance Glen will share the latest tips and advice on maximizing DB2 DPF Performance. Click to Register. For more information on this topic, see the following resources: Download an evaluation copy: IBM InfoSphere Warehouse 10.1 Enterprise Edition What's new Video: Tour of InfoSphere Warehouse Whitepaper: From the department to the enterprise with IBM InfoSphere... [More]
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.