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An industry first!
A special edition episode on October 1, 2010, at 11am Eastern.
During this special edition, DBI will be interviewing our top candidates for our open Software Consultant Engineer position (see http://www.dbisoftware.com/careers.php for details). Each candidate will be given 8 minutes to describe a DB2 LUW challenge they faced and how they conquered it, 1 minute to offer a quick DB2 tip, and 1 minute to "make their case" for why they are our best candidate.
Studio Audience members will get to vote on the candidates. Your votes will influence DBIs selection committee (but the final decision rests with DBI), determine the prize that each of our candidates will win, and everyone in the studio audience that participates in candidate voting will earn a $5 Amazon.com gift certificate (limited to the first 100 attendees that arrive).
Details and registration:
Join Scott Hayes for fun & education and a chance for FREE MONEY - SHOW UP AND VOTE!
(THE social network for the DB2 community) continues to attract new members. Today there are over 1300 members. Are you one?
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:
- videos (166)
- blogs (35)
- photos (268)
- songs (23)
- discussions (151)
- events (13)
Did you also know that there are 49 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:
- IDUG Europe 2009
- DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification Workshop
- DB2 for z/OS - What's On !
- DB2 in Canada
- IOD Conference
- DB2 for Linux, UNIX, Windows
- DB2 for z/OS
- DB2 pureXML
I look forward to seeing you join as a member of one of these groups or more!
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Why certify? How to prepare? What exams are available? I attempted to answer all of these questions and more in my series of certification blog entries: Certification 101. Susan
IBM Informix Dynamic Server 11, the Next Generation in OLTP Data Server Technology
was written by one of the industry's foremost authorities on IDS 11, Carlton Doe
. The availability of this book is very limited
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I'm sorry that I missed the fact that there IS a fee for the Crammer courses. Please see the CORRECT information below. I'm sorry for any confusion I may have caused. Thanks to Bryan for pointing out my mistake in this matter.
IDUG Pre-Conference Educational Seminars
IDUG's pre-conference educational seminars provide in-depth DB2 education that both enhances your professional development and offers the information you need to better achieve significant business results. Pre-conference educational seminars are available to both conference and non-conference attendees, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity of fantastic one-day education.
Register today for one of the nine educational seminars before it’s too late. Registration is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
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The 2010 Pre-Conference Educational Seminars are:
- Z01: DB2 9 for z/OS Cert Exam, Susan Lawson
- Z02: Save CPU Costs by Tuning your SQL, Bonnie Baker
- Z03: SQL: What To Use When You Can and Cannot Touch It, Sheryl Larsen
- Z04: DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX and Windows DBA Certification Exam Preparation (Exam 541), Roger Sanders (EMC)
- Z05: Deep dive into DB2 LUW Problem Determination and Troubleshooting, Pavel Sustr (IBM)
- Z06: DB2 for LUW Performance Analysis and Tuning Workshop, Scott Hayes (DBI)
- Z07: DB2 9 for z/OS In-depth, Phil Grainger (Independent Consultant)
Another great tweetchat on the hashtag #bigdatamgmt! Here are the results:625 tweets, 157 users, 153,849 reach, 1,849,624 impressions
This is the recap of the Mobile Data tweetchat for questions 4 and 5. See also Recap of Tweetchat: "Mobile Data: Taking Your Big Data On the Road" - Part 1
Q4 Does mobile big data require different retention policies?
BigDataAlex A4:Retention for mobility is a key factor: do we really need to remember every location we have been - It links back to privacy
craigmullins A4: Data is retained for internal + external reasons: internal because it is needed for biz – external because laws demand it.
A4: You may choose to retain more data for mobile bigdatamgmt but be
careful because data once retained is discoverable during court trials
BigDataAlex A4: The question is who is doing the retaining of the data....
jeffreyfkelly A4 mobile data growing exponentially, so how much is retained and for how long gets tricky
craigmullins A4 Bigdata does not necessarily change retention reqmts but it complicates the issue
BigDataAlex A4: Mobile data is the new oil field.
Natasha_D_G Useless unless we mine & leverage it correctly RT @BigDataAlex: A4: Mobile data is the new oil field.
cristianmolaro A4: maybe not: retention should be a business variable not a access device matter
craigmullins A4: There are over 150 different regulations (at local, state, national, and international levels) that impact data retention.
furrier A4: yes it does - to save or not to save that is the question legal issue
IBMbigdata Whether tis nobler to save or not... RT @furrier: A4: yes it does - to save or not to save that is the question #legalissue
cristianmolaro A4: is not the amount of data or the older that it is that matters the most, but what you can get from it... insight!
craigmullins A4 #bigdata can be more costly to retain for long periods simply due to its massive volume
Dmattcarter can hadoop help? RT @craigmullins: A4 #bigdata can be more costly to retain for long periods simply due to its massive volume
BigDataAlex A4: Some folks save it all - some say save what you end - Big Data is about figuring out the difference.
Empirix A4 Different groups within an org might need the data for longer, to make informed decisions based on cust history
jameskobielus A4: Mobile doesn't impact retention policies at server--but should @ client. Keep sensitive info on device limited
jeffreyfkelly #BigData Shakespeare RT @furrier: A4: yes it does - #mobile data: to save or not to save that is the question
IBMbigdata RT @Empirix: A5 Your biz model & regs define retention policies- becomes more of a ? of do you have the right tech to hold it
TheSocialPitt Quoting Shakespeare on #bigdatamgmt chat! Well done!
cristianmolaro A4: there is a trend to increase data retention
Empirix @cristianmolaro Also need the right tools, questions, and people to get you there
furrier As navigation promotion here are all the videos from IOD http://t.co/tugNzS4MGE #bigdata
zacharyjeans Cold storage data solutions like @ironmountain will have more and more play in big data management
AllanKoivo A4: Key is HOW the data is retained. Policies always need to be dynamic to reflect new technologies
craigmullins @Dmattcarter Not sure how/if Hadoop would decrease storage costs?
cristianmolaro A4: not all bigdata have to be saved for later... think about live digital video recording... it leaves just for a short while
motohero Drill ready? Mine is! "@BigDataAlex: A4: Mobile data is the new oil field.
craigmullins A4 Over large spans of time technology becomes the problem, not the solution, for data retention
Natasha_D_G How so? RT @craigmullins: A4 Over large spans of time technology becomes the problem, not the solution, for data retention
craigmullins A4 Consider retaining data back in the 1960s. Could've been on punched cards. Can you even read them today?
BigDataAlex A4:is there enough power to run or water to cool the data we retain?
jeffreyfkelly A4 yes @cristianmolaro, w #Hadoop, storage constraints lifted - but retention policy still an issue and, while cheap, not FREE
cristianmolaro and what about being able to read today's bigdata in 20 years from now?
Betharonoff @AllanKoivo They've started testing digital data stored in DNA as coding system
motohero @craigmullins @Dmattcarter IBM is the oldest masters of storage, maybe they can provide insight about what they are creating
craigmullins A4 The longer you retain data the more likely the tech used to retain it has become obsolete
furrier A4: this is a good video to watch on compliance data issues http://t.co/crGpu821Sv
jameskobielus A4 Mobile #bigdata makes imperative 2 have enterprise rights mgmt policies 2 prevent multi-device over-retain/leak
Q5 Which type of #bigdata platform (#Hadoop, Streams, etc.) is best for #mobile clients?
A5 Your business model & regs define your retention policies - it
becomes more of a question of do you have the right tech to hold it
BigDataAlex A5 Streams!
A5: this has too many dimensions: all areas are affected - no one
technology wins; ease of ingest & extraction are key to this
IBMbigdata Should have known Alex would vote for InfoSphere Streams
cristianmolaro A5: any platform that would allow users to get information from bigdata
jeffreyfkelly A5 real-time key to mobile BigData - must get insights to mobile workers at the right time to take action
BigDataAlex A5: Big Telcos are trying to figure how to parse 700,000 calls per second and deal with dropped call management and service.
craigmullins A5: I’d look for customizable reports, dashboards, + graphs that users can adapt to their mobile preferences + needs
craigmullins A5: I think the presentation + interface on the mobile device is more important than Hadoop, etc.
BigDataAlex A5: Streaming analytics allows customers to keep up with the volume and interoperate with Hadoop for non-real-time analytics.
jameskobielus A5: No particular back-end bigdata platform preferred 4 mobile. Need front-end mobile access infrastructure agnostic to all
furrier @craigmullins I totally agree on the easy of use I would add reduce the steps to get extraction + insights
craigmullins A5: Maybe innovative interaction support (gesture, voice, etc.) too
jeffreyfkelly A5 definitely streaming, CEP-style tech to allow automated actions - must take action while customer still engaged
cristianmolaro A5: sometimes bigdata users are like people having a solution looking for a problem to solve...
AllanKoivo A5: not all mobile clients are the same- it depends on the objective of the client. There is no one size fits all solution
Natasha_D_G Usability, scalability all key RT @furrier: @craigmullins ease of use I would add reduce the steps to get extraction + insights
motohero A5 nosql on the bottom, webtech (pig, R) on top
furrier A5: many uses cases hadoop is great but what does real time mean?
Empirix A5 Predictive Analytics capabilities are important for keeping a competitive edge
craigmullins Like most new tech, marketers co-opt it! MT @cristianmolaro: A5: Bigdata users are ... looking for a problem to solve...
cristianmolaro A5: the one able to provide fast access to organization's insight with easy of operation...
BigDataAlex A5: Streams means real-time which means millions in the Telco space, esp., in Eurozone.
mjcavaretta BigData opportunities across the entire space of high-volume, high-value data generation.
Empirix @cristianmolaro Yes - you need the right questions first or there's no direction or focus
Natasha_D_G Should start w/ biz prob RT @cristianmolaro: A5: sometimes bigdata users =people having solution looking 4 problem to solve
IBMbigdata Is "real time" changing? RT @furrier: A5: many uses cases hadoop is great but what does real time mean?
furrier @motohero not all nosql but mostly yes SQL is a easy way to extract ontop of semi structured data- agree on above db layer
jeffreyfkelly how about in-time? RT @furrier: A5: many uses cases hadoop is great but what does real time mean?
cristianmolaro A5: Bigdata is everywhere... in any organization... you just have to discover how to leverage it
BigDataAlex Real-time at network line speed - 1, 10, and 100 GigE speeds - analytics in process, in flow - compute memory.
jameskobielus A5: In-memory #bigdata clients/servers with back-end streaming best for real-time mobile
motohero @furrier real-time is the here and now model of customer(for exmpl) that a decision can be derived from
Empirix Need the right tools to extract meaning @cristianmolaro: A5: bigdata is everywhere in an org, have to discover how to leverage it
AllanKoivo & other industries as well RT @BigDataAlex: A5: #Streams = real-time which means millions in the Telco space
motohero @furrier my vision is that SQL could be the cheese in the bigdatamgmt sandwich - that middle layer that can be exploited also
jameskobielus A5: Need lower-latency in-motion bigdata platforms closer to mobile client, batch & "data-at-rest" further
BigDataAlex So many problems require real-time analytics as an initial distillation process or layer.
furrier @motohero awesome! except some are making a "wish sandwich" - customer wish they had some "meat" :-)
jeffreyfkelly suddenly I'm hungry for lunch
TheSocialPitt Super-size me RT @motohero: @furrier my vision is SQL cld be cheese in bigdatamgmt sandwich - that middle layer that can be exploited also
jameskobielus A5: The mobile bigdata environment should have SQL-query-virtualization front-end to simplify access
I wish I was in California with my IDUG friends… Kate, Rebecca, Scott, Leon, Eddie, Kermit, and others! Not just for the learning and company, but to get away from this constant spring rain we are getting.
Kate sent me a note today to tell me about her first day at her first IDUG:
Anaheim is beautiful! The weather is sunny, with a clear blue sky and WARM! A big difference from the cold wet rain I left behind in Toronto.
The flight down was great, and it is unbelievable how much work you can get done in 4 hours when you don't have a network connection. I spent most of the flight reviewing presentations and making small updates. Last week, Simon Woodcock kindly reviewed my session and spent some time listening to me practice. He had some really good suggestions, so luckily I was able to spend the flight down making some last minute changes and quietly rehearsing in my head.
I also read the latest draft of the Workload Management Best Practice Paper - which is looking really good. I also made some changes to the Warehouse Recovery Planning session, adding in some of the usability slides that were put together based on the Triton Consulting study that was done. (Thanks Rick Sobesiak!)
Tomorrow To Do List:
- Register for the conference & plan what sessions I want to see
- Meet with Eddie Daghelian for further presentation tuning & practice
- 3:15 - present! (Susan, send me your best wishes, ok? I know I should not admit this, but I am kind of nervous...)
- 4:30 video taping session
I'll let you know how my presentation goes tomorrow :-)
I’m hoping to post again today to tell you about what’s going on with the certification team. I do have some book news to go with that, but more on that later.
For more live coverage of the IDUG conference, see Leon Katsnelson’s blog entries, check out the DBI Live Feed, the IDUG Daily Summary, and of course the best blog aggregotor, http://planetdb2.com/.
Watch The DB2Night Show Episode #10 on 8 Jan 2010 10am CST "DEAR IBM..." with IBM Executive Guests.
Host Scott Hayes has lined up IBM Executives Sal Vella (Vice President, Development, Distributed Data Servers and Data Warehousing), Tim Vincent (IBM Fellow and Chief Architect DB2 LUW), and Drew Bradstock (DB2 LUW Product Manager) to hear what is on YOUR mind regarding DB2 LUW.
This is YOUR chance to offer praise, criticism, ask questions, or offer suggestions to improve DB2 LUW. We will be looking at letters submitted in advance first, and we will also be putting studio audience members "on the air" live to take additional feedback and questions.
This is a RARE and special opportunity - usually you would have to attend an IDUG or IBM IOD conference to gain access to these DB2 LUW executive leaders.
Register NOW for your FREE seat in our Studio Audience - the capacity of our audience is limited to only the first 1,000 seat reservations. You are part of the DB2 LUW community - let your voice be heard!
Instructions for submitting a "DEAR IBM" letter, the show registration link, and recorded replays of previous shows can be found on:
The DB2Night Show(TM) is sponsored by DBI in co-sponsorship cooperation with the International DB2 User Group (IDUG) .
Sorry for the late notice! I hope you can make it...
A recent article published in Certification Magazine
entitled Developing your Leadership Skills
by Katherine Spencer Lee lists some basic ways to develop into a leader:
1) Keep Learning2) Increase your Involvement3) Develop Your Communication Skills4) Serve as a mentor and/or mentee
I think that Katherine provides sound advice for all... and would like to embellish a bit with some suggestions in each of these categories:
1) Keep Learning
My blog is filled with suggestions for books, tutorials, and articles to read. I'll add to that list with some suggestions for books more in the business area:
* Reaching The Goal: How Managers Improve a Services Business Using Goldratt's Theory of Constraints
* Can Two Rights Make a Wrong?: Insights from IBM's Tangible Culture Approach
* SOA Governance: Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT Agility
* New Language of Marketing 2.0, The: How to Use ANGELS to Energize Your Market
* Search Engine Marketing, Inc.: Driving Search Traffic to Your Company's Web Site, 2nd Edition
2) Increase your Involvement
One of the best ways that I can suggest for you to become involved is via ChannelDB2.com
. With 1057 members as of today, this is the perfect place for you to get and/or share information with other database experts in the world.
As a reward for those who get involved, they have a chance to win the IBM Data Champion Award
. There is still time to nominate a champion... so if you have someone in mind, please go to the site and give them recognition. And who knows, maybe you'll be nominated next year!
3) Develop Your Communication Skills
You'll find loads of advice regarding how to improve your communication skills, just about everywhere you look, but the best advice I can give is that practice makes perfect. So look for opportunities to write, present, review, blog, podcast, etc. The more you do, the better you'll be.
I need to recommend a book as well! This is one of our classics, but is so highly rated that it is clearly a winner in providing advice for improving writing and reviewing skills:
* Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors, 2nd Edition
4) Serve as a mentor and/or mentee
Mentoring is such a key opportunity for improving both your skills and your network. Benefit from this book that was written by a team of IBMers: Drawing on IBM's experience, the authors demonstrate how to build a diverse portfolio of effective mentoring programs...use mentoring to strengthen organizational intelligence...build sustainable communities of mentors and mentees...promote collaboration across differences...and above all, link mentoring to strategy and use it to sustain competitive advantage.
* Intelligent Mentoring: How IBM Creates Value through People, Knowledge, and Relationships
All of the books I've mentioned in today's blog are IBM Press books. You may purchase these books in a number of places... the obvious is through amazon
. Direct from the publisher sites include:USA
and in India
, try our publishing partner Shroff Publishers
. If they don't have the book on their site, send a message to them requesting a book and they will see if they can sell it on their site.
And last, but not least, for electronic versions of these books, you can purchase Kindle
versions from amazon or subscribe to Books 24x7
or Safari Books Online
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Get ready for another action packed tweetchat! Join us April 24 at noon (eastern) to discuss the topic Storing Big Data.
Join us to listen or contribute!
You don't need to be on twitter to "listen", but you do to contribute to the conversation. Here's what you do:
Go to tweetchat.com
Sign in with your twitter handle
Search on #bigdatamgmt
A new window will open that makes it easy for you to follow & contribute.
And you'll see the comments come flying. It is very fast paced.
With the launch last week, there were a number of articles written about this topic that I’d like to recommend you read:
New IBM storage chief Ambuj Goyal: I like all-flash and I cannot lie
Data in DRAM is a Flash in the Pan
Reduce IT, Legal and Compliance costs through Value Based Archiving and Defensible Disposal
Archiving the Big Data Old Tail
Finding gems in big data archives
Ten Properties of the Perfect Big Data Storage Architecture
Top 5 Myths About Big Data
Attend the April 30 Event: April 30 - Big Data at the Speed of Business - Find out more about managing big data, join IBM for a free event.
The finally tally for exams last week was 951 takes! That is over a 4.5 day period. This is an amazing result -- and with the team we had delivery the exams, it didn't seem like overly hard work as it has in previous years.
Our z/OS exams were extremely popular at the conference as were the books. We completely sold out of the large quantity of the following three z/OS books we had at the show:DB2 Universal Database for z/OS V8.1 DBA Certification Guide
by Susan Lawson The Official Introduction to DB2 UDB for z/OS Version 8
by Susan Sloan DB2 Developers Guide, Fourth Edition
by Craig Mullins
Of the 951 exams taken last week, 200 were specific to DB2 for z/OS DBA. 31 at the V7 level and happily, 169 at the V8 level. It seems that the move to V8 is on.
Curt Cotner and Willie Favero have both recently started blogs, so for technical information that I'd never be able to provide, check them out.
If you weren't able to attend the conference, you can still buy the books (http://www.ibm.com/software/data/education/bookstore/ref.html#zos
) or take the exam at a location near your office, but for a fee (http://www.ibm.com/certify
I'm getting prepared to work at the IDUG Symposium in Toronto next week (http://conferences.idug.org/techsymposium/2005/index.cfm
). Were not giving free exams at this conference, but I'll be building awareness for the skills programs that we have and will be directing people to the Canadian Pearson bookstore. The publisher is planning to have a promotion on z/OS titles in honour of the conference. Check it out: http://www.pearsontechnology.ca/DB2
That's all for now. Have a great weekend!
Congratulations to new author Antonio Cangiano
from the DB2 Toronto Lab Team for the publication of his book:Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers
You may know Antonio because of his blogs or tweets, especially if you are part of the Ruby on Rails community.
Order this book now from amazon and receive a 33% discount:
List Price: $49.99Price: $33.74
You Save: $16.25 (33%)Who should read this book?
This book is for programmers who have experience developing the Microsoft Windows platform and are interested in learning more about, and getting the most out of, Ruby on Rails.
Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved. Book Description
This definitive guide examines how to take advantage of the new Agile methodologies offered when using Ruby on Rails (RoR). You’ll quickly grasp the RoR methodology by focusing on the RoR development from the point of view of the beginner- to intermediate-level Microsoft developer. Plus, you’ll get a reliable roadmap for migrating your applications, skill set, and development processes to the newer, more agile programming platform that RoR offers.From the Back Cover
With its valuable combination of simplicity and productivity, Ruby on Rails is a portable, extendable, open source web application framework that quickly gained worldwide acclaim. The aim of this book is to make the enticing Rails methodology more approachable for developers who are already familiar with Microsoft tools.
After an overview and brief history of the framework, you'll focus on learning Rails development from the point of view of a beginner-to-intermediate level Microsoft developer.
The author explores all the fundamental aspects of Rails, and includes comparisons and references to Microsoft development tools that you may already be familiar with. In doing so, he provides you with an easier path to learn how Rails simplifies the design and implementation of web applications.
By serving as a roadmap for migrating your skill set, development processes, and applications to the newer Agile programming platform that Rails offers, this book will help you leverage your existing skills so you can quickly take advantage of the full potential of Rails.What you will learn from this book
- The Rails history and culture, as well as common misconceptions
- How to install Rails on Windows and other platforms
- How to grasp the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture pattern as implemented by Rails
- The different philosophies between Rails and Microsoft frameworks like ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC
- The essentials of the Ruby language and its datatypes
- Techniques for creating and developing a new RESTful Rails application
- Using the ActiveRecord Object-Relational Mapper (ORM) to work with databases
- Publishing and consuming Web Services with Rails
- Getting ready for deployment in production
Enjoy the book!
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This news is from The World of DB2 for z/OS
Don't Miss our webcast today - 11 EST - 4 PM GMT. Even if you can not attend today you can register now and listen to the replay at your leisure !
Are you looking to reduce costs like many other organizations? DB2 9 for z/OS includes major enhancements to help you reduce workload, improve employee productivity so you can increase efficiency and directly impact the bottom line.
Listen to how Land Registry, a UK Government organization
successfully upgraded to DB2 9 and is reaping the business benefits.
This presentation will take you through the journey from start to
finish, highlighting the risk-mitigating activities that were
undertaken during the project lifecycle that contributed to a virtually
impact free migration. The topics explored are:
The business drivers and perceived benefits for upgrading;
Planning, preparation Testing and other pre-requisite activities;
The upgrade itself problems / lessons learned;
Benefits realisation and early experience of the new functions.
Speaker: Maria McCoy, Database Administrator on DB2 for z/OS, UK Government
Visit The World of DB2 for z/OS at: http://db2forzos.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network