DB2 9.7 brought the biggest infusion of SQL features since DB2 V2.1. In this presentation, learn about features that lead to a ten-fold reduction in enablement costs when Oracle-based applications are enabled for DB2. The virtual tech briefing covers the following:
- Business drivers to move Oracle applications to DB2
- SQL enhancements in DB2 9.7
- Tooling support to enable applications from Oracle to DB2
- PL/SQL support in DB2 9.7
- Library extensions in DB2 9.7
You've heard of IBM
& Cloud Computing
.... what do the three have in common? For one, IBM & Amazon have joined together to bring you a FREE webinar about Cloud Computing.Why?
DB2 database software running on Amazon EC2 lets you get the most out
of your IT budget . IBM and Amazon Web Services provide a lot of
flexibility for cloud computing, including free DB2 AMIs, low cost
by-the-hour production-ready DB2 AMIs, and the ability to bring your
existing DB2 licenses to the cloud.
Attend the event to learn more about DB2 AMIs and the
unique capabilities in DB2, including the new features in DB2 9.7 that make it
much easier to move applications from Oracle to DB2.
Even better.... attend the event and get $35 in Amazon Web Services credits to practice
everything you learned.
start your skills to build Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings.
selecting a combination of industry-leading IBM software running on Amazon Web
Services (AWS) allows you to focus all your resources on innovation instead of
- 10:00AM-10:30AM EDT – Becoming a Cloud
- 10:30AM-12:00PM EDT – Cloud Computing with Amazon
- 12:00PM-01:00PM EDT – IBM DB2 – Using the most flexible enterprise-class
database on Amazon EC2
- 12:00PM-01:00PM EDT – IBM Informix Dynamic
Server (IDS) on Amazon EC2
- 01:00PM-02:00PM EDT – Using WebSphere
Application Server on Amazon EC2
- 01:00PM-02:00PM EDT – Portals and web
content management in The Cloud – Less effort, reduce costs
- 02:00PM-03:00PM EDT – Develop a Situational
Application with WebSphere sMash on Amazon EC2
- 02:00PM-03:00PM EDT – eForms in the Cloud –
Optimize Your Business and Solutions
- 03:00PM-04:00PM EDT – Elastic Scaling with
WebSphere eXtreme Scale on Amazon EC2
- 03:00PM-04:00PM EDT – Mashups in the Cloud – speed
up the creation of your business applications
- 04:00PM-05:00PM EDT – Cloud Quickstart –
Accelerating your path to cloud computing
- 04:00PM-05:30PM EDT – Lotus on AWS – Partner
Solutions Show and Tell
Be sure to register for and attend the DB2 session at noon – 1pm Eastern Daylight Time where Mark
Wilding and Leon Katsnelson will talk
about a set of capabilities that are unique to DB2 and make it the best database
for use on the Cloud.
Can't make it? Replays will be available but register to be sure you get notified when the replay is available!
Good luck Leon, Mark & others. I hope the event is a huge success! I'll be there!
the three judges of the DB2Night Show “DB2’s Got Talent” Competition
presented along with host Scott Hayes. It was fun, and hopefully
informative to the audience.
presented first and sadly ran out of time! It is much harder than it
looks. My presentation was on the Power of Social media. I gave tips
on how people can promote the work that they do to the DB2 community,
how to listen to what is going on in the community, and how people can
contribute via likes, comments and sharing the content provided by
I didn’t come close to finishing (did I spend too much time on my bio?
give too many examples?), I’ve posted my slides in SlideShare. Here’s
where you can get them: Db2 night social_promoting_susan.
presented next: “How I Started Dropping DB2 Indexes & Put my Girls
Through College”. Martin is a great teacher and his presentation was
very informative. He also ran out of time and reminded us that he’ll
being doing a similar presentation at IDUG this year.
was next: “ Breakthrough DB2 LUW Performance Every Day!” . I loved the
one quote that Scott used: “Success comes to those who focus on helping
other people be successful”. I would say that all involved in this
show have this sentiment in mind! Entertaining presentation and even
Scott ran out of time!
came Klaas: “Da House is on Fire: How to Fix a Performance Problem”.
Very interesting graphics, but very effective as well. Klaas is a
natural speaker and if you get a chance, you should attend his talks.
Of the 4 presentations, Klaas was the only one who finished on time!
voting was interesting, but not surprising. Clearly the audience
prefers technical content about DB2. My presentation was in a
completely different category! Congratulations to Martin for being the
overall “winner” of this show.
- Attend the shows in March to witness our finalists presenting in aim of the big prize.
- Watch the replays! There have been 220,000 downloads so far. Only 30,000 more to get to ¼ million!
- When you watch today’s replay, be sure to fill out the survey. Every week someone wins a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate.
New IBM Redbook: DB2 Virtualization
technologies are becoming more popular to help efficiently utilize
resources by consolidating servers. IBM, the first company that
developed and made available the virtual technology in 1966, offers
advanced, powerful, reliable, and cost-saving virtualization
technologies in various hardware and software products including DB2®
for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. This IBM Redbooks publication describes
using IBM DB2 9 with server virtualization.
The book starts with a
general overview of virtualization and describes specific server
virtualization technologies to highlight how the server virtualization
technologies have been implemented. With this introduction anyone new
to virtualization will have a better understanding of server
virtualization and the industry server virtualization technologies
available in the market.
Following the virtualization concept, the book describes in detail the setup, configuration, and managing of DB2 with
three leading server virtualization technologies:
- IBM Power Systems™ with PowerVM™
The virtual machine setup is done with DB2 in mind to help IT support
understand the effective ways of setting up a virtual environment
specific for DB2. The architecture and components of these
three server virtualization technologies are explained to allow DBAs to understand
how a database environment using DB2 can benefit from using the server
In addition, the DB2
features and functions that can take advantage of using server
virtualization are discussed. These features are put into practice when describing
how to set up DB2 with the three virtualization technologies discussed
in this book. This book also includes a list of best practices from the
various tests performed while using these virtualization technologies.
These best practices can be used as a guideline or a reference when
setting up DB2 using these virtualization technologies.
For those of you attending the IBM Information on Demand Conference later this month, you'll be given a chance to get a free printed copy of this book and meet author Jason Chan.
Enjoy all the coverage that DB2 is getting because of theIBM DB2 pureScale announcement last week! From what I've seen... very positive reactions!
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 authors who wrote the book and have them sign it for you!
I included links to the eversion of the book if it already exists. Notice
that some are not yet published? They’ll be launched specifically for IOD:
Tuesday, October 23, 12:00 – 1:00 at the IOD bookstore
Customizing and Extending IBM Content Navigator
Wednesday, October 24, 12:00 – 1:00 at the IOD bookstore
Thursday, October 25, 12:00 – 1:00 at the IOD
As you can see, we’ve made it easy for you. Come by the bookstore Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at lunchtime to get a printed book!
While you’re at the bookstore, check out the technical books that are available for you to purchase at a
20% discount as well as pick up one of the many free Flashbooks that are scheduled to
be handed out at the bookstore on Monday, October 22.
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 giving away!
“Flashbooks” are small-sized books that have fewer than 150 pages, and have
easy-to-read messages about products, solutions, or technology. Flashbooks are
published to coincide the IBM Information on Demand Conference. The huge
quantity of messages and content delivered at the conference makes it difficult
for attendees to retain all the key messages. Flashbooks are designed to contain
the key messages IBM experts want you to take away with you.
Here is the list of Flashbooks. More details for each will be available in
my blog shortly.
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
Information about the book: http://ibm.co/db210flashbook
Signing and Giveaway: Monday October 22, 12:30 – 1:30 at bookstore.
5 Steps 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
Signing and Giveaway: Monday October 22, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EXPO reception
Business Value of DB2 Optimizer and Analytics Accelerator - DB2 for z/OS
by Surekha Parekh, Terry Purcell, John Campbell,
Signing and Giveaway: Mon 12:30 – 1:30 at bookstore.
Harness the Power of Big Data - The IBM Big Data Platform
by Paul Zikopoulos, Dirk deRoos, David Corrigan, Tom
Deutsch, Krishnan Parasuraman, James Giles
Signing and Giveaway:
- Monday October 22, 9:45 – 10:45 at bookstore
- Tuesday October 23, 9:30 – 10:30 at bookstore
An excerpt of this book is available and can be found: The Big Data Hub
Note: After the conference, all of these books will be available in
electronic format. Follow my blog to find out how to get the softcopy!
As usual it’s been a very productive year for the ITSO who publish IBM Redbooks. Here is a list of 30 titles that were released for the Information Management area in 2010. Notice that the ITSO allows you to give reader feedback and ratings for these books. If you like a book, make sure you leave a comment. Word of mouth feedback is impressively influential.
IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage Concepts
Published 1 December 2010
IBM Content Collector Integration with IBM Classification Module
Published 11 November 2010
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.1 Handbook
Published 25 October 2010, Rating: (based on 2 reviews)
This one was handed out in printed format at the IOD conference, and it proved to be extremely popular.
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.1: Intelligence Unleashed
Published 25 October 2010, Rating: (based on 1 review)
IBM SPSS predictive analytics: Optimizing decisions at the point of impact
Published 18 October 2010, last updated 12 November 2010
IBM Content Collector Deployment and Performance Tuning
Published 13 October 2010
IBM Informix Developer's Handbook
Published 4 October 2010
IBM Smart Analytics Cloud
Published 1 October 2010, Rating: (based on 1 review)
IBM InfoSphere Streams Harnessing Data in Motion
Published 14 September 2010, Rating: (based on 1 review)
DB2 9 for z/OS and Storage Management
Published 9 September 2010, last updated 17 September 2010, Rating: (based on 1 review)
IBM Content Analytics Version 2.1: Discovering Actionable Insight from Your Content
Published 25 August 2010
IMS 11 Open Database
Published 10 August 2010, last updated 12 August 2010, Rating: (based on 1 review)
InfoSphere DataStage Parallel Framework Standard Practices
Published 30 July 2010, last updated 19 November 2010
Migrating from Microsoft SQL Server to IBM Informix
Published 22 July 2010
IBM Midmarket Software Buying and Selling Guide
Published 12 July 2010, Rating: (based on 2 reviews)
InfoSphere Warehouse: A Robust Infrastructure for Business Intelligence
Published 18 June 2010, last updated 22 June 2010
Disaster Recovery and Backup Solutions for IBM FileNet P8 Version 4.5.1 Systems
Published 16 June 2010, Rating: (based on 1 review)
System z on the Go:
Accessing z/OS from Smartphones
Published 28 May 2010, last updated 10 June 2010, Rating: (based on 3 reviews)
Federated Content Management: Accessing Content from Disparate Repositories with IBM Content Federation Services and IBM Content Integrator
Published 21 April 2010
Best Practices for DB2 on AIX 6.1 for POWER Systems
Published 8 April 2010, last updated 22 April 2010, Rating: (based on 3 reviews)
DB2 9 for z/OS: Using the Utilities Suite
Published 19 February 2010, last updated 28 April 2010, Rating: (based on 6 reviews)
Leveraging IBM Cognos 8 BI for Linux on IBM System z
Published 1 February 2010, Rating: (based on 1 review)
Developing Applications with IBM FileNet P8 APIs
Published 30 December 2009, Rating: (based on 3 reviews)
DB2 9 for z/OS: Resource Serialization and Concurrency Control
Published 22 December 2009, last updated 30 December 2009, Rating: (based on 9 reviews)
DB2 9 for z/OS: Configuring SSL for Secure Client-Server Communications
Published 18 December 2009
Data Warehousing with the Informix Dynamic Server
Published 10 December 2009, Rating: (based on 1 review)
MySQL to DB2 Conversion Guide
Published 1 December 2009, Rating: (based on 10 reviews)
Using Integrated Data Management To Meet Service Level Objectives
Published 6 November 2009, last updated 25 November 2009
Oracle to DB2 Conversion Guide: Compatibility Made Easy
Published 6 November 2009, last updated 29 April 2010, Rating: (based on 8 reviews)
IBM Classification Module: Make It Work for You
Published 29 October 2009, last updated 3 November 2009
Looking for more e-books:
DB2 on Campus series of ebooks - 7 titles published, more coming. Free!
Read an e-book, you'll be surprised how much you'll like it!
ebooks are now mainstream... are you in?
I have two upcoming webinars to tell you about today and hope that you can
make one or both of them!
First, the second season of the DB2Night Show starts this
Friday, August 6, 2010. This kickoff episode is special in
that it is 90 minutes in length and Scott will be joined by my two good
friends Serge Rielau and Dwaine Snow.
Together they will give us updates on all the ways that IBM is making it easy
to choose DB2 LUW. If you are a current user of Oracle or Sybase, you really
don’t want to miss this show.
Season 1 ended up with 23 shows and if you missed them, come and listen to
the replays. I was a guest on one of the shows and had much fun with Scott!
View the upcoming shows and register here: DB2Night Show Website.
Second, the DB2 Database professional bloggers are hosting a
free 60-minute virtual session for our the community. The best part is
... YOU GET TO CHOOSE THE TOPIC! Yes, that's right. This virtual
session will be on a topic of your choice. Are you interested in an overview of
the technical advantages of DB2 over Oracle? Want to know more about DB2
pureScale? Maybe you'd like tips on how to migrate an existing Oracle
application to a DB2 application? Whatever your topic(s) of interest, post a
comment and let me know. If you're new to DB2, this is a great opportunity for
you to become familiar with DB2.
Nominate a topic here: DB2 Database
By the way, this is a good blog to “follow”.
Three more days till I fly to Vegas.... for the IOD Conference! I really can't believe how busy I am... and most of it is prep work for IOD! My primary function at the conference will be to introduce you to the many books that are available for you to read to grow your skills on multiple Information Management topics. And guess what? I have much to announce to you on this topic!
First of all, if you are attending the conference, come and visit me at the IOD bookstore: Bayside Foyer, Mandalay Bay Convention Center - South, Level 1
**Books at the IOD Conference bookstore are 20% off the retail price
There are too many books to list here, so come by and browse. Of particular interest are the following books that you can buy and get signed by one or more of the authors:Mark Jeffries
signing copies of What’s Up With Your Handshake?
–Mon 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
–Tue 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
–Location: At Conference Bookstore Neal Fishman
signing copies of Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic
–Mon 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
–Location: At Conference Bookstore Malcolm Gladwell
signing copies of his newest book, Outliers
, along with his best-sellers, Blink
and The Tipping Point
–Wed 10:15 am - 11:15 am
–Location: At Conference Bookstore Matthias Nicola
signing copies of DB2 pureXML Cookbook
–Mon & Wed 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
–Location: At Conference Bookstore
As usual, we also have a collection of books that we are giving out free of charge. I call these "flashbooks" because they are small, easy to read, and introduce you to a new topic. These books are in limited quantity... and you MUST be at the conference to get a copy:Judith Hurwitz
, Fern Halper
, Marcia Kaufman
, Glenn Hintze
, Adam Gartenberg
–Mon 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
–Authors will be available to sign your copy of Information on Demand for Dummies
–Exchange your coupon for a free book at the Bayside Level Ticket Counter (across from the IOD Main Information Desk)
–Signing location: At Conference Bookstore Bill Wong
, Rex Wiederanders
, Alan Meyer
, Pat Bates
, Mike Biere
–Wed 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
–Authors will be available to sign your copy of New Intelligence for a Smarter Planet - Driving Business Innovation with IBM Analytic Solutions
–Location: Mandalay Bay Registration Desk South Kelvin Looi
–Mon 3:30 pm – 430 pm; Tue 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
–Signing copy of book MDM for Customer Data: Optimizing Customer Centric Management of Your Business
–Location: Mandalay Bay South: Bayside D – Data Management Room Paul Zikopoulos
, Belal Tassi
, George Baklarz
& Chris Eaton
–Tue 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
–Authors will be available to sign your copy of Break free with DB2 9.7: A Tour of Cost-Slashing New Features
–Location: Mandalay Bay Registration Desk South Jason Chan
–Tue 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
–Author will be available to sign your copy of IBM Redbook: DB2 Virtualization
–Location: Mandalay Bay Registration Desk South Jacques Roy
–Tue 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
–Author will be available to sign your copy of Informix Dynamic Server Application Development – Getting Started
–Location: Mandalay Bay Registration Desk South
I'd also like to invite you to the new group I created on MyDeveloperWorks
. I will add information about new or existing books as I learn it. If you have questions, this is also a great place to ask it. I'm planning to invite every author who I work with to join me and ask them to answer your questions!
You must join MyDevelopersWork
to join my group. Find information here:https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/
and then join my group: BOOKS! Primarily technical books that cover Information Management products... but a few others too!
OK, I thought I had produced a pretty good list of free resources, but of course, as soon as I post, I realize that I’ve forgotten to mention some really key resources. Let me try again and hope that I don’t miss anything else! (Of course if I do… please tell me!!)
PlanetDB2.com – Allow us to filter through all the blogs that are on the web to bring you only the bloggers that talk about our favourite subject: DB2, InfoSphere, Warehouse, and other Information Management technologies.
ChannelDB2.com – The single largest community of people working on DB2 and Information Management products, world-wide. You’ll be able to build your network of professionals who work in your country or who are interested in the same technology as you. The best feature is the incredibly large selection of videos of people presenting about this products. Once in awhile, save your eyes and tune into these videos.
DB2Express-C – Maybe you’ve just heard of DB2 or maybe you use a competitor’s product. No worries… give DB2 a try for free. Find out for yourself how easy it is to learn and how much better it is than the product you may be using.
Information Center – Perhaps I’m biased since I worked for 6 years on the Information Development team that produces product documentation, but I really think you’ll find the completeness and the quality of this information to be outstanding. All of the information is online, for every release, for free, and is updated regularly. The benefit of the content being online is that you can search and easily find the information you need.
developerWorks – You’ll find more articles, blogs, tutorials and other training resources than you could possibly consume in a lifetime! The link I’ve provided is for the DB2 Professional Community, but you’ll be able to find technical information about all IBM software products. Endless :)
MeetDB2 – One of the interesting things you’ll find on developerWorks is this utility that will help you analyze your Oracle database to estimate the level of compatibility with DB2. My link will take you to an article written by Serge Rielau that will help you understand how the utility works, and it provides a link the utility.
Read through my previous blog entries for more free or almost free resources:
Not quite free….
DB2Night Show - DB2 for z/OS
DB2Night Show featured the top 10 contestants who were chosen by the
judges in February. They each had four minutes to impress the audience
and replay listeners. That’s correct. This time the judges are giving
feedback, but are not choosing the best competitor. I must say that
I’m very glad I’m not choosing the best. If you were in the audience
today or if you listen to the replay, you’ll see what I mean: All presenters were incredible Lots of learning happening today!
Here’s a summary:
The Fragmentation of DBADM
in DB2 9.7. DBADM is still a superuser of sorts, but there are
granularities. SECADM and DATAACCESS authorities were added. Great
presentation on the permissions for each user type. Great information
presented in an educational fashion. AND, she finished in time.
Simple Steps for Substantially Reducing report execution time in a Data Warehouse Environment.
Great graphics, very clear description of the problem and how to fix it.
How to Configure an Efficient HA and DR on DB2 10.1
like that the tradeoffs slide: puts the problem in perspective. Clear
description of the solution. Seems like this could be a common problem
that needs to be solved: good reasons to upgrade to V10!
Getting Siblings to Talk - Federating DB2 LUW and DB2 for i
Synchronized DB2 LUW on AIX to their legacy iseries system. Very good description on Federation and how it is set up.
My New Moving Vehicle DB2MOVE "With more POWER and Less Gas"
Lots of situations when you'd use DB2MOVE. Good description on what the command does, its options, actions and how to use them.
How do you work with Application Development to Ensure Performance
do you do when performance problems arises after new features are
added? Problem well defined and quantitative results shown.
SQL Performance Tuning using MQT Part 2
scenario created to define problem and how it was analyzed and solved
using MQT. And... he spelled cheque correctly! Way to go!
Temporal Data Management in DB2 for z/OS
definitions and contrast between snapshot and temporal. Lots of
details in the scenario that shows the problem and how it is solved.
The topic was too large to complete in time.
= Data Manipulation Scanner. Great presentation style. I like how
different approaches were discussed with pros & cons. Good use of
examples and sample code.
The 8 Selects that All DBAs Want to Have
Unfortunately Juliano did not show up today. So without Juliano, we had 9 great presentations today.
Who was the best? Listen to the replay and VOTE. Remember if you complete the survey at the end of the replay, you’ll have a chance to win an amazon.com gift certificate.
Thanks to all the presenters for your hard work on creating these great presentations.
Judges present on the DB2Night Show "DB2's Got Talent" Competition
DB2 NightShow: Episode 3 of the DB2's Got Talent Competition
DB2 NightShow's 2013 DB2's Talent Competition
Promote yourself and DB2 with the help of my slides in SlideShare. Here’s where you can get them: Db2 night social_promoting_susan.
Two more best practices have recently been released for IBM Smart Analytics Systems. Thanks to Serge Boivin for this information!
This document describes IBM Smart Analytics Systems scenarios where DB2 software manages multiple database partitions in a cluster. The scenarios describe optimization methods that can help improve performance in a short time.
The two main tasks for query optimization are:
- Provide the DB2 optimizer with rich statistical information. The DB2 optimizer uses the statistical information to perform its analysis and find a good execution plan. This article describes the best practices for gathering statistics.
- Determine the best query execution plan. If a query needs further tuning, you must inspect the explain plan for the query. This article provides a list of patterns to look for in explain plans. Each pattern is paired with recommended actions.
The key design goals of ingest application design are to balance the required rate of ingest with the availability of processing resources, to ingest data without affecting data availability, and to maintain flexibility in the volumes of data ingested. Identifying service level objectives for the speed and volume of data ingested into the data warehouse will determine the architecture, design, and development of the data ingest application.
See also my previous posts on Best Practices:
How do I handle multi-temperature data in my warehouse?
Updated Best Practices Paper: Database Storage
Best Practice Resources for DB2 z/OS
DB2 Best Practices – New or Updated in 2011
I’ve promoted many, if not all, of the DB2Night Show episodes that took place in 2010. Scott Hayes
, the host of these free webinars has produced a list of the most highly attended shows. All of these shows were recorded, so if you missed one or more, you can catch up.
#1 - Episode 21. DB2 LUW Locking with special guest Mike Winer from IBM
#2 - Episode 17 . DB2 LUW Performance Updates with special guest Berni Schiefer from IBM
#3 - Episode 28. DB2 LUW Range Partition Tables with Mike Winer from IBM. Mike congratulations for having two spots in the TOP 3!!
#4 - Episode 11. DB2 9.7 Optimizer Updates with special guest John Hornibrook from IBM
#5 - Episode 18. The Top 10 DB2 LUW Mistakes People Make with special guest Klaas Brant from KBCE.
#6 – Episode 29. DB2 LUW High Availability and Recovery Planning with special guests Kate Kurtz and Dale McInnis from IBM
#7 – Episode 13. DB2 LUW Compression Updates with special guest Paul Zikopoulos from IBM
#8 – Episode 12. DB2 Information Resources with yours truly….Susan Visser. Can’t believe I made the list!!
#9 – Episode 31. Valuable SQL Lessons Learned with special guest Sheryl Larsen from SMLSQL Inc.
#10 – Episode 10. DEAR IBM... Q&A with Senior Executives with special guests Sal Vella and Tim Vincent from IBM
Thanks Scott for pulling together such a valuable and well attended series of educational webinars!
I work in the Toronto Lab, so I’m very lucky to know all of the listed speakers personally. I’m constantly humbled by the high quality people I get to work with! Sheryl and Klaas I also personally know, but from my association with IDUG instead of IBM.
What’s up for 2011?
I’ll be a judge on the DB2 Night Show in February & March: DB2'S GOT TALENT CONTEST.
Join us on the following dates:
Feb 4, 2011 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM EST
Feb 11, 2011 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM EST
Feb 18, 2011 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM EST
Feb 25, 2011 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM EST
Mar 4, 2011 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM EST
Mar 11, 2011 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM EST
Mar 18, 2011 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM EDT
Mar 25, 2011 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM EDT
We’re looking for contestants…. are you up for it? Check the site for eligibility. Maybe this will convince you to become a contestant: the prizes!
- 1st Prize: One FREE IDUG Conference Registration to any IDUG Conference in 2011 (North America, Europe, or Australia) provided by IDUG, plus up to $1,500 USD travel expense allowance provided by DBI. Approximate value of prize package: $3,500 USD
- 2nd Prize: Xbox 360 250GB Console with Kinect (approximate value $500) provided by IDUG.
- 3rd Prize: $100 Amazon.com Gift Certificate provided by DBI.
- Finalist Prizes: Each of the top 10 Contestants that are invited by the judges to participate in Finals Shows will win $50 Amazon.com Gift Certificates provided by DBI.
I’m looking forward to a fun & rewarding new year and wish all the best for you and your families as well!
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DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows 10.5 with new BLU Acceleration
Technical Immersion Workshop
Fees: No Charge
Date: Friday, May 3, 2013
Hours: 8 AM to 2 PM
Presenters: Chris Eaton, Danny Arnold and Eric Alton
IBM is sponsoring a technical DB2 workshop at the upcoming IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Orlando, Florida. Taught by IBM DB2 technical experts Chris Eaton, Danny Arnold and Eric Alton, this workshop covers key features from the recently announced DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration as well as the compression features of DB2 10.1 as previously announced.
This FREE technical workshop is an ideal way to extend your technical skills to include the best capabilities of DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows. Specifically:
DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration - This hot new technology helps deliver decision-making information to your organization with precision that is termed “speed of thought” analytics. We’ll explain how BLU Acceleration implements new column organized tables and how compression works on these tables along with other new processing techniques to deliver superior performance for analytic workloads.
New improvements in DB2 pureScale that handle maintenance and capacity expansion needs more easily—plus new integration with HADR capabilities to support always available transactions.
SQL and Oracle Database compatibility enhancements added in DB2 10.5
DB2 compression technologies introduced in DB2 10.1 that offer key advantages in managing and better utilizing costly storage resources.
And of course there will be time for your questions and active discussion with these DB2 experts. Don’t miss what is sure to be a lively session. It is an excellent opportunity to update your knowledge of DB2 for LUW and the techniques that are increasingly required in a Big Data world.
If you are planning to attend the conference, make your travel arrangements so you can take advantage of this workshop. If you cannot attend the IDUG conference, you can still attend the workshop only at no charge.
Full details and registration. Register soon, as space is limited and filling quickly.
IOD EMEA which took place in Rome last week was a huge success. I'm working on my trip report and will post some of it here.
Monday and Tuesday next week, I'll be at the Toronto conference CCDB2UG where the Central Canada DB2 Users Group is celebrating their 25th anniversary! I'm quite looking forward to my annual visit with some of the most amazing people I've ever met. For more information, see this blog entry I did recently: Local Conference - Central Canada User Group.
I've already began planning for our huge IOD event that will take place in Vegas the last week of October. I'm looking forward to see the sessions and speakers who have been chosen for the event. The bookstore is arranged already, so just the signings are left to plan. I'm hoping this year that we have the book signing events included in the agenda builder so you won't miss what the signings that you want to attend. More on this conference coming up.
I've talked to a few people about the IDUG conference that is taking place in Vienna the second week of November. I'm not sure what my involvement will be at this point, but it would be a nice one to attend, don't you think?
There are many free webinars that are coming up soon... I hope you are able to take advantage of the amazing content that is available to you for free! I know time is always a factor, but most of the webinars are recorded so you can benefit from the content after the fact.
My favourite ones are:
1) DB2Night Show
- tomorrow is Sam Lightstone
, and there are several more speakers planned for the coming weeks.
2) Chat with the Lab - there was an event today, but you can keep on top of the scheduled and recorded events by joining this group: Channel DB2 Chat with the Lab
3) Surekha Parekh
does a fine job of informing the world of the events surrounding DB2 for z/OS. I strongly suggest that you join one of the groups that she posts to in order to stay on top of what's happening. The World of DB2 for z/OS
is one of the places she updates regularly.