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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”.
DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration - New Dynamic In-Memory Analytics for the Era of Big Data
Paul Zikopoulos, Matthew Huras, George Baklarz, Sam Lightstone, Aamer Sachedina
Technical editor: Roman B. Melnyk
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.
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
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This year's IOD conference was amazing! Record crowds, lots of events, great people, and for the first time ever, our beloved product DB2 was front & center! DB2 with BLU Acceleration is clearly a winner and you had no trouble learning about it at IOD: the whole conference was painted BLU!
I've put together this rather large slideshare to show you what I mean. I presented these slides to the development team and the feedback was awesome. Throughout the slides, I've added links that will allow you to "take" part in the event after the fact. I link to free books that you can download, videos and blogs by our subject matter experts, and more. I hope you enjoy the photos and the twitter messages I've added throughout.
You can reach the slideshare directly via http://www.slideshare.net/IBMDB2/blu-at-iod-hightlights-for-2013?ref=/ via @SlideShare
PS... if you think I've missed something, let me know. I'd be happy to add more links, photos, and information.
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Conferences are ideal for learning and networking This year at IOD, a new tutorial series has been created to help you do both. These are full day tutorial sessions that you can take either Sunday November 3 or Thursday November 7. There are 3 tutorials you can choose from. Each is a full day in length and is taught by an industry expert who is influential in the topic area.
Here are the 3 that are scheduled at this time. There is an additional fee for each and there is only limited space so we expect them to fill to capacity quickly.
Data Governance Fundamentals with IBM InfoSphere
Sunday, November 3
Sunil is the author of numerous books on data governance, including The Data Governance Unified Process, Selling Information Governance to the Business and others.
Evolving your Information Architecture; What? Why? How?
Dr. Peter Aiken
Thursday, November 7
Dr. Peter Aiken is widely acclaimed as one of the top data management authorities worldwide. In addition to examining the data management practices of more than 500 organizations, he has completed multi-year immersions with a range of diverse organizations in multiple industries. His latest book is The Case for the Chief Data Officer: Recasting the C-Suite to Leverage your most Valuable Asset.
Big Data, Hadoop, and Big SQL; A Crash Course
Dr. Vladimir Bacvanski
Thursday, November 7
Dr. Vladimir Bacvanski has more than two decades of engineering experience with software and data technologies in areas such as architecture and design of mission critical enterprise systems, rule-based systems, modeling tools, real-time systems, and database technologies. Vladimir is published worldwide and is a frequent speaker at leading industry events. He was awarded the title of IBM Champion for five consecutive years -- 2009-2013.
For more information on the sessions and the speakers, see bit.ly/iodtutorials
How to register
Visit ibm.co/IODtutorials and click the blue register button. This brings you to the main Information on Demand Conference page where you can register for the conference and also the tutorials. (Please note that if you are an IBMer, you will not see this list.)
To attend these sessions, you must be registered for the Information on Demand Conference. You can select the tutorial options you would like to attend as an add-on to your conference pass as part of the conference registration.. If you are already registered for the conference, then please contact the Registration / Housing line at 770-359-6591 to add one or more of these sessions to your conference registration.
Here is the screen to look for on the registration page:
Watch for coming blog entries that will describe sessions that you can choose to take while at the conference.
Even though I’m publishing this on April Fool’s Day... it is real news! Today is the opening of the call for speakers for IBM’s Information on Demand Conference. You have from now till Friday April 26 to send in your proposal to speak at this conference.
you’ve never been to the conference before, you should know that it is a
huge conference that regularly attracts greater than 10,000 attendees.
This year it takes place in Las Vegas from Nov 3 - 7. This will be the
8th anniversary of this event... and it grows larger and more important
every year because data is becoming more important every year!
are wanted for a large number of areas. Last year we had 700
Technical Education Sessions. 110 Hands On Labs. 300 Customer Speakers.
And several Usability Sandboxes. As you can imagine, we have need for many many speakers!
This year’s focus areas are:
Emerging big data technologies
Database servers & tools
Data warehousing & analytics
Information integration & governance
Information solution architecture
For further information on the target audience, the selection process, and more, see this letter from this year’s conference chair Steven Miller.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part one of the best industry conferences of the year.
find it interesting to see what people buy at a bookstore. Personally I
love bookstores and online book sites. I can spend hours researching
bookstore at the IBM Information on Demand conference was very busy
this year, and I’ve put together this blog to tell you want others were
buying. The biggest seller was Nate Silver’s book The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't.
The best selling book at a conference tends to be one from a special
guest. Nate was quite the guest to have given his predictions in the US
election that happened shortly after IOD ended. I listened to the
audible version of the book and quite enjoyed it. The book has a
chapter for each area where predictions are normally made: weather,
earthquakes, stock market, baseball, poker, and elections. Nate fully
describes the reason why predictions either work or don’t work for the
area. You’ll instantly be connected to the story and will learn how
predictions can be made more accurate in this case and how you can
improve predictions that you need to make yourself.The next biggest seller was Sunil Soares’ latest book Big Data Governance: An Emerging Imperative.
The store sold out of Sunil’s book, so clearly Sunil did a great job
putting this book together. I haven’t read it yet, but would like to. Read a sample chapter from the book.
Governance and Big Data are both huge and important topics, so take a
look. Sunil’s first book also made the top 10 list: Selling Information
Governance.Next was the book by Jeff Ma, The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big In Business.
If you watched the movie “21” with Kevin Spacey, you’ll remember Jeff
Ma as the lead MIT student who counted cards. If you attended Jeff’s
talk at IOD, you learned that Jeff played a dealer in the movie. I
think I need to rewatch the movie!Cognos books sold very well this year! Four different Cognos titles made it in the top 10 list: and since the conference, a few more Cognos books were published:And the top selling IM books this year were:Note, if you’re in Europe, I’ve written a blog to help you figure out what online sites give you the best prices: I’m in Europe: How can I get a copy of that book?Susan
This is it. We’ve done all that we can do and now we get to reap the rewards of our hard work. Show time!IBM
Information on Demand starts this weekend. Many of us are flying to
Las Vegas tomorrow already. The weekend will be filled with customer
meetings, business partner sessions and the inevitable last minute
can you expect? You’ll walk a lot, meet many people, maybe even eat
too much. You’ll learn about many new products and technologies.
You’ll be tired by the end of the week, but I hope you’ll end the
conference saying that you had fun and that every minute was worth it!If you want a running commentary on what’s happening at the conference, be sure to check out the Official IOD Blog and Twitter and Facebook. Several of us will be posting to these sites throughout the week.Here’s a list of the blog entries I’ve published in the past month to support this IOD: A few of my entries went straight to the Official Blog. Here are mine and a couple of my favourites:Have fun, learn a lot... and stay safe!Susan
get asked this question all the time. What are we doing to prepare the
next generation in terms of up and coming technology. You’ll be happy
to know that plenty is going on. Even at IOD. Key
faculty who are collaborating with IBM on advanced Big Data and
Analytics curriculum and programs are gathering for a two day special
Big Data and Analytics Academic track at IOD. They will attend several
sessions together to share their current programs as well as brainstorm
about their next steps and their challenges. They will learn about IBM
academic programs and hear from IBM experts in two panels. All of this
will strengthen the community amongst these leading academic
institutions. The Big Data panel with Big Data leaders, includes:
- Richard Hale - IBM Big Data Evangelist
The Analytics panel with Analytics leaders includes:
- Sunil Soares - Founder & Managing Partner at Information Asset, LLC
- Paraic Sweeney - IBM VP Product Management, InfoSphere
- Dave Wilkinson - IBM VP, InfoSphere Development
- Tracy Harris - Senior Manager, Business Analytics
I’m glad to say that we have faculty from some top schools involved with this initiative, including:
- Richard Rodts - Manager, SPSS Solutions Specialist team
- Bob Bry - IBM Academic Initiative Analytics lead
If you think you should be on this list, let me know and I’ll pass your information to the Academics Team.Beyond
these sessions, the faculty will still have time to experience and
learn from the wealth of other IOD events and sessions. The faculty will also have the opportunity to attend a special, invitation only roundtable session::
- Beijing Jiaotong University, China
- Boston University, USA
- Dalhousie University, Canada
- ITAM, Mexico
- ITESM, Mexico
- Radford University, USA
- Ryerson University, Canada
- Simon Fraser University, Canada
- Southern Methodist University, USA
- State University New York at Buffalo, USA
- Syracuse University, USA
- University of Connecticut, USA
- University of Ottawa, Canada
- University of South Carolina, USA
"Watson Heads to the Class" - Preparing a New Generation of Thinkers for Next Generation JobsRecognizing
that a practical understanding of analytics, cognitive computing and
big data is key for 21st century jobs and economic competitiveness, this
round table will bring together a panel of leaders that can discuss the
new ways IBM is working with academia to develop new degree programs,
case competitions, case study programs and internships. A key focus of
this panel will be how IBM is providing academic organizations and
students access to the Watson technology and Watson 'thinkers' in order
to foster greater interest and knowledge in cognitive computing,
analytics, natural language processing technologies; as well as explore
new ways these technologies can be used to address major societal
challenges.ParticipantsIBM Executives: Manoj Saxena, General Manager, IBM Watson SolutionsUniversity
partners: Professor Girish Punj, University of Connecticut, Dr. Thomas
Fomby, Southern Methodist University, Rajiv Dewan, Sr. Associate Senior
Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, University of RochesterSMART program participant: Matthew Canon, Business Planning and Analysis Manager, Andrews Distributing Company====================================================================Beyond IOD, there are many initiatives underway to educate the future, including:Big Data University
IBM DB2 Academic Associate ProgramIBM DB2 program for students and the academic communityThe
IBM DB2 Academic Associate program is exclusively for the university
community. The preparation course teaches relational database concepts
while also providing students with critical, hands-on database skills on
IBM’s DB2 and Data Studio software. Smarter Planet solutions rely on an
ever growing amount of data. Learn how to be smart about managing that
data with this no-charge academic course and IBM exam. IBM Student PortalStudents can find out about jobs, competitions, and discounts on certification exams.Susan
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If you read my blog, you’ll know that this is my conference planning time. The IBM Information on Demand Conference
is a huge event for us and for those of us working at the conference,
we have a one track job this time of year. Many hours are spent making
sure everything will be perfect for next week.So, now for something completely different! Unconference.What “unconference” means to me right now is what I’ll be doing after IOD is over!What it really means is something completely different: An unconference is where YOU do all the planning... rather than people like me :) Sound fair? OK, not all the planning, but certainly the agenda.I
think it is a great idea because those of us who planned IOD may have
missed something that is very important to you. So, let us know!The
unconference will be held during the IBM Information On Demand
Conference October 25 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las
Vegas, NV. The Technical Unconference is open to conference attendees, students, professors, as well as local IT pros, developers, and architects. And... it’s FREE.You and your fellow attendees will lead and participate in discussions around all facets of the future of data.
We invite you to submit your ideas below for what topics should be on
the Unconference agenda and vote on the best of your peers’ ideas. To kick off the participant discussions, here are some big questions to think about:
For more information and to register, see Unconference.I
hope you choose to take advantage of this opportunity to share how you
are shaping the future of data and learn how your peers are doing the
same. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join – and create – the
conversation.I found a few other blog entries about the Unconference that you may wish to view:Susan
- How should APIs & Programming languages evolve to better serve developer needs?
- What’s so different about big data? How is big data changing your company?
- Should we control how big data is used? Is privacy by design possible?
- What skills & tools do data scientists need? How will the role evolve?
When at the IBM Information on Demand Conference next week, be sure to visit EXPO Booth #832 learn how you can extend the value of your software investment. At the IBM Support & Subscription, Lab & Training Services Hub (booth
832) you’ll meet knowledgeable professionals who will help you identify
effective strategies to maximize the return on your IBM software
After chatting with an expert, pick-up a pedometer to help track your steps during the conference.
I wore a pedometer to the conference a few years ago and tracked 99 miles over the course of the week! See if you can match me!
Also at this HUB:
- Talk with Support and Subscription experts about how you can maximize the value of your software investment
- View demos of the IBM Support Portal, learn about IBM Electronic Support Tools, and get tips and tricks from experts
Say HI to two of my friends while you’re there! Kate Dawson and Margie Beaudette!
See also my blog post about the Support team: IBM Information Management Customer Support - a team worth celebrating!
of the events I attend every year at the Information on Demand conference is the Women in Technology event. This year there are two
events that sound really interesting.
Passarelli is hosting the panel on Wednesday, October 24 at 5pm
followed by a cocktail event at 6pm. It should be a lot of fun! The
panel will focus on "Taking charge of your career" and includes
professional women both inside and outside of IBM along with Bob Picciano. It’s good to get a male perspective on this topic as well!
you don’t know Alyse or Bob, you’ll be happy to learn that even though
they are both highly successful in IBM, both have families, kids, and
full lives. Both are personable people who remember people who they
have met and are easy to call friends.
Here’s more detail on the sessions:
Title: Women in Technology Networking Reception (Session 4229A)
Join executive host Alyse Passarelli,
IBM Vice-President, WW Information Management Sales, for an opportunity
to network with other women in Information Technology, while enjoying
appetizers and refreshments. We encourage you to take this opportunity
to share your experiences with your peers and build a larger
professional network. Don't forget to bring your business cards and a
friend! Prior to the reception, you are also invited and encouraged to
attend "Taking Charge of Your Career", an executive panel discussion,
also hosted by Alyse, Session 4228, at 5pm in Palm A.
Title: Taking Charge of Your Career - A Panel Discussion for Women Professionals (4228A)
join executive host Alyse Passarelli, IBM Vice-President, WW
Information Management Sales, and our distinguished panel of executives
as they share their insights and experiences in pro-actively managing
their careers to achieve their personal and professional goals.
Following the panel discussion, you are invited to join the Women In
Technology Networking Reception held in the Palm Foyer near the session
room. Plan to join your peers, share ideas, expand your network while
enjoying refreshments, appetizers and a great view of Las Vegas.
I hope you can join us at this event. If you were there last year, you’ll remember that Ginny Rometty had just been announced as CEO of IBM. Inhi Cho Suh took a photo of our Vegas WIT event and sent it to Ginny. See the blog post by Adriana Zubiri / Emily Cotter on the official IBM site about the event & the photo.
my perspective, I’ve been working at IBM for 23 years, have a vibrant
career and travel. I have a son and two pets. I love my career and
working for IBM. Throughout my long career, I’ve met the most amazing
people you can imagine. Both those working for IBM and those who work
with IBM. Both men and women. My life is very rich due to the
experiences I’ve had with these people and I expect that to continue for
many more years.