DB2 pureScale: Risk Free Agile Scaling
by Paul Zikopoulos, Matt Huras, Aamer Sachedina, Paul Awad
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DB2 9 is a leading-edge hybrid data server that offers optimum storage, scalability, and availability. DB2 pureScale is a new technology primarily optimize for scale-out transactional processing clusters in an active-active manner. This succinct guide will show you how DB2 with pureScale can provide you transparent application scalability, the ability to deliver agile-like computing to your transaction systems, and extreme availability.
Want even more information about DB2 pureScale? See the blog entry I wrote in August: More on DB2 pureScale.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been blogging about the authors who will be signing books at the IBM Information on Demand Conference this October. I think it’s a record that we have 9 amazing authors with books that you can buy and get signed. I’ve read several of the books myself and highly recommend them, but I’ll also be in line buying copies of the books I haven’t yet read.
Although it isn’t necessary, I suggest that you use the Smart Site to build an agenda for yourself, and “sign” up to attend these book signings. Why? Simply so you remember when and where they are taking place. I’ve tried to make it easy for you by listing the Meeting number for each author / signing, but you can also search on the word “signing” in the Smart Site and you’ll be presented with all of the signings that have been scheduled.
Here is the list:
Book signings: you must purchase a copy of the book for the author to sign. All books at the bookstore will be for sale at a 20% discount. If you already own the book…. bring it with you!
by Mark Jeffries
Monday 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Mark is now signing on Tuesday, Oct 26 from 11:00 am- 12:00 noon.
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right (Session # 3622) by Atul Gawande Tuesday at 10:00 – 11:00 by Judy Nall Tuesday at 12:30 – 1:30 Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics (Session # 3779) by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner Wednesday 10:00 – 10:20 am by Michael Biere Wednesday at 11:00 – 12:00 The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture (Session # 3617) by Eberhard Hechler, Martin Oberhofer, Steve Lockwood, Michael Schroek, Mario Godinez, Klaus Koeig Wednesday at 12:30 – 1:30 A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum (Session # 3767) by Matt Ganis Wednesday 3:00 – 4:00 Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic (Session # 3801) by Neal Fishman Thursday at 11:30 – 12:30 Making it Big in Software: Get the Job. Work the Org. Become Great. (Session # 3618) by Sam Lightstone Thursday at 12:30 – 1:30 Next week I’ll tell you about the Flashbooks that are being specially produced for the IOD conference and will be given away for free to conference attendees. Susan
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right (Session # 3622)
by Atul Gawande
Tuesday at 10:00 – 11:00
by Judy Nall
Tuesday at 12:30 – 1:30
Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics (Session # 3779)
by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
Wednesday 10:00 – 10:20 am
by Michael Biere
Wednesday at 11:00 – 12:00
The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture (Session # 3617)
by Eberhard Hechler, Martin Oberhofer, Steve Lockwood, Michael Schroek, Mario Godinez, Klaus Koeig
Wednesday at 12:30 – 1:30
A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum (Session # 3767)
by Matt Ganis
Wednesday 3:00 – 4:00
Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic (Session # 3801)
by Neal Fishman
Thursday at 11:30 – 12:30
Making it Big in Software: Get the Job. Work the Org. Become Great. (Session # 3618)
by Sam Lightstone
Thursday at 12:30 – 1:30
Next week I’ll tell you about the Flashbooks that are being specially produced for the IOD conference and will be given away for free to conference attendees.
I’ve known this for the last week, but haven’t been able to blog about it till today! The authors of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics will be special guest speakers at this year’s IBM Information on Demand Conference. They are scheduled to speak at the General Session on Wednesday morning.
We’ve managed to arrange for Stephen Dubnar and Steven Levitt to come to the bookstore for attendees to get their books signed… the unfortunate things is that they only have 20 minutes available for the signing! Add this book signing to your schedule via the Smart Site Agenda Builder. Their session is Anc # 3779.
Have you read the books yet? I have listened to both books in audible versions and can speak endlessly about how much I enjoyed the stories in their books. I will purchase both copies in printed format so I can get these amazing authors to sign them!
About the books:
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime?
Four years in the making, SuperFreakonomics asks not only the tough questions, but the unexpected ones: What’s more dangerous, driving drunk or walking drunk? Why is chemotherapy prescribed so often if it’s so ineffective? Can a sex change boost your salary?
I’m very interested in hearing what they have to say to an IBM audience. I presume it will be related to IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative… which really is looking at the world in a different way much as the freak guys did in their books.
This past February, in my blog titled Year of the e-Book, I highlighted a variety of online resources for avid readers and predicted that this year is the year of eBooks. Low and behold – I wasn’t too far from the truth! Today, I am surrounded by eBook enthusiasts. I personally use a Kindle; my son, a Sony. Just last night, my visit to the neighbourhood bookstore reminded me just how much I can save if I buy new releases in their electronic format.
I’d like to share some resources that I think you will really benefit from.
If you haven’t read an eBook before, now’s a good time to change that. Books published through IBM Press, MC Press, Apress, and Packt can now be purchased in the traditional print, Kindle, or PDF format, in addition to online book engines such as Safari Books Online and Books 24x7. The beauty of this phenomenon is that, in order to access eBooks, you don’t have to own a reading device. Smartphones (equipped with apps) and computers (armed with software programs) serve as perfect substitutes for optimizing your experience.
One of the many benefits of accessing Books 24x7 is that you can read an electronic book offline. All you have to do is download it! Upon subscribing to the portal, you will be able to search for keywords across hundreds of titles, bookmark books, keep track of what chapter you are on and more. Even if you prefer reading a printed version, the engine will help you filter through an enormous amount of content to find the most appropriate title of interest.
IBM employees can access Books 24x7 via employee home pages. This portal is now offered to many schools as well. IBM Press books are on this site, as are books from many other publishers.
Safari Books Online is another electronic book engine and, essentially, the same as Books 24x7. In addition to IBM Press books, Pearson Education and O'Reilly titles are also available. If you are looking for a personal subscription, Safari’s prices are quite affordable. At times, if you’re lucky, you’ll even get a free trial.
Electronic Book Readers
These handheld devices were designed specifically for reading books. This means, they are roughly the same size and weigh as much as a book. However, the text is easier on the eyes. Best of all, they are portable! The best known ones in the market at this time are the Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle and Sony eBook Reader.
A variety of publishers are already presenting me with e-book strategies for future publications. This new channel will make books available immediately in an online format of some kind. Printed copies will be available in limited quantities and/or if a request has been placed. This will reduce, if not eliminate, the need for publishers to have warehouses crowded with printed books, thus remaining environmentally friendly. The biggest benefit of all, however, is that publishers will now be able to more easily update books whenever necessary. This will drastically change the rate at which updated knowledge and information becomes available.
Have we reached the era where readers only want online books? In my humble opinion, not yet. Perhaps there will always be a market for printed books (if you could only see my desk, you'd know just who makes up a good chunk of that market!).
My Christmas present, the Kindle, constantly reminds me of the benefits of reading using such a device. Without a doubt, the Kindle is just the beginning. Everywhere you turn, a different and, possibly, more innovative device is waiting to be explored: Sony, Nook, iPad, apps on iPhones and Blackberries, and the list can go on. Frankly, it will only get harder to keep up with all of them.
To sum it up, the mainstreaming of the phenomenon of eBooks is showing no signs of stopping so get on board today. You will be glad you did.
IDUG is looking to improve its social networking sites in order to better meet the needs of the DB2 community. To capture a true picture of how we're doing, we need your feedback! The survey will take no more than five minutes of your time and will provide us invaluable insight into your social networking needs.
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This morning I received a note from Leon Katsnelson saying that ChannelDB2.com was just shy of its 3000th member! I just checked the site and we are still 3 people short of this number... but I'm sure we'll reach it soon.
Are you a member? I've blogged several times about this site, so I'm sure if you've read my blog in the past, you've heard about this site, and perhaps have joined. If not....consider joining so you can take part in ChannelDB2.com - THE social network for the DB2 community!
If you are a member, you likely already know about the great information and resources that are available to you... including content for DB2 on Linux, UNIX, Windows, System z, and System i:
Did you also know that there are 79 groups that you are encouraged to join! The topics range from country-related groups, to certification prep groups, to conference groups. All the groups are open for you to add comments and discussions, but also provide you with targeted information that will surely be very beneficial!
So, join ChannelDB2.com if you aren't currently a member, and if you are a member, get the most from this active social network by joining and participating in the groups.
The groups that I have created (and highly recommend) is DB2 in Books. I'm also a member of the following groups:
I look forward to seeing you join as a member of one of these groups or more!
I’m still catching up on work after being away for my summer vacation… so forgive me for the lack of posts I’ve made!
I saw this from Leon and would like to simply repeat it:
A replay of this free webinar http://www.channeldb2.com/events/webinar-getting-started-with is now available. This is about FREE IBM Data Studio that naturally works with the FREE DB2 Express-C.
One really important point. Recently we released "lite" versions of DB2 Express-C. These versions are faster to download but they are missing some of the components. One of those components is ... drum roll ... Control Center. Yes, you know Control Center is going away and is being replaced by the IBM Data Studio. So, watch the replay of the webcast, grab Data Studio, DB2 Express-C and the free books on DB2 Express-C and Data Studio.
Congratulations to Judy Nall whose first book is about to publish. The book goes to the printer today!
by Judy Nall
This is an addition to the series of Certification Guides published by MC Press to support DB2’s popular certification program.
Not only was Judy part of the exam development team, but she is well known in the DB2 area as an internationally recognized lecturer, consultant, writer, educator, and DB2 expert. She is the president of Computer Business International, Inc., a member of the IBM DB2 Gold Consultants Group, and the recipient of an IBM Data Champion award for contributions to the IBM Data Management community.
This book was written with system administrators in mind, this reference offers information about both DB2 and z/OS operating systems as well as guidance for preparing for the IBM Certification Test 737. Helpful and thorough, this technical guide summarizes the new features of DB2 9 environments and provides essential system administration information, such as installation and maintenance procedures. With chapters on troubleshooting, performance and tuning, and securing and auditing, as well as practice questions, this reference is a one-stop shop for DB2 system administrators.
Other books that are part of this series are:
9 Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 732
Susan Lawson and Daniel Luksetich
9 Advanced Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam
Roger Sanders, Dwaine Snow
DB2 9 Fundamentals
Certification Study Guide
All of these books were authored by experts who were part of the exam development team, the structure of the book matches the exam objectives, and there are sample test questions to help you prepare for the exam.
Congratulations to Judy! Job very well done!
My last post about the DB2Night Show was in error... I said that Mark Wilding was the special guest this week... but it's actually Mike Winer! I'm sure Mark will be rescheduled for a future show.
So, what's Mike Winer going to talk about? I was a recent guest at his new cottage, but I'm sure that topic won't come up! Instead, he's talking about DB2 Locking. Mike was at the IDUG Tampa conference and at last week's CCDB2UG, so if you missed those talks, you'll be able to catch up in this special 90 minute webinar with Scott Hayes.
Educate - Inform - Entertain ...
Our "mystery" show has turned into a very special feature "The Keys to Mastering DB2 Locking" with guest Mike Winer, IBM STSM and DB2 Kernel Architect.
Mike gave an awesome presentation at IDUG North America in Tampa on DB2 Locking, updates, 9.7 Current Committed, and much more. So that Mike can deliver his full talk on this topic, we are extending the duration of The DB2Night Show to 90 minutes. We should have time for questions from the Studio Audience at the end.
Again, this is a first - a 90 minute show: 10am - 11:30am CENTRAL, 11am - 12:30pm EASTERN.
This book, written by
I strongly encourage you to try the study guides again. The series from MC Press is much different than any we've had in the past. First of all, the authors were part of the exam development team, so they were able to create their own assessment questions that are similar to what you'll see on the official IBM cert exam or assessment exam.
Second, the books were designed to only cover what is tested on the exam... with the natural exception that the material must make sense. So if it isn't on the exam, but is needed for you to understand the concepts, it is covered. At the same time, you'll find all topics that are covered on the test to be covered in the study guide. No exceptions. Read the comments on amazon. For people who truly used the study guide to learn ... they passed the exam.
Third, the study guides explain why the correct answer is correct and why the incorrect answer is incorrect. There is no other way to get this kind of depth in the material.
There is a study guide specifically for the very difficult Advanced DBA exam. Take a look at this one, and I don't think you'll be disappointed:
DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Advanced Database Administration Certification: Certification Study Guide by Dwaine Snow and Roger Sanders.
I call this the "purple" book.
Harness the Power of Social Networking to Promote Innovation and Drive Growth
Millions of people use social networking sites, and companies are increasingly turning to social networking to build relationships with customers. But companies routinely miss the best opportunities to create value and promote innovation–by using social networking to build thriving communities of employees, partners, and customers.
Business leaders and strategists can drive immense value from social networking “inside the firewall.” Drawing on her unsurpassed experience deploying innovative social networking systems within IBM® and for customers, Maria Azua demonstrates how to establish social networking communities, and then leverage those communities to drive extraordinary levels of innovation. Azua offers specific techniques for promoting mass collaboration in the enterprise and strategies to monetize social networking to generate new business opportunities.
Whatever your industry, you’ll learn how to choose and implement the right social networking solutions for your unique challenges...how to avoid false starts and wasted time...and how to evaluate and make the most of today’s most promising social technologies–from wikis and blogs to knowledge clouds.
Remember... if you know someone who has a Kindle or is getting one for Christmas... all of our IBM Press books are available in Kindle format.
Enjoy being social... especially this time of year!!
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Performance Management 101 for DB2 for Linux ,UNIX, and Windows
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Time: 1:00 p.m. (New York)
Duration: 1 hour
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