I like to read when I’m on vacation. Actually, I like to read all the time.
I get through many books in a year and find that I really like learning this
way. I do read fiction, but also read many non-fiction books.
Here are a few books I'd suggest you consider for your summer reading list:
1) Technical Blogging: Turn Your
Expertise into a Remarkable Online Presence by Antonio
Improve your blogging skills if you’re already a blogger
or learn how to blog if you’re not. Antonio is an expert and lays out
everything you need to know in terms of blogging, settings for your blog, how to
promote your blog… and even how to make money blogging. I’ve been blogging for
years, but think I’ve double the number of views since using the techniques in
2) From Idea to Print: How to
Write a Technical Book or Article and Get It Published by Roger
Writing will help you build your reach, whether you are writing blogs,
articles, or books. But, make sure you do it well. Writing poorly may
give people the wrong impression about what you know. Did I learn
anything from this book? Yes! I learned a very effective way to edit my own
material AND I learned how to decipher an author contract.
3) Is social media is your thing? I intend to read this book this summer:
Get Bold: Using Social Media to Create a New Type of Social
Business by Sandy Carter.
Sandy’s book provides lessons on doing social media both right and wrong so
you gain valuable perspective on techniques using the most critical
communication vehicles in social networking. She also provides a shortcut on how
to get started, patterning on successes in various companies and more than 50
Also see these blog entries about social media: Get SOCIAL with DB2 for
LUW: IBM & IBM friends.
4) I'm about half way through the centennial book "Making the World Work Better: The
Ideas that Shaped a Centry and a Company" by Kevin Maney,
Steve Hamm, and Jeffrey O’Brien. I'm
reading it a bit at a time to savour the stories. You’ll be surprised at some
of the inventions that IBM was behind.
5) Quickly update your product knowledge by reading a Flashbooks by various
authors. We have books about DB2 V10 for LUW, DB2 for z/OS, Big
Data, Data Governance, Analytics, and Cloud. Is there something for
you? Download these free flashbooks and read them on your computer or
There have also been a few articles published that I’d recommend:
Enjoy your summer and the books that you read!
Have you ever been to a DB2 Symposium? They are quite different than
a normal conference since they provide 3 full days of learning. This one takes
place in Chicago from October 16-18 and provides three-days of training with
three parallel tracks.
Each day there are three one day seminars presented by industry leading
consultants. You may join for 3, 2 or just 1 day(s), depending on your needs
There are nine great sessions lined up with award-winning speakers:
- Bonnie Baker
- Susan Lawson
- Craig Mullins
- Cristian Molaro
- Klaas Brant
Tuesday 16 October
Wednesday 17 October
Thursday 18 October
October 16-18, 2012 – Chicago DB2 Symposium
- Location: Downers Grove – Chicago, IL
For further information, use the menu on the left hand side of the DB2 Symposium webpage where you
can navigate to the sessions, pricing, location and more.
Thanks to Klaas Brant, KBCE – DB2 Symposium Organizer, for
providing me with this information.
I know it seems early to start planning for a fall conference, but I’m sure
you’ll agree that time flies! Not only does it fly, but it takes time to put
together a justification proposal to attend the conference and to get it
approved. If you do it now, you still have a month to take advantage of the
early bird special. Register by
August 31 and you’ll save $300.
IBM Information on Demand 2012 (#ibmiod on twitter)
Sunday, October 21, 2012 - Thursday, October 25, 2012
Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada
- 700 Technical Education Sessions. 110 Hands On Labs. 300 Customer Speakers.
Usability Sandboxes. All the Experts on hand and so much more...
- Meet 1 on 1 with the experts, IBM executives and innovative IBM Business
Partners. Network in a variety of interactive sessions and activities.
- See what's possible in your industry. IBM's largest EXPO
invites you to experience products, services and solutions in action.
- Early Bird savings on registration and Hotel end on August 31. See other
incentives that help you and your company get there with the most savings.
See how you may get additional savings with the IBM
- Get certified at an 85% discount: all IM, BA and ECM exams will be $30. The
normal price is $200.
- Shop at the bookstore and receive 20% off your book purchases. We have at
least 15 NEW IM related technical books that weren’t for sale at last year’s
- Look for Flashbook giveaways. This year there are 5 new titles.
See IOD Website for full details on the conference sessions.
Register by August 31 and
you’ll save $300.
Once you register, you can begin building your agenda: Explore the IOD
conference with the Sample Agenda Builder that lets you search for sessions by
program, track, date or industry. Crysta Anderson shares her sample agenda with
an Information Management focus. Read more: http://ibm.co/OhKcEW
I have plans for many blog entries that will drill down into the items
mentioned in this entry, so follow my blog to avoid missing any details.
Tech Talk Details:
Best Practices in DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows Application
Thursday August 30, 12:30 PM ET
Speakers: Holly Hayes and Cliff Leung
Join host Serge Rielau with guests Holly Hayes and Cliff
Leung for a deep dive into IBM InfoSphere Optim
solutions that offer the state of art performance monitoring
and optimization technology for DB2 for LUW.
Rigorous performance monitoring and management are crucial for business
critical applications. Even with premier in-engine query optimization,
application performance for DB2 is dependent on factors like available
resources, good database design and data access best practices.
Using these performance management solutions for DB2, Holly and Cliff will
show you how to:
- identify emergent performance related problems
- diagnose where the problem resides
- resolve issues in the application or database design
- proactively prevent performance problems from re-occurring.
The featured offerings include:
- IBM InfoSphere Optim Performance Manager
- InfoSphere Optim Query Workload Tuner
- InfoSphere Optim Configuration Manager
- InfoSphere Optim pureQuery Runtime
which are also part of DB2 Advanced Enterprise Edition and
InfoSphere Warehouse Advanced Enterprise Edition.
Have you missed any of the previous TechTalks? No worries, they were
recorded and are available whenever you are:
PS: Thanks Serge Rielau and Cindy Russell
for your dedication to this program.
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I’ve blogged and tweeted about many of the recent articles that have been appearing in the IBM Data Magazine this summer, but decided that a summary of the articles would be a great idea.
Dan Gibson (IBM), Multi-Temperature Data
Tom Deutsch (IBM), Big Data
James Kobielus (IBM), Rocketship to Planet Petabyte
Sunil Soares (BP), Governance
Dan Wolfson (IBM), Information Supply Chain
Robert Catterall (IBM), The z Perspective
Stuart Litel (BP), IIUG User View
Jeremy Dodd (BP), IDUG User View
Lester Knutsen (IBM), Informix DBA
IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator
MDM / RDM
I like seeing the number of people who are writing! If you have information to share, consider writing yourself. See my blog entry about writing: Why Write? And how to do it well.
Do you ever wonder what the big brains in IBM read? You know the people who
I mean! Their names are on books, they have patents and speaking engagements,
and when they talk, you’re wowed at what they know and how they convey what they
Here’s a list of what Netezza / Big Data expert Krishnan Parasuraman
has been reading and recommends for others to read:
1. Analytics: The widening divide.
IBM Institute of Business Value in collaboration with MIT Sloan
2. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.
Michael Lewis, W. W. Norton & Company
3. Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project
Euronext: Federated Data Architecture with IBM Netezza
5. T-Mobile: IBM Netezza Client Success Video - Network Engineering success at scale with IBM Netezza
6. Catalina Marketing Stays ahead of the Curve with IBM
7. T-Mobile crunching 17 billion transactions a day - What does it do with all that data?
8. Large Gene Interaction analytics at University at Buffalo, SUNY. IBM Case Study
9. The Netezza Data Appliance Architecture: A
Platform for High Performance Data Warehousing and Analytics. Phil
10. IBM Netezza Analytics - The advanced analytics platform inside every IBM
Netezza appliance. IBM Data Sheet.
You haven’t heard of Krishnan Parasuraman yet? He’s one of the
authors who is working on a new Big Data book that will be handed out at the IBM
Information on Demand Conference.
Help justify your attendance at the IBM Information on Demand Conference this
year by saving $170 per exam for any IM, BA or ECM exam. Each of these exams
are available for you to take for $30 each. That is 85% off the regular price
of $200 per exam.
So, if you take 3 of the latest DB2 10 exams, you’ll save $510. You can take
each exam twice while at the conference, so if it takes you two tries per exam,
you’ll save $1020.
Other IBM Certification exams are available for you to take as well, with a
50% discounted price of $100 per exam.
What exams should you take?
Take an exam that relates to the job role you’re currently in, or for a job
role you’d like to be in. Then choose a platform and release. For example, if
you are working with DB2, here’s what’s available for Version 10:
There are too many choices available for me to list them all here, so take a
look at the certification website to find which exam best fits your
needs. I suggest you pay particular attention to the exam objectives as these
directly relate to the questions you’ll find on the exam.
How do you sign up for an exam at the conference?
I like to call it “Exams on Demand” because you show up when you’re ready to
take the exam and in most cases, a computer will be available for you to take
the exam of your choice. Remember to give yourself about 90 minutes for most
exams. Bring your conference badge, photo ID and your credit card to pay the
The certification testing will be located at Surf DEF and will be available
during the following hours:
- Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*
- Monday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*
- Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*
- Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.*
- Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*
* Please note: The closing times listed above are for the last exam seating
available on that day.
How should you prepare for the exam?
It is possible to pass most exams with strong experience, but why take the
chance? Read a study guide, take a course, and take an assessment exam to be
sure that you are prepared to pass. Ensure your success on exam day with the
help of our preparation
Assessment exams are regularly $30 per take, but for those who register for
the conference, the exams will be free during the month of October. An email
will be sent to all those who register with the code you need to make the
practice exam free.
We have one DB2 Version 10 certification guide published and more to come,
but not in time for the conference.
DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study Guide by
Susan Lawson and Daniel Luksetich
I’ll have more information about the books you can use to study in an
upcoming blog entry. Stay tuned.
Last year, I created a podcast with Susan Weaver, the program manager
for the IBM Information Management Certification
Exams and I discussed the exams and the procedure to take them for free at
the IBM Information on Demand Conference. Listen now: Conversation with Susan
For additional tips on passing the exams, take a look at some of my previous
Just released: "Unleashing DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows", and
available for downloading in either PDF format or EPUB format for use on ebook
This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a broad
understanding of the key features in IBM DB2® 10 and how to use these features
to get more value from business applications. It includes information about the
- Time Travel Query, which you use to store and retrieve time-based data by
using capability built into DB2 10, without needing to build your own solution
- Adaptive compression, an enhanced compression technology that adapts to
changing data patterns, yielding extremely high compression ratios
- Multi-temperature storage, which you may use to optimize storage costs by
identifying and managing data based on its “temperature” or access requirements
- Row and column access control, which offers security access enforcement on
your data, at the row or column level, or both
- Availability enhancements, which provide different DB2 availability features
for different enterprise needs; high availability disaster recovery (HADR)
multiple-standby databases provide availability and data recovery in one
technology, and the IBM DB2 pureScale® Feature provides continuous availability
and scalability that is transparent to applications
- Oracle compatibility, which allows many applications written for Oracle to
run on DB2, virtually unchanged
- Ingest utility, a feature-rich data movement utility that allows queries to
run concurrently with minimal impact on data availability
This book is for database administrators and application developers who are
considering DB2 10 for a new installation, an upgrade from a previous version of
DB2, or a migration from a vendor product. It explains key features and
illustrates concepts with real-world examples to provide a clear idea of how
powerful these features are.
Together, these features provide functionality that lower operational
costs, ease development, and provide greater reliability.
As one of the
authors of the Redbook, I would appreciate any assistance in spreading the word
about the new book to interested people in the larger DB2 community. The book
has examples of how to use the various features, along with sample output, and
detailed explanations of the major new features such as Time Travel Query,
Multi-temperature storage, and RCAC, along with several other features.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to DB2 10
Chapter 2. Time Travel Query
3. Adaptive compression
Chapter 4. Multi-temperature storage
Row and column access control
Chapter 6. Availability enhancements
7. Oracle compatibility
Chapter 8. Ingest utility
Appendix A. Ingest
Another great IDUG conference is
about to begin. This one takes place in Sydney, Australia, 12-14
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 New
- Meet authors Paul Zikopoulos, George Baklarz and Matthias Nicola. Wednesday September 12 at noon.
- Attend a free Database Administration Certification Seminar on
Tuesday September 11. Seminars are available for DB2 LUW with
Robert Clow and DB2 for z/OS with Susan Lawson.
- Take one Certification Exam for free on Thursday,
- Stay in touch with social media while at the conference. Scott Hayes has
set up a twitter aggregator: bit.ly/idugap12
This is a
can't-miss event! Register today!
Sessions available for you to choose from:
John Campbell - DB2 for z/OS - Trends and Directions
Les King - A Modern
[Scientific] Approach to Smarter Planet
John Campbell - Enterprise Application Development with DB2 for z/OS
George Baklarz - NoSQL - Is this the end of SQL?
Frank Rhodes - An XML
Document,s Life - Dr. Node!!!
Matthias Nicola - Temporal Data Management
with DB2 10 - A Deep Dive
John Campbell - Enterprise Application Development with DB2 for z/OS
Scott Hayes - Customer Success Story: How a Top Retailer achieves 250,000
SQL/Sec on Black Friday
John Tobler - Looking Behind the Curtain of DB2 for
z/OS 10 Performance and Scalability: Stored Procedure Analysis
Nicola - Temporal Data Management with DB2 10 - A Deep Dive
Saghi Amirsoleymani - The Truth about Data Studio 3.1
Scott Hayes -
Celebrating 20 Years of DB2 for LUW: DB2's Greatest Hits, Tips, and Best
Steen Rasmussen - Eliminating the DBA nightmare of U-D-C-L
George Baklarz - DB2 10 Performance Enhancements
Neale Armstrong - Bringing Analytics to the Data - Data Warehousing and
Business Analytics on System z
Nathan Jolly - Linux to AIX Migration: Big
and Little endians
Steen Rasmussen - The DB2 V10 catalog - a revolution
YunCheol Ha - DB2 pureScale implementation experience and lessons learned
from a Korea Credit
John Tobler - Leveraging the Instrumentation Facility on DB2 for z/OS:
Tracing and Monitoring Fundamentals
Matthias Nicola - How to Design a Hybrid
XML/Relational Database Schema
Frank Rhodes - INLINE LOBS - Dare We Go
Paul Zikopoulos - Big Data Introduction - Part 1
Amirsoleymani - Data Studio Hands-on lab
Phil Grainger - ALTER in DB2 10 - Things got easier didn't they?
Nicola - Understanding and Tuning Page Cleaning in DB2
Purcell - DB2 for z/OS Migration - Query Performance Considerations
Zikopoulos - Big Data Introduction - Part 1 Con't
Nenad Vasiljevic - In the land of traces
Robert Mala - Going Barefoot
with UNIX for the DB2 DBA
Paul Murray - Went to tune an application and
ended up tuning the subsystem, space and stored procedures
Kingo Saito -
Various Tips from Japanese DBA
Phil Downey - Analytics Accelerator, DW
strategies and more
Scott Hayes - DBI Software Presentation
Ian Chudleigh - CA CHORUS by CA
Vinicius (Vinnie) Cardoso - Vendor Software Presentation from
Paul Casson - Test Data Privacy Manager in Eclipse
Terry Purcell - Runstats Challenges for Optimal Query Performance
Schlamb - Multi-Temperature Data Management in DB2 10.1
John Tobler - DB2
for z/OS V9 and V10 enhancements for system programmers
Paul Casson - Test
Data : The End to End story
Phil Grainger - Virtualise Production in DB2
z/OS with Profiles
Terry Purcell - Do these DB2 10 Optimizer Enhancements Apply to Me?
Schlamb - IBM DB2 HADR 2012 state of the union
Susan Lawson - DB2 10 for
z/OS Data Sharing: New Features and Member Consolidation Considerations
King - Advanced security features
Terry Purcell - Optimizing DB2 Applications Using Extended Explain Tables
John Campbell - Getting the most of DB2 V10 to reduce performance cost
Les King - PureSystems
I hope you can attend!
The DB2Night Show is back for it’s 4th season and what a great start to the
season! Join hosts Scott Hayes and Martin Hubel along with their
special guests. Scott and Martin are both IBM Champions (aka IBM’s Best
First off is two shows featuring Steve Rees who will share the ANSWERS
to many Frequently Asked DB2 LUW Performance Questions. Steve is a Performance
Specialist and is often a speaker at IDUG.
Season #4 Kickoff!
Date: 7 SEP 2012
Time: 11am ET
Topic: Top DB2 LUW
Speaker: Steve Rees, Performance Specialist, IBM Toronto
Date: 21 SEP 2012
Time: 11am ET
Topic: Top DB2 LUW
Performance FAQs, Part 2
Speaker: Steve Rees, Performance Specialist, IBM Toronto
Host Martin Hubel, an IBM Information Champion, will be joined by
Willie Favero, a Senior Certified Consulting IT Software Specialist
working for the IBM Silicon Valley Lab (SVL).
Date: 28 SEP 2012
Time: 11am ET
Favorite DB2 for z/OS Topic...
Speaker: Willie Favero, IBM
Three speakers are scheduled for October already as well. See The DB2Night Show
website for details.
If you are new to this series of webinars, you’ll be happy to note that all
shows are recorded and the replays can be watched at your leisure.
Thanks Scott and Martin for helping educated the masses on DB2!
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.
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 of query performance enhancements in the release,
as well as the Continuous Data Ingest feature. Find out more and
Webcast: Compression comparison - DB2 vs. Oracle database and the rest
Date: Thursday September 27
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm EDT
Speakers: Chris Eaton (presenter) and Serge Rilau (host)
This DB2 Tech Talk delves into the benefits and advantages of DB2 in
terms of database compression, backup and archival compression, and more. It
also compares these features and capabilities to Oracle and other databases to
show you why DB2 has a clear advantage when it comes to storage optimization.
Find out more and
Have you seen any of the other shows as part of this series? If not, you'll
be happy to know that they have all been recorded and you can watch the replays whenever you like.
One of the things that I like about going to conferences is the opportunity
to hear the great speakers who are invited to inspire and wow us. This year,
the speaker on Wednesday, October 24th in the General Session is Nate
Silver. Called a "spreadsheet psychic" and "number-crunching prodigy,"
Nate will explain how to distinguish real signals from noisy data as well as how
predictive analytics is used in politics.
Immediately following this session (Wednesday 10:15 -
11:15), attend the book signing we have planned at the IOD bookstore
for Nate's latest book: The
Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't. At the
bookstore, you'll be able to purchase a copy of this book (at a 20% discount, of
course), meet Nate, and have your book personally signed.Â Remember that we have
a limited quantity of his book available so be sure to buy your book as soon as
More about Nate & his book:
Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance,
predicted the 2008 election within a hair's breadth, and became a national
sensation as a blogger all by the time he was thirty. The New York Times
now publishes FiveThirtyEight.com, where Silver is one of the nation's
most influential political forecasters.
Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of
prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe
of noisy data. Most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because
most of us have a poor understanding of probability and uncertainty. Both
experts and laypeople mistake more confident predictions for more accurate ones.
But overconfidence is often the reason for failure. If our appreciation of
uncertainty improves, our predictions can get better too. This is the
"prediction paradox": The more humility we have about our ability to make
predictions, the more successful we can be in planning for the future.
keeping with his own aim to seek truth from data, Silver visits the most
successful forecasters in a range of areas, from hurricanes to baseball, from
the poker table to the stock market, from Capitol Hill to the NBA. He explains
and evaluates how these forecasters think and what bonds they share. What lies
behind their success? Are they good or just lucky? What patterns have they
unraveled? And are their forecasts really right? He explores unanticipated
commonalities and exposes unexpected juxtapositions. And sometimes, it is not so
much how good a prediction is in an absolute sense that matters but how good it
is relative to the competition. In other cases, prediction is still a very
rudimentary "and dangerous" science.
Silver observes that the most accurate forecasters tend to have a superior
command of probability, and they tend to be both humble and hardworking. They
distinguish the predictable from the unpredictable, and they notice a thousand
little details that lead them closer to the truth. Because of their appreciation
of probability, they can distinguish the signal from the noise.
With everything from the health of the global economy to our ability to fight
terrorism dependent on the quality of our predictions, Nate Silver's insights
are an essential read.
Nate Silver is a statistician, writer, and founder of The New York Times
political blog FiveThirtyEight.com. Silver also developed PECOTA, a
system for forecasting baseball performance that was bought by Baseball
Prospectus. He was named one of the world's 100 Most Influential People by
Time magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
More about the General Session:
Wednesday, October 24
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Technology is rapidly changing the world and affecting the way we live and
conduct business. Think of some of the daily things you do that just five years
ago were not imaginable. In this new era of computing, the possibilities that
lie ahead are endless, but succeeding in the future requires that you think
In Wednesday's session, top technology thought leaders will discuss the
exciting possibilities that lie ahead and how you can stay ahead of your
competition by positioning yourself for success. With their insight, you'll
begin to see opportunities instead of challenges and view the possibilities in a
different way. You'll leave the session ready to return to your organization
with a new vision for the future.
I'm looking forward to hearing from Nate and reading his book.
Funny story: The Bare Naked Ladies are from Toronto and they are a rock
band… in case you didn’t know. Before they became famous, they were booked to
play in Toronto at our City Hall for some event. The mayor of Toronto at that
time didn’t realize they were a band and made a huge stink about having nudity
at a public event. They say that no publicity is bad publicity and I think this
proves it. They became known to all in Toronto regardless if people were fans
of their music!
I am a fan and was the minute I heard the song “If I had a Million Dollars”.
Of course there were many other hits on that first album and I remember being at
a party around the time I started working for IBM and dancing with friends to
this album. A huge hit!
I love the humour in their songs and like some of the references to local
sites in Toronto.
If you are attending the IBM Information on Demand Conference this year,
you’ll get a chance to see the band perform live. Despite the fact that I see
many concerts, this will be my first time seeing them live as well! I’m looking
forward to it, very much.
about the Bare Naked Ladies:
They have sold over 15 million albums. Some of their award winning songs
"Lovers In A Dangerous Time"
They are playing at the Tuesday October 23
at The Networking Session from 7:30 – 10:30, along with One
PS… Last year we were lucky to see the band Train. I didn’t know who they
were at the time, but went anyway. I did know many of their songs and am still
smiling at memories of the great performance they did!
One of the things that I love most about the IBM Information on Demand
Conference is the buzz on books. Every year we have a giant bookstore that
showcases all the latest books related to DB2, Analytics, Big Data, and more.
My job is to arrange to have the right set of books at the conference and to
invite authors to be available to sign copies of their books for attendees.
All books purchased at the bookstore are discounted by 20% off the retail
Here are the featured books and authors that we have planned for this
There are many other new books available to purchase at the bookstore this
year, but I was only able to arrange signings for the authors who are attending
the conference this year. Stop by and check out all the great knowledge that is
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!