Are you an expert who would like to share your knowledge with a world-wide
and large audience? If yes, I would suggest that you submit a proposal to speak
at the IBM Information On Demand 2012 Conference to be held
October 21-25, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This conference provides in-depth technical education through an agenda that
includes Information Management, Business Analytics and Enterprise Content
Management. The Business Leadership program also addresses strategy issues and
the industry challenges facing today’s... [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.
After a long delay, I can finally announce that this long awaited book has published.
DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study
by IBM Champions Susan Lawson and Daniel Luksetich
I can also tell you that the covers for the certification series of books by
have been redesigned and will be launched on this title. I hope you like the
What’s in the book?
Read this book to prepare to pass Exam 612 – DB2 10 for
z/OS Database Administration .
All test... [More]
Developer's Guide: A Solutions-Oriented Approach to Learning the Foundation and
Capabilities of DB2 for z/OS (6th Edition)
by Craig Mullins This book published in May this year, just in time for IDUG Denver , and for the first
time, will publish under the IBM Press imprint: DB2 Developer's Guide is the best source for on-the-job
information on programming and administering DB2 on IBM z/OS mainframes. Now,
three-time (or is it 4 times now?) IBM Champion Craig S.
Mullins has thoroughly updated this classic for DB2 v9 and... [More]
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]
The IDUG DB2 Tech Conference 2012 is scheduled for May 14 - 18, 2012 in Denver , Colorado. Make your plans to attend now. The IDUG.org website has been updated with detailed information about the conference, including On-line schedule Education and training opportunities Technical certifications Discounts available for the conference On-line schedule I’m sure you’ll find plenty of sessions that interest you. The online session schedule is now available for you to search through. The technical program includes over 120 sessions, addressing... [More]
Last November I posted blog entry about a survey to help decide the topics
for upcoming DB2 Symposiums: “ DB2
Symposiums – Take a Survey to ensure World Class DB2 Education Comes to
You ”. As a result of this survey, Klaas Brant has pulled together an
incredible group of speakers who will be teaching full day sessions over a 3-day
Today on the DB2Night Show, Klaas announced a 20% discount
for those who register by March 1 . Simply use the promo code
DBI12A1 when you register . The symposium takes place at the... [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]
The initial response to DB2 10 has been extremely positive. An early adopter of DB2 10 said, “ We could not have been more thrilled with all the performance improvements! There is definitely gold in this version and you don’t even need to spend time to find it. It’s truly right out of the box .” Have you moved to 10 yet? Or looking at migrating to DB2 10 this year ? Join John Campbell , IBM Distinguished Engineer for a special 2 hour presentation on February 21st & 22nd: IBM DB2 10 Migration Planning and Very Early Experiences –... [More]
I like that my blog entries this week have all had the theme of certification. Maybe I could do week long themes for blog entries this year…. Anyway, after I posted my Cert 101 blog entry, I was informed by Scott Hayes, host of the DB2 Night Show that Roger Sanders is his guest on next Friday’s show. An In-Depth Look at DB2 Certification Insider Secrets and Tips for DB2 LUW and z/OS with IBM Champion Roger Sanders Friday, January 20 from 11:00 – 12:00 EST. Register now. If you are interested in getting certified, and I think you... [More]
Previously I blogged about the benefits of getting certified . If, after reading that, you decide you want to earn a DB2 certification, what is the process? Choose Job Role First you need to decide what job role you’d like a certification for. For many people this is easy. If you work as a DBA, get the DBA certification… easy. But some people end up performing multiple roles in the course of their job. The primary job roles that affect DB2 users are: Academic Associate, Database Associate, Database Administrator, Advanced Database... [More]
The exam that you need to pass to start your journey on the road to DB2 Certification is the DB2 Family Fundamentals Exam 730. This exam only contains questions for concepts that are common across all platforms that DB2 runs on. There is a heavy SQL component to the exam, and most people who use DB2 daily should find this exam fairly easy. You’ll find it easier as well if you examine the objectives and use one or more of the listed study materials. Database Associate Certification Role Exam 730 – DB2 9 Family Fundamentals Number of... [More]
These are books that I’ve worked on one way or another in the past year. In most cases the links are to the e-version of the book… usually Kindle. I have a Kindle and really like to read my books using this device. With the prices of Kindles this year, I’m sure there will be many more people with a book reader in the coming year. Also, the popularity of iPads only increases with time. Note that some of these books haven’t published yet, but will soon. I haven’t noted which to encourage you to click the link to find out. I know that... [More]
This year we published 3 very popular Flashbooks for the IOD conference that took place in 2011. A flashbook is a small, single-purpose printed book that we produce specifically for attendees at conferences and events. We feel that this is a way to summarize some of the key messages that we think you’ll benefit greatly from. With a book such as this, you get a single version of the truth, rather than trying to filter through vast amounts of information on the internet. If you didn’t attend the conference, or didn’t get a printed copy of... [More]
What a great year it’s been for those involved in the DB2Night Show this year! The successes include: 1) First running of the “DB2’s Got Talent” Competition The DB2Night Show’s “DB2’s Got Talent” competition. This took place in the first few months of the year and continues to please me and others. Last Friday the winner of the competition, Norberto Gasparotto Filho , gave a presentation about what he learned at the IDUG Prague conference in November. Norberto won the IDUG pass as a prize for winning the competition and it was his... [More]