There are only a few shows remaining in the rest of this season’s collection of DB2Night Show episodes. Mark your calendar for these up coming events and take a look at previous shows that you may have missed. The education opportunity to you is huge.
#53 - Don't flip out! How to stop your query access plans from flopping! (aka DB2 HINTS!)
John Hornibrook, IBM STSM, Manager Query Optimization
Friday May 20: 11am ET, 90 minutes
Did you know you can "force" the DB2 LUW optimizer to choose a specific access strategy of your choosing? The secret is out...
Special guest John Hornibrook from the IBM Toronto Lab presented in Episode #52 where he talked about best practices for query tuning. In this show he’ll teach you how to exploit DB2 LUW Optimizer "hints", or, maybe more properly, how to tell the DB2 optimizer how to execute your queries.
Note that this show is scheduled for 90 minutes so that John can share all of his incredible presentation with you and have time for questions.
#z04 - What's new from the optimizer in DB2 10 for z/OS?
Terry Purcell, IBM SVL, SQL & Optimization
Monday May 23: 11am ET, 60 minutes
DB2 10 for z/OS is no exception to the goal of delivering incremental query optimization enhancements to the world’s most respected cost based optimizer. With skip-release migration supported, it is expected that many more customers may adopt DB2 10 in the coming year - so understanding the performance enhancements can be critical for those customers. Terry Purcell will share the insight uncovered from beta customer and early adopters, and provide the motivation for each enhancement including:
- “Safe” query optimization
- Improvements to complex OR and IN list processing
- RUNSTATS management and performance improvements
- And more!
#54 - DB2 9 LUW Core Engine Data Movement Utilities Overview with Oracle database comparisons
Burt Vialpando, Executive IT Specialist, IBM
Friday June 3 - 11am ET, 60 minutes
Special guest Burt Vialpando from IBM presented in Episode #22 which was the 15th most downloaded show in 2010. He talked about Comparing DB2 LUW and Oracle, Architectures and Administration. In this episode, Burt will give you an overview of each of the DB2 core engine data movement utilities: Load, Import, Export (with db2look), db2move, ADMIN_COPY_SCHEMA, ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE, db2relocatedb, restore from backup and split mirror. These will be compared to each other so that you can get a good idea of when to use and not to use each of these. To help round out the discussion, a comparison to the Oracle database core engine data movement utilities will be made to these DB2 utilities.
#z05 - B2 V10 Migration Planning and Early User Experiences
John Campbell, IBM Distinguished Engineer
Monday June 6: 11am ET, 60 minutes
In this episode, host Klaas Brant and guest John Campbell will introduce and discuss early experiences and lessons to be learned with DB2 10 for z/OS. It will provide quick hints on preparing for and executing the migration, performance expectations and opportunities, virtual storage constraint relief, some instrumentation changes, use of 1MB real storage frame size, use of hash access, value of rebind, etc. Key topics covered will include:
- Lessons learned
- Surprises and pitfalls
- Provide hints and tips
- Address some myths
- Provide additional planning information
- Provide usage guidelines
- Provide positioning on new enhancements
#55 - DB2 LUW Multi-Temperature Data Management
Kate Kurtz and IBM Smart Analytics Best Practices Team members
Friday June 17: 11am EDT, 60 minutes
Did you know that data has temperatures? Can data run a fever? What happens if your data catches a cold? Or rather, turns cold from hot? What can and should you do? What techniques are available for optimizing performance in databases where some data is more popular (hot) than other data?
In this episode of The DB2Night Show, various IBM experts will help us answer these challenging questions! Kate Kurtz along with team members from the IBM Smart Analytics Systems Best Practices team will share with us their expertise!
#56 Season #2 Finale! - Data Warehouse Performance Tuning!
Kate Kurtz and IBM Smart Analytics Best Practices Team members
Friday June 24: 11am ET, 60 minutes
Kate Kurtz and her IBM Smart Analytics Systems Best Practices team return again to share with us IBM recommendations and suggested best practices for optimizing performance of Data Warehouse Databases. If you're trying to make DPF or multi-partition databases run queries as fast as possible, then you should sign up for this show!
Hard to believe another season is over already! Thanks Scott Hayes and Klaas Brant for Entertaining, Informing, and best of all, EDUCATING us! We look forward to see what amazing ideas you come up with next season.
PS Click here for the recorded shows & commentary.
The DB2 Magazine January Poll
asks:Which DBA/developer book do you turn to again and again?
* DB2 Developer's Guide (5th Edition)* DB2 for Linux, Unix, and Windows Certification Study Guide (series)* Understanding DB2: Learning Visually with Examples* Informix Handbook* SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming, Third Edition* The Official Introduction to DB2 for z/OS* Informix Basics* DB2 SQL PL: Essential Guide for DB2 UDB on Linux, UNIX, Windows, i5/OS, and z/OS* Physical Database Design: The database professional's guide to exploiting indexes, views, storage, and more
or something else?
I'm looking forward to seeing your responses! I won't vote myself since I'm terribly biased! I think all the books are fantastic. Encourage everyone you know to vote.
PS... if you're curious about polls done in the past, check out DB2 Magazine's Poll Archives
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Ready to learn more about Netezza? Next week in Boston for 3 full days, you can attend Enzee Universe to learn from the experts, find out what’s going on, and add new people to your network.
The Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
I like the format that they use for this conference. Day 1 is a fixed schedule, Day 2 has five tracks for you to choose from, Day 3 is a fixed schedule. Day 4 & 5 are optional full day education sessions. You can find the entire agenda on the Agenda page. Notice that there is also an opportunity to get certified at this event.
Be Mezrich, Bestselling Author of 11 books including The Accidental Billionaires
Ben Mezrich has created his own highly addictive genre of nonfiction, chronicling the amazing stories of young geniuses making tons of money on the edge of impossibility, ethics, and morality.
He has authored eleven books, including the wildly successful Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, and sold over 2 million copies in fifteen languages. His latest book, The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal - debuted at #4 on the NY Times Bestseller list, instantly became an international phenomenon, and has been adapted into a major motion picture.
Merv Adrian, Research Vice President, Gartner
David Birmingham, author of Netezza Underground and Senior Principal Consultant, Brightlight Consulting
Matt Dorison, Senior Business Analyst, REI
Dr. Usama Fayyad, Former Chief Data Officer at Yahoo! and CEO of Open Insights
Rick Fox, Head of Information Systems, Airwave Solutions Ltd
Christopher Hane Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Director, Ingenix
Richard Herson, Senior IT Business Intelligence Manager, Colt Technology Services
Training courses available
- Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance Usage
- Leveraging Netezza 6.x
- Introduction to R for SAS Users
- Track 1: Analytics Driving a Smarter Planet
- Track 2: Appliances in the Enterprise - Technical Deep Dive
- Track 3: User Innovation
- Track 4: Partners in Action
- Track 5: Leveraging IBM
Bookmark these Links to Stay in Touch
Enzee Universe Hub
- Stay tuned for news and live updates from Enzee Universe
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- What will the Data Warehouse appliance pioneers reveal?
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Visit this site for almost minute-to-minute content update on the following subjects:
- New Product Announcement
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- Speaker sound bytes and thoughts
- Speaker Video Interviews conducted by Mike Kearney
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- Blog posts, photos, tweets by several Netezza SMEs
- 30sec “Man on the Street” video interviews of conference goers
Keep a close watch on @Netezza and the #Enzee11 so that you can tweet and re-tweet the content as it goes live.
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Enjoy the Conference
IDUG's annual North American conference is taking place in Tampa Florida this year. May 10 - 14, 2010. Have you been able to get funding to attend the conference yet? If not, maybe this information will help you.
The educational opportunities available at the conference will help make you smarter! And if you're smarter about your job, you'll be more effective, make fewer mistakes and be a real asset to your employer! Right?
Take a look at the conference schedule that is now available online
. With this tool, it is now easier for you to build your conference curriculum by allowing you to search by program or project to find sessions specific to your area of expertise.
Here is a sample of the sessions you’ll find this May in Tampa:
D06 (DB2 for LUW): "DB2 Security – Ammo From the Trenches
", Rebecca Bond
, Author of "Understanding DB2 9 Security
B10 (DB2 for z/OS): "Package Versioning for High Availability
", John Maenpaa
, Health Care Service Corporation
C08 (DB2 for LUW): "Successfully Managing the DB2 LUW Workload Manager
", Scott Hayes
, Gold Consultant, DBI Software
C09 (DB2 for LUW): "DB2 pureScale: Why It's So Much Better than Oracle RAC
", Paul Zikopoulos
, IBM Corporation
S03 (Cross-platform): "The Vision of Integrated Data Management - Past, Present and Future of Tooling
", Curt Cotner
, IBM Fellow, IBM Corporation
New this year at IDUG, you will also find a full-offering of hands-on labs
. Available all four days of the conference, the labs include individual work-stations that allow you to explore new DB2 features and try out products without the hassle of obtaining and setting up software. This year’s hands-on labs include:
DB2 Lab 1: DB2 for LUW - All About DB2 9.7
DB2 Lab 2: DB2 for z/OS - Getting Started with DB2 for z/OS pureXML
DB2 Lab 3: DB2 for LUW - DB2 9.7 Performance Metrics and Monitoring
DB2 Lab 4: DB2 for z/OS - Develop High-Performance Java Applications on z/OS Using IBM pureQuery
DB2 Lab 5: DB2 for LUW - Workload Management
DB2 Certification Exams:
Do you have your current certifications yet? The exams are available free of charge to attendees of the conference (3 exams per attendee). This is a HUGE savings of $200 PER EXAM!
Make sure you are ready to pass the exam by taking a crammer course on May 10 for last-minute preparation for the exam. These full day seminars require an additional fee.
Z04: DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows - DBA Certification (541) Preparation Course
Date: May 10, 2010 09:00 AM – 04:30 PM
This training is designed to introduce the student to the concepts a test candidate must know in order to take and pass the DB2 9.7 DBA for Linux, UNIX and Windows certification exam (Exam 541). The material for this course is aligned with the 541 exam objectives.
Objective 1: Provide the student with an overview of the DB2 Certification Exam testing program.
Objective 2: Introduce the student to basic DB2 9.7 Database Administration fundamentals.
Objective 3: Provide the student with information on new features and functionality that were introduced with DB2 9.7.
Objective 4: Provide the student with the information needed to correctly answer questions they are likely to see on the DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX and Windows Database Administration Certification Exam (Exam 541).
Objective 5: Provide the student with an overview of the certification testing software.
Z01: DB2 9 for z/OS DBA Certification Crammer Course
Date: May 10, 2010 09:00 AM – 04:30 PM
This is a high-level certification preparation course intended to help you take DB2 9 Family Fundamentals exam (730) and DB2 9 for z/OS Database Administration exam (732). Passing of these exams will result in certification as an IBM Certified Solutions Expert - DB2 V9 z/OS Database Administration. Participants are expected to have fundamental knowledge of relational principles in addition to applied working knowledge of DB2 z/OS V8 and basic knowledge of V9 features. This will be a lecture-only class with no labs.
This session offers an intense, overall review of those areas that will be on the certification exams (both the 730 – DB2 9 Family Fundamentals and the 732 – DB2 9 for z/OS), providing a comprehensive review for those planning on taking the certification exams to become an IBM Certified Solutions Expert - DB2 9 for z/OS Database Administration.
Objective 1: Present information to help students pass the 730 and 732 exams to become a DB2 9 for z/OS Certified DBA.
Objective 2: Relevant Database Administration Topics
Objective 3: Relevant Application Programming Topics
Objective 4: Relevant System Administration Topics
Objective 5: Relevant SQL Topics
Register now to qualify for discounts on your conference fees:
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: Register on or before March 26, 2010 and save $150
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to learn more about IDUG 2010 North America.
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for further tips.
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?
I noticed that Conor O’Mohony just posted a similar entry so it gave me an idea to do the same. Thanks for the inspiration, Conor!
Last year on Dec 20, my blog had had 994,747 unique views since I started blogging on devworks. Today, I have 1,994,943. The difference is just over a million views! I will definitely reach 2 million views this week! Very exciting.
So, what posts did people like to read on my blog this year? Here are the entries based on number of views:
1. Flashbook: Understanding Big Data: Analytics for Enterprise Class Hadoop and Streaming Data
2. FREE stuff
3. DB2 Best Practices – New or Updated in 2011
4. Book Promotions for the Month of February 2011
5. Where can I get a Flashbook?
I’m happy that these 5 entries were well-read since I think that they contain valuable information and reflect the type of content that I like to post.
To complete the list, here are the all-time most read entries:
1. New White Paper: IBM DB2 and Canonical Ubuntu
2. Making it Big in Software
3. Certification: Getting Started Checklist
4. Certification 101
5. DB2 on Campus Book Series
I like these posts as well, but the certification posts are sadly out of date. I will update them in the next while so you have better content to read.
If you like what I tend to share, I encourage you to “follow” my blog. As of writing this entry, I have 192 followers and thank every single one of you. I’m in the midst of reading Antonio Cangiano’s book: Technical Blogging: Turn Your Expertise into a Remarkable Online Presence and am learning tips from his expertise. I would like to put many of his tips into practices in the next few months…. I wonder if you’ll notice? Asking you to follow my blog is just one of his tips!
25 June - our Season 1 FINALE - YOU REQUESTED IT!!!
Berni Schiefer RETURNS to talk about DB2 LUW Storage Optimization and Best Practices. He will be joined by his peer Robin Grosman who is the manager of BPS development. What's BPS? Another IBM acronym of course! Berni tells me that "BPS is the DB2 code layer that does I/O to storage".
Registration links and additional details:
Regardless of where you are on your journey towards mastering DB2, you can never neglect to learn the basics to the fullest. To help you learn the basics, we suggest that you use Ember Crooks as your mentor. She is experienced and is writing a blog series about what she knows. Here are the first 10 in the series:
DB2 Basics: Users, Authentication, and Authorization
DB2 Basics: Aliases
DB2 Basics: Storage Groups
DB2 Basics: What is an Instance?
DB2 Basics: What is an Index?
DB2 Basics: What is a Reorg?
DB2 Basics: Capitalization
DB2 Basics: Quotation Marks
DB2 Basics: Triggers
The Basics of Code Pages in DB2
You can count on Ember to add to this series: http://db2commerce.com/?s=db2+basics. Keep up with the latest by following Ember on twitter: @ember_crooks.
If you like watching videos with tips, be sure to check out the replays on the DB2Night Show. Not only did Ember take part in two seasons of the “DB2’s Got Talent” competition, she acted as a guest judge in the latest season and has been a guest star several times, including this one: The DB2Night Show #133: Why Low Cardinality Indexes (STINK), Ember Crooks.
More about Ember:
Over the last 13 years, Ember Crooks has become an IBM Gold Consultant and IBM Champion, specializing in DB2. Although she deals primarily with high volume transactions, she has taken an alternative route to write a series of blogs focused on the basics. In order to achieve greater level of success with anything, a fundamental foundation needs to be secured in place before building up to more advanced skills.
In the world of big data, Hadoop is not the answer to every question. While the promise of big data is clear, selecting the right architecture and technologies to invest in is becoming a game-changer for a growing number of organisations. So how do you get ahead? Join IBM technical experts to learn how to maximize your IT opportunities using no nonsense presentations, live demonstrations and real-world performance comparisons.
During this half-day agenda, you will learn how to make the right decisions for your current and future architecture:
•Recognize the core technology innovations and landscape for big data that matter
•Compare IBM DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration with other in-memory, columnar database technologies such as SAP HANA
•Optimize the use of predictive analytics and business intelligence pervasively in your architecture
•Understand how to make wise open source investments in Hadoop for your enterprise
•Compare the capabilities and performance of analytical appliances
•Create a strategy to protect and secure your big data
So join us and learn how IBM can help your company make the right technology decisions today and in planning for what is next.
There are three options for registering:
call the hotline 010 -68,200,063
send a fax to 010 -68,207,655
send an email to: IBMEvent05@dimei.cn
For the invitation in Chinese, see these links:
Thanks to Steven Rubin for providing me with this information.
week at the lab we had an event to celebrate our colleagues who work as
Support Analysts providing product support to IBM’s customers. It’s
not always an easy job, so it’s nice that we take the opportunity to
thank these people for the hard work they put into making sure our
customers remain happy about choosing IBM products.
actually worked in the Support organization briefly as well. Only for 7
months, as a Level One Support Analyst. Sure, it wasn’t for a long
period of time, but I did enjoy the people I met and learned more than
you can imagine!
bring more attention to this group and to my friends who work in that
area, I’ve pulled together a list of the blog entries that the team has
created to explain what they are offering this year at the IBM Information on Demand conference this year.
The team blog as a group to their blog: “Thoughts from Information Management Support”:
Blogging to benefit Information Management Support customers worldwide.
Here are the IOD Entries that have been posted thus far. Follow their blog to keep up with all the news from that team.
Along with the Thoughts from Information Management Support blog, the Support team also shares information on:
IBM IM Support: facebook.com/IBMInformationManagementSupport
IBM DB2 Support LUW: facebook.com/DB2Support
IBM Information Management Spt: youtube.com/IBMIMSupport
Thanks to Kate Dawson for providing me with this information.
Another entry from Kate Kurtz who is attending & presenting at IDUG for her first time.
Wow! What a day. It has gone by so fast, and yet it felt incredibly slow while it was happening. There is just so much to take in, and so much to learn.
The key note speaker was Jeff Jonas, founder of SRD and now Chief Scientist, Entity Analytics. His topic was "Sensemaking on Steams and What Makes Smart Systems Smart". He is a phenomenal speaker with lots of energy and passion about what he does. It was a great session. He also managed to start and end his keynote speech with a poop joke. You have to admire someone who can do that and also deliver an amazing talk about fascinating technology. If you are interested in learning more, check out his blog here -> http://jeffjonas.typepad.com/. I think that the research he does has just entered on my list "Cool jobs I wish I did at IBM". Don't get me wrong, I love what I do, but I am often amazed by the type of work people do at IBM and the sheer variety of interesting things to learn about.
The first session, Warehouse Best Practices in Action - The IBM Smart Analytics System, went well and there were lots of questions from the audience. I love that , it is much more fun to have a conversation with the audience than it is just talk all by yourself. I also learn a lot from the types of questions people ask. I was co-presenting with Eddie Daghelian, and Haider Rizvi was there as well, so the discussion was lively and very educational for everyone. I did a lot of informal surveys of the audience, and it was interesting, most people could remember the days of DB2 PE (parallel edition), most were taking on-line backups, but very few of them were exploiting the table space level backup and restore functionality. There were a lot of questions and curiosity about Work Load Management, and also about Data Ingest strategies.
I think that is the best part about IDUG - a bunch of people who are really interested in technology, all getting together and just having a conversation. The presentation was really just a jumping off point, as for the rest of the day I had customers coming up to me asking for more information about specific topics in the presentation.
And, on a closing note, I want to say Thank You to Rebecca Bond, Steve Rees, and Calisto Zuzarte, who all made the time to attend the session and were friendly faces I could look for through out the presentation. Thanks Guys - it was hugely helpful to see you there!
I’ve heard Jeff Jonas speak several times and completely agree with Kate that he is phenomenal! During and after Jeff’s keynote, the comments were flying in on twitter about his talk. If you want to keep up with what’s going on, I highly suggest that you open this URL: http://bit.ly/mO4svB.
I copied some of my favourite tweets and posted them on Jeff’s FB wall:
Jeff Jonas opened and closed the keynote with a poop story and in the process told everyone how to make sense of data. Brilliant!
- #IDUGNA opening session....worth the full conference fee by ITSELF ! #DB2
Jeff’s response: I spent 7 hours creating a one of a kind deck for today's 60 minute keynote. Glad someone liked it!
Speaking of Jeff, Kate gave a link to his blog, and I encourage you to read it. Also, here is a recent interview with Jeff along with a very cool video "200 countries in 200 years". http://bit.ly/lVW9ME
Apparently there was a retirement party for Roger Miller last night as well. Another reason I really wish I was able to join my IDUG friends in California this year!
Join this group created by Surekha Parekh
to catch up on any webcasts that you may have missed. This group
list all DB2 for z/OS webcasts & teleconferences available to you FREE on
demand all year !
I bet you know an IBM Champion or two! I know I do. I’ve blogged about this wonderful group in the past and lovingly call them “IBM’s BEST Friends”. In IBM’s definition, IBM Champions are thought leaders and advocates who share their opinions and years of experience with people like you.
These people are recognized by IBM for their extensive contributions to the community and IBM Champions help make IBM communities a vibrant, meaningful and useful resource. IBM Champions are sought after experts in their field, and as such, have become renowned speakers at IBM and user group events worldwide.
At this year’s Information on Demand Conference (iod11), we will have 59 IBM Champions in attendance & speaking. An impressive 80 of the planned sessions across all the Forums and a variety of tracks is being led by one or more of our IBM Champions. The full list of 80 sessions can be found in this IBM Champions for Business Analytics, Enterprise Content Management and Information Management PDF document.
I’ve been attending conferences for many years now and I’ve become friends with many of these IBM Champions. Take a look at some of the events where a friend of mine is involved:
Roger Sanders: Pre-Conference Certification Class on Sunday Oct 23, 2 book signings: Idea to Print & DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration: Certification Study Notes.
Susan Lawson: Pre-Conference Certification Class on Sunday Oct 23, Up-coming book: DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study Guide.
Judy Nall: Pre-Conference Certification Class on Sunday Oct 23, Book: DB2 9 System Administration for z/OS: Certification Study Guide: Exam 737.
Panel Discussion Speakers: Brian Green, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Manager, BI and Performance Management; John Boyer, The Nielsen Company, Enablement Team Lead; Kay Van De Vanter, The Boeing: co-authors of the book, "Business Intelligence Strategy", session BDS-1670B: How to Deliver BI Program Excellence, Tuesday, Oct 25, 3-4 pm.
Bernie O'Connor: IDUG Friend; Session IDB-3162A Anixter Uses IBM DB2 pureScale and Optim for Mission Critical Applications; 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Klaas Brant; Fellow judge on DB2’s Got Talent Competition & Host for DB2Night Show for DB2 for z/OS: Session IDB-2878A DB2 9.7: How to Create, Maintain and Monitor Huge Tables, Tuesday, Oct 25 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM
Cristian Molaro: Friend from DB2Night Show; Several sessions!
Cuneyt Goksu; Future Author; Session IDZ-1012A Practical Recipes for Daily Database Administration Activities Using IBM DB2 9 and 10 for IBM z/OS Monday, Oct 24 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
Suresh Sane; IDUG Friend; Session IDZ-1179B DB2 10 Customer Experiences Part 1 What's New for the Developer? Monday, Oct 24 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
Isaac Yassin; IDUG Friend; Session IDZ-1100A A Closer Look at IBM DB2 (z/OS) Member Cluster Tuesday, Oct 25 08:15 AM - 09:30 AM
Dave Beulke; Co-author of book: DB2 10 for z/OS - Cost Savings ..... Out of the Box; Session IDZ-1731A IBM DB2 Temporal Database Performance Designs Tuesday, Oct 25 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sheryl M. Larsen; Session IDZ-3504A More Lessons Learned from SQL Performance Review Tuesday, Oct 25 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bryan Paulsen; Session IDZ-3138A IBM DB2 10 for z/OS: John Deere's Beta Experience Tuesday, Oct 25 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Julian Stuhler; Co-author of book DB2 10 for z/OS - Cost Savings ..... Out of the Box; Session IDZ-1425A The Business Value of IBM DB2 10 Top Features - Real Customer Experiences Tuesday, Oct 25 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Daniel L Luksetich; Author of up-coming book: DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study Guide; Session IDZ-1561A Explaining the IBM DB2 for z/OS Dynamic Statement Cache Tuesday, Oct 25 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Craig S Mullins; Author of many books including an up-coming book; Session IDZ-1380A IBM DB2 for z/OS Performance Tuning Roadmap, Tuesday, Oct 25 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Phil Grainger; IDUG Friend; Session IDZ-1011A Hash Access: The Hierarchical Direct Access Method (HDAM) IBM DB2 Table? Wednesday, Oct 26 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Bonnie Baker; IDUG Friend; Session IDZ-3510A DB2 Doctor: Symptoms, Diagnoses, and Cures for Poor Performance Wednesday, Oct 26 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM
David Birmingham; Author of book: Netezza Transformation: Taming the dragon without alchemy, sorcery or strange potions ; Blogger: “Netezza Underground” ; Several sessions, including Unleashing Netezza - Netezza Solution Best Practices Wednesday, Oct 26 08:15 AM - 09:30 AM.
For complete details of the sessions that all the IBM Champions are involved with, see this IBM Champions for Business Analytics, Enterprise Content Management and Information Management PDF document.
Looking forward to going to the conference to see my friends… and to make more friends.
PS… If you follow my blog, you’ll notice that two of my friends are missing from this list: Rebecca Bond and Scott Hayes. Rebecca won’t be attending for personal reasons and Scott doesn’t have any sessions that he’s running, but I hope he’ll be at the conference. If not, I’ll see him in Prague for IDUG.
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At the end of August, IBM released DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release”. Normally this would have been a fix pack, but given the extensive enhancements, it was given a name.
DB2 10.5 "Cancun Release" is available and provides the following benefits:
Allows you to get real-time answers to ALL questions with instant insight into historical and “as it happens” data
Changes the economics of high availability
Allows you to get fast time-to-value with Oracle SQL capabilities that leverage existing skills and IT resources
Brings superior performance with less disruption to SAP Environments
Leverages POWER8 optimization
We’ve had several blog entries published to tell you about the features, and last week, George Baklarz was the guest speaker on the DB2Night Show. George went beyond the information I’ve seen so far and provided technical details that you’ll likely not find elsewhere.
I live tweeted the webcast and created a summary via Storify: https://storify.com/IBMDB2/db2night-show-db2-cancun-with-george-baklarz
From DB2Night Show host, Scott Hayes: 100% of our audience learned something! During today's show, George shared with us the significant improvements and enhancements that are delivered via Fixpack 4 of DB2 V10.5 BLU. You will learn about shadow tables, pureScale enhancements, improved Oracle compatibility and compression, improved performance, and more! Watch and learn...
Get the replay: http://www.dbisoftware.com/blog/db2nightshow.php?id=523
Be sure to attend the upcoming DB2Night Show on October 17. Special guest Iqbal Goralwalla will share his experiences with using and testing DB2 Cancun shadow tables and other features. Register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/163454434
Here are a few others about the DB2 Cancun Release that you can watch on demand:
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usual, host & IBM Champion Scott Hayes has some interesting shows
lined up on his award winning webinar series: The DB2Night Show.October 5, 2012; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM"You CAN Teach an Old Programmer New Tricks” with Bonnie Baker, IBM DB2 Gold Consultant October 12, 2012; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMBREAKING NEWS from IBM!
Special guest, Les King, Director, Information Management Solutions
& Warehouse Development at IBM, tells us he'll have some exciting
"breaking" news to share! October 19, 2012; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM“The Joys of Big Data” with Dave Beulke If
you’ve missed any of the shows in the past, remember that they have
been recorded and are available for you to watch anytime you like. Here
are a few that I’ve blogged about in the past:Happy Learning!Susan