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As 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 PM
BREAKING 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:
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Changing a data structure can be one of the simplest activities to physically perform. However, when considering the number of programs that act upon a data structure, any type of change to a data structure becomes a very complex activity - which may increase the potential for introducing viral data. Read this article by Neal to better understand how you can avoid the massive problems that will ensue if you introduce viral data into your database.
Neal adapted this article from his book, so if you like it, check out the book.
The title of the book “Viral Data” implies that the book is about Data Quality… but there is much more in the book! Check out these terms that also describe the content of the book:
For more information on Neal’s book, see my blog entry about his book signing. This entry contains some reader feedback that you’ll appreciate.
Neal had several sessions at the IOD conference this year. Did you catch any of them?
On Dec 15, you can take part in the Virtual IOD and can possibly “attend” one or more of these sessions. Sign up: IBM Information on Demand Virtual Conference on Dec 15: http://ow.ly/3iLxE
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The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture: A Systems-Based Approach for Unlocking Business Insight
Architecture for the Intelligent Enterprise: Powerful New Ways to Maximize the Real-time Value of Information
Tomorrow’s winning “Intelligent Enterprises” will bring together far more diverse sources of data, analyze it in more powerful ways, and deliver immediate insight to decision-makers throughout the organization. Today, however, most companies fail to apply the information they already have, while struggling with the complexity and costs of their existing information environments.
In this book, a team of IBM’s leading information management experts guide you on a journey that will take you from where you are today toward becoming an “Intelligent Enterprise.”
Drawing on their extensive experience working with enterprise clients, the authors present a new, information-centric approach to architecture and powerful new models that will benefit any organization. Using these strategies and models, companies can systematically unlock the business value of information by delivering actionable, real-time information in context to enable better decision-making throughout the enterprise–from the “shop floor” to the “top floor.”
Amazon - currently 22% discount, but this could change at any time.
IBM Press - Save 35% on this title, plus get FREE ground shipping in the US when you use Coupon Code IBM5717 at ibmpressbooks.com.
Are you attending the IOD EMEA Conference in Rome the week of May 17? If you are, you will have a chance to receive a free copy. What do you need to do? Besides being at the conference, you must attend sessions that are hosted by one of the authors.
If you tweet & blog, you KNOW the importance of word of mouth feedback! Spread the word about a favorite topic. The world wants to hear you!
2009 has been a wonderful year for the books that we've published this year! And..... the pipeline for next year is looking quite healthy. Check it out!
Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers (WROX)
By Antonio Cangiano
Using EMC TimeFinder to Backup and Restore DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Databases (EMC ebook)
By Roger Sanders, Paul Pendle, Dale McInnis, Michele Backstrom
Break free with DB2 9.7: A Tour of Cost-Slashing New Features (Flashbook)
By Paul Zikopoulos, Belal Tassi, Chris Eaton, George Baklarz
New Intelligence for a Smarter Planet - Driving Business Innovation with IBM Analytic Solutions (Flashbook)
By Pat Bates, Mike Biere, Rex Wiederanders, Alan Meyer, Bill Wong
MDM for Customer Data (MC Press)
Optimizing Customer Centric Management of Your Business
By Kelvin K. A. Looi
SAP DBA Cockpit - Flight Plans for DB2 LUW Administrator (ebook)
by Eduardo Akisue, Jeremy Broughton, Patrick Zeng, Liwen Yeow
Understanding IBM SOA Foundation Suite: Learning Visually with Examples (IBM Press)
By: Tinny Ng; Laura Chan; Jane Fung; Vivian Mak
Getting Started with IBM Data Studio for DB2 (ebook)
Part of the DB2 On-Campus Series
By Debra Eaton, Vitor Rodrigues, Manoj Sardana, Michael Schnenker, Kathryn Zeidenstein, Raul Chong
Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic (IBM Press)
By Neal Fishman
DB2 pureXML Cookbook (IBM Press)
by Matthias Nicola and Pav Kumar-Chatterjee
Information on Demand for Dummies (Flashbook)
By Judith Hurwitz, Fern Halper, Marcia Kaufman, Glenn Hintze, Adam Gartenberg
Informix Dynamic Server Application Development – Getting Started (ebook)
By Jacques Roy
SQL for DB2 (29th Street Press)
by James Cooper and Paul Conte
Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions (O'Reilly)
Multiple authors, including Jeff Jonas
The books are planned for next year:
Making it Big in Software: Get the Job. Wor the Org. Become Great. (Pearson Education)
by Sam Lightstone
The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture: A Systems-Based Approach for Unlocking Business Insight (IBM Press)
By Mario Godinez, Eberhard Hechler, Klaus Koenig, Steve Lockwood, Martin Oberhofer, Michael Schroeck
DB2 V9 for z/OS Certification Guide - Systems Administration – Test 737 (MC Press)
By Judy Nall
Getting Started with WAS CE (ebook)
Part of the DB2 On-Campus Series
Getting Started with pureQuery (ebook)
Part of the DB2 On-Campus Series
Getting Started with Eclipse (ebook)
Part of the DB2 On-Campus Series
Getting Started with InfoSphere Data Architect Infosphere (ebook)
Part of the DB2 On-Campus Series
The Art of Taxonomy Creating Concept-Rich Services (O'Reilly)
By Aaron Brown
I've created a group on Developerworks to keep track of all these books. Here is some additional information.
Are you going to IDUG in Tampa, Florida this year? The conference takes place May 10 - May 14 and if you are going, you have 4 weeks to prepare to pass the free exams that you can take while attending the conference.
Why get certified? It's getting harder to keep your skills up to date these days with everything changing so quickly and the huge volume of information that you are bombarded with every day. Certification exams are focused on a specific topics and cover a limited number of objectives that are related to the tasks performed in that job role. So when you are studying for the exam, you are studying only a subset of the content that is available for the product. This targeted studying can be a more achievable way to increase your skills as you'll do a piece of learning and then testing at a time.
To help you target your studying, we have a set of study guides that you can use to prepare to pass the exam.
Here are the books:
DB2 9 Fundamentals Exam 730
Roger Sanders' book: DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification Study Guide
DB2 9 DBA for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Exam 731
Roger Sanders' book: DB2 9 Database Administration Certification Study Guide
DB2 9.7 DBA for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Exam 541
This exam was updated to the V9.7 level, while the book is at the V9 level. This might cause you a slight problem on some of the questions but overall, you should still be able to pass the exam with this book. If you're concerned, you should examine the exam objectives to see what was added. You could also take the Exam Prep for Exam 541 course that will be taught by Roger Sanders on May 10 at the Conference.
DB2 9 Advanced DBA for UNIX, and Windows Exam 734
DB2 9 Advanced DBA Certification Study Guide by Roger Sanders and Dwaine Snow
DB2 9 for z/OS Database Administration Exam 732
DB2 9 for z/OS Database Administration Certification Study Guide by Susan Lawson and Dan Luksetich
These books will be for sale at the conference, but if you can, purchase the books before the conference so that you have time to read them and study to the degree that you need to.
If you aren't able to purchase the books outright, check amazon or other sites for used copies of the books. Also, libraries might have copies of the books. I know our skill's center library has many copies of these books... and they are VERY well used!
Check to see if your company has a subscription with Safari Books Online or Books 24x7. Both of these electronic book engines carry these books which will allow you to read the entire book or to search and read parts of the book as needed.
The publisher of the Certification Study Guides, MC Press, is working on getting the books available in Kindle format, so that could be an option for you as well.
If you are working with DB2 in your daily job, you may be ready to pass the exam with minimal studying. I suggest that you try an assessment exam to guage your readiness. You may also wish to answer the sample questions that are in the Certification Study Guides. If you are able to pass these questions correctly and easily, you may be ready to pass the exam.
If you want a little more help, consider taking the Exam Prep courses that take place on May 10 at the conference. You can prepare for Exam 541 or Exam 732.
For more information about getting certified, see my previous blog entry: Certification 101.
Have fun in Tampa! Get certified :)
This week the IMS Technical Conference took place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Although I wasn't able to attend the conference, I arranged for each attendee to get a complementary book:
"An Introduction to IMS"
Dean Meltz, the lead author for the book, was available to sign the books for the attendees.
I also arranged for Sharon Qi to sell IBM Press books at a discount. We didn't sell many books, but hopefully more people are now aware that there are books available.
Sharon tells me that many of the attendees were asking for more books on IMS. I'd like to have more published as well, but it mainly depends on how well the current book does.
Besides this book, there is a landing page on dworks for IMS content: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/db2/products/ims/
There are also serveral redbooks:
If you're interested in more books about IMS, let me know what kind of topic you are interested in.
I’ve heard that there is something like a Brontobyte of data on the internet these days… How can you possibly keep on top of what you really want & need to know? Answer: Let some trusted people filter this data for you!
On the Season 2 Finale of The DB2Night Show z/OS Edition, join Surekha, Willie and myself as we show you the sites that you should bookmark and visit in order to keep up to date with minimal effort. The three of us enjoy reading, researching, and filtering & then blogging, tweeting, and inviting you to the events that we think are most important & interesting to those who work in the DB2 z/OS area of the world.
Speakers: Surekha Parekh, Susan Visser and Willie Favero
Host: Klaas Brant
Date: Monday, June 27
Time: 11:00 am Eastern Time
Because this is the last episode for the vacation break we would like to point out to you some great sites, blogs and communities that will keep you busy while we are planning new shows for you. This show will cover the top DB2 for z/OS e-Communities, collaboration groups and blogs that are available for DB2 for z/OS users. With the growth of the internet. mobile devices and particularly social media there are multiple tools and communities which enable DB2 for z/OS users to share information, experiences, and grow skills.
It can be confusing to know which communities to join, how to engage in active discussions and how to find the information you are looking for quickly . This webcast will take you through the top DB2 for z/OS communities and blogs which try and integrate multiple communities and groups with RSS feeds and real-time information. We will also provide a list of contact names in DB2 community.
Participants in our virtual studio audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and give the presenters feedback on their experience with DB2 communities.
About the speakers:
Host Klaas Brant, an IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant.
Surekha Parekh, IBMer, the world wide DB2 for z/OS Marketing Manager, blogger, tweeter, author.
Susan Visser, IBMer, Publishing Program Manager, blogger, tweeter, author.
Willie Favero, IBMer, zChampion, Dynamic Warehouse on z/OS Swat Team, DB2 SME, University Ambassador z, Sr Cert IT Specialist, Software Specialist : SW IM DB2-Host, blogger, tweeter, author.
Hope you can join us! We’ll make the season finale fun!!
Check out this new book and the amazing talent who wrote it!
by Mickey Iqbal, Dr. Mithkal Smadi, Chris Molloy, Jim Rymarczyk
Explosive growth in the demand for IT computing infrastructure resources has put the global IT data centers that host this infrastructure at the brink of both energy and floor space capacity. New data centers are costly, complex, and energy-hungry; at the same time, industry analysts estimate that several billions of dollars in existing server hardware is under-utilized. To address these challenges, organizations across the world have begun to leverage smarter technologies, such as virtualization. But without the benefit of a smartly engineered transformation effort, virtualization technologies alone have fallen short of providing the business value that resonates with an organization’s lines of business.
With IT Virtualization Best Practices, you will learn how to:
Mickey Iqbal, an IBM Distinguished Engineer, is responsible for leading architecture and technology deployment strategy for IBM’s Strategic Outsourcing (SO) business. He leads the global programs for hardware and software infrastructure resource optimization and technology deployment in IBM’s data centers. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.<>br
Dr. Mithkal Smadi is an IBM Distinguished Engineer in Integrated Service Delivery. He played a leading role in the early development and deployment of IBM lean transformation methodology across Integrated Technology Delivery (ITD) and Integrated Managed Business Process Delivery (IMBPD).
Chris Molloy, an IBM Distinguished Engineer, is responsible for optimizing the 8 million square feet of data center space used around the world to support IBM’s outsourcing customers. He is a member of IBM’s Academy of Technology.
Jim Rymarczyk is an IBM Fellow and the Chief Virtualization Technologist for IBM’s Systems and Technology Group. He is a former computer science adjunct professor at Union College and a member of the IEEE, the ACM, and the IBM Academy of Technology.
There are three webcasts in the IBM DB2 for z/OS Webcast Series at this time, and only one has passed by. Register now so you don’t miss these coming webinars:
DB2 10: Justifying the upgrade
Julian Stuhler wrote the white paper, and co-authored the book "DB2 10 – Cost Savings… Out of the Box". In this webcast Julian will bring to life the key concepts which make the business justification for migrating to DB2 10 so compelling. This webcast will cover the business benefits of:
A live Q&A session takes place at the end of the presentation, so have your questions ready for Julian.
DB2 10: The secrets of scalability
Anyone who knows anything about DB2 10 for z/OS will know about the very significant potential CPU/cost savings it can offer.
Join IBM Gold Consultant Julian Stuhler and IBM Distinguished Engineer Jeff Josten for this webcast focusing on DB2 10’s features for reducing virtual storage constraints, improving catalog concurrency and removing other scalability barriers.
A live Q&A session takes place at the end of the presentation, so have your questions ready.
About the Speakers:
Julian Stuhler - IBM Gold Consultant
Julian is a highly experienced DB2 consultant with over 20 years relational database experience working with a number of clients within the insurance, telecommunications, banking and manufacturing sectors. In that time he has gained a significant amount of practical knowledge in many aspects of IBM’s Information Management products, including experience in application programming, database administration, technical architecture, performance tuning and systems programming. Most recently, Julian has specialised in supporting large-scale implementations of SAP on DB2 for z/OS.
Jeff Josten – IBM Distinguished Engineer
Jeff Josten is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the lead architect of DB2 for z/OS. He is located at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab in San Jose, California. He has worked for IBM since 1985 and has been a member of the DB2 team since 1987. He owns several patents in the area of data base technology, and is a frequent speaker at user group and customer meetings.
Why is there so much information about upgrading to DB2 for z/OS 10 these days?
Because IBM DB2 10 is HERE and early adopters who have already upgraded to the new version and are reaping the business benefits. The initial response to DB2 10 has been extremely positive. An early adopter of DB2 10 said, “We could not have been more thrilled with all the performance improvements! There is definitely gold in this version and you don’t even need to spend time to find it. It’s truly right out of the box.”
We don’t want you to miss the benefits, so to help with your migration, IBM has created this series of webcasts. Register now to secure your place and use these valuable recordings to help you throughout the migration process.
Also, IBM will no longer support DB2 Version 8 as of 30 April 2012. So, don’t wait, and take advantage of the special discounts on DB2 10 until December 3, 2011. To find out more, talk to your IBM representatives
Replays are available for past webinars, including
Date: 3rd November 2011
With IBM DB2 for z/OS Version 8 retiring support in April 2012, many clients are planning their migration strategy. As you know, migration can be a time-consuming and expensive process it can be confusing knowing which path to take.
With the current cut backs in IT expenditure it makes sense to do your homework and avoid any costly mistakes. This webcast is one you cannot avoid to miss if you are currently on Version 7, 8 or 9 and planning your migration.
About the Speaker:Tom Crocker is a Senior IT Specialist working in the United Kingdom as a Client Technical Advisor specializing in DB2 Tools and DB2 Engine. Tom has over 20 years experience in data management and has worked for IBM for the last 10 years, first as a DB2 DBA supporting SAP on OS/390 and for the last 8 years in Technical Pre-Sales. Before joining IBM, he worked as an independent consultant and has experience in the insurance, banking, and retail industries.
Thanks to Surekha Parekh for this information. Be sure to join one of the social groups that Surekha runs so you don’t miss any future events:
I’m re-listening to the audible versions of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics. As I’m going through it, I’m convinced that the IBM Information on Demand Conference committee couldn’t have chosen better guest speakers for a conference that is all about data!
What are these books about? Steven Levitt is an economist who is intrigued by the stories behind the data. He’s managed to find data in the most unlikely places about topics that are not well documented. Stephen Dubner is the journalist who has an exceptional talent of putting together the stories that give radical conclusions to the data.
The Freakonomics book answered such questions:
These are just some of the stories that I remember. If you love data, you’ll love the stories and conclusions that Levitt & Dubnar put together based on the data that they analyze.
Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt are presenting at the keynote session at IOD that takes place Wednesday morning…. and come by to get your book signed after the keynote for an incredibly short signing session from 10:00 - 10:20 am. I hope you can join us. Add this book signing to your schedule via the Smart Site Agenda Builder. Their session is Anc # 3779.
This is part 3 of the In-Memory for Big Data Management Tweetchat Recap. See also: Recap of Tweetchat: "In-Memory for Big Data Management " - Part 1 and Part 2.
Question 7: Can in-memory techniques be applied to non-relational databases and/or Hadoop?
jeffreyfkelly A7 yes - see @aerospike, NoSQL, flash-optimized in-memory DB
dvellante A7. yes and @jeffreyfkelly - interesting Aerospike - that's an extension of memory using flash
InfoMgmtExec A7 -Time Series db's(Informix) will benefit substantially from In Memory. Critical to Smart Metering and Smart Grid strategies.
dfloyer A7 Of course! Databases such as Couchbase (Memcache) & Aerospike (Flash) use KV pairs in memory extensively for transactions
katsnelson Hadoop is about data on disk. Streams does the opposite i.e processes in-memory. IBM bundles Hadoop and Streams
BigDataAlex A7: InfoSphere #Streams brings "database" functions into IMC in real time for continuous query and calculations
jeffreyfkelly A7 like the DW question, in-memory DB can supplement Hadoop batch analytics w/ real-time analytic queries
kdnuggets Is there an upper limit to in-memory DB? Are there risks of instability/errors when memory is too large?
BTRG_MikeMartin RT of course @terraechos: an opportunity cost? @BTRG_MikeMartin: Like EVERYTHING it is about finding the cost/benefit.
Question 8: What is main role for in-memory in bigdata infrastructures? Where does flash memory fit?
dvellante: A8. The best IO is no IO
dvellante A8. But no IO is expensive so in-memory in #bigdata has to be used judiciously
cristianmolaro A8 I like the concept of multi-temperature storage: the hottest data stored on the faster (and more expensive) storage device
cristianmolaro A8 main role should be to accelerate access in relevant chunks... #bigdata is too big to be contained in memory...
BTRG_MikeMartin RT Favorite comment so far @dvellante: A8. The best IO is no IO
jeffreyfkelly A8 in-memory should be used strategically in #BigData infrastructure where speed, performance gains outweigh costs
dfloyer The L1/L2 cache hit rate become unpredictable as DRAM increases - adding more DRAM can decrease performance
dfloyer Yes, especially for DRAM - L1/L2 cache stability, RTO if backup data is on disk. Limits scope of problem addressed
jeffreyfkelly A7 I believe there are in-memory instances of #Cassandra - anybody have info?
dvellante RT @cristianmolaro: A8 I like concept of multi-temperature storage>> time to freshen up those page/swap algorithms in the OS?
Our next tweetchat is scheduled for Wednesday April 17 at noon: Organizations solving everyday problems with Analytics.
Watch for another blog entry that summarizes the reading recommendations found in this recap.
Can you think of a better way to learn? Whenever, wherever, at your own pace or with peers... without traveling. Now with three different options, you can really find the perfect way to keep your skills at the top level!
Self-paced virtual courses (SPVC) are online courses that include the same quality course content, exercises and hands-on labs as our classroom courses. These courses can be taken any time of day or night allowing students to study when and where they want. Start your training by watching a recorded instructor. When ready, log into the lab environment to complete your hands-on lab assignments working with IBM software. Self-paced virtual courses are the perfect training method for students who can't travel or prefer the flexibility of self-paced training.
courses allow you to learn at your own pace and on your schedule with
training that is completely self-contained from your desktop. Most
courses provide introductory and overview training that serves as the
foundation for more technical and follow-on training. Courses include
expert instruction but do not include hands-on labs. NOTE: All of these courses are less than $500!
Instructor led online (ILO) courses are taught by a live instructor with whom you can interact and ask questions using Voice Over IP (VOIP). Courses are taught on a specific day and time, some of which may even be scheduled after business hours to minimize time away from work. Most courses are exactly the same as their classroom equivalent, including the course duration, content, hands-on labs and student materials.
Just about every course listed above has a book that can be used to supplement your learning or as a reference after you've finished the course. See our Information Management Bookstore for a list of the current and upcoming books.
Buy a book... get 50% off a certification exam! We only have a limited number of vouchers, so we're expecting to run out quickly. Be one of the first to get a voucher by buying a copy of the IBM DB2 9 New Features by Paul Zikopoulos, George Baklarz, Leon Katsnelson, and Chris Eaton. You don't need to buy the book from amazon, but you do need to send us proof of purchase.
Normally exams cost about $150 ... so this is a savings of $75. For full details, read: ibm.com/software/data/education/voucher.html
Have you ever used an online book engine such as Safari or Books 24x7? Both Safari and Books 24x7 are online book engines that give you access to thousands of retail books. These engines are quite powerful and very suitable in today's electronic world. IBM Press books are now available in both engines.
Safari is an online book engine that is jointly owned by Pearson and O'Reilly. All books that are published by these publishers are automatically formatted for Safari and made available to anyone who has a subscription to Safari. If you have a subscription, you can read the entire book electronically, search for a keyword across the entire library or a subset of the library, bookmark well-used pages in the books you've read, make notes for your co-workers who also have subscriptions, download chapters to print or read offline, or copy code directly from the book into your programs. You can sign up for a 2-week trial from http://safari.informit.com/. Monthly subscription rates can be as low as $19.99 depending on the number of books you choose for your bookshelf.
Books 24x7 has all the same features as Safari, but a slightly different set of books. Books 24x7 is a direct competitor to Safari and as such, typically carry only the books published outside of Pearson or O'Reilly. Exceptions are made when Books 24x7 buys the electronic rights to use a Pearson or O'Reilly book. This was an arrangement that was made for the IBM Press books that are published through Pearson. You can get further information about the subscription details and prices from http://www.books24x7.com.
IBM employees have a paid subscription to Books 24x7 and you can sign up to use it through this internal site: http://w3.ibm.com/education.
I've used Books 24x7 to review books and table of contents, searched for specific topics in a set of books, but one of the key benefits is their newsletter. At least every week I'm sent a note telling me about the new books that are available on the engine. I end up seeing titles that are very interesting and useful that I wouldn't have known about without this newsletter! Another thing that I've recently discovered is that some of the books have a mp3 teaser available that allows you to listen to someone reading part of the book to you. This is great for commuters or for anyone who wants a break from reading!
Let me know if you've tried these engines and if you see benefits to using them.
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Yesterday I mentioned the InfoSphere sessions that are taking place at the IDUG Tampa conference (May 10 - 14)and Monday I blogged about the free certification exams that are available.
Today I'll tell you about the 7 education seminars that are taking place on Monday May 10. Note that all these sessions take place the same day and same time, so the hard part will be to choose which one you want to participate in!
Z01: DB2 9 for z/OS Cert Exam, Susan Lawson, YL&A
Z02: Save CPU Costs by Tuning your SQL, Bonnie Baker, Bonnie Baker Corporation
Z03: SQL: What To Use When You Can and Cannot Touch It, Sheryl Larsen, Sheryl M. Larsen, Inc
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, Samir Kapoor, IBM Toronto Lab
Z06: DB2 for LUW Performance Analysis and Tuning Workshop, Scott Hayes, DBI
Z07: DB2 9 for z/OS In-depth, Phil Grainger, Independent Consultant
Z08: Optimizing System Performance Using DB2 Statistics Trace
You can view session details and build your curriculum with the on-line conference scheduler.
At the conference bookstore, you'll find books by Roger Sanders and Susan Lawson to accompany the course material that they are delivering.
Stay tuned for more information... coming up soon!