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 the
DB2Night Show, he attended IDUG in Denver and IDUG in Berlin, he says
that his favourite sessions were: and... he thinks he’d like to volunteer for IDUG!
Sanjeev Datta @1dsanjeev is very pleased with the publication of his new book: IBM Cognos Insight (http://www.packtpub.com/ibm-cognos-insight/book). He
recommends Chapters 1 for anyone who is new to IBM Cognos and IBM
business vision and strategy. Chapters 4 & 5 will help finance,
sales, & marketing departments in usingCognos Insights to develop their own workspaces. If you find the book sold out on amazon, contact Sanjeev through twitter and ask him for other buying options & discounts.
Michael Schulz @mikeondb2 says DB2
is rockin' and rollin' and PureData for Transactions is taking it to a
new level. Don’t forget to read this article that Mike recently wrote
for IBM Data Management Magazine: "Achieving High Availability and Disaster Recovery with IBM DB2" .
Sunil Soares @SunilSoares1
just finished the Data Governance Winter Conference. He’ll be speaking
at IDMA conference in April 2013 on best practices for insurance data
governance. He’s very happy with the publication of his latest books
and the sales of all three of his books:
- The IBM Data Governance Unified Process
- Selling Information Governance to the Business: Best Practices by Industry and Job Function
- Big Data Governance
Philip Gunning @db2luw
is finishing off his latest book that will publish in 2012 as well as
performed a DB2 upgrade with TSAMP, HADR & wrote an article on
Temporal Tables that will published on
you have an answer to my question “what’s happening in your DB2 world”
and would like to share with me and others, either send me a tweet
@susvis or post on the DB2 Facebook page.
find it interesting to see what people buy at a bookstore. Personally I
love bookstores and online book sites. I can spend hours researching
bookstore at the IBM Information on Demand conference was very busy
this year, and I’ve put together this blog to tell you want others were
buying. The biggest seller was Nate Silver’s book The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't.
The best selling book at a conference tends to be one from a special
guest. Nate was quite the guest to have given his predictions in the US
election that happened shortly after IOD ended. I listened to the
audible version of the book and quite enjoyed it. The book has a
chapter for each area where predictions are normally made: weather,
earthquakes, stock market, baseball, poker, and elections. Nate fully
describes the reason why predictions either work or don’t work for the
area. You’ll instantly be connected to the story and will learn how
predictions can be made more accurate in this case and how you can
improve predictions that you need to make yourself.The next biggest seller was Sunil Soares’ latest book Big Data Governance: An Emerging Imperative.
The store sold out of Sunil’s book, so clearly Sunil did a great job
putting this book together. I haven’t read it yet, but would like to. Read a sample chapter from the book.
Governance and Big Data are both huge and important topics, so take a
look. Sunil’s first book also made the top 10 list: Selling Information
Governance.Next was the book by Jeff Ma, The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big In Business.
If you watched the movie “21” with Kevin Spacey, you’ll remember Jeff
Ma as the lead MIT student who counted cards. If you attended Jeff’s
talk at IOD, you learned that Jeff played a dealer in the movie. I
think I need to rewatch the movie!Cognos books sold very well this year! Four different Cognos titles made it in the top 10 list: and since the conference, a few more Cognos books were published:And the top selling IM books this year were:Note, if you’re in Europe, I’ve written a blog to help you figure out what online sites give you the best prices: I’m in Europe: How can I get a copy of that book?Susan
by Doug Vucevic and Wayne Yaddow
About the book:
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 software quality and the
organization that produces the products is explored. Quality of data
that populates the DWH is the main concern of the book, therefore we
propose a definition for data quality as: "fitness to serve each and
every purpose" Methods are proposed throughout the book to help readers
achieve data warehouse quality.
About the authors:
Vucevic: Upon an early retirement from the IBM Development Lab in
Toronto, where he had worked as a software developer, Doug has been
working as an independent consultant to major banks, insurance and
retail companies in Toronto, in the field of Software Engineering.
Doug's consulting assignments have been in leading quality assurance and
testing efforts for: data warehousing, BI and Data Mining in financial,
insurance and retail industries. Doug holds Masters' Degree in
Electronics and Telecommunication and is a member of the Registered
Professional Engineers of the province of Ontario.
Yaddow: Wayne Yaddow has spent more than twenty years developing and
testing operating system code at IBM. During the most recent ten years,
he devoted his time as an IT consultant, conducting QA on data migration
and data integration for large data warehouse projects in the financial
industry. While working as a consultant, he shared his data warehousing
knowledge with many colleagues on the Internet and in work assignments
in New York City.
More blog entries about Data Warehouse:
DB2Night Show, Nov 30: IBM DB2 LUW Data Warehouse & DPF Performance
Solving Operational Business Intelligence with InfoSphere Warehouse Advanced Edition
Largest data warehouse – Guinness World Record
April 30, 2012: GA of Version 10 products: DB2 for LUW and InfoSphere Warehouse
Best Practices: Active Data Warehouse Topology using InfoSphere Warehouse
The Data Warehouse Mentor: Practical Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Insights
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 PerformanceGlen 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 EditionBest practices for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows and InfoSphere WarehouseIBM Data Management Article: Get the Most out of Your Data Warehouse
The critical role data quality plays in the ROI of a data warehouse
Upcoming shows include:Dec 7Willie's Brain Dump - Part 2Again,
after our first z/OS show of the season, the audience asked that Willie
continue with his brain dump of helpful tips. Join us for this special
continuation with IBM guest Willie Favero for his latest tips on DB2 for
z/OS. Dec 14"Do what I mean, not what I say! Back-Out Strategies for DB2 Database Changes"She's BACK! Episode #66 on e-Commerce database performance was our 3rd most popular show of Season #3! During this show, Ember has more sage advice for us!Dec 202ND Annual Year-End EGGNOG Party!
We'll be gathering up DB2 LUW & z/OS experts, top IBM people, and
leading Industry Consultants to share a DB2 buffet of news and insights.
In 2011, our Eggnog Party show ranked 4th in our Top 10 DB2 for z/OS rankings. Jan 4Why "to REBIND or NOT to REBIND" is STILL a QUESTION? Jan 11DB2 LUW 10 - Cool Stuff No One Else is Talking About! Jan 25DB2 LUW 10 - Performance Update with BERNI SCHIEFER! Berni is a DB2 performance legend. If you miss this show, maybe you should be working with another brand name database. February begins the “DB2’s Got Talent” Competition. Improve your presentation skills by becoming a contestant!Susan
The next DB2 Tech Talk takes place on Wednesday, December 12 at 12:30 pm EDT. The topic: Row and Column Access Control in DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10Guest speaker: Walid Rjaibi, Data Security ArchitectHost: Serge RielauClick To Register
talk will help you learn more at the technical level about the new Row
and Column Access Control (RCAC) features in DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX and
Windows and InfoSphere Warehouse 10.
Many organizations are
struggling to comply with regulations and industry standards affecting
their businesses, such as HIPPA and PCI DSS, as they also face the need
to control costs. With the new row-permission and column-mask features,
IBM DB2 10 takes security and ease of use to the next level. This
presentation will teach how you can use row permissions and column masks
to meet your compliance needs, and will show you tips and proven
methods to implement data security while helping to control costs.Walid
has been quite busy this year Take a look at the number of articles /
books that he has authored or co-authored:
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”
Competition, you can slowly build up the skills you need to create a
presentation that conveys content you want to share and to speak in
front of others. You’ll get feedback, you’ll be recorded, and you can
learn from your mistakes and do it again. I can’t think of a better way
to build presentation skills.This
will be my third year acting as a judge on the competition. I must say
that I learn an incredible amount simply by listening to the
presentations and offering feedback.I hope you’ll consider joining our cast of contestants this year in our quest to build more talent in the DB2 pool of experts.Here are the details of how the contest works along with a few tips: Contest Information
Why should you take part in this competition?1) To win a great prize2) To become better at public speaking3) To build a network of talented people in the DB2 world4) To become better at your current job or to help you get promoted to your next job5) To share the knowledge that you’ve created that will likely help someone else.There
are plenty of tips on the internet to help you overcome the fear of
public speaking, but here are a few tips from me for those who wish to
take part in this competition.First,
watch the replays of the past two competitions. This will give you an
idea on the topics that you can choose for your presentations and you’ll
quickly see the difference between good slides and not-so-good slides.
A good presentation vs a not-so-good presentation. Simply by watching
you’ll improve your skills.Secondly,
you’ll be asked to create a short presentation and speak to the
attendees on the webinar. Speaking in person versus speaking on the
phone can be quite different and hopefully you’ll find speaking on the
phone less intimidating to start.Third,
you’ll be given feedback from the judges as well as host Scott Hayes.
Our intention is to encourage you, so you won’t be publicly trashed
like Simon Cowell does to the contestants who face him! You can use the
feedback to improve your slides, your style, and your choice of topics.Here are links to the past shows.We HAVE a winner! DB2’s Got Talent CompetitionSession 1 of the DB2’s Got Talent 2012 CompetitionSession 2 of the DB2’s Got Talent 2012 CompetitionSession 3 of the DB2’s Got Talent 2012 CompetitionSession 4 of the DB2’s Got Talent 2012 CompetitionDB2’s Got Talent Finals – Round 1DB2’s Got Talent Finals – Round 2DB2’s Got Talent Finals – Round 3Summary of 2011 Competition
Sample presentationIn Session 4 of the 2012 competition, Klaas Brant gave a presentation and tips to help you. Here is what I wrote in my blog about his presentation: Extra Special Presentation – KlaasDB2 LUW Prefect IO ConfigurationThis
was a real presentation and a good one, at that. Klaas gave this
primarily to show the contestants a well organized presentation, that is
interesting and informative. If you are moving on, or if you simply
want to improve your presentation skills, take a look at what Klaas did
to get some ideas. The first thing I noticed and mentioned on the show
is how appealing graphics are. I’m not sure if I would have said that
before, but after today’s amazing 8 presentations I can say that the
ones that captured my attention to the fullest were the ones that had
graphics. And not complex graphics, rather simple ones that are make a
connection to the technical material being discussed. Here’s a summary
of the tips we gave over the past month:
And for good measure, here’s an article I found on the internet from Forbes: “How to Conquer the Fear of Public Speaking” by Nick Morgan.I hope I’ve convinced you to give it a try. You have nothing to lose, but much to gain!Susan
- Get rid of all typos.
- Use simple graphics.
- Finish on time.
- Run in Presentation mode.
- NEVER ever try to present without slides.
- Choose an interesting topic that is not routine or found in the manuals.
- Speak loud and clear.
- Don’t send too much time on I am and thank you for being here.
- Even if the presentation is small, give a small agenda (I’m going to talk about x and the solution for it).
- Define the environment where the “problem” occurs.
- Clearly explain the problem and why this is a problem.
- Explain the solution (watch your time…).
- Any “extra” advice.
- Where to obtain more info (references, email me, read my blog etc.).
- That’s a lot for 4 minutes! Even Klaas went over time. Remember to practice, practice….
Have you heard the buzz about PureData Systems and want to know more?Join host Serge Rielau and special guest James Cho,PureData Systems Architect on Thursday, November 15th at 12:30 PM ET for a technical tour of the new PureData expert integrated systems, which feature DB2 for Linux as a foundational technology. James Cho
will go through the technical features of PureData for Transactions and
PureData for Operational Analytics, showing you how these systems ease
deployment, management and development.Here are some other sites you may wish to read through to fully understand this new offering from IBM:Introducing IBM PureData: Get
a guided tour of IBM PureData from Inhi Cho Suh, IBM VP for Product
Management & Strategy. Learn about the 3 models: PureData System for
Transactions, PureData System for Analytics, and PureData System for
Operational Analytics. All built on 3 tenants of expert integrated
systems: built-in expertise, integration by design and simplified
experience.Runtime 00:07:48 “Pure”-ified Thoughts from the Road on PureData IBM PureData – IBM PureFlex on steroids for big data workloadsNew IBM PureData Systems help clients harness data for critical insightsIBM PureData System IBM introduces new PureData SystemPureData SystemIBM PureData System Incorporates Common Platform for Analytics and TransactionsMaximizing
the Power of Analytics for Big Data: The IBM PureData System expands
the IBM big data portfolio with new solutions for deep analytics and
operational insights by Nancy Kopp (IBM)IBM
PureData System: A Giant Leap Forward in Delivering Data Services -
Building your own database platform may soon seem very old-fashioned by
Chris Young, (TDA Staff Writer)Video: IBM PureData Systems: Announcement OverviewVideo: IBM PureData Systems: What Clients are SayingVideo: IBM PureData Systems: Workload-Specific ModelsSusan
Bigger Big Data, Big Thoughts, and Big IdeasLast week, Leon Katsnelson was the guest on The DB2Night Show with IBM Champion Scott Hayes. I missed it! Did you as well? If so, we’re both in luck! We can watch the replay and learn. From Scott:97% of our studio audience learned something! Leon gave us a fantastic presentation on BIG DATA. Not only did he explain what it is and why it is important, but finally, at last, some explained DB2's relationship with BIG DATA! Leon also talked about HADOOP and other important technologies.Leon is the Program Director, Information Management Cloud Computing Center of Competence and Evangelism at IBM.Be sure to browse through the large and growing library of replays of The DB2Night Show that are available for you to watch: REPLAYS.Upcoming shows include:Nov 16: DB2 XXL - How to handle large volumes of data? with IBM Champion Klaas Brant.Nov 30: IBM DB2 LUW Data Warehouse & DPF Performance with Glenn Sheffield from IBM.Mark your calendar so you don’t miss a single episode of these award winning webinars.Susan
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: Visit the new IM best practices community portal often to
find a wealth of practical expert advice for your business success.
More papers are being added regularly, so become a member of the
community to ensure that you won't’ miss a single paper.The
portal connects you to best practice communities for a variety of IBM
Information Management products.The best practice papers, technical
presentations, and videos published in each community cover a wide range
of topics to help you plan, design, implement, tune, and monitor your
solutions so they perform at their best in your environments,
potentially saving you time and resources. The best practices are
written and tested by IBM technical experts who work in the development
and quality assurance teams that created the product features, and who
work with customers like you to determine the best ways to efficiently
use Information Management products in real world environments.Some of the topic areas you’ll find:Thanks to Serge Boivin for providing me with this information. Susan
Congratulations to author and IBM Champion Tony Andrews
on his new book:
DB2 SQL Tuning Tips for z/OS DevelopersThis
well-organized, easy-to-understand reference brings together 102
SQL-related skills and techniques that any developer can use to build
DB2 applications that deliver consistently superior performance.
Legendary DB2 tuning expert Tony Andrews ("Tony the Tuner") draws on
more than 23 years of DB2-related experience, empowering developers to
take performance into their own hands - whether they're writing new
software or tuning existing systems. He fully reflects the latest DB2
SQL programming best practices up to and including DB2 V9 and DB2 V10 on
Buy directly from the publisher to save 35%, using discount code IBM8460 plus free ground shipping within the U.S.
If you're in Europe, you can purchase this book
and many others in the IBM Press series at 35% off the retail price, plus free shipping in the UK and discounted in other countries.
More about the book:
largest database tuning performance gains can often be obtained from
tuning application code, and applications that use SQL to retrieve data
are the best candidates for tuning. This well-organized,
easy-to-understand reference brings together more than 100 SQL-related
skills and techniques that any developer can use to build and optimize
DB2 applications for consistently superior performance.
tuning expert Tony Andrews (“Tony the Tuner”) draws on more than 20
years of DB2-related experience, empowering you to take performance into
your own hands, whether you’re writing new software or tuning existing
systems. Tony shows you exactly how to clear bottlenecks, resolve
problems, and improve both speed and reliability.
This book fully
reflects the latest SQL programming best practices for DB2 V9 and DB2
V10 on z/OS: techniques that are taught in no other book and are rarely
covered in general DB2 SQL courses. Drawing on his extensive consulting
experience and highly praised training with Themis Inc., Tony also
presents practical checklists and an invaluable 15-step methodology for
optimizing virtually any DB2 application.
- Empowering developers on knowing what to do and where to look in resolving performance problems in queries or programs
- Providing many programming and SQL coding examples
- Establishing standards and guidelines that lead to high-performance SQL
- Implementing time-efficient code walkthroughs to ensure that your standards are followed
- Focusing on the small number of SQL statements that consume the most resources
- Identifying simple solutions that deliver the most sizable benefits
- Optimizing performance by rewriting query predicates more efficiently
- Providing a better understanding of SQL optimization and Runstat statistics
- Recognizing opportunities to tweak your code more effectively than the Optimizer
- Optimizing SQL code with COBOL applications
- Efficiently checking for the existence of data, rows, or tables
- Using Runstats’ newest capabilities to consistently optimize paths to data
If you were at the IBM Information on Demand Conference last week, perhaps you picked up a printed copy of one of the 5 new Flashbooks that were published this year? As promised, this blog entry provides additional details including where you can get a free e-version of the book, additional details on the book, and when available, how to purchase a printed copy. Please share with others who will benefit from the content in these books.
Paul Zikopoulos, David Corrigan, Tom Deutsch, Krishnan Parasuraman, James Giles, Dirk Deroos
Provides an overview of the IBM Information Management Big Data platform. It’s intended for a broad audience, ranging from those who are brand new to Big Data, to those on the business and management side, to architects, and to developers who want a glimpse into the technical details that underpin this platform.
Surekha Parekh, Terry Purcell, John Campbell, Don Haderle (aka “Father of DB2”)
DB2 experts John Campbell and Terry Purcell have contributed to this
book, but as a special treat, we also managed to have Don Haderle - "The
FATHER of DB2" contribute to the book. This book is not only full of
RICH, TECHNICAL content but is will also be a "keepsake" for DB2 fans
This book was previewed at IOD and was extremely popular. It will be relaunched next year during the 30th Anniversary celebrations. Check The World of DB2
Paul Zikopoulos, Walid Rjaibi, George Baklarz, Matt Huras, Matthias Nicola, Dale McInnis, and Leon Katsnelson
How would you like to compress data, store it in a cloud, and analyze your
data as though you are traveling through time? Do all this, plus experience
lower costs and faster performance. Sound good? Read this book to understand the
power of DB2 10 and get started immediately!
This book provides you with the comprehensive knowledge you need to get
started with the latest DB2 release. Try the new features by downloading DB2
Express-C - it is free to develop, deploy, and distribute (with no user and
database size limitations) and features Big Data and Cloud technology. Go to ibm.com/db2/express.
- e-Version- clicking this will take you to a blog entry with book details and a link to download.
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Dr. Arvind Sathi
book discusses three perspectives on Big Data Analytics. First, why is
Big Data Analytics becoming so important and what can we do with it.
it lists major components of Big Data Analytics - Unstructured Data
Analytics, Massively Parallel Processing, Adaptive Real-time and
Predictive Modeling, Data Privacy Management, Data Visualization, and
Ontologies. Third, it provides a glimpse at implementation concerns and how they
must be tackled.
Brian Green, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Kay Van De Vanter, The Boeing Company, Tracy Harris, IBM, Bill Frank, Johnson & Johnson, John Boyer, RCG Global
5 Keys to Business Analytics Program Success is a work based on the combined
experience of 10 organizations that display excellence and expertise in business
analytics. They share best practices, discuss the management aspects and
sociology that drive success in Business Analytics Programs and uncover 5 key
aspects behind the success of some of the top business analytics programs in the
This is it. We’ve done all that we can do and now we get to reap the rewards of our hard work. Show time!IBM
Information on Demand starts this weekend. Many of us are flying to
Las Vegas tomorrow already. The weekend will be filled with customer
meetings, business partner sessions and the inevitable last minute
can you expect? You’ll walk a lot, meet many people, maybe even eat
too much. You’ll learn about many new products and technologies.
You’ll be tired by the end of the week, but I hope you’ll end the
conference saying that you had fun and that every minute was worth it!If you want a running commentary on what’s happening at the conference, be sure to check out the Official IOD Blog and Twitter and Facebook. Several of us will be posting to these sites throughout the week.Here’s a list of the blog entries I’ve published in the past month to support this IOD: A few of my entries went straight to the Official Blog. Here are mine and a couple of my favourites:Have fun, learn a lot... and stay safe!Susan
get asked this question all the time. What are we doing to prepare the
next generation in terms of up and coming technology. You’ll be happy
to know that plenty is going on. Even at IOD. Key
faculty who are collaborating with IBM on advanced Big Data and
Analytics curriculum and programs are gathering for a two day special
Big Data and Analytics Academic track at IOD. They will attend several
sessions together to share their current programs as well as brainstorm
about their next steps and their challenges. They will learn about IBM
academic programs and hear from IBM experts in two panels. All of this
will strengthen the community amongst these leading academic
institutions. The Big Data panel with Big Data leaders, includes:
- Richard Hale - IBM Big Data Evangelist
The Analytics panel with Analytics leaders includes:
- Sunil Soares - Founder & Managing Partner at Information Asset, LLC
- Paraic Sweeney - IBM VP Product Management, InfoSphere
- Dave Wilkinson - IBM VP, InfoSphere Development
- Tracy Harris - Senior Manager, Business Analytics
I’m glad to say that we have faculty from some top schools involved with this initiative, including:
- Richard Rodts - Manager, SPSS Solutions Specialist team
- Bob Bry - IBM Academic Initiative Analytics lead
If you think you should be on this list, let me know and I’ll pass your information to the Academics Team.Beyond
these sessions, the faculty will still have time to experience and
learn from the wealth of other IOD events and sessions. The faculty will also have the opportunity to attend a special, invitation only roundtable session::
- Beijing Jiaotong University, China
- Boston University, USA
- Dalhousie University, Canada
- ITAM, Mexico
- ITESM, Mexico
- Radford University, USA
- Ryerson University, Canada
- Simon Fraser University, Canada
- Southern Methodist University, USA
- State University New York at Buffalo, USA
- Syracuse University, USA
- University of Connecticut, USA
- University of Ottawa, Canada
- University of South Carolina, USA
"Watson Heads to the Class" - Preparing a New Generation of Thinkers for Next Generation JobsRecognizing
that a practical understanding of analytics, cognitive computing and
big data is key for 21st century jobs and economic competitiveness, this
round table will bring together a panel of leaders that can discuss the
new ways IBM is working with academia to develop new degree programs,
case competitions, case study programs and internships. A key focus of
this panel will be how IBM is providing academic organizations and
students access to the Watson technology and Watson 'thinkers' in order
to foster greater interest and knowledge in cognitive computing,
analytics, natural language processing technologies; as well as explore
new ways these technologies can be used to address major societal
challenges.ParticipantsIBM Executives: Manoj Saxena, General Manager, IBM Watson SolutionsUniversity
partners: Professor Girish Punj, University of Connecticut, Dr. Thomas
Fomby, Southern Methodist University, Rajiv Dewan, Sr. Associate Senior
Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, University of RochesterSMART program participant: Matthew Canon, Business Planning and Analysis Manager, Andrews Distributing Company====================================================================Beyond IOD, there are many initiatives underway to educate the future, including:Big Data University
IBM DB2 Academic Associate ProgramIBM DB2 program for students and the academic communityThe
IBM DB2 Academic Associate program is exclusively for the university
community. The preparation course teaches relational database concepts
while also providing students with critical, hands-on database skills on
IBM’s DB2 and Data Studio software. Smarter Planet solutions rely on an
ever growing amount of data. Learn how to be smart about managing that
data with this no-charge academic course and IBM exam. IBM Student PortalStudents can find out about jobs, competitions, and discounts on certification exams.Susan
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the ads say “I LOVE NY”. I’ve visit often and have many friends in NY.
If you’re looking for an excuse to visit the big apple, consider some
of these events that are taking place during Data Week.
When: October 22 - October 26. I’ll be in Las Vegas for the IBM Information on Demand Conference, but some of my colleagues will be in NYC at this event.
Where: Various awesome Manhattan locations.
Price: Most NYC Data Week events are free to attend, and anyone can attend.
What is Data Week: According to their website, NYC Data Week is co-produced by the City of New York's Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT) and O'Reilly Media's Strata + Hadoop World Conference.
It celebrates and explores the people, industries, and organizations using data to fuel innovation in New York City. The Data Innovation in Finance Panel on October 24 and Data Innovation Across the City Panel
on October 25 showcase New York City business and government leaders
using data to implement change, and talking frankly about what it takes
to succeed with data initiatives.
Data Week events include:
- A Startup Showcase with Fred Wilson and Tim O'Reilly.
- Ignite NYC @Strata, a hackathon, numerous meetups, and more.
- IBM Big Data Developer Day • Oct 22 • 8:00am–6:00pm • IBM Client Center, 590 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
IBM’s enterprise-class big data platform at IBM's Big Data Developer
Day hosted by the IBM Big Data Development team. The morning will
include interactive discussions and live demonstrations of big data for
social media and log analytics, then get hands on with Hadoop scripting
and text analytics with guidance from development experts. Seating is
limited and you must register to be guaranteed a seat. Register today!
- If you can't make this one, see the list of other Big Data Developer Days.
- DataKind DataSprint • Oct 23 • 9:00am–5:00pm • Sheraton New York, Empire Ballroom, 811 7th Avenue 53rd Street, New York
hackathon focused on a critical New York City data project. DataKind is
incredibly excited to announce that we will be setting up shop all day
at the Strata NY Conference on October 23rd with a bunch of great data
problems for you to stop by and work on! We will be serving non-profits
and charities, using data to to solve some of their toughest problems,
so bring your data skills and get ready to make the world a better
place. If you're a socially conscious data hacker who wants to make the
world a better place, RSVP now! Entrance to our DataSprint is completely
- The Future of Security • Oct 24 • 9:00am–3:30pm • Theresa Lang Community and Student Center; The New School; 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Future of Security: Ethical Hacking, Big Data and the Crowd conference
will convene a daylong series of discussions to highlight the emerging,
disruptive forces changing the landscape of the global community. Key
panels include the following topic areas: Ethical Hacking / Hacktivism;
Big Data and Networks; and The Crowd and Crowdsourced Science. Organized
by the The Parsons Institute for Information Mapping (PIIM), The Center
for Transformative Media (CTM) of Parsons The New School for Design,
and The Richard Lounsbery Foundation
Be sure to see the agenda as there are many choices that may appeal to you. Wish I was going to be there!
If you read my blog, you’ll know that this is my conference planning time. The IBM Information on Demand Conference
is a huge event for us and for those of us working at the conference,
we have a one track job this time of year. Many hours are spent making
sure everything will be perfect for next week.So, now for something completely different! Unconference.What “unconference” means to me right now is what I’ll be doing after IOD is over!What it really means is something completely different: An unconference is where YOU do all the planning... rather than people like me :) Sound fair? OK, not all the planning, but certainly the agenda.I
think it is a great idea because those of us who planned IOD may have
missed something that is very important to you. So, let us know!The
unconference will be held during the IBM Information On Demand
Conference October 25 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las
Vegas, NV. The Technical Unconference is open to conference attendees, students, professors, as well as local IT pros, developers, and architects. And... it’s FREE.You and your fellow attendees will lead and participate in discussions around all facets of the future of data.
We invite you to submit your ideas below for what topics should be on
the Unconference agenda and vote on the best of your peers’ ideas. To kick off the participant discussions, here are some big questions to think about:
For more information and to register, see Unconference.I
hope you choose to take advantage of this opportunity to share how you
are shaping the future of data and learn how your peers are doing the
same. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join – and create – the
conversation.I found a few other blog entries about the Unconference that you may wish to view:Susan
- How should APIs & Programming languages evolve to better serve developer needs?
- What’s so different about big data? How is big data changing your company?
- Should we control how big data is used? Is privacy by design possible?
- What skills & tools do data scientists need? How will the role evolve?