Keep on Learning
Last week my 4 blog entries centered around why and how to get certified in DB2. So, once you've earned your certification, what's next? The latest Certification Magazine answers this very question. I encourage you to read the article: I'm Certified, Now What? by Lynn Lawton.
Share the News
The fact that you passed a certification is NOT broadcast to the world. This is something that you should do yourself. Tell your management, update your profiles on facebook, linkedin, plaxo, etc, add details to your email signature line, add details to your business cards. In short, tell everyone in the biz that you have put the initiative in to study, learn, and pass a certification exam and you should be very proud of your accomplishments.
Put it to Use
You must have learned something during your learning journey... and hopefully what you learned will help you become more efficient or effective at your job. Or perhaps you learned about a new feature or way of doing your job that will have far reaching effects. Practice what you learned. In addition, did the certification that you earned simply a stepping stone to more advanced topics? Check through the roadmaps to see if there are deeper achievements waiting for you. For example, if you've earned a DBA Certification, consider trying for the Advanced DBA Certification. Build on what you have just learned.
Expand your Network
With your added knowledge, are you now qualified to answer questions on forums or in newsgroups? Are you now able to write articles? Join professional groups? I would suggest that you look at PlanetDB2.com, ChannelDB2.com, groups on LinkedIN, Facebook fan pages, etc. Wherever product experts gather, you should see if you are able to join and contribute.
Display the Accomplishment
Print your certificate... give one copy to your boss and frame another to display in your office. Be proud of your accomplishment and brag about it. If you are in a consulting role, perhaps this certification will open up new opportunities for you and the certificate can be presented to your clients.
Consider a Job Search or Raise Request
It won't hurt to ask.... is it time for a raise or a job change? A new certification might be the stepping stone to something better.
Teaching is a great way to strengthen your knowledge about any topic. Now that you are certified, can you encourage and help others achieve the same goal? Can the need for certification become a department or company wide goal and future achievement? Wouldn't you prefer to work with people who at least know what you do? Think of the synergy that can come from working with equally educated team members.
Achieving a certification is a great accomplishment, but in no way does it mean that you know everything that there is to know. You must put what you learned into practice, recommend better ways of doing things, and continue to learn. One mistake that I saw people making a few years ago is that they didn't think that they needed to re certify when a new product level was released. This is an incorrect assumption. If the vendor thought that it was worth updating an exam (usually at significant cost) then it is worth you retaking the exam to be sure that you are aware of the latest features of the latest products.
Do you have any other suggestions for what people should do once they've received their certification? If so, let me know!
I must admit that “March Madness” is a new term for me. I had to ask a colleague to explain it to me. Apparently it is the annual frenzied US college basketball playoffs. I’m in Canada and not much of a sports fan, so you can forgive my ignorance!
We've had so many conversations about which big data considerations are the most pressing, so we decided to create our own "tournament" called “IBM’s Smart Sixteen” to find out which considerations are most important to you - and your peers. Check out our bracket and fill out your own. See the diagram.
Now we’re asking you to tell us which of the contenders are most important to you. You have until March 25 to provide us feedback and then shortly after that, we’ll have the big reveal as to the winning contender.
Here are the details:
We'll be pitting the most thought provoking submissions against each other, so follow #bigdatamgmt and return to this page to vote on your favorite!
Have fun with this! Help me learn the ropes in a playoff tournament :)
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I got this information from a newsletter that I subscribe to and thought that you may be interested. IBM continues to invest in creating education that is timely, well-designed, and highly-rated, therefore you can continue to expand your skills so that you can perform at your optimal level.
Here are the IBM Information Management courses have recently been updated:
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I just got this note from Dean and thought I’d share it with you. I’m quite impressed by the content that Dean has created and want to make sure you are aware that this content exists. Thanks Dean!
New db2Dean.com Article - DB2 10.1 New Features
Want some Compression with that database, honey?
DB2 10.1 Favorite Links
DB2 v9.1 now OUT of SUPPORT
The Falcons are Back
New DB2 Fix Packs Available
Please note that I keep all previous articles on my website for your reference. You can find them by going to my home page and clicking "Previous Articles" or by following this link: http://www.db2dean.com/Previous/Prev.html
Thank your for liking me on Facebook! I now have my own db2Dean page at Facebook.com/db2Dean! On this page I hope to create a community where you can add your thoughts to help others and to help me improve my website. I'll post events that may interest you and abstracts of all new db2Dean articles. I'll also make frequent posts about what I'm talking to my customers about and thoughts about why those topics may interest you. Like I so frequently do, I made an irreversible mistake when I created this page, so you'll need to like me there again to follow posts.
I've created a developerWorks Group that you can join.
These on line groups are for sharing information, so please join. You can read
additional information and add comments and blog posts that you think will help
other DB2 professionals. You can add script files and other files that you
think might help others. I've added each of my articles as a link in the
"Bookmarks" section of the page. You can click the "view all" link at the
bottom of the section and then it opens up a "details" link for you to see
abstracts. Please note that I call my group "db2Dean and Friends" and just
like Barney and Friends, there should only be family friendly content posted
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For a little levity (ok VERY little) please watch my DB2 infomercial at http://www.channeldb2.com/video/db2-infomercial or just click the clip at the top of my home page. It includes a guest appearance by renowned pitch man, Chris Williams! If you have a moment, please click on the stars after the word "rating" and rate my video after you watch it.
Were you able to join today’s DB2 Night Show webinar? Today was the second show of this year’s very popular competition. If you missed it, I strongly encourage you to watch the replay. Here’s what you’ll get:
Contestant 1 – Kohli
Kohli’s presentation showed how you can backup your database on one filesystem and redirect it to another. He very clearly went through a scenario where he did so and showed the errors that can result and how to solve the issues. Unfortunately Kohli ran out of time during the critical part of the presentation where he was explaining how to resolve the issues that resulted from using the restore redirect command. It was a good presentation, but needed more pictures and more focus on solving the issues rather than defining the process.
Contestant 2 – Elder
Yet Another db2imigr Command Alternative
Elder’s topic showed how to version migration when there is no window for an offline backup and restore. This wasn’t an elegant solution, but is a great trick to use if that’s the only option. It was a good presentation and very clearly delivered. Elder came in on time and admitted that he practiced his timing in order to come in on time.
Contestant 3 – Renu
How to Use Statistical Views to Optimize and Tune SQL
Renu showed us how she tuned a 200 line SQL statement for her client. Her client wanted her to use MQT, but she chose to use Statistical Views instead. She defined both MQT and Statistical Views and explained the pros and cons of using each. As a result of her tuning, she was able to show a 99% improvement in running time. I thought it was a very easy to follow presentation and was well done.
Contestant 4 – Rajesh
Tip for DB2 Instance Check
This happened once last year as well, Rajesh had a good topic, but decided not to create slides to present the topic to us. He showed us source code, but it was hard for me to follow. Rajesh mentioned that he didn’t have PPT installed, so I want to suggest that Google has a free presentation software that he should look into. Another alterative is to increase the fonts in a word document so that it looks like a slide deck. I think it would have been a great presentation if he had used the slides.
Contestant 5 – Sharad
MQT – Friend or Foe? How to turn Foe into Friend
Sharad defined the terms and showed a case study for overcoming MQTs limitations of using too much log space. I found it hard to hear Sharad and therefore found it somewhat hard to follow the presentation. My more technical co-judges found the topic interesting especially when you have Big Data stored in your tables.
Contestant 6 – Srini
Move Table Online Using admin_move_table
Srini’s presentation showed how to use a new DB2 9.7 command to move a table that is growing more than 64 GB. I found it hard to follow the presentation. Maybe the slides were too busy. Maybe Srini didn’t project when speaking. My co-judges really liked the topic and found the presentation very valuable and topical.
The judges, Martin Hubel, Klaas Brant, and myself chose Kohli and Elder to move onto the next round based on the relevance of their topic and the quality of their presentations. We had much trouble choosing who should move on since many of the presentations were superb. If there is still room in the schedule, those who didn’t get chose should see if you can get another contestant slot. Talk to Scott.
Do you agree with our choices? If you watch the replay, you’ll be able to fill in a survey to let us know if there is someone else who should also move on. Listen for the great tips and for your opportunity to advance another excellent contestant.
Join us every Friday in February for contestant presentations. March is reserved for the finals where those who have moved on will present a second time and the listeners can choose the winner rather than the judges. The commitment for March has lessened in that there will only be 3 shows in March rather that the originally planned 5. We still have openings for a couple of contestants, so if you’re interested, sign up to join!
Thanks to host Scott Hayes for this opportunity for me as a judge and for the contestants for helping them build technical presentation skills that are so valuable.
For details on the prizes for this competition… and a summary of last year’s event… see my blog entry: http://ibm.co/AnZxb4
I took a bit of time today to listen to a few recently published podcasts. Sometimes it feels like a luxury to listen to great content rather than reading. This time while listening, I took a few notes to share with you:
IBM Champions Ian Bjorhovde and Fred Sobotka -The Whole Package Cache
I have met Ian and Fred at conferences many times and always enjoy the lively conversations and twitter conversations. Now you can pretend you’re part of the conversation by listening to their podcasts. Rather than having a specific theme for each podcast, they have a discussion about several current events. Two podcasts have been recorded to date, but watch for more!
This podcast discussed flipboards, blog discussions, and conferences. Ian and Fred gave pros and cons of various conferences and gave information on how you can attempt to reduce your conference fee.
The second podcast answers questions that the first podcast generated, slideshares, the amazing Melanie Stopfer, IDUG’s Performance Month, db2top, Ember Crooks’ blog, RoadHouse,
Be sure to look at the website for notes and links.
Phil Downey from Australia talks with David Pittman about why BLU is cool. Phil works for IBM and is one of the experts that we in social media rely on for his point of view on blogs, linkedIN, and twitter. You’ll like this short podcast hearing Phil express his opinions regarding this software.
IBM Champion & DB2 expert Iqbal Goralwalla and IBM DB2 Program Director George Baklarz have created a series of 7 podcasts that take us through the 7 Big Ideas for DB2 10.5. Seven different facets of BLU that improve performance.
Big Idea 1: Simple to Implement and Use
Big Idea 2: Compression and Computer-Friendly Encoding
Big Idea 3: Multiply the Power of the CPU
Big Idea 4: Core-Friendly Parallelism
Big Idea 5: Column Store
Big Idea 6: Scan-Friendly Memory Caching
Big Idea 7: Data Skipping
Listen to all 7 podcasts and you’ll learn a lot. The discussions are technical but very well organized and easy to understand. Clearly both Iqbal & George have gone very deep into this new technology.
Publisher of the DB2 Certification Study Guides has just informed me of a sale they are having.
Starting today, all of the certification books on sale at 20% off of list until next Tuesday, August 24. This includes the latest one—DB2 9 System Administration for z/OS by Judy H. Nall.
You can see them all on our DB2 page. Please note that this is the general DB2 category page so not ALL of the books on that page are on sale, though all of the certification books are.
DB2 9 Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 732
DB2 9 Advanced Database Administration Certification Study Guide for Exam 734
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.
For information on the exams… see ibm.com/certify.
If you are attending the IBM Information on Demand Conference in October, you can take the exams free of charge and meet the authors. I have a book signing set up for Judy Nall on Tuesday October 26. Roger Sanders and Susan Lawson are running their Crammer Courses on Sunday October 24. Judy also trying to have a crammer course available the same day.
Get your copy today! Currently at a VERY low price on amazon:
Administering Informix Dynamic Server: Building the Foundation
Amazon says that it "usually ships in 1-4 months"... but I received my copy today... so if you order.. yours should arrive quickly as well.
What is this book about? First of all, this is the first book about Informix to publish in 8 years! That certainly is something to celebrate! Yes... Informix IDS is alive and well!
Second, Carlton Doe is an amazing person to work with and dedicated beyond belief. You can be sure that the content in the book is superb!
Third, this is the Foundation book... and we'd like to publish one that covers more advanced topics... and this is where we NEED you! The publisher is watching closely to the success of this one... and if it does well, will consider more titles.
Fourth, this really is an amazing price. Today the discount that I see is 37% off the list price. This discount may disappear quickly... and without warning.
Congratulations to Carlton and all the dedicated IDS people in the world. I really hope that we see many more books publish in the future :)
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Meet author Anthony David Giordano and have him sign a copy of his book at the IBM Information on Demand 2011 Conference. Come to the Conference bookstore Tuesday October 25 from 11:30 – 12:30 pm to meet Tony. Soon you’ll be able to add this signing and others to your Smart Site schedule.
About the book:
The book begins with an overview of the “patterns” of data integration, showing how to build blueprints that smoothly handle both operational and analytic data integration. Next, he walks through the entire project lifecycle, explaining each phase, activity, task, and deliverable through a complete case study. Finally, he shows how to integrate data integration with other information management disciplines, from data governance to metadata. The book’s appendices bring together key principles, detailed models, and a complete data integration glossary.
Today’s enterprises are investing massive resources in data integration. Many possess thousands of point-to-point data integration applications that are costly, undocumented, and difficult to maintain. Data integration now accounts for a major part of the expense and risk of typical data warehousing and business intelligence projects--and, as businesses increasingly rely on analytics, the need for a blueprint for data integration is increasing now more than ever.
This book presents the solution: a clear, consistent approach to defining, designing, and building data integration components to reduce cost, simplify management, enhance quality, and improve effectiveness. Leading IBM data management expert Tony Giordano brings together best practices for architecture, design, and methodology, and shows how to do the disciplined work of getting data integration right.
About the Author:
Anthony Giordano is a partner in IBM’s Business Analytics and Optimization Consulting Practice and currently leads the Enterprise Information Management Service Line that focuses on data modeling, data integration, master data management, and data governance. He has more than 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field with a focus in the areas of business intelligence, data warehousing, and Information Management. In his spare time, he has taught classes in data warehousing and project management at the undergraduate and graduate levels at several local colleges and universities.
Tony is speaking at the following sessions:
Monday 10:15 am:
Implementing Information Governance Best Practices within an Organization
In this session, information governance experts describe what they have seen, and done, and take your questions about how to best implement the various information governance practices within an organization.
Tuesday 10 am:
Selling Information Governance to the Business: Best Practices by Industry and Job Function
This session discusses the best practices used to generate sponsorship for an information governance program. It also describes best practices by job function such as marketing, supply chain, risk management, finance, and legal. It will also discuss industry-specific aspects of information governance.
For IOD sessions related to this book, see the IM Information Governance.
Other blog entries about IOD Events:
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
2) From Idea to Print: How to Write a Technical Book or Article and Get It Published by Roger Sanders.
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.
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 case studies.
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 tablet.
There have also been a few articles published that I’d recommend:
Enjoy your summer and the books that you read!
What have former contestants of “DB2’s Got Talent” competition been able to achieve since they improved their presentation skills as a result?
Some of the former contestants have been telling me about their published articles and IDUG presentation. If you haven’t contacted me already and you were a contestant, tell me about what you’ve been up to.
Before you read the list, I first want to say that I’m very proud of each and everyone one of these people as becoming presenters and writers isn’t always easy. I’m also very glad that I took a small part in encouraging these people to try something new.
was one of the finalists in the 1st year of the contest and had to withdraw due to a work project that involved travel. He says that his appearance on the DB2Night Show enabled him to connect with the Database community, build confidence & networking. Clearly he thoroughly enjoyed being part of this contest. In the second year Raja didn’t take part, but he mentored 5 people from his organization to participate. He’s been teaching DB2 for 8 years.
Jeyabarathi Chakrapani @JBChakra's presentation was accepted for IDUG 2013: "Evolution of the DB2 HADR Tool". JB has also had an article published on developerWorks: Use concurrent I/O to improve DB2 database performance And she wrote a guest blog entry for me: DB2, DB2Night Show and IDUG as viewed by JB .
Brian Fairchild @fairchild_db2has a blog Xtivia. His latest entry: "DB2 Update Anywhere Replication for Dummies". http://bit.ly/Y4OSnt. Brian will also be presenting at IDUG Orlando in May 2013: “A DB2 LUW Fitness Plan”.
Norberto Gasparotto Filho @norbertogf
published a tutorial on developerWorks: "DB2 10.1 fundamentals certification exam 610 prep, Part 1: Planning" and keeps a blog Insights on DB2 LUW database admin, programming and more.
Ember Crooks on her first developerWorks article: "Mining your package cache for problem SQL in DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows" and maintains a blog:
DB2 for WebSphere Commerce: Expert tips on building and administering DB2 LUW databases for WebSphere Commerce. She will be presenting at IDUG in Orlando: "The 10 Commandments of Supporting E-Commerce Databases” . AND she is appearing on tomorrow’s DB2Night Show: "Do what I mean, not what I say! Back-Out Strategies for DB2 Database Changes" . (Note, if you miss the show on Dec 14, remember that you can watch all DB2Night Show episodes in replay... whenever you want.
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:
He’s reviewing a book that will be published next year by IBM Press
Andres Gomez Casanov (@angoca) has a DB2 blog in Spanish, where he puts opinions, tricks & tips.
Would you like to be involved more in the community and achieve some of the successes that these people have? You can! Become a contestant on next year’s “DB2’s Got Talent” competition and build your skills, network, and possibly win a prize!
See my recent blog for details: Become a DB2 evangelist by being speaker!
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Improve performance by 74%, while lowering data costs and downtime by up to 40%
Modern day levels of high-velocity data growth have put increased pressure on today's database management systems to support increasingly complex workloads, applications and service levels to meet business demand.
Attend our upcoming seminar to learn how IBM's integrated server and DB2 software offerings can help you improve application performance by up to 73% while lowering your data management costs by up to 40%.
Register today by calling Jen Tobin at (617) 431-9722 or completing our quick online registration form.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:
Whether you’re considering a new information infrastructure or are interested in learning how to meet next generation database workloads, attending this complimentary seminar will enable you to:
Switching information platforms has never been easier or more cost-effective. Find out how to break free from high data management costs while minimizing IT complexity, reducing energy consumption and improving service levels.
Register today by calling Jen Tobin at (617) 431-9722 or completing our quick online registration form.
DW 2.0 - Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing
Data Warehousing has been around for 20 years and has become an integral part of the IT infrastructure. In this session Bill Inmon, the "father of data warehousing" will discuss the evolution of DW 2.0 and the future of data warehousing that is technologically possible now, at both an architectural level and technology level. Discover how your organization stacks up as Bill explores the overall architecture requirements and delves into the underlying components to help you determine: what new technology to buy, how to plan extensions to the data warehouse, what can be salvaged from the current system, and how to justify the expense--at the most practical level.
You’ll walk away with a comprehensive overview of how best to implement the necessary technology and tools to enable the new generation of the DW: metadata, temporal data, ETL, unstructured data, and data quality control.
Meeting your Next Generation Database Needs
The automation of database admin tasks and sophisticated workload management capabilities are redefining how easy it is to optimize performance for your database software, while industry leading XML data management and data compression capabilities ideally position DB2 to handle your evolving workloads. When these features are tightly integrated with IBM servers to deliver workload-optimized systems, organizations are realizing benefits such as improving performance by up to 73% and lowering costs by up to 40%. Learn how organizations like yours can realize such benefits too.
POWER7 servers are a new generation of Smarter Systems
The new Power systems feature virtualization without limits, resiliency without downtime, dynamic energy optimization, and management with automation. Learn about the workload optimized features that make these systems the choice for both transaction processing and throughput processing - features that can dramatically reduce your costs and improve service to your end users.
Moving to IBM DB2 has Never Been Easier, Cheaper and Faster
In this session you'll learn about the built-in feature's of IBM DB2 that enable smoother, easier migration from other database platforms. In particular, IBM DB2 9.7 enables you to port applications written for a different database, with minimal or no change to your code. In addition, switching to DB2 can reduce operational costs and increase throughput through innovative technologies packed into the heart of the database engine. Learn how a move to DB2 guarantees these benefits, coupled with DB2's strong tradition of reliability, resiliency, and availability.
Smart Warehousing, Smart Decisions with the IBM Smart Analytics System
The recent surge in data warehouse technologies and appliances has led to a lot of hype surrounding the business intelligence (BI) and analytics space. Find out why IBM is uniquely positioned to deliver the most comprehensive workload optimized solution – one that includes not only an integrated data warehouse on IBM Servers – but also the required BI reporting, data mining and OLAP capabilities expected to make smart decisions. This session will provide an overview of how IBM’s Smart Analytics System can provide your organization with BI capabilities to hit the ground running with scalability to grow and adapt as your analytic requirements change. You'll also hear concrete examples from current customers using the technology.
Optimize your SAP system by significantly reducing the TCO
Architected, integrated and optimized together DB2/SAP on Power is the best combination for your SAP applications. Come and learn why customers including SAP have chosen to run their SAP applications on DB2. Over 100 customers migrated with 100% success to DB2 in the past 6 months, come talk to the thought-leaders as to how you too can benefit from DB2/SAP on Power – you will be able to reduce the memory, storage significantly while still getting superior SAP system performance.
Best Practices: Managing DB2 for Oracle® Applications and beyond
Attendance is limited. Reserve your seat today by calling Jen Tobin at (617) 431-9722 or apply online.Susan
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I ended up getting several comments after my blog entry Do you know an IBM Data Champion published. In that entry I had specifically mentioned the authors in the group, but beyond authors of retail books, I'd like to mention some of the other ways Data Champions have been very active.
IBM Redbooks in the DB2 area:
Book reviewers for DB2 content:
Again I know I'm going to miss several people who were very active in reviewing either IBM Redbooks or Retail books to ensure that they were accurate before they published. I thank you all! I'd like to specifically mention Fred Sobotka who was the key influencer and reviewer on the following book:
Beginning DB2: From Novice to Professional (Expert's Voice) by Grant Allen (Hardcover - Aug 14, 2008)
40 Used & new from $12.50
Get it by Friday, Jun 19 if you order in the next 4 hours and choose one-day shipping.
Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping.Excerpt - Copyright: "... Lead Editor: Jonathan Gennick Technical Reviewer: Fred Sobotka Editorial Board: Clay Andres, Steve Anglin, Ewan Buckingham, Tony Campbell, ..."
I've enjoyed writing about these people and have ideas for future entries... ie, those critical for conference successes, those who contributed in areas beyond DB2, and more! Send me ideas if you have them.
Thanks again to all current Data Champions and be sure to nominate any people who you think are strong contributors who are not recognized yet.
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Sadly I missed John Hornibrook’s fourth appearance on the DB2Night Show that took place on Friday, Sept 9th. Did you miss it as well? There is a replay available (Thanks Scott!). You can find it here:
To download a recorded replay of Episode #57, right click on the link below and choose "Save As..."
What was John talking about? DB2 LUW Vital Statistics. 94% of the audience said that they learned something new during the talk… so you can expect it to be very informative. John’s previous visits:
This show, #57 in the DB2 for LUW series, marks the kickoff of Season #3. Since the show's inception, there have been over 90,000 downloads of replays to date. The library of FREE DB2 LUW Education is enormous and growing! Check out these valuable educational resources by watching REPLAYS whenever and as often as you can.
Also, never miss another show. They take place pretty much every Friday from 11:00 – 12:00 ET, so block your calendar to make time for a weekly learning opportunity. Take a look at the schedule of upcoming shows. As always, a very impressive line up.
Thanks to host Scott Hayes for Engaging, Entertaining and Educating us!