Testing the Data Warehouse Practicum: Assuring Data Content, Data Structures and Quality by Doug Vucevic and Wayne Yaddow About the book: The
quality of a data warehouse (DWH) is the elusive aspect of it, not
because it is hard to achieve [once we agree what it is], but because it
is difficult to describe. We propose the notion that quality is not an
attribute or a feature that a product has to possess, but rather a
relationship between that product and each and every stakeholder. More
specifically, the relationship between the... [More]
This Friday Nov 30 at 11:00 am ET, join host Scott Hayes and guest Glen Sheffield from IBM for the next DB2Night Show. The topic of the day: IBM DB2 LUW Data Warehouse & DPF Performance Glen will share the latest tips and advice on maximizing DB2 DPF Performance. Click to Register. For more information on this topic, see the following resources: Download an evaluation copy: IBM InfoSphere Warehouse 10.1 Enterprise Edition What's new Video: Tour of InfoSphere Warehouse Whitepaper: From the department to the enterprise with IBM InfoSphere... [More]
often blogged about the best practice papers that are published in
relation to IBM IM products. There has been such great feedback to
these papers, that there is now a dedicated portal for Best Practices. From this portal, you’ll be able to find best practices concerning these product groups: DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows and InfoSphere Warehouse DB2 for z/OS InfoSphere Information Server InfoSphere Master Data Management IMS InfoSphere Change Data Capture (CDC) Forum Visit the new IM best practices... [More]
One of the IBM Redbooks that will be featured at the IBM Information on Demand Conference this year is: Solving Operational Business Intelligence with InfoSphere Warehouse Advanced Edition , SG24-8031-00 by Jon Lind, Pat Bates, Whei-Jen Chen, Timothy Donovan, Garrett Fitzsimons, Rogerio Silva If
you’re attending the conference, you have the chance to pick up a
printed copy of this IBM Redbook and to have it signed by two of the
authors: Jon Lind and Pat Bates. There are only a limited number of
printed copies to hand out, so you... [More]
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... [More]
September is turning out to be a busy month for learning. A new DB2 Redbook , IDUG in Sydney , 2 DB2 Tech Talks,
and 3 DB2Night Show episodes !
What a great community we have for DB2. Webcast: Making
real-time operational data warehouses a reality Date: Tuesday September 11 Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm EDT Speakers: Jon Lind (presenter) and Serge Rielau (host) This DB2 Tech Talk will continue the deep dive into the major features of
the new DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows and InfoSphere Warehouse 10 products.
This talk will discuss a range... [More]
I’ve been reading IBM Data Management magazine since it was launched 15 years ago. I’m sure you’ve read an issue or two as
well! The next generation is about to launch and it will capitalize on digital
technology: IBMdatamag.com The world looked very different when the IBM Data Management
magazine was first launched. Digital technology allows a whole new world
of opportunities and the new online format gives us more flexibility to cover
the latest information management developments and IBM advances as they happen.
IBM Data... [More]
Join Serge Rielau and Jon Lind for the next DB2 Tech
Talk (formerly known as Chat with the Lab) on Thursday Feb 23 at 12:30
pm ET. The topic: Solving Complex Data Warehousing Problems with Advanced Tooling of
InfoSphere Warehouse Advanced Editions IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Advanced Enterprise Edition adds leading
architecture, performance, backup, and recovery tools that help increase
efficiency and reduce time to market through increased understanding of current
data assets while simplifying daily operations of managing complex... [More]
I find it easiest to blog about DB2 certifications for a couple of reasons. Mainly because my former job was Certification Program Manager, so I was responsible for all V7 and V8 DB2 exams, including the first DBA exam for DB2 for z/OS. It is hard to get some of these details out of your head, so when I blog, this is easy. Also, I work in the Toronto lab and am surrounded by DB2 experts in all categories of software development. Again, this puts DB2 on my mind more than any other area of IM. And finally, DB2 is the most popular... [More]
The Warehouse team has been busy creating yet another best practice paper. Best practices: Using High Performance Unload (HPU) as part of a Recovery strategy IBM InfoSphere Optim High Performance Unload (HPU) for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows V4.2 is a high-speed tool for unloading, extracting, and repartitioning data in DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows databases. HPU unloads large volumes of data quickly by reading directly from full, incremental, and delta backup images or table space containers rather than through the DB2 software... [More]