Crysta Anderson’s latest blog entry is a must read: Top Books for your MDM Library.
She’s mentioned several books that I know very well and also recommend. Her
post reminded me that I met author Larry Dubov at IOD last year when he
was promoting his latest book:
Master Data Management and Data
By Alex Berson and Lawrence Dubov
Expert Feedback about the Book:
“This is a great book about MDM and its impact on our businesses,
governments, and in many ways most of our lives. Written in a simple and
effective style, it tells the story of how Master Data Management works, what it
does, and why we should care very much how it is governed. If you have any
interest in MDM, Data, or Information Governance, read this book.” –Steven B.
Adler, CIPP, IBM Information Governance Solutions
“The authors have appreciated that MDM is a complex multidimensional area,
and have set out to cover each of these dimensions in sufficient detail to
provide adequate practical guidance to anyone implementing MDM. While this
necessarily makes the book rather long, it means that the authors achieve a
comprehensive treatment of MDM that is lacking in previous works. This makes the
book especially valuable as a reference work.” –Malcolm Chisholm, Ph.D.,
President, AskGet.com Consulting, Inc.
“In this book, Alex Berson and Larry Dubov convey the many facets of the
value of adopting master data management techniques while ably articulating an
implementation roadmap. By maintaining the need to incorporate business process
modeling, master data modeling, master metadata management, and data governance,
the authors properly frame the necessary ideas for organizational preparation
while still providing deep technical detail about both architecture and
algorithms. This book is a definite addition to the MDM body of knowledge.”
–David Loshin, President, Knowledge Integrity Incorporated
“Alex and Larry have done it again: published a very comprehensive, highly
applicable book on MDM and Data Governance that achieves an excellent balance
between thought-provoking academic treatment of some very technical subjects,
and highly relevant, usable advice on how to achieve success in implementing a
successful MDM and Data Governance program. This is a must-read for any program
sponsor, CIO, CTO, enterprise architect, information architect, data steward,
program manager or practitioner of MDM and Data Governance. This is not a
read-and-forget book, but a great reference manual. –Martin Moseley,
Chief Architect, CTO, Information Agenda Tiger Team, IBM Software Group
“This work is one of the most comprehensive, clear, well-researched, and
insightful guidebooks on master data management and data governance. Larry and
Alex did an exceptional job covering these complex topics from many viewpoints
including technical, business, architectural, security, industry, social,
international, product, and regulatory perspectives. I was so impressed at the
level of detail and how much is in this book. The book covers critical
principles, concepts, emerging trends, and misconceptions, based upon the
author’s extensive experience and research and clarifies keys in creating
successful MDM and data governance programs.” –Len Silverston,
Best-selling author of The Data Model Resource Book, Volumes 1, 2, and 3
“Clearly, Alex Berson and Larry Dubov were hard at work tackling the tough
topic of master data governance before the software vendor community had yet
found religion (as the market now has ‘active’, ‘passive,’ and my favorite
‘passive-aggressive’ data governance flavors among the many marketing
variations).” –Aaron Zornes, Chief Research Officer, The MDM Institute,
About the Authors
Alex Berson is an internationally recognized expert, thought leader,
author, and advisor in the areas of information management, information
security, advanced database technologies, SOA, CRM, data warehousing, mobile
computing, and transaction processing, focusing on building complex
groundbreaking solutions for financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceutical,
and technology companies.
Dr. Larry Dubov is a recognized scientist, IT practitioner,
expert, and thought leader in the implementation of complex business-driven
technology solutions and products for financial services, banking,
telecommunications, and pharmaceutical verticals. His primary focus is on MDM,
Master Data Governance, CRM, data warehousing, operational data stores, and SOA.
Also from these authors:
These are books that I’ve worked on one way or another in the past year. In most cases the links are to the e-version of the book… usually Kindle. I have a Kindle and really like to read my books using this device. With the prices of Kindles this year, I’m sure there will be many more people with a book reader in the coming year. Also, the popularity of iPads only increases with time.
Note that some of these books haven’t published yet, but will soon. I haven’t noted which to encourage you to click the link to find out.
I know that MC Press is having a big sale on all of their stock until the end of December and it wouldn’t surprise me if the other publishers are also offering special prices. I suggest that you look for the best price before buying!
Agile IT Security Implementation Methodology
by Jeffrey Laskowski
Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics to Build Adaptive, Agile, Intelligent Systems
Get Bold: Using Social Media to Create a New Type of Social Business
IT Virtualization Best Practices: A Lean, Green Virtualized Data Center Approach
by Mickey Iqbal, Dr. Mithkal Smadi, Chris Molloy, Jim Rymarczyk
Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and a Company
Kevin Maney, Steve Hamm, Jeffrey O'Brien
IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio: Practical Examples
Roger Johnson and Filip Draskovic
Data Integration Blueprint and Modeling: Techniques for a Scalable and Sustainable Architecture
DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study Guide
Susan Lawson and Dan Luksetich
Selling Information Governance to the Business: Best Practices by Industry and Job Function
DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration: Certification Study Notes
From Idea to Print - How to Write a Technical Book or Article and Get It Published
MDM for Customer Data - Optimizing Customer Centric Management of Your Business
Kelvin K. A. Looi
DB2 9 System Administration for z/OS (Exam 737)
Netezza Transformation: Taming the dragon without alchemy, sorcery or strange potions
The Data Warehouse Mentor: Practical Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Insights
Database Modeling and Design: Logical Design, Fifth Edition
Sam S. Lightstone, Toby J. Teorey, Tom Nadeau, H.V. Jagadish
Getting Started with IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager
Technical Blogging: Turn Your Expertise into a Remarkable Online Presence
IBM DB2 9.7 Advanced Administration Cookbook: RAW
Adrian Neagu, Robert Pelletier
Unleashing the Power of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence v10
DB2 Developer's Guide: A Solutions-Oriented Approach to Learning the Foundation and Capabilities of DB2 for z/OS (6th Edition)
IBM DB2 9.7 Advanced Application Developer Cookbook: RAW
An Introduction to IMS: Your Complete Guide to IBM Information Management System, 2nd Edition
Barbara Klein, Diane Goff, John Butterweck, Kenny Blackman, Margaret Wilson, Moira McFadden Lanyi, Rick Long, Sandy Sherrill, Steve Nathan
The New Era of Enterprise Business Intelligence
by Michael Biere
Master Data Management and Date Governance, 2/E
by Larry Dubov & Alex Berson
Making it Big in Software
by Sam Lightstone
Enterprise Master Data Management: An SOA Approach to Managing Core Information
by Allen Dreibelbis, Eberhard Hechler, Ivan Milman, Martin Oberhofer, Paul van Run, and Dan Wolfson.
The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture
by Eberhard Hechler, Martin Oberhofer, Steve Lockwood, Michael Schroek, Mario Godinez, Klaus Koeig
IBM Cognos TM1 The Official Guide
by Karsten Oehler, Jochen Gruenes and Christopher Ilacqua
I bet you know an IBM Champion or two! I know I do. I’ve blogged about this wonderful group in the past and lovingly call them “IBM’s BEST Friends”. In IBM’s definition, IBM Champions are thought leaders and advocates who share their opinions and years of experience with people like you.
These people are recognized by IBM for their extensive contributions to the community and IBM Champions help make IBM communities a vibrant, meaningful and useful resource. IBM Champions are sought after experts in their field, and as such, have become renowned speakers at IBM and user group events worldwide.
At this year’s Information on Demand Conference (iod11), we will have 59 IBM Champions in attendance & speaking. An impressive 80 of the planned sessions across all the Forums and a variety of tracks is being led by one or more of our IBM Champions. The full list of 80 sessions can be found in this IBM Champions for Business Analytics, Enterprise Content Management and Information Management PDF document.
I’ve been attending conferences for many years now and I’ve become friends with many of these IBM Champions. Take a look at some of the events where a friend of mine is involved:
Roger Sanders: Pre-Conference Certification Class on Sunday Oct 23, 2 book signings: Idea to Print & DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration: Certification Study Notes.
Susan Lawson: Pre-Conference Certification Class on Sunday Oct 23, Up-coming book: DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study Guide.
Judy Nall: Pre-Conference Certification Class on Sunday Oct 23, Book: DB2 9 System Administration for z/OS: Certification Study Guide: Exam 737.
Panel Discussion Speakers: Brian Green, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Manager, BI and Performance Management; John Boyer, The Nielsen Company, Enablement Team Lead; Kay Van De Vanter, The Boeing: co-authors of the book, "Business Intelligence Strategy", session BDS-1670B: How to Deliver BI Program Excellence, Tuesday, Oct 25, 3-4 pm.
Bernie O'Connor: IDUG Friend; Session IDB-3162A Anixter Uses IBM DB2 pureScale and Optim for Mission Critical Applications; 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Klaas Brant; Fellow judge on DB2’s Got Talent Competition & Host for DB2Night Show for DB2 for z/OS: Session IDB-2878A DB2 9.7: How to Create, Maintain and Monitor Huge Tables, Tuesday, Oct 25 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM
Cristian Molaro: Friend from DB2Night Show; Several sessions!
Cuneyt Goksu; Future Author; Session IDZ-1012A Practical Recipes for Daily Database Administration Activities Using IBM DB2 9 and 10 for IBM z/OS Monday, Oct 24 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
Suresh Sane; IDUG Friend; Session IDZ-1179B DB2 10 Customer Experiences Part 1 What's New for the Developer? Monday, Oct 24 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
Isaac Yassin; IDUG Friend; Session IDZ-1100A A Closer Look at IBM DB2 (z/OS) Member Cluster Tuesday, Oct 25 08:15 AM - 09:30 AM
Dave Beulke; Co-author of book: DB2 10 for z/OS - Cost Savings ..... Out of the Box; Session IDZ-1731A IBM DB2 Temporal Database Performance Designs Tuesday, Oct 25 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sheryl M. Larsen; Session IDZ-3504A More Lessons Learned from SQL Performance Review Tuesday, Oct 25 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bryan Paulsen; Session IDZ-3138A IBM DB2 10 for z/OS: John Deere's Beta Experience Tuesday, Oct 25 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Julian Stuhler; Co-author of book DB2 10 for z/OS - Cost Savings ..... Out of the Box; Session IDZ-1425A The Business Value of IBM DB2 10 Top Features - Real Customer Experiences Tuesday, Oct 25 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Daniel L Luksetich; Author of up-coming book: DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study Guide; Session IDZ-1561A Explaining the IBM DB2 for z/OS Dynamic Statement Cache Tuesday, Oct 25 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Craig S Mullins; Author of many books including an up-coming book; Session IDZ-1380A IBM DB2 for z/OS Performance Tuning Roadmap, Tuesday, Oct 25 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Phil Grainger; IDUG Friend; Session IDZ-1011A Hash Access: The Hierarchical Direct Access Method (HDAM) IBM DB2 Table? Wednesday, Oct 26 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Bonnie Baker; IDUG Friend; Session IDZ-3510A DB2 Doctor: Symptoms, Diagnoses, and Cures for Poor Performance Wednesday, Oct 26 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM
David Birmingham; Author of book: Netezza Transformation: Taming the dragon without alchemy, sorcery or strange potions ; Blogger: “Netezza Underground” ; Several sessions, including Unleashing Netezza - Netezza Solution Best Practices Wednesday, Oct 26 08:15 AM - 09:30 AM.
For complete details of the sessions that all the IBM Champions are involved with, see this IBM Champions for Business Analytics, Enterprise Content Management and Information Management PDF document.
Looking forward to going to the conference to see my friends… and to make more friends.
PS… If you follow my blog, you’ll notice that two of my friends are missing from this list: Rebecca Bond and Scott Hayes. Rebecca won’t be attending for personal reasons and Scott doesn’t have any sessions that he’s running, but I hope he’ll be at the conference. If not, I’ll see him in Prague for IDUG.
Earlier this year, Martin Hubel & I were guest judges with Klaas Brant on a special 8-week DB2’s Got Talent competition on the DB2Night Show, hosted by Scott Hayes. We learned a lot in the process and met many amazingly talented people!
Today, Crysta Anderson published an interview she had with Martin: Martin Hubel: DB2 Availability in a Faster, Global World on her Master Data Management blog. I mentioned to Crysta about the show Martin & I did together and she was unaware that this had taken place. I thought it might be a good idea to post today about this event as it was truly an amazing experience. Here are the blog entries I did about the show:
First Episode of “DB2 has Talent”
Second Episode of DB2 has Talent
Third Episode of “DB2 has Talent”
Fourth Episode of "DB2 has Talent"
DB2's Got Talent - March 11 Episode
DB2's Got Talent - 3rd Episode of the Finals
DB2’s Got Talent Finale
DB2, DB2Night Show and IDUG as viewed by JB
Tips for DBAs from Guest Blogger Norberto.... DB2's Got Talent contestant
And the winner of the DB2's Got Talent Competition is….
And just an update on the winner. The winner chose to go to IDUG Prague… so Enjoy!
Also, Martin will be live on the DB2Night Show this Friday, Sept 30 from 11-12. The topic is “Index Deisgn, Myths, and Realities”. You may get a kick out of one of Martin’s favourite sayings: “A lot of people add indexes to their database, but I’ve made a living of removing them.”
The schedule, registration, and replays for the DB2Night Show can be found on http://www.dbisoftware.com/db2nightshow/
Another book that is launching at the IBM Information on Demand Conference this year is by Sunil Soares, “Selling Information Governance to the Business: Best Practices by Industry and Job Function”. You may remember Sunil from last year when we launched his very popular Flashbook, “The IBM Data Governance Unified Process: Driving Business Value with IBM Software”. Based on the feedback and enormous success of last year’s book, Sunil was offered a book contract with MC Press for a new book.
The new book, Selling Information Governance to the Business: Best Practices by Industry and Job Function” is so amazing, I’m not sure where to start. First of all, the publisher and the copy editor were completely wowed with both Sunil and the content he created for the book. I haven’t read the book yet, but Sunil has just sent me a draft and from a simple browse I can completely understand why they are so excited.About the book:
One of the major challenges with any information governance program is explaining the value to the business. Most information governance programs deal with certain themes that are common across every enterprise including poor data quality, inconsistent business terms, fragmented data, high storage costs, regulatory compliance, and security and privacy issues. However, these themes present themselves differently across different industries and job functions. For example, poor data quality manifests itself in the form of duplicate customer records in a bank, which affects the ability of the credit risk group to establish the overall exposure to an individual customer across product lines. In retail, poor data quality results in duplicate mailings of multiple catalogs by the marketing department to the same household. I have spoken to hundreds of organizations across multiple industries and geographies about their information governance programs. The conversation quickly proceeds along the following lines: “I get the value of information governance. However, it is very hard for me to convince the business about the value of an information governance program. What best practices do you have to help me do this?” That is why I am writing this book; to help you apply best practices in your organization based on what I have learned, heard, and observed through my industry experience.
This book discusses the best practices to sell the value of information governance, and is divided into four parts:
- Best practices by industry that deal with the application of information governance principles within banking and financial markets, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, travel and transportation, government, oil and gas, telecommunications, and utilities.
- Best practices by job function that deal with the application of information governance principles within critical job functions such as sales and marketing, finance, information technology operations, information security and privacy, human resources, legal and compliance, operations, supply chain, and product management.
- Cross-industry best practices that deal with horizontal topics such as roles and responsibilities, metrics, metadata, maturity assessments, and business cases. These themes appear consistently within information governance programs across job functions, industries, and geographies.
- Information-centric applications and information governance software tools that cover the applications that benefit from information governance and the actual software tools that facilitate information governance.
The objective of the book is to provide a representative sample, rather than an exhaustive list, of best practices to sell the value of information governance within an organization. You should use these best practices as inspiration for what might work within your organization. It is important that you read chapters from industries and functions outside of your own because there are a number of case studies that you might find useful for your specific situation.
Another unique thing about this book is the number of case studies and forewords. There are more than 50 case studies and 16 forewords. I think what I’ll do is list the names of the people writing the forewords for the book. This might give you an idea of how well connected Sunil is and the depths that are covered in this book:
Partner and Global Leader
Business Analytics and Optimization – Information Management Foundation
IBM Global Business Services
Global Vice President
IBM Software Group
Business Analytics and Optimization
IBM North America
From a banking perspective: David W. Bailey
Director of Enterprise Product Management
From a telecommunications perspective: Komalin Chetty
Head – Data Governance Office
Telkom South Africa
From a financial markets perspective: Paul Ranaldo
Senior Vice President
Master Data Management/Data Governance
Brown Brothers Harriman
From an analyst perspective: Aaron Zornes
Chief Research Officer, The MDM Institute
& Conference Chairman, The “MDM & Data Governance Summit” Global Conferences Series
(London, Mumbai, NYC, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, & Toronto)
From a consumer packaged goods perspective: Jay Yusko, Ph.D.
VP Technology Research
From a European banking perspective: Banu Ekiz
Vice President – Business Intelligence
IBM Information Champion
Akbank Information Technologies
From a retail perspective: Michel Boudrias
Director of Enterprise Architecture
SAQ – Société des alcools du Québec
From a manufacturing perspective: Anthony Harris
Enterprise Information Architect
Air Products Gases and Chemicals Inc.
From a distribution perspective: Cengiz Barlas
Vice President & Global Head of Data Management
From an information services perspective: Gustavo Tadao Okida
Chief Enterprise Architect - LATAM
From an analyst perspective: Claudia Imhoff
President of Intelligent Solutions, Inc.
Founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust
From an analyst perspective: Andy Hayler
The Information Difference
From a retail perspective: Charles Hunsinger
Chief Information Officer
Harry & David
About the Author:
Sunil Soares is the director of information governance within IBM Software Group. Sunil has worked with hundred of clients across multiple industries including banking, insurance, life sciences, retail, telecommunications, media and entertainment, energy and utilities, manufacturing, healthcare, and government. Sunil helps clients establish information governance programs that align IT and the business around common business objectives. Sunil’s first book The IBM Data Governance Unified Process detailed the 14 steps and almost 100 sub-steps to implement an information governance program. The book is already in its second print, and has been translated into Chinese.
I’ve just learned that Sunil is also blogging now! You can find his entries in the Mastering Data Management website. Some of his entries:
Congratulations Sunil for finishing your second book!
At this time there are 82 Web-Based Training (WBT) Courses available for you to take to sharpen your skills on IBM Information Management (IM) products and technologies. Eighty-two is a LOT of courses! More are being created and being updated, so if this is the way you like to learn, make sure you stay in touch with all the latest as they are released.
IBM’s Education is known for its high quality content and excellent instructors. Although with WBT courses you won’t be in a classroom environment, you’ll get the same quality of content that you expect. WBT courses allow you to learn at your own pace and on your schedule with training that is completely self-contained from your desktop. Most courses provide introductory and overview training that serves as the foundation for more technical and follow-on training. Courses include expert instruction but do not include hands-on labs.
How do you get there?
Access this site to see all course offering types: http://www.ibm.com/software/data/education/elearning.html. Under the Web Based section, click on "Browse the complete Information Management WBT portfolio". I’ve included the 82 courses that I know of right now and have put the newest ones at the top of the list. If you’re an IBM employee, contact me offline as there is a different procedure that must be used to take these classes.
Using IBM Optim Designer and Optim Manager - Web Based – New
Connect Information Server to SAP R/3 ECC (DataStage Pack for SAP) – New
DataStage Essentials - Web Based – Updated
IBM InfoSphere Information Server Metadata in Practice – New
InfoSphere BigInsights Essentials (Web) – New
InfoSphere MDM Server Workbench for MDM Server 9 - Web Based – Updated Programming for InfoSphere Streams V2 - Web Based - New
5 Ways to Apply Data Quality with Information Analyzer WBT
A Blueprint for Implementing MDM Server Using V8.5 - Web Based Training
Advanced DataStage - Web-Based
Advanced DB2 SAP for Administrators - Web-Based
Advanced Programming InfoSphere Streams - Web Based
Basic Programming for InfoSphere Streams - Web Based
Business Glossary Essentials - Web Based
Changing Business with Data Insight (Web Based)
Configure ODBC for IBM DataStage on UNIX - Web Based Training
DB2 9 for z/OS Database Administration Workshop Part 1 (Web Based)
DB2 9.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Transition from DB2 9.1 (Web-Based)
DB2 9.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Transition from DB2 V8.2 (Web-Based)
DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows New Features (Web-Based)
DB2 Everyplace V9 Tutorial – Online
DB2 Express V9 - Developer in a Day Workshop – Online
DB2 Family Fundamentals - Web-Based
DB2 for LUW 9.5 Fundamentals – Online
DB2 for LUW pureXML
DB2 LUW Advanced Topics – Online
Exploring IBM solidDB Universal Cache - Web-Based
Exploring Initiate Workbench V8.x - Web Based
Exploring Initiate Workbench V9.x - Web Based
FastTrack Essentials - Web Based
Federation Server Essentials - Web Based
How to Analyze Data (Using InfoSphere Information Analyzer) - Web Based Training
How to Install IBM DataStage on UNIX - Web Based Training
How to Install IBM QualityStage on UNIX - Web Based Training
How to Install Information Server 8.5 - Basic and Advanced Option
IBM Data Studio Basics - Web Based
IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture Essentials V6.3 - Web Based
Implementing IBM InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM V9 (Web Based)
Information Analysis - Web Based
Informix 11 New Features (Web Based Training)
Informix Version 10 – Online
InfoSphere Information Server Administration - Web Based
InfoSphere Master Data Management Server Overview (MDM Server) - Web Based Training
InfoSphere MDM Server Architecture – WBT
InfoSphere MDM Server Domains for MDM Server 9 - Web Based
InfoSphere MDM Server User Interface Generator - Web Based
InfoSphere Warehouse 9 - Cubing Services - Web Based Training
InfoSphere Warehouse 9 - Data Mining and Unstructured Text Analysis – WBT
InfoSphere Warehouse 9 - SQL Warehousing Tool and Admin Console – WBT
InfoSphere Warehouse 9 Components - Web Based
Initiate Self-Paced Bundle V8.x - Web Based
Initiate Self-Paced Bundle V9.x - Web Based
Install, Configure, and Use DataStage SOA Edition (RTI) - Web Based Training
Installing and Configuring IBM Optim Data Privacy Solution - Web-Based
Introduction to IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer - Web Based Training
Introduction to IBM Optim Data Privacy Solution - Web-Based
Introduction to IBM QualityStage - Web Based Training
Introduction to InfoSphere Change Data Capture How to Use CDC WBT
Introduction to InfoSphere DataStage Using Version 8 - Web Based Training
Introduction to InfoSphere QualityStage Using Version 8 - Web Based Training
Introduction to Initiate Master Data Service - Web Based
Introduction to New Features in Informix Version 11 – Online
Introduction to TSA in IBM Smart Analytics Systems - Web Based
Managing Workloads for DB2 LUW and InfoSphere Warehouse - Web Based
Metadata Workbench Essentials - Web Based
Overview of (IISD) InfoSphere Information Services Director - Web Based Training
Overview of IBM DataStage Enterprise Edition for ETL Developers - Web Based Training
Overview of IBM Information Server and DataStage QualityStage Version 8.0 - Web Based Training
Production Automation of IBM DataStage- Web Based Training
Programming for InfoSphere Streams - Web Based
Programming with IBM InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM V9 (Web Based)
QualityStage Advanced Concepts - Web Based
QualityStage V8 Essentials - Web Based
SQL Replication: Advanced Topics (Web Based)
Troubleshooting IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer - Web Based Training
Using InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM V9 (Web Based)
Using Initiate Inspector V8.x - Web Based
Using Initiate Inspector V9.x - Web Based
Using Queue Replication - Web Based
Using SQL Replication (Web Based)
Validating Data with Rules in Information Analyzer 8.1.1 - Web Based Training
XML and DataStage: Convert Relational and XML Data - Web Based Training
I hope you’ve found one or two in this massive list that interest you! Take the course and let me know what you thought of it.
The ITSO has been busy creating technical publications to help you deep your knowledge and hands on skills with IBM’s Information Management products. Here is a list of the Redbooks and Redpapers that have published in first three months of 2011:
Advanced Case Management with IBM Case Manager
Published 22 March 2011, last updated 26 March 2011, Rating: (based on 1 review)
This publication introduces IT architects and IT specialists to the case management concept, its benefits, and how it is different from traditional business process management or content management. In addition, this book introduces the IBM Case Manager product, designing a case management solution, setting up the appropriate environment, and building and deploying the solution. In addition, it serves as a practical guide for IT professionals who are responsible for designing, building, and deploying case management solutions.
Data Studio and DB2 for z/OS Stored Procedures
Published 15 March 2011
This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is devoted to tools that can be used for accelerating the development and debugging process, in particular to the stored procedure support provided by the latest and fastest evolving IBM product: Data Studio.
Information Server: Installation and Configuration Guide
Published 8 March 2011, Rating: (based on 1 review)
In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication we provide suggestions, hints and tips, directions, installation steps, checklists of prerequisites, and configuration information collected from a number of Information Server experts. It is intended to minimize the time required to successfully install and configure IBM Information Server.
IBM Smart Analytics System
Published 23 February 2011
This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the architecture and components of the IBM Smart Analytics System family. We describe the installation and configuration of the IBM Smart Analytics System and show how to manage the systems effectively to deliver an enterprise class service.
Embedding IBM Informix
Published 17 February 2011
In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we discuss and describe the capabilities for embedding Informix® into applications and software. We introduce the technological architecture and describe several of the functions and features that support Informix as a robust and powerful embeddable DBMS. Many of these features are unique in the industry today, enabling clients to create a business advantage.
IBM Optim Performance Manager for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
Published 13 February 2011, last updated 17 February 2011
This IBM Redbooks® publication describes the architecture and components of Optim Performance Manager Extended Edition. We provide information for planning the deployment of Optim Performance Manager and detail steps for successful installation, activation, and configuration of Optim Performance Manager and the Extended Insight client.
Extremely pureXML in DB2 10 for z/OS
Published 28 January 2011, Rating: (based on 2 reviews)
In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we document the steps for the implementation of a simple but meaningful XML application scenario. We have chosen to provide samples in COBOL and Java™ language. The purpose is to provide an easy path to follow to integrate the XML data type for the traditional DB2 for z/OS® user.
IBM Enterprise Content Management and IBM Information Archive: Providing the Complete Solution
Published 19 January 2011
This IBM Redpaper™ publication focuses on the benefit and technical details of the integration of ECM products and offering with the Information Archive device. We explain the need and concept behind the IBM Smart Archive strategy, provide an overview of the Information Archive device and ECM products and offerings, and discuss how integrating them can benefit an organization. The technical details that we provide include integrating the Information Archive device with the following ECM products and offerings:
-- IBM FileNet® P8
-- IBM Content Manager
-- IBM Content Manager OnDemand
IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage: Architecture, Planning, and Implementation Basics
Published 1 January 2011, Rating: (based on 2 reviews)
In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we give you details of the hardware and software architecture that make up the SONAS appliance, along with configuration, sizing, and performance considerations. We provide information about the integration of the SONAS appliance into an existing network. We demonstrate the administration of the SONAS appliance through the GUI and CLI, as well as showing backup and availability scenarios. Using a quick start scenario, we take you through common SONAS administration tasks to familiarize you with the SONAS system.
DB2 10 for z/OS Technical Overview
Published 30 December 2010, last updated 10 March 2011, Rating: (based on 3 reviews)
This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the enhancements made available with DB2 10 for z/OS. The contents help you understand the new functions and performance enhancements, start planning for exploiting the key new capabilities, and justify the investment in installing or migrating or skip migrating to DB2 10.
Books can be expensive… I know because I’m an avid reader and having go used to using a library! I tend to look for books on sale but also I have switched primarily to ebooks as the price is normally quite a bit lower than the printed book.
Check out the great prices offered by IBM Press for a wide selection of eBooks: There are 58 books in the list! Here are a few that I want to highlight:
Data Integration Blueprint and Modeling: Techniques for a Scalable and Sustainable Architecture
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New Era of Enterprise Business Intelligence, The: Using Analytics to Achieve a Global Competitive Advantage
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Art of Enterprise Information Architecture, The: A Systems-Based Approach for Unlocking Business Insight
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Chapter 4: Enterprise Information Architecture: A Conceptual and Logical View
Data Integration Blueprint and Modeling
Chapter 3: A Design Technique: Data Integration Modeling
Enterprise Master Data Management
Chapter 5: MDM Architecture Patterns
Viral Data in SOA
Chapter 1: Viral Data
The New Era of Enterprise Business Intelligence
Chapter 5: Elements of BI Solutions: The End User Experience
Mining the Talk
Chapter 2: Mining Customer Interactions
If you’ve been wondering about the content of these 6 books, getting this sampler is a great way to preview the content so you can determine whether you want to read the entire book. I have a Kindle and preview all of the books I purchase. You should no longer find yourself purchasing a book only to find out once you get home that it isn’t what you thought it would be.
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MDM for Customer DataOptimizing Customer Centric Management of Your Business
Author: Kelvin K. A. Looi
ALL THIS FOR $14.95!
Master Data Management (MDM) is a fascinating, up-and-coming IT
solution approach that allows an organization to run a customer-centric
business operation. Since MDM is a relatively new concept in the IT
world, its real capabilities, purposes, and values are easily
misunderstood. If you’re looking for an easy way to understand what MDM
really is and how it came about, then this is the book you’ve been
after. Beyond providing a simple understanding of MDM, it also
describes how an organization can implement an MDM solution in phases
to enable the business operation
to be customer-centric, with each phase showing a positive return on
book will also clear up the many misconceptions of what MDM is and how
it is different from Client Information File, CRM, and Data Warehouse
solutions. The differences are clearly explained, and the authors
further show how MDM can co-exist with these other solutions with and
optimize their operations by providing them with trusted data.
With MDM for Customer Data, you will:
• Know the different MDM implementation styles and approaches
• Understand the importance of data governance for successful implementation
• Be prepared to implement the first phase of an MDM project
• And much, much more
Chapter 1: The Elusive Customer-centric Operation
Chapter 2: The Application Agenda Era
Chapter 3: The Information Agenda Era
Chapter 4: MDM for Customer Data
Chapter 5: How Other Organizations Use MDM for Customer Data: Case Studies
Chapter 6: Data Governance
Chapter 7: Be Careful What ou Ask For: Your IT Might Actually Deliver
Chapter 8: Other Master Data Management Data Domains
Congratulations to Kelvin on this amazing accomplishment!
The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture: A Systems-Based Approach for Unlocking Business Insight
This book is currently being written by the following author team: Mario Godinez, Eberhard Hechler, Klaus Koenig, Steve Lockwood, Martin Oberhofer, Michael Schroeck
•This book is designed to reach out to a wide client audience on a global basis leveraging IBM‘s vision and products in the Information Management area.
•Through a true cross brand author team (GBS, GTS, SWG) with high ranked contributors with proven track records and external visibility this book will promote IBM‘s expertise and implementation engagements in this area.
•This book covers the next generation of IBM‘s Smarter Planet vision in addition to Information Agenda and Information on Demand themes.
•Extraordinary support for the book by IBM external thought leaders and market influencers.
•Author team members have already published books for IBM Press and delivered external articles successfully before; with this book they cover the full range of IBM‘s capabilities covering Business Scenarios, Conceptual & Logical Component Architecture, Implementation Design using Operational Models – all consistent with IBM‘s Unified Method as well as offerings such as the Dynamic Infrastructure.
Author CredentialsMario Godinez
is Executive IT Architect and IBM Senior Certified IT Architect within IBM's Worldwide Information On Demand Architecture team. He co-founded IBM Software Group's Information Management Technical Enablement team, and has spent 15+ years helping IBM financial and industrial customers architect and implement complex enterprise solutions. Eberhard Hechler
is Chief Architect of the European IBM Information On Demand Technical Center of Excellence. As Senior Certified IT Architect (SCITA) and Executive IT Architect, he is a technical leader of the Information Management organization at the IBM Germany Research and Development Lab. He co-authored Enterprise Master Data Management. Klaus Koenig
is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and has been involved in IT for 20 years. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of IT architecture management and IT infrastructure design. As key innovator and chief technology executive he is currently leading several development and transformation initiatives, the major ones in the area of Cloud Computing, Green IT, Service Lifecycle Management and IT Process Automation. Steve Lockwood
works in IBM Software Group as a Lead Architect and within IBM's Business Intelligence practice (a part of Global Business Services). He has been involved in all aspects of the development of information related projects, covering Data Warehousing, analytics, Information Integration for CRM solutions and development of Master Data Management solutions. Martin Oberhofer
is a Senior Technical Consultant at IBM and a member of the World-Wide IBM Software Group Master Data Management Center of Excellence. His areas of expertise are Master Data Management, database technologies, Java development and IT system integration. Michael Schroeck
is a Partner and the Global Business Intelligence (BI) and Information on Demand (IOD) Leader for IBM, Global Business Services. Mike has a proven track record in having guided project teams in the design and successful implementation of large, complex BI/IOD Solutions (e.g., decision support, integrated analytics, data warehousing, data mining, etc.) for a wide range of clients.
You can preorder
the book now. Very soon there will be a Rough Cuts
version available where you can get the electronic version of the chapters as they are completed.
Thanks to the author team for putting in so many hours to create this book to share their extensive experience with all readers!
Last week at the Data In Action Virtual Conference Event
that I attended, speaker R. Ray Wang
, Vice President, Forrester and Lise Neely
, Product Manager, IBM co-presented "Data Management for a Lean Economy: Strategies to Cut Costs, Improve Performance, Reduce Risks". During their talk they mentioned several ways for you to begin making improvements in your data to help save money by right-sizing your database.
Although the event is now over, you can still register and access the recorded presentations. The presentation by Ray and Lise can be found in the Auditorium. To answer the question... where do I start... Ray suggests regulatory compliance, Lise agrees but also suggests archiving. Listen for yourself.
On the same topic, you should read the latest article Integrate IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server using WebSphere Process Server, Part 1: Deploy and execute MDM Server Web services in a distributed environment
by Stephanie J. Hazlewood
, Allan Luo
, and Martin Oberhofer
. This is Part 1, so stay tuned for the coming parts.
Also on the same topic, the book Enterprise Master Data Management: An SOA Approach to Managing Core Information
is continuing to sell well and is educating people on the many ways that they can start down the road of Master Data Management. There are now 5 customer comments on this book... all 5-star ratings! You won't regret reading this book!
Enjoy this amazing knowledge!
Thanks to Adam Gartenberg
for posting an entry about the Forbes interview with Steve Mills: Drowning In Data
You'll find that the article encourages companies to clear their clutter to all for more effective management. In other words... use the Information Agenda
I'd like to make a suggestion as well ... invest in the book Enterprise Master Data Management: An SOA Approach to Managing Core Information
. The book provides a structure that can be followed to clean up all kinds of clutter in an organization.
Green MDM can be a win-win initiative, good for both the environment as well as the bottom line. Green MDM can go beyond the traditional Green computing area of saving IT resources and related energy consumption.
Find out how... read the latest entry on the MDM blog
... this one written by Paul van Run
Also, buy the Enterprise Master Data Management: A SOA Approach to Managing Core Information
book direct from the publisher for the best price!
One thing that I've noticed about myself given the fact that my career is in the database area... is that I have very little tolerance for bad data. I would take a stab and guess that most of you have a story that you could share about how frustrating it is to work with some companies in respect to the data that they have on YOU!
My story involved trying to change the name on my utility bills.... I've been told that I must pay first $60, have the original account closed, a new one opened with the name changed, and then the eventual fall out of owing even more money as other people were dependent on the original account number. After several encounters I found myself screaming that they should pay ME for helping clean their data!
Anyway, this is a long way to encourage you to read the new blog
by the authors of the book: Enterprise Master Data Management: An SOA Approach to Managing Core Information
If you read the first blog entry, you'll see many examples similar to mine of the difficulties to correct bad data. Add your own story! If you read the book, you'll see examples, big and small of this kind of problem, but better yet, you'll get real advice as to how data and systems should be organized so your customers aren't blogging about how difficult it is to work with you!
Once again, the new blog is: www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/mdmbook
and it will have entries from all 6 authors: Allen Dreibelbis
, Eberhard Hechler
, Ivan Milman
, Martin Oberhofer
, Paul van Run
, and Dan Wolfson