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DB2 9 is a leading-edge hybrid data server that offers optimum storage, scalability, and availability. DB2 pureScale is a new technology primarily optimized for scale-out transactional processing clusters in an active-active manner. This succinct guide will show you how DB2 with pureScale can provide you transparent application scalability, the ability to deliver agile-like computing to your transaction systems, and extreme availability.

 

Want even more information about DB2 pureScale?  See the blog entry I wrote in August: More on DB2 pureScale.

 

Susan

Flashbook: DB2 10 for z/OS - Cost Savings ..... Out of the Box

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DB2 10 for z/OS - Cost Savings ..... Out of the Box

by Roger Miller, David Beulke, Julian Stuhler, Surekha Parekh

 

Roger, Dave, Julian and Surekha are all well known people in the z/OS community and I’m very pleased that we were able to pull the 4 of them together to write a book that will build excitement for the latest release of DB2.  In addition to these fine writers / experts, we’ve also included messages from several of the top technical people in the Z area to give you some tips.

 

What’s in the book?  Here is the executive summary:

It’s no longer enough to have IT that is robust, secure and operationally efficient: in the current business climate, it must be cost-effective. With all the key features you expect from DB2® — and new ones, like 64-bit support, scalability up to 20,000 concurrent users, and SQL and pureXML® enhancements — DB2 10 for z/OS® achieves even greater heights of availability, resiliency, reliability and security, all while creating out-of-the-box cost savings. How? Reduced CPU workloads, which directly benefit the bottom line. And that’s just the beginning.

In addition to five to ten percent CPU savings out of the box, and up to 20 percent CPU savings for new workloads, DB2 10 for z/OS also scales five to ten times more than previous versions — with less complexity and cost. Automatic tuning and diagnostics create less need for System z®-specific skills, and refined lock-avoidance techniques create greater concurrency for data access, data definition and data management.

DB210 for z/OS also offers more availability, with fewer planned outages than ever before. And the legendary security that has made DB2 the undisputed leader in enterprise data servers has been increased further, with simplified compliance. Let’s dive deeper into all the new features and enhancements that make DB2 10 z/OS the most impactful version yet.

 

 

Susan

Where can I get a Flashbook?

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First, what is a Flashbook?  This is a name that I made up to describe the short, easy-to-read books that we publish for conferences such as IBM’s Information on Demand Conference.   IBM delivers a huge quantity of messages and content at the conferences, in newsletters, in blogs, and on websites.   How can you possibly retain all the key messages?  That’s why I like these Flashbooks so much.  We create them so that you can take away the key messages for a particular product area.

 

We’ve received amazing feedback about these Flashbooks.  People have been able to take away the key messages and share them with people back at the office.  IBM employees like to hand these out at other events or when they visit customers.

 

So, if you didn’t get one…. how can you get one?

 

When I get these books created, I have three requirements.

 

1) Printed copies to hand out at events.

2) E-Versions that can be downloaded for free by anyone.

3) Printed copies that can be purchased for a very low price from amazon.com.

 

I’m happy to say that we now have the latest 5 books in amazon and well promoted on our DB2 Bookstore Website.  Here are the books that we most recently produced:

 

DB2 pureScale: Risk Free Agile Scaling

by Paul Zikopoulos, Matt Huras, Aamer Sachedina, Paul Awad


DB2 10 for z/OS - Cost Savings ..... Out of the Box

by Roger Miller, David Beulke, Julian Stuhler, Surekha Pureka


The IBM Data Governance Unified Process: Driving Business Value with IBM Software and Best Practices
by Sunil Soares


Business Intelligence Strategy: A Framework for Achieving BI Excellence
by John Boyer, The Nielsen Company; Bill Frank, Johnson & Johnson; Brian Green, Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Tennessee; Tracy Harris, IBM; Kay Van De Vanter, The Boeing Company


IBM Cognos Analytics and Cloud Computing: Best Practices for Deploying Cognos Business Intelligence to the IBM Cloud
by Stephan Jou


If you’re an IBM employee and are planning an event where you’d like many copies of these books, contact me directly.

Susan

Flashbook: Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and Streaming Data

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Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and Streaming Data


by Dirk deRoos, Chris Eaton, George Lapis, Paul Zikopoulos, Tom Deutsch

 

Big Data represents a new era in data exploration and utilization, and IBM is uniquely positioned to help clients navigate this transformation. This Flashbook reveals how IBM is leveraging open source Big Data technology to deliver a robust, secure, highly available, enterprise-class Big Data platform.

The three defining characteristics of Big Data—volume, variety, and velocity—are discussed. You’ll get a primer on Hadoop and how IBM is 'hardening' it for the enterprise, and learn when to leverage IBM InfoSphere BigInsights (Big Data at rest) and IBM InfoSphere Streams (Big Data in motion) technologies. Deployment and scaling strategies plus industry use cases are also included in this practical guide.

  • Learn how IBM hardens Hadoop for enterprise-class scalability and reliability
  • Gain insight into IBM's unique in-motion and at-rest Big Data analytics
  • Learn tips and tricks for Big Data use cases and solutions
  • Get a quick Hadoop primer

 

This book is about Big Data: but you already knew that.  Big Data is a Big Deal! This book’s authoring team is well seasoned in traditional database technologies; and all recognized one thing: Big Data is an inflection point when it comes to information management technologies. In fact, Big Data is going to change the way you do things in the future, how you gain insight, and make decisions (the change isn’t going to be a replacement, rather a synergy and extension). Recognizing this inflection point, the author team decided to write this book to help you get quickly up to speed on this technology and to show you the unique things IBM is doing to turn the freely available open source Big Data technology into a Big Data Platform; there’s a major difference and the platform is comprised of leveraging the open source technologies (and never forking it) and marrying that to enterprise capabilities provided by a technology leader that understands the benefits a platform can provide.

By the time you are done reading this book, you’ll have a good handle on the Big Data opportunity that lies ahead, a better understanding on the requirements that ensures you have the right Big Data platform (as opposed to just technology), and have a strong foundational knowledge as to the business opportunities that lie ahead with Big Data and some of the technologies available.

PART 1: The Big Deal about Big Data

Chapter 1 – What is Big Data? Hint: You’re a Part of it Every Day

Chapter 2 – Why Big Data is Important

Chapter 3 – Why IBM for Big Data

PART II: Big Data: From the Technology Perspective

Chapter 4  - All About Hadoop: The Big Data Lingo Chapter

Chapter 5 – IBM InfoSphere Big Insights – Analytics for “At Rest” Big Data

Chapter 6 – IBM InfoSphere Streams – Analytics for “In Motion” Big Data

Authors:

Chris Eaton, B.Sc., is a worldwide technical specialist for IBM’s Information Management products focused on Database Technology, Big Data, and Workload Optimization.  Chris is also an international award winning speaker, having presented at data management conferences across the globe, and has one of the most popular DB2 blogs located on IT Toolbox at: http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/db2luw.

Dirk DeRoos, B.Sc, B.A. is a member of the IBM World-Wide Technical Sales Team, specializing in the IBM Big Data Platform. Dirk joined IBM eleven years ago, and has a Bachelor of Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors English) from the University of New Brunswick.

Thomas Deutsch, B.A, M.B.A., serves as a Program Director in IBM’s Big Data business. Tom has spent the couple of years helping customers with Apache Hadoop, identifying architecture fit, and managing early stage projects in 200+ customer engagements.

George Lapis, MS CS, is a Big Data Solutions Architect at IBM's Silicon Valley Lab. He has worked in database software area for more than 30 years. He was a founding member of R* and Starburst research projects at IBM's Almaden Research Center in the valley, as well as a member of the compiler development team for several releases of DB2.

Paul C. Zikopoulos, B.A., M.B.A., is the Director of Technical Professionals for IBM Software Group’s Information Management division and additionally leads the World Wide Database Competitive and Big Data SWAT teams.  Paul has written more than 300 magazine articles and 14 books on DB2 and can be reached at: paulz_ibm@msn.com.

 

Susan

Flashbook: Customer Experience Analytics by Arvind Sathi

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Customer Experience Analytics: Fast, Intelligent and Action-Packed

by Arvind Sathi

  • Book information on blog
  • Link to an online bookstore
  • Electronic Version (6.98 MB)
  • Today’s customers have the ability to use a variety of media (including Facebook or Yelp) to broadcast their good and bad experience in real time. You must match their velocity! This book will help your organization create the capabilities to sense, isolate and alter the customer experience to your competitive advantage – creating a real time, adaptive relationship with your customers.

    Analytics is one of the hottest IT topics of interest among organizations world wide. It has attracted not only the interest of IT organizations, but also has grown considerably in the minds of sales and marketing professionals. Applying analytics to customer experience provides the highest business value and is often the most sought after application area for Analytics. IBM has declared Analytics to be one of the four most important areas of growth towards our 2015 plan.

    The role and business capabilities offered through analytics are rapidly changing. Customers are increasingly connected with their suppliers using a variety of electronic touch points – Web browsers, Interactive Voice Response, wireless devices, kiosks, etc. Customer experience can be altered through these electronic touch points in real-time. Also, Customers can use a variety of ways to express their satisfaction or lack thereof, publicly, in real time world wide. The associated data is accumulated by the supplier organizations in peta bytes. This data must be sorted, correlated and analyzed rapidly and intelligently to make a positive long lasting impact on the customer. Last but not the least; it is no longer sufficient to report customer problems to an analyst who routes to business owners on a monthly basis. The actions must be inserted in appropriate customer facing customer service, sales, billing or operational functions to alter the customer experience – often in near real time. While the internet has provided enormous power to the consumers, the business markets have also gained an enormous amount of sophistication in multi-supplier management, electronic gateways and use of customer and product data across the supply food-chain.

    The book includes four major segments. First segment introduces the concept of Customer Experience Analytics using a series of customer experience scenarios. It also establishes the scope and focus for the book in types of customer experiences covered linking it to the Customer Life Cycle and a variety of communication touch points. The second segment introduces business value for Customer Experience Analytics. It frames the measurement dimensions, sensitivity across geographies, organizational life cycle and industries, and ways to quantify the business value. Customer Experience Analytics is a journey across maturity levels. We establish here the levels of maturity and what an organization can expect at each level of maturity. The third section covers the solution architecture for CEA solution with components offering real-time processing, intelligence and autonomics. It includes components for data collection, storage, modeling, reporting, and integration with action. This section includes choices that must be made to keep the solution simple and easy to implement. The fourth section concludes our findings and discusses some of the changes we see in the architecture as new disruptive technologies evolve.

    This book is intended for semi-technical audience. It uses a series of scenarios (real as well as imaginary), case studies and allegories to illustrate the CEA business opportunity, solution and program to senior and mid level business and IT management. The technical terms are defined and indexed for easy reference. Hopefully, sales executives will also use this book to make their audience aware of the opportunities, and get their interest in exploring a solution for CEA.<

    About the Author:

    Dr. Arvind Sathi is the Global Communication Sector Lead Architect for Information Agenda team. He is a seasoned professional with twenty-plus years of leadership in Information Management architecture and delivery. His primary focus has been in the delivery and architecture oversight of IT projects to Communications organizations. He has extensive experience with many domestic as well as international Communications service providers as well as with other Services Industries. At Carnegie Group, he was the pioneer in developing knowledge-based solutions for CRM. At BearingPoint, he led the development of Enterprise Integration, Master Data Management and OSS/BSS (Operations Support Systems / Business Support Systems) solutions for the Communications market and also developed horizontal solutions for Communications, Financial Services and Public Services. At IBM, Dr. Sathi has led several Information Management programs in MDM, Data Security, Business Intelligence and related areas and has provided strategic Architecture oversight to IBM’s strategic accounts. Dr. Sathi has also delivered a number of workshops and presentations at industry conferences on technical subjects including Master Data Management and Data Architecture and holds patents in data masking. Dr. Sathi received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and worked under Nobel Prize winner Herbert Simon.

    Susan

DB2 10 for z/OS Flashbook: Planning Your Upgrade by John Campbell & Cristian Molaro

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 DB2 for z/OS Planning Your Upgrade: Reduce Costs. Improve Performance

by Cristian Molaro and John Campbell and Sureka Parekh

About the book:

Under the current economic climate, businesses are under significant pressure to control costs and increase efficiency in order to improve their bottom line. DB2 for z/OS customers around the world are still trying to gain competitive advantage by doing more with less: more business insight, more performance, more operational efficiency, more functionality, more productivity with less cost, quicker time to market and a lower TCO.

With the support for DB2 Version 8 scheduled to end in April 2012 there has never been a better time to start planning your DB2 10 upgrade - there are many more reasons to upgrade to DB2 10 and users will see significant business benefits. Here are the top 10 reasons why we feel you should start planning your upgrade.

1) Improved performance, reduced software license costs

2) Increase the number of concurrent users by a factor of ten

3) Reduce contention in database administration

4) More administrative capabilities while database is online

5) Improved security and auditing

6) Maintain “snapshots” of changing data – Temporal Data

7) Improved portability via enhanced SQL

8) Enhanced pureXML performance and usability

9) Improved productivity for database/systems administrators and application programmers

10) Better online transaction processing performance – Hash Access

 

About the authors:

Both authors are very well known, so hardly need to be introduced, but nevertheless, here are details:

 

John Campbell, an IBM Distinguished Engineer working at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab. John is one of IBM’s foremost authorities for implementing high-end database, transaction-processing applications. Over the past 12 months he has been working closely with DB2 10 Beta customers.

 

Cristian Molaro is an independent consultant based in Belgium working in Europe for customers with some of the largest DB2 for z/OS installations. He has presented papers at several international conferences and local user groups in Europe and North America.   He holds a Chemical Engineer degree and a Master in Management Sciences and is coauthor of 5 IBM Redbooks related to DB2 including the recent "DB2 10 for z/OS Performance Topics".  He was recognized by IBM as an Information Champion in 2009, 2010 and 2011.  Cristian is part of the IDUG EMEA Conference Planning Committee, where he works as the Presentations Team Leader, and he is Chairman of the DB2 LUW User Group BeLux.


Susan

Do you feel the excitement of Big Data?

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If you were at the IOD11 Conference last week and tried to get a copy of the latest Flashbook “Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and Streaming Data”.  If you weren’t at the conference, here’s what happened:  I had 3000 printed copies of this book by IBM experts Paul Zikopoulos, Chris Eaton, Tom Deutch, George Lapis, and Dirk Deroos.  We scheduled 2 time periods for the giveaways and author signings… Monday & Tuesday outside the event center after the opening session. None of the books were remaining after the first giveaway.  Yes, it is true that we handed out 3000 copies on that Monday morning in what seemed like a mere 30 minutes!

 

I had an additional 1000 copies of this book delivered for Wednesday morning and had no trouble finding people who were eager to get a copy of the book to read.  I’ve given out books at many conferences over the years and must say that this was the most exciting of all.  More about the book: Flashbook: Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and Streaming Data http://ibm.co/pVhiw2 #iod11 #bigdata #analytics

 

If you didn’t get a copy, I’m happy to announce that you can get the free e-version of this book on my bookstore page: ibm.com/software/data/education/bookstore.  The book will be on that page later today or tomorrow… so don’t be discouraged if you don’t find it right away.

 

If you’re an IBMer and want a box of these books for an event, contact me via my IBM email address and I’ll give you instructions on how to get the books.

 

Want more?  Here are other ways that you can build your knowledge and skills on this hot new technology:

1) Join Paul Zikopoulos this Friday, Nov 4 on the DB2Night Show, Episode #62 – Big Data Overview.  The space for this free webinar is limited, so register now!  Thanks again to award-winning IBM Champion Scott Hayes for doing such a great job of entertaining and educating the public!

 

2) Read Jeff Jonas’ blog entries about Big Data:

 

3) Dive into the best wiki in the world!  BigInsights Technical Enablement Wiki: ibm.com/developerworks/wiki/biginsights/

 

4) Read this technical intro to IBM BigInsights, IBM’s Big Data platform, by Cynthia Saracco: Understanding InfoSphere BigInsights: An introduction for software architects and technical leaders.

 

5) One of the 82 Web-based Training Courses available for IM is BigInsights Essentials.

 

6) Want to learn Hadoop, MapReduce, HBase or other Big Data topics? Join free BigDataUniversity.com.

 

7) Read the excellent article by Lisa Stapleton that published in a recent edition of the IBM Data Management Magazine BigData - Volume, Variety, and Velocity. How do you attack something *that* big?

 

8) Read the article Big Data Impacts Data Management: The Big Vs of Big Data by IBM Champion Dave Beulke.

 

9) Follow the blogs and tweets that are happening real-time via the Big Data Daily.

 

10)  Read the article by IBM Champion Craig Mullins Big Data and 150 Trillion Calculations Per Second at Vestas

 

Read, attend and learn!

 

Susan

An Introduction to Big Data, March 27 2012

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Date:     Mar 27, 2012
Time:     12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Speaker:     Paul Zikopoulos (IBM)

Topic: An Introduction to Big Data

Big Data can mean a lot of things to a lot of people; but one thing we're sure of, it's the hottest thing to hit the IT landscape. In this chat you'll start with an introduction to Big Data so we're all on common ground as to what it is, how to spot it, and what the opportunities are. (Hint, be prepared to get shocked on Volume and more). With a strong foundation on what Big Data is, you'll be introduced to the IBM Big Data platform, what it looks like and its key components. In the final part of the chat, we'll dive into IBM's non-forked, embraced and extended Hadoop distribution (called InfoSphere BigInsights) and streaming technology (InfoSphere Streams), a tour of the Big Data platform features as it relates to these pillar components, and a get introduced to the toughest Big Data use case there is: text analytics and how this is just one areas where IBM is brining the "WOW" factor to Big Data.


Of course along the way you'll get introduced to clients that are using the platform and implicit use cases and be all set to investigate and appreciate not only what Big Data can do you for company, but how a partnership with IBM can make it happen that much faster with that much more confidence.

Register now to join IBM speaker, Paul Zikopoulos on Tuesday March 27th, 2012 at 12:30 PM Eastern.  Sign-up to attend this free webinar.

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Here are a few other resources you may wish to tap into if you’re interested in this topic:

1)  Dan Dubriwny from the Big Data Tiger Team, IBM USA, was the guest speaker on episode 62 of the DB2 Night Show, hosted by Klaas Brant.  The topic was BIG DATA Overview - What is it? Who cares?  Catch the replay.

2)  Paul Zikopoulos and Robert Thomas were guests on  Episode #63 of the DB2Night Show and gave a deep dive into IBM solutions around BIG DATA. 

3)  At the IBM Information on Demand Conference that took place last October, copies of the Flashbook “Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and Streaming Data” were handed out.  If you didn’t get a copy, you can get the free e-version of this book on my bookstore page: ibm.com/software/data/education/bookstore

4) Read Jeff Jonas’ Business Insider’s talks and his blog entries about Big Data:

5) Dive into the best wiki in the world!  BigInsights Technical Enablement Wiki: ibm.com/developerworks/wiki/biginsights/

6) Read this technical intro to IBM BigInsights, IBM’s Big Data platform, by Cynthia Saracco: Understanding InfoSphere BigInsights: An introduction for software architects and technical leaders.

7) One of the 82 Web-based Training Courses available for IM is BigInsights Essentials.

8) Want to learn Hadoop, MapReduce, HBase or other Big Data topics? Join free BigDataUniversity.com.  Already 15,000 students have registered.

9) Read the excellent article by Lisa Stapleton that published in a recent edition of the IBM Data Management Magazine BigData - Volume, Variety, and Velocity. How do you attack something *that* big?

10) Read the article Big Data Impacts Data Management: The Big Vs of Big Data by IBM Champion Dave Beulke.

11) Follow the blogs and tweets that are happening real-time via the Big Data Daily.

12)  Read the article by IBM Champion Craig Mullins Big Data and 150 Trillion Calculations Per Second at Vestas

Read, attend and learn!

 

Susan

Now available… for free: DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, Windows New Features eFlashbook

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Warp Speed, Time Travel, Big Data, and more

DB2 10 for Linux, Unix and Window New Features

Now available for FREE as an e-book.

Last week at the IDUG Conference, we handed out 250 copies of this new Flashbook to attendees.  It was fun & exciting.  Here’s a photo:

 

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What an awesome group of authors on this book:   Paul Zikopoulos, Walid Rjaibi, George Baklarz, Matt HurasMatthias Nicola, Dale McInnis, and Leon KatsnelsonCan you imagine a stronger author team!

Here are a couple of details about the book:

Warp Speed, Time Travel, Big Data, and more

DB2 10 for Linux, Unix and Window New Features

  • 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 for real-time data warehousing
  • And even greater compatibility with Oracle PL/SQ
  • Enhancements for a Big Data world

Save Time and Money with DB2 10 for LUW

Even travel through time and shrink data

How would you like to compress data, store it in a cloud, and analyze your data as though you are traveling through time? Do all this, plus experience lower costs and faster performance. Sound good? Read this book to understand the power of DB2 10 and get started immediately!

This book provides you with the comprehensive knowledge you need to get started with the latest DB2 release. Try the new features by downloading DB2 Express-C - it is free to develop, deploy, and distribute (with no user and database size limitations) and features Big Data and Cloud technology. Go to ibm.com/db2/express.

Technical editor: Roman B. Melnyk

 

Here are a few other blog entries about this impressive release:

 

DB2 10 Free Webinars

Summary of Skills Resources

DB2 10 – From IBM Champion’s Perspective

DB2’s Next Major Release

 

Susan

Flashbook: Harness the Power of Big Data - The IBM Big Data Platform

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Harness the Power of Big Data - The IBM Big Data Platform

by Paul Zikopoulos, Dirk deRoos, David Corrigan, Tom Deutsch, Krishnan Parasuraman, James Giles

Information about book:

Big Data represents a new era of computing – an inflection point of opportunity where data in any format may be explored and utilized for breakthrough insights - whether that data is in-place, in-motion, or at-rest. IBM is uniquely positioned to help clients navigate this transformation. This book reveals how IBM is leveraging open source Big Data technologies, infused with deep IBM innovation from over 6 billion dollars in analytics acquisitions, that manifest in a platform capable of 'changing the game'.


The four defining characteristics of Big Data – volume, variety, velocity, and veracity – are discussed. You’ll understand how IBM is fully committed to Hadoop and integrating it into the enterprise. Hear about how organizations are taking inventories of their existing Big Data assets, with search capabilities that helps organizations put their hands around what they already know, and extending their reach into new data territories for unprecedented model accuracy and discovery.

In this book you will also learn not just about the technologies that make up the IBM Big Data platform, but when to leverage its purpose built engines for analytics on data in-motion and data at-rest. And you’ll gain an understanding of how and when to govern big data, and how IBM’s industry-leading InfoSphere integration and governance portfolio helps you understand, govern, and effectively utilize big data. Industry use cases are also included in this practical guide.

An excerpt of this book is available and can be found: The Big Data Hub.  Also see the Big Data Hub for blog entries, videos, and other resources that will help you on your journey in the Big Data world.

 If you are attending the IBM Information on Demand Conference, get a free printed copy of this book at the Information Desk at the big data booth #622 in the Expo.  Bring your book to get signed by the authors at the IOD bookstore Tuesday October 23, 9:30 – 10:30.

After the conference is over, a free e-version of the book will be available for you to download.  Follow my blog to ensure that you are one of the first to know where you can download the book.

Other sessions by these authors:

  • 3818A Top Enterprise Big Data Use Cases - South Pacific B; Mon, Oct 22, 2012; 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
  • 3920B Ask the Experts: How Can A Big Data Platform Help Me? - Tradewinds A; Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
  • 3920C Ask the Experts: How Can A Big Data Platform Help Me? - Tradewinds A; Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
  • 2017B How to Get Started with Your First Big Data Project - South Pacific F; Mon, Oct 22, 2012; 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 3618A Big Data Reference Architectures - South Pacific A; Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • 3802A Customer Insight and the Customer Experience: New Capabilities with Big Data and Analytics - Palm A; Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
  • 1660B Big Data Governance: An Emerging Imperative - South Pacific H; Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
  • 3822A How to Build an Exploratory Big Data Analytics Capability for the Enterprise - South Pacific B; Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • 2017C How to Get Started with Your First Big Data Project - South Pacific B; Thu, Oct 25, 2012; 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
  • 4000A Trusted Information - The Foundation for Efficient Operations and Smarter Analytics - Jasmine F; Sun, Oct 21, 2012; 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
  • 2309A InfoSphere Information Integration and Governance Track Keynote: Future Directions for InfoSphere - South Pacific J; Mon, Oct 22, 2012; 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  • 3524A Real-Time Analytics on Extreme Data: Optimization of a Bayesian Algorithm Within InfoSphere Streams - South Pacific B; Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
  • 2092A Using Big Data Technology to Revolutionize Cyber Threat Detection - South Pacific F; Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

See also:

Susan

Flashbook: 5 Keys to Business Analytics Program Success

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5 Keys to Business Analytics Program Success

by Brian Green, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Kay Van De Vanter, The Boeing Company, Tracy Harris, IBM, Bill Frank, Johnson & Johnson, John Boyer, RCG Global

About the Book:

Business Analytics is becoming increasingly strategic to all types of organizations. It leads to higher business performance and helps organizations outperform their peers by 2.2 times, according to a recent IBM Institute for Business Value study.  However, many organizations appear to struggle in creating impact with Business Analytics - and factors related to people and process are often the most common obstacles to achieving analytic maturity in organizations.

5 Keys to Business Analytics Program Success is a work based on the combined experience of 10 organizations that display excellence and expertise in business analytics.  They share best practices, discuss the management aspects and sociology that drive success in Business Analytics Programs and uncover 5 key aspects behind the success of some of the top business analytics programs in the industry.  In this book you will learn: 

  • How to create and manage a changing Business Analytics Strategy, aligning business priorities to technology innovation;
  • How to quantify and demonstrate tangible business value;
  • How to create an Analytics Center of Excellence and organize your people for success;
  • How to implement program processes that balance agility, empowerment and control;
  • How to architect a business analytics technology solution with future innovation in mind.

By reading 5 Keys to Business Analytics Program Success, organizations can learn how the Business Analytics Program can help manage strategy, value, people, process and technology to translate analytic strategy into actionable insight and achievement.

 

Other contributions of 5 best practice case studies: Mark Lack, Mueller, Thom Marks, Daimler Trucks North America, Jeff Guevin & Eric Place, Martin’s Point HealthCare, Nihad Aytaman, Elie Tahari, Larry Yarter, IBM  And Practical Tips from Co-author of the “Performance Manager”: Roland Mosimann, AlignAlytics

 

If you are attending the IBM Information on Demand Conference, get a free printed copy of this book and meet the authors at the Author Signing and Giveaway that is scheduled:

  • Monday October 22, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EXPO reception

     

After the conference is over, a free e-version of the book will be available for you to download.  Follow my blog to ensure that you are one of the first to know where you can download the book.

 

Also attend this session by the authors of this book:

  • 2431B Five Steps to Implementing a Successful Business Analytics Program - South Seas C; Mon, Oct 22, 2012; 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

 

See also:

Susan

Flashbook: IBM DB2: The Past, Present and Future: 30 Years of Superior Innovation

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 This year at the IBM Information on Demand Conference, we’ll be launching the NEW DB2 for z/OS book in recognition of DB2’s upcoming 30th Anniversary:

Flashbook: IBM DB2: The Past, Present and Future: 30 Years of Superior Innovation
by Surekha Parekh, Terry Purcell, John Campbell, Ruiping Li and Don Haderle

About the book:

Top DB2 experts John Campbell and Terry Purcell have contributed to this book, but as a special treat, we also managed to have Don Haderle - "The FATHER of DB2" contribute to the book.  This book is not only full of RICH, TECHNICAL content but is will also be a "keepsake" for DB2 fans for years.  

For further information on the 30th Anniversary details, see Surekha’s blog:
New Book To be Launched at IBM Information On Demand: IBM DB2: The Past, Present and Future

If you are attending the IBM Information on Demand Conference, get a free printed copy of this book at the Author Signing and Giveaway that is scheduled:
  • Monday October 22, 12:30 – 1:30 at bookstore
This is a limited edition book and limited copies will be printed so don't miss the book signing.

After the conference is over, a free e-version of the book will be available for you to download.  Follow my blog to ensure that you are one of the first to know where you can download the book.

Other sessions by these authors:
  • Session # 2032A  - IBM DB2 for z/OS Migration: Query Performance Considerations - Islander A; Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Session # 1723A  - Application Best Practices and Recommendations Specific to IBM DB2 for z/OS Data Sharing - Islander A; Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Session # 4012A  - IBM DB2 10 for z/OS Migration Planning and Experiences - Part 1 - Islander A; Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Session # 4013A  - IBM DB2 10 for z/OS Migration Planning and Experiences - Part 2 - Islander A; Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Session # 3942B BOF: IBM DB2 for z/OS and Tools: Ask the Experts Panel - South Pacific F; Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Session # 1840A  - Protecting Your IBM DB2 for z/OS Assets With Effective Backup and Recovery Strategies - Islander A; Thu, Oct 25, 2012; 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Session # 1845A  - Runstats Challenges for Optimal Query Performance - Islander B; Mon, Oct 22, 2012; 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Session # 3922B BOF - New SQL Function and Performance in DB2 10 for z/OS - Bayside Dining IM BoF Tables 5&6; Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Session # 2049A  - Do These IBM DB2 10 Optimizer Enhancements Apply to Me? - Islander B; Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Session # 3923B BOF - Query Performance Challenges with DB2 10 for z/OS - Bayside Dining IM BoF Tables 3&4;  Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Session # 2054A  - The IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Hands-On Learning Lab - Shorelines B Lab Room 1; Thu, Oct 25, 2012; 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Session # 2991A - Social Business for IT Professionals: Career Enhancements - Islander B; Mon, Oct 22, 2012; 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Session # 3921B BOF - IBM DB2 for z/OS e-Communities, Collaboration Groups -Social Networking World - Bayside Dining IM BoF Tables 3&4; Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

See also:
Free printed IBM Redbooks at IOD
Look at all these great FLASHBOOKS that will be at IOD this year!
Look at all these great books that will be at IOD this year!
Get Certified at the IBM Information on Demand Conference
Bare Naked Ladies – at IOD
Nate Silver – book signing & speaker at IOD
Books published in 2012 – Featured Titles
Top 25 Books Sold at IOD2011
Flashbooks
Susan




We hope you enjoy this new book. Find out why DB2 is still growing after 30 year and how it is helping our customers to reduce costs and grow.

Flashbook: Big Data Analytics

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Flashbook: Big Data Analytics
by Dr. Arvind Sathi

About the Book:
Big Data Analytics is a popular topic.   While everyone has heard stories of new Silicon Valley valuation bubbles and critical shortage of data scientists, there are equal number of concerns – Will it take away my current organization or investment? How do I integrate my Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence with Big Data? How do I get started, so I can show some results? What are the skills required? What happens to data governance?  Unlike many other Big Data Analytics blogs and books, this book presents a practitioner’s viewpoint. It identifies the demand for Big Data Analytics, its engineering components and what happens on the production floor.  In doing so, it respects the large investments in Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence and shows both evolutionary and revolutionary ways of moving forward to the new brave world of Big Data.

This book discusses three perspectives on Big Data Analytics.  First, why is Big Data Analytics becoming so important and what can we do with it.  It presents major trends behind the rise of Big Data and shows typical use cases tackled by Big Data Analytics – where leading organizations are already seeing major benefits in using Big Data Analytics.  Second, it lists major components of Big Data Analytics - Unstructured Data Analytics, Massively Parallel Processing, Adaptive Real-time and Predictive Modeling, Data Privacy Management, Data Visualization, and Ontologies.  It shows how these components work together to provide an integrated engine that can combine Big Data with traditional Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence to provide an overall solution.  Third, it provides a glimpse at implementation concerns and how they must be tackled. How do we combine various components, which are running at different velocities and volumes? How do we get structured information out of unstructured data and combine with other structured data?  How do we provide governance across this data, when the originating data may have varying quality or privacy constraints?  How do we embark on an implementation road map in a systematic way to show results as we go and build skill level and momentum for Big Data Analytics in our organization?
 
For the electronic version of this book: download PDF.
 
If you are attending the IBM Information on Demand Conference, get a free printed copy of this book and meet the author at the Author Signing and Giveaway that is scheduled:
  • Monday October 22, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.  IOD Bookstore, Bayside Foyer; Session # 4243A in Smart Site.

After the conference is over, a free e-version of the book will be available for you to download.  Follow my blog to ensure that you are one of the first to know where you can download the book.

Also attend this session by the author of this book:
  • Session # 3645A - Smarter Operations at Verizon - A Case Study - Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - South Seas J

  • Session # 1813A -  Extreme Targeted Marketing: Micro Segmentation for Utilities and Cross-Industry Applications; Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM - South Pacific A

 
See also:


 
Susan

New Flashbook: The Business Value of DB2 for z/OS: IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator and Optimizer

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The launch of DB2 on June 7, 1983, marked the birth of relational database as a cornerstone for the enterprise; 30 years later, DB2 for z/OS is still the undisputed leader in the RDBMS market and the envy of its competitors when it comes to total system availability, scalability, security, reliability, and cost effectiveness. A majority of Fortune 500 companies, including the world's top banks, retailers, and insurance providers, store mission-critical operational data in IBM System z and DB2 for z/OS.

 

Why? It seems everyone offers a marketing bundle “just like the mainframe,” and while some of these solutions have some basic capabilities, DB2 for z/OS and System z continue to lead the way with fresh capabilities to handle rapidly changing, diverse, and unpredictable workloads while maximizing resource utilization and investment.

 

 

During 2013, IBM will celebrate the 30th anniversary of DB2 with customers, business partners, users, employees, and DB2 fans all around the world. DB2 11 Early Support Program was announced in October 2012, with General Availability expected to follow shortly.

 

 

This book, The Business Value of DB2 for z/OS: IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator and Optimizer, is packed with rich information to help you manage your IT business systems. Namik Hrle, Ruiping Li, and Wolfgang Hengstler cover the key design and operational aspects of IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator that enable DB2 for z/OS clients to benefit from faster performance, reduced CPU usage, and lower costs. Terry Purcell gives a technical overview of how IBM DB2 for z/OS Optimizer addresses key customer pains such as reducing total cost of ownership while maintaining stability and reliability. John Campbell discusses the planning stage of migrating to IBM DB2 10 and reveals secrets to ensure a successful upgrade.

 

 

Find out why DB2 is still growing after 30 years and how it is helping our customers to reduce costs and grow.

 

Authors

John Campbell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer reporting to the Director for z/OS Development at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab. He has extensive DB2 experience in terms of systems, database, and applications design and specializes in design for high performance and data sharing. John is one of IBM’s foremost authorities for implementing high-end database/transaction processing applications.

 

Namik Hrle works in the IBM Boeblingen Development Laboratory and is the lab’s chief Information Management technologist, responsible for strategy and technology directions. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, he belongs to a small circle of the top technical leaders whose work and expertise affect the direction of IBM.

 

 

Ruiping Li is a Senior Engineer in DB2 for z/OS development at IBM Silicon Valley Lab. She is the technical lead responsible for the DB2 query acceleration support for the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator.

 

 

Surekha Parekh is IBM’’s World- Wide Marketing Program Director for DB2 for z/OS and leads the Social Media Strategy for Information Management on System z. She is responsible for market strategy and planning of DB2 on System z and building social media communities for Information Management System z.

 

 

Terry Purcell is a Senior Technical Staff Member with the IBM Silicon Valley Lab, where he is lead designer for the DB2 for z/OS Optimizer. Terry has two decades of experience with DB2 in database administration and application development as a customer, consultant, and DB2 developer.

 

 

 

You can buy a copy of this book from amazon in printed or kindle format. A limited number of printed copies will also be handed out at select conferences.

 

Download a free copy: Flashbook Download


Susan

 

 

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New Flashbook: DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration New Dynamic In-Memory Analytics for the Era of Big Data

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The chapter focused on BLU Acceleration was released in the spring, but now available is the full book that is nearly 200 pages in length!  Learn about the new software that was released this year and continually gets touted as “game-changing”.

 

Title:

 

DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration - New Dynamic In-Memory Analytics for the Era of Big Data

http://bit.ly/DB2BLUFlashbook

Authors:

 

Paul Zikopoulos, Matthew Huras, George Baklarz, Sam Lightstone, Aamer Sachedina

 

Technical editor: Roman B. Melnyk

 

 

Coverage includes:

 

 

  • Speed of Thought Analytics with new BLU Acceleration

  • Always Available Transactions with enhanced pureScale reliability

  • Unprecedented Affordability with optimization for SAP workloads

  • Future Proof Versatility with business grade NoSQL and mobile database for greater application flexibility

 

 

About the book:

 

 

If big data is an untapped natural resource, how can you find the gold dust hidden within?  Leaders realize that big data means all data, and are moving quickly to understand both structured and unstructured application data.  However, analyzing this data without impacting the performance and reliability of essential business applications can prove costly and complex.

 

 

In the new era of big data, businesses require data systems that can blend always available transactions with speed of thought analytics.  DB2 10.5 with new BLU Acceleration provides this speed, simplicity and cost efficiency while providing the ability to build next-generation applications with NoSQL features.

 

With this book, you’ll learn about the power and flexibility of multi-workload, multi-platform database software.  Use the comprehensive knowledge from this book to get started with the latest DB2 release by downloading the trial version.  Visit ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/im/db2/

 

Stay updated on newly available Information Management resources by visiting ibm.com/db2/luw/.

 

 

Why you should read this book:

 

 

Upgrade to the new generation of database software for the era of big data!

 

 

 

How do you get a copy?

 

Chapter 3 of the book is now available for you to download.  Chapter 3 focuses on the new BLU Acceleration.  By clicking this link, you’ll begin the download:  http://bit.ly/DB2BLUFlashbook

 


 A print version of this book will be handed out at the IBM Information on Demand Conference, Monday November 4 9:45 - 10:45 at the Conference bookstore.

 

 

Other Flashbooks

 

 

We have quite a collection of Flashbooks available in electronic format that you can download & read when it is convenient for you.  See:

 

 

New Flashbook: The Business Value of DB2 for z/OS: IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator and Optimizer

 

Just published: IBM InfoSphere: A Platform for Big Data Governance and Process Data Governance

 

2012 Flashbooks with Links to Free e-Version

 

Flashbooks



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Flashbook: DB2 11 for z/OS - The Database for Big Data and Analytics

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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 not least, the latest Flashbook: DB2 11 for z/OS - The Database for Big Data and Analytics

By Cristian Molaro, Surekha Parekh, Terry Purcell & Julian Stuhler


This book is filled with

  • Business Value of DB2 11 in the new era of Computing;

  • Deeper insight into new functions and features of DB2 11;

  • Executive Summary of DB2 Tools & Utilities;


The objective of this book is to give our customers insight into DB2 11, which was announced on October 1, 2013. Everyone is talking about DB2 11. Many of our Early Support Program customers have been testing this product and are seeing some incredible results! Our customers and business partners around the world are very enthusiastic.


So what’s new in DB2 11 that is causing so much excitement? Here is a quick summary of some of the exciting new features and business benefits of DB2 11, about which this book will give you deeper insight:


• Even more out-of-the-box CPU savings

  • 10 percent complex OLTP

  • 10 percent update intensive batch

  • 40 percent queries

  • 25 percent uncompressed tables and 40% compressed tables


• Enhanced resiliency

  • Fewer planned outages, fewer REORGs, faster recovery

  • Cost-effective archiving, access warm/cold data in single query

  • Business-critical analytics

  • DB2 Analytics Accelerator performance enhancements

  • Big data integration

  • In-transaction real-time scoring

  • Advanced QMF analytic capabilities with mobile support


• Simpler, faster upgrades for faster ROI

  • 6x faster catalog migration

  • Protection from incompatible changes

  • Repeatable testing with real workloads and integrated cloning


The book is segmented into two parts. The first part is all about the business value of DB2 11 for z/OS and explains the unmatched efficiency for big data and analytics. This section also includes short papers on the DB2 11 Optimizer and the business value of IBM tools and utilities. The second section focuses more on DB2 and System z and how DB2 for z/OS can reduce the total cost of ownership for organizations. With the enormous explosion of data, this is more critical now than ever before. We hope you find this book as valuable as our previous versions.


Download your free copy today.  Flashbook: DB2 11 for z/OS - The Database for Big Data and Analytics.

 

Susan