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... [More]
Last year at IDUG in Berlin, I met Sue Sterling from MetLife. We have a shared love of books & DB2! I’m looking forward to seeing Sue at IDUG in Orlando next week where she will be presenting at the following session:
C05 - Highlight Zone-MetLife DB2 LUW-Tooling Time
It’s not always easy for employee of a company as large as MetLife to get approval for talking about their experience with a software product. So, take this rare opportunity to learn from Sue as... [More]
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... [More]
As usual, IBM Champions are well represented at IDUG this year. Gain knowledge from this group of talented and hardworking people, who I consider IBM’s best friends!
I’ve done my best to pull out all the sessions that IBM Champions are taking part in at the
IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Orlando, Florida, USA 2013
April 29th - May 3rd, 2013
If I missed any, please let me know and I’ll update this entry.
Besides announcing Mohan as the winner of the 2013 “DB2’s Got Talent” competition ,
Vijay Sitaram and Bob Vargo, volunteers from IDUG joined the DB2Night
Show today to provide information as to what is taking place at IDUG
Orlando. The conference begins April 29 and ends May 3 and there are
plenty of reasons to attend the conference. There
are two milestones being celebrated this year: IDUG celebrates 25 years
of amazing learning and DB2 has been a product for 30 years. Can you
imagine the number of people who have been involved... [More]
Lots of votes came in over the past two weeks. Our final four contestants, Ember, Mohan, Eric, & Chris
know how to use their networks! It was a very close call for 2nd, 3rd,
& 4th places. A new record was set for the number of votes
received: 1367 Thanks to all who voted!! I hope you enjoy the show
and will come back to replay many of the other informative shows in the
DB2Night Show collection. Thanks to the sponsors for offering these excellent prizes! 1st
Prize: One FREE IDUG Conference Registration to any IDUG... [More]
a friend of mine asked for advice on how she can learn more about DB2.
She’s just starting in this area and is wondering how she can spend 40
hours of dedicated learning to increase her competence. My answer was immediate: You need to attend IDUG at the end of this month! There is still time to create a justification and to get the trip & education approved. Here are a few blog posts that can help you create your justification: Ten Reasons to Attend Technical Conference – It’s a skill builder, not a trip to Vegas. Here are... [More]
great talent we have in the DB2 community! We know the names of many
of the long term contributors to the community, but the health of a
community is in it’s newcomers. I want to give my thanks to Scott
Hayes, IBM Champion and producer of the DB2’s Got Talent competition.
With this competition we can see the health AND the talent of our
blog entry is a complete summary of this year’s competition. I’ve
listed the titles of each of the presentations and the replay where you
can find that presentation.... [More]
top 7 finalists of the DB2Night Show “DB2’s Got Talent” competition
presented today. And guess what we got? Another 7 great presentations
that were both entertaining and informative! The
last round of the competition ended up with 964 votes! Can we top that
in the next round? As a result of the votes, we’ve identified the top 4
and the bottom 3 ⇒ The judges will save 1 from the bottom 3 in this
show. Next week we’ll hear from the Top 5 as determined by your votes. So support these rising stars... listen, vote, and share!... [More]
* Originally published on July 30, 2012 by Crysta Anderson at MasteringDataManagement. IBM
Champion for DB2 Bjarne Nelson has trained DB2 users around the globe,
from his home in Switzerland to multiple Korean engagements. Regardless
of location, though, Bjarne bonds with students who really want to learn
how to get more out of DB2. Since
1985, Bjarne has consulted in multiple industries, becoming an IBM Gold
Consultant in 1996 and working closely with IBM Labs. He also serves on
the IDUG Board of Directors and has chaired the... [More]
The IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Orlando
is a MUST attend event for database experts and those aspiring to be an
expert! And this year is special beyond special! Why? DB2 is 30
years old and IDUG is 25 years old. Come and celebrate these amazing
accomplishments while you’re learning. There are many things to learn about... here are a few for you to consider: 1. Robust Technical Session Schedule Sessions
are designed to fit your needs. You will have no problem filling your
agenda with the right education for your job role and... [More]
IDUG DB2 Tech Conference 2013 is scheduled for April 29 - May 3, 2013
in Orlando, Florida. Make your plans to attend now. The IDUG.org website has been updated with detailed information about the conference, including: Full Day Seminars Complimentary Workshops Technical sessions This
year’s conference will be special for a number of reasons. First of
all, this year is the 25th anniversary of IDUG. That’s right, 25 years
of great technical education for users, by users. This is also the 30th
anniversary of DB2. You can... [More]
DB2 Tech Talks Now in Replay Were
you able to watch any of the DB2 Tech Talk webinars this year? There
have been many excellent topics covered in the past year with a variety
of experts sharing their knowledge with you. If
you missed any of these, you can watch them at your convenience. To
help you filter through all the shows, I’ve come up with a list of the
top 10 most popular talks: 1. Technical Tour of DB2 10 for LUW and InfoSphere Warehouse 10 Get
the details behind these new product releases as announced on April 3.... [More]
What’s happening in your DB2 world? I
asked this question to many of the people I’m connected with on twitter
and I got many responses that I’d like to share with you. Rebecca Bond @DB2locksmith hasn’t had time to update her blog ( http://www.securedb2.com )
lately, but is thinking of topics she could write about. Is there
something you want Rebecca’s opinion on? I’m sure she’d love to have
some suggestions to help her write something. Kohli Kshitij @ kohli83 had
a great year! He won the “DB2’s Got Talent Competition” from... [More]
would you like to share your expertise with others at a conference?
While at the conference, you can attend sessions and learn about other
areas and encourage other speakers. I’m
sure many people have mixed emotions about the prospect of speaking at a
conference because public speaking is still one of the number one fears
in the world. Even people who you think are natural at speaking in
front of thousands of people have fears. Ask Jeff Jonas! This fear can be overcome, and thanks to the DB2Night Show’s “ DB2’s Got Talent... [More]
Next week I’ll be in Berlin promoting books at the IDUG event: IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Berlin, Germany 2012 Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany 4 - 9 November 2012 I wasn’t able to set up a bookstore for this event, but I hope you will like and benefit from what I was able to arrange. I
have a single copy of each book that I want to promote being shipped to
me at the conference. I’ll set these up in the EXPO area for you to
take a look at what is available. Browse through the books as well, but
leave them with me so others may take a... [More]
Another great IDUG conference is
about to begin. This one takes place in Sydney, Australia, 12-14
September, 2012 .
There is still time to register and many reasons why you should attend.
Take advantage of 46 hours of technical presentations.
Attend either full day or half day Education Seminars featuring some of the
leading speakers in the DB2 community. Featuring: Susan Lawson, John Campbell,
Phil Grainger, Scott Hayes, Tony Winch, and George Baklarz.
Get your free signed copy of the DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, Windows... [More]
Conferences are a great way to learn a great deal in a short period of time
and also a great way to meet people in the industry. Unfortunately, not many
people are able to get budget to travel to the big conferences such as IDUG or IOD. The next best thing is to
attend regional user conferences that bring the best of the best speakers to a
location close to your home or office.
The are many regional user groups that take place regularly across the world,
but the one I’ll tell you about is the one in my local: Toronto /... [More]
I am looking forward to going to Denver this weekend in preparation of IDUG NA which starts on Monday, May
14. I’m hoping to blog and tweet from there, so regardless if you are at the
conference or not, you can follow what’s going on. Here are some key links:
From Twitter :
#idugna for conference level tweets
#idug for IDUG in general
@IDUGConference will be used for announcing room changes and formal
From Facebook :
IDUG’s Facebook page will also be pretty busy during the conference too:... [More]
I hope you’re taking part in some of the learning opportunities available now
that DB2 10 & InfoSphere Warehouse 10 have released. Check out my blog from
yesterday about all kinds of options: April 30, 2012: GA of Version 10 products: DB2 for LUW and
InfoSphere Warehouse .
Today I want to expand on a couple of webinars that I mention in that post.
First off, the DB2 Night Show . Last Friday, May 4, host
Scott Hayes invited IBMers Danny Arn old and Glen Sheffeld
to talk about the latest release: DB2 LUW
Yesterday was the day that DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10 were
made available to purchase. The products were announced on April 2, so I’m sure
you’ve seen some of the buzz surrounding this outstanding accomplishment.
On a personal side, my desk in the office is in the middle of the Release
Team who managed these releases. It has been an exciting and busy time for all
those involved and a huge congratulations go their way for all their hard work!
We had a brief celebration in the lab as well and I learned many... [More]
Join Serge Rielau , Conor O’Mahony , and Cindy Fung as
they take you on a tour of DB2 10 & InfoSphere Warehouse 10.
Details : DB2 Tech Talk: Technical Tour of New DB2 10 and
InfoSphere Warehouse 10
Date : Thursday April 26
Time : 11:30am – 1:00 pm EDT
Get the details behind these new product releases as announced on April 3.
Learn about powerful new features such as:
Storage Optimization Advances, including Adaptive Compression and
Multi-Temperature Data Storage, which are designed to... [More]
Friday’s DB2 Night Show had two very important purposes. 1, to give us
valuable information about the upcoming IDUG conference and 2, to reveal the winner of this year’s
DB2’s Got Talent competition. I’ve put my comments about the competition in
this blog entry: We HAVE a winner!
DB2’s Got Talent Competition
For the IDUG part, we had two guest speakers, Rob Crane (chair) and
Vijay Sitaram (chair-elect). They gave us all kinds of things to look
forward to. Here’s a summary:
The IDUG conference taking place in... [More]
“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 with conferences such as IBM’s Information on Demand Conference or IDUG. The huge quantity of messages and content delivered at such conferences 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.
Flashbooks are handed out in print format at conferences and... [More]
There are so many places for you to keep your skills sharp with DB2 and
InfoSphere, that sometimes it gets difficult to “see the trees for the forest”!
I hope that this is a list that you’ll save and go back to often to help you
find your way.
A wide range of IBM experts, programs, and services are available to help you
take your information management skills to the next level. Participate in our
online community though developerWorks. Find whitepapers, videos, demos, DB2
Express downloads, and more. Visit... [More]
Today’s show had two very important purposes. 1, to give us valuable
information about the upcoming IDUG
conference and 2, to reveal the winner of this year’s DB2’s Got Talent
competition. If you’ve been following the competition, you’ll know that the
competition was really strong this year. This meant that some amazing talent
did not make it to the top 3, but those who did were consistently good at
entertaining and educating all the listeners.
The prizes for the winners were provided by very generous sponsors. My... [More]
Yet another great reason for you to attend IDUG in Denver this May… we are launching the latest
Flashbook. This one coincides with the new DB2 10 product release and has an
awesome group of authors: Paul Zikopoulos , Walid Rjaibi ,
George Baklarz , Matt Huras , Matthias Nicola , Dale
McInnis , and Leon Katsnelson . Can you imagine a stronger
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... [More]
My previous entry gave you an IBM view of the new InfoSphere Warehouse 10 and
DB2 10. This entry will give you a perspective from our IBM Champions.
"We are most intrigued and impressed by the new and improved index and data
access techniques. We anticipate that the new Index Jump
Scan technique will help minimize the number of indexes needed on
any given table, and that this, in turn, will save disk storage, improve
insert, update and delete performance, reduce lock contention, and lower CPU
consumption. ETL processes... [More]
I had to miss the show on March 30th, but hopefully you were able to attend
the show live. I’m listening to the replay and here’s a summary of what took
The theme for this show was for the contestants to showcase their best
success story with DB2.
Today was the third show of the finals for the DB2’s Got Talent 2012
Competition. I wasn’t able to participate, so IBM Champion, Julian Stuhler
filled in for me. Thanks Jules!
If you didn’t participate live, I strongly encourage you to watch the replay . We had... [More]
Today was the second show of the finals for the DB2’s Got Talent 2012
Competition. I wasn’t able to participate, so IBM Champion, Cristian
Molaro filled in for me. Like many of you, I’m listening to the replay a
few days after the live show.
If you didn’t participate live, I strongly encourage you to watch the replay . We had the
top 10 contestants from Round 1 present 4-minute technical presentations to us.
Once again, we ended up with very high quality presentations from very
experienced users of DB2 products.