If you’ve been watching social media sites today, you may have noticed a few things mentioned about a new DB2 10.5 release. There is one that went out today and it has a few names:
DB2 “Cancun Release”
DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release”
DB2 10.5 Fixpack 4
Yes they’re all the same. The message here is that the fixpack did more than fix bugs, it provided a few new features. The features are so important that rather than just keep the name as FP4, we added a cool name to bring some attention to it.
The main message for DB2 "Cancun release” is that on top of the powerful features already in DB2 10.5, you now get more:
You can get real-time answers to ALL your questions with instant insight into historical and “as it happens” data with Shadow Tables. Learn more from this blog from Amit Patel: Find out what’s new for BLU Acceleration.
Do you run SAP applications with DB2? Running them in the DB2 "Cancun Release" will bring you superior performance and less disruption to your SAP Environments. If reporting is key for you, report generation workloads on DB2 on POWER8 will blow you away: tests showed average performance improvement of 82x compared to a competitive database: Learn more: http://bit.ly/WhatsNewCancun
If you work extensively with DB2 and pureScale you’ll love this release! One new thing: You can now perform online table reorgs and incremental backups in pureScale environment. And the latest release improves ease of use and serviceability of installation, configuration and updates. Where did all these ideas came from? From our large DB2 pureScale community. Yes, we listened! Learn more from this blog entry from Kelly Schlamb: pureScale at the beach: What's new in DB2 "Cancun Release"?
If you’re coming from an Oracle background, you’ll be happy that it is even easier than before to use your acquired SSQL mastery with DB2. You’ll find no skills issues if you move to DB2 from Oracle. The SQL skills you already have are transferable: Learn more: http://bit.ly/SQLCompatability
That’s it for today, but I can give you a hint for the coming weeks: There are papers, tweetchats, webinars, blogs, graphics, presentations, conference sessions, videos, developerWorks articles, IBMdatamag.com articles, and much more currently in development. I suggest you follow https://twitter.com/IBM_DB2 for details on all this as we release it.
In fact, let me ask you to do something. As you go through this information, write down your questions and send them to me or tweet to #ASKDB2. We’ll gather all of your questions and make sure they are publicly answered.
Yesterday I published the blog entry NOW is a good time to upgrade to DB2 10.5! and I had a comment asking me how people can quickly upgrade their skills. The person asking was focused on those who have Oracle skills and now want to work on DB2, but new skills need to be taught to those who are skilled in DB2 9.7 and now need to move to DB2 10.5. Here is what I suggest:
Three Easy Steps to Learn BLU Acceleration
Step1: BLU Acceleration Technical Deep Dive
IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sam Lightstone , (1.5 hours)
Step 2: DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration free flash book
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Step 3:Try it using one of these options
BLU Acceleration for Cloud - OR – 90-day free trial software
My biggest tip: Be active in social to get the very latest in what is published. Social channels like blogs, twitter and facebook are used to promote the ever growing list of learning materials. You’ll find links to white papers, articles, best practices, videos, books, and even formal education. If you’re on twitter, there is really only one place to follow: https://twitter.com/IBM_DB2 This is the official DB2 account and posts will tell you everything you need to know, including activities generated outside of IBM. Although IBM produces a ton of great content, we rely our partners, IBM Champions, and IBM Gold Consultants to also publish content about our products. I’ll do a separate blog post on the incredible learning opportunities provided by our user groups and partners.
We have a dedicated website called ibmbluhub.com that is the go-to place for all things BLU. My intern Tori McClellan just published her first blog entry about what you can find on the “BLU Hub”: Steps toward the Future: How IBM DB2 is changing the Game.
DB2 is something like 99% compatible with Oracle. Danny Arnold does a great job summarizing the areas of compatibility: Simplifying Oracle Database Migrations. As you are aware, mastery comes through practice. It may take a bit of habit changing and practice to master the skills you need to be efficient at using DB2, even if the skills are similar. If time is not your friend, you may benefit by joining a bootcamp session: http://ibm.co/DB2BLUBootcamp. You may also find this education roadmap useful, especially if you can arrange to have Melanie Stopfer teach a class for you.
I hope this helps! I look forward to more comments and perhaps suggestions on future blog posts.
September is turning out to be a busy month for learning. A new DB2 Redbook, IDUG in Sydney, 2 DB2 Tech Talks,
and 3 DB2Night Show episodes!
What a great community we have for DB2.
real-time operational data warehouses a reality
Date: Tuesday September 11
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm EDT
Speakers: Jon Lind (presenter) and Serge Rielau (host)
This DB2 Tech Talk will continue the deep dive into the major features of
the new DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows and InfoSphere Warehouse 10 products.
This talk will discuss a range of query performance enhancements in the release,
as well as the Continuous Data Ingest feature. Find out more and
Webcast: Compression comparison - DB2 vs. Oracle database and the rest
Date: Thursday September 27
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm EDT
Speakers: Chris Eaton (presenter) and Serge Rilau (host)
This DB2 Tech Talk delves into the benefits and advantages of DB2 in
terms of database compression, backup and archival compression, and more. It
also compares these features and capabilities to Oracle and other databases to
show you why DB2 has a clear advantage when it comes to storage optimization.
Find out more and
Have you seen any of the other shows as part of this series? If not, you'll
be happy to know that they have all been recorded and you can watch the replays whenever you like.
Over the years, DB2 has become more compatible to Oracle, thus making it much
easier for people skilled on Oracle to move to DB2 jobs as well as much easier
for companies to switch their Oracle databases and applications that rely on
With DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, you’ll find the
PL/SQL Compatibility features and other enhancements make it even easier for you
Learn about why and how to switch by joining this latest DB2 Tech Talk that
takes place on May 31:
DB2 Tech Talk: Oracle
Database and SQL/PL Compatibility
Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012
Time: 11:30 – 1:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Serge Rielau, SQL Architect for DB2 for LUW
This webcast will discuss:
- Native PL/SQL support, plus other compatibility features including
concurrency control, PL/SQL package support, Oracle SQL dialect support, OCI,
SQL * Plus Scripts, and Oracle Forms.
- Enhanced support for triggers, new scalar functions, declared types and
procedures within local scope.
- Tooling that IBM has made available to streamline this move process.
- Case studies drawn from elements of the process with actual customers and
shown at the code level.
If you are serious about switching to DB2 from Oracle, here are some other
resources for you to consider:
Apparently this is happening to many of our customers. They move from Oracle
to DB2 and achieve improved performance. Could this happen to you as well?
Here are some of the details of this particular case study:
JSC Rietumu Banka achieves faster database performance moving from
Oracle and Sun to IBM DB2 on Power Systems
With the worldwide recession placing pressure on banks to reduce costs, JSC
Rietumu Banka's CIO was concerned with total cost of hardware, software
and administration supporting the company’s online banking
applications. The bank’s web applications ran on Oracle Database and Sun servers
and it found that the annual fees were costly and administration time consuming.
With its migration to IBM DB2 on IBM Power Systems, it
reduced the total cost of ownership for its online banking
infrastructure and dramatically improved query performance and
data availability. On average, user queries are now executed up to 3 times
faster, with some queries completed up to 30 times faster (for
example, some queries that before took 30 seconds now take less than one
second). During the migration process, the bank reported an out-of-the-box
compatibility rate of more than 90 percent.
Thanks to the solution, JSC has:
• Reduced total cost of ownership by
• Achieved 3-30 times faster query performance
Improved data availability by 200 percent
"By migrating to IBM DB2 on IBM Power systems, and using IBM services, we
expect to decrease total cost of ownership for our mobile device banking
applications by 20-30 percent." - Sergey Golubev, Head of IT Maintenance
and Networking Department, JSC Rietumu Banka
To learn more about how JSC Rietumu Banka addressed its business challenges,
read the full case study.
I get the impression that this type of improvement is happening in many
shops. I base this impression on some of the comments that have been expressed
on the DB2Night Show. Has this happened to you as well? Do you want to share
Thanks to Dave Pittman and Paula Williams for providing me with the details
of this case. Watch for a few more that I’ll write about.
Were you able to join today’s DB2 Night Show webinar? Today was the start 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- Richard
How to Find all DB2 Instances on an LUW Server
If you only have one instance, this is very easy to do and not really worth
talking about. But, if you have multiple instances and versions and fixpacks,
db2ilist is not that helpful. Richard suggest that you use a command to view
the DB2 Global Registry to see all the instances. This command only works on
Linux and Unix and is not documented. Richard’s presentation was very
informative and well laid out. The content focused on a little-known, but
Contestant 2 – Sameer
Physical DB Design is the Foundation of Your Database: Plan it
You may remember Sameer from last year’s competition. Sameer chose a very
broad topic and we’ve seen large books and 4-day courses that have covered this
topic. As a result of so much material to cover, Sameer wasn’t able to finish
in time. The presentation and material was very laid out and the tips that were
provided were well thought out and useful.
Contestant 3 – Douglas
Oracle to DB2: After Migration Tuning Tips
Douglas chose a great topic, in my opinion, and given the thoroughness of how
it was covered, I think that many people will benefit from this presentation.
Douglas wasn’t planning on covering the whole topic in his 4 minute allotment,
but he did prepare material for future presentations if he is kept on as a
contestant. In this presentation he covered data type issues. A quote from
Douglas that I loved and Klaas repeated: Oracle on DB2 runs faster than Oracle
Contestant 4 – Lenin
Rooting out Transactional Log Full Error in DB2 LUW
Lenin’s presentation was very thorough and provided definitions and
examples. Martin thought that there might be a slight error in Lenin’s logic.
The slides were great, but he ran out of time. He also spoke faster than I was
able to listen.
Contestant 5 – Yonghang
Lock, Chain, and Deadlocks – In One Shot
Yonghang showed the many ways that problems can happen, gave examples and
excellent tips to overcome the problems. The commands that Yonghang researched
and presented today are new and not very commonly used. The presentation was
very well done.
The judges, Martin Hubel, Klaas Brant, and myself chose Richard,
Douglas and Yonghang to move onto the next round based on the relevance of their
topic and the quality of their presentations.
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
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
Join Burt Vialpando and Rav Ahuja on Thursday September 29, 2011 where they will do a comparison on autonomic computing between DB2 and Oracle:
Many database professionals ask how DB2 and Oracle compare regarding their autonomic capabilities. That is, how do they make things easier for the DBA with smart, automatically implemented features. They also wonder if there is a clear advantage of one over the other in this respect. This DB2 Chat with the Lab webinar will answer those questions and include a comparison of following autonomic capabilities in DB2 and Oracle:
- Memory Management
- Storage Management
- Utility throttling
- Automatic Configuration
- Automatic Maintenance
DB2 and Oracle - An Autonomic Computing Comparison
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011 (29.9.2011)
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) ; 11:30 AM Central / 9:30 AM Pacific / 17:30hrs London / 18:30hrs Frankfurt, Paris / India 10 PM
Speakers: Burt Vialpando Host: Rav Ahuja
The session will be recorded, but attend live to get your questions answered.
Presentation charts will be available just before the webcast starts.
To register and receive instructions for attending this webcast: Register
Thanks to Rav for this information.
This week’s show took place today… and I missed it! I thought I still had an extra day to promote it. So, if you’re like me and missed the show, you can listen to the replays. Here’s what happened in the past week:
Thursday April 21
The DB2Night Show #50: Put on the Boxing Gloves, DB2 LUW vs Oracle, Part 1
Julian Stuhler from Triton Consulting and Rick Sobiesiak of IBM Canada presented findings from their DB2 LUW versus Oracle Usability study. The study examines the major differences between DB2 9.7 and Oracle 11gR2, and assesses the complexity of each. Very impressive results, which I’ll let you discover by reading the study or watching the replay.
Round 1: Installation
Round 2: Data Compression
Round 3: Index Compression
Round 4: Backup & Recovery
If you want to see the complete study, down load the free Whitepaper: Quantitative Complexity Analysis.
Get the commentary and the replay. In the commentary, you’ll find links to several blog entries that were written in conjunction with this study.
Monday April 25
The DB2Night Show #Z01: The history of DB2 for z/OS
The launch of the DB2 for z/OS version of the DB2Night Show hosted by Klaas Brant. The first show featured special guest Roger Miller who spoke of the history of DB2. Klaas mentions in his wrap up of the show that there were many things mentioned that he wasn’t aware of even though he had been using DB2 since V1.2. Also, this show marks the last visit Roger will make on the DB2Night Show as he will retire in a few weeks. Roger, you’ll be missed!!
Get the commentary and the replay.
Thursday April 28
The DB2Night Show #51: Put on the Boxing Gloves, DB2 LUW vs Oracle, Part 2
Julian Stuhler and Rick Sobiesiak continued presented findings from their DB2 LUW versus Oracle Usability study. Make sure you make it known as to which of the tasks covered in either show you’d like to see demonstrated on a future DB2Night Show.
Round 5: Memory Tuning
Round 6: Data Access Control
Interesting comments & questions that came up during the show:
- Scott recommended that audience members also check out The DB2Night Show #14: Crunching the Numbers and DB2 STMM.
- Question from the audience whether IBM is making DB2 so easy to put DBAs out of business or to give DBAs a chance to improve their golf game.
- Question from the audience: why is Oracle so popular if DB2 is so great?
- Many questions on STMM.
There were so many questions today, but they will be answered in the Replay Blog.
Get the commentary and the replay.
Next week: IDUG.
And, the week after IDUG:
Monday May 9
The DB2Night Show z/OS Edition #02: DB2 for z/OS Now and into the Future
Jeff Josten will share the latest news with DB2 z/OS V10 and offer his insights into what may be coming next in DB2 z/OS: The Future of DB2
Friday May 13
The DB2Night Show Episode #52 - : DB2 for LUW Best Practices: Writing and Tuning Queries for Optimal Performance
John Hornibrook from the IBM Toronto Lab will spend 90 minutes to give his query optimization talk. John is also back for another show taking place on Friday May 20. Since that is so long from now, check out a previous show with John that was ranked one of the best of the first season: Episode 11. DB2 9.7 Optimizer Updates with special guest John Hornibrook from IBM.
As always, a great learning and entertainment opportunity via the DB2 Night Show. Thanks Scott! Good luck in Nashville on the marathon.
OK, I thought I had produced a pretty good list of free resources, but of course, as soon as I post, I realize that I’ve forgotten to mention some really key resources. Let me try again and hope that I don’t miss anything else! (Of course if I do… please tell me!!)
PlanetDB2.com – Allow us to filter through all the blogs that are on the web to bring you only the bloggers that talk about our favourite subject: DB2, InfoSphere, Warehouse, and other Information Management technologies.
ChannelDB2.com – The single largest community of people working on DB2 and Information Management products, world-wide. You’ll be able to build your network of professionals who work in your country or who are interested in the same technology as you. The best feature is the incredibly large selection of videos of people presenting about this products. Once in awhile, save your eyes and tune into these videos.
DB2Express-C – Maybe you’ve just heard of DB2 or maybe you use a competitor’s product. No worries… give DB2 a try for free. Find out for yourself how easy it is to learn and how much better it is than the product you may be using.
Information Center – Perhaps I’m biased since I worked for 6 years on the Information Development team that produces product documentation, but I really think you’ll find the completeness and the quality of this information to be outstanding. All of the information is online, for every release, for free, and is updated regularly. The benefit of the content being online is that you can search and easily find the information you need.
developerWorks – You’ll find more articles, blogs, tutorials and other training resources than you could possibly consume in a lifetime! The link I’ve provided is for the DB2 Professional Community, but you’ll be able to find technical information about all IBM software products. Endless :)
MeetDB2 – One of the interesting things you’ll find on developerWorks is this utility that will help you analyze your Oracle database to estimate the level of compatibility with DB2. My link will take you to an article written by Serge Rielau that will help you understand how the utility works, and it provides a link the utility.
Read through my previous blog entries for more free or almost free resources:
Not quite free….
DB2Night Show - DB2 for z/OS
Don't miss the next chat with the lab featuring Sal Vella and Burt Vialpando as they discuss the architectural differences between DB2 and Oracle.
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011 (31.3.2010)
Time: 12:30 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET)
11:30 AM Central / 9:30 AM Pacific / 17:30hrs London / 18:30hrs Frankfurt, Paris / India 11 PM
Many database professionals and DBAs often ask how DB2 and Oracle compare architecturally, that is, how they are different and similar at their core. They also ask what are the equivalent concepts, names, commands etc. in the other database system. This free webinar will answer those questions by covering the following topics in detail:
- Server architecture comparison (e.g. instances and database model, process vs. thread)
- Memory architecture comparison (e.g. Oracle SGA & PGA vs. DB2 instance, database and application memory)
- Parameters, environment variables and registry variables
- Database storage model comparison (e.g. table space types and layouts, compression approaches)
- Basic database administration comparison (e.g. terminology, create database, start/stop, dictionary vs. system catalog, performance)
- Compatibility mode for running Oracle applications with DB2
This webcast is intended for database professionals:
- familiar with Oracle and looking to learn more about DB2 (for Linux, Unix and Windows),
- familiar with DB2 and looking to learn more about Oracle
- who work in a heterogeneous environment and looking to expand their DBMS knowledge and career prospects.
Join Sal Vella and Burt Vialpando on Thursday Mar 31, 2011, at 12:30 PM Eastern to learn more.
Register and receive instructions for attending this webcast.
For questions/comments/suggestions: http://www.channeldb2.com/group/db2chatwiththelab
Thanks to Rav Ahuja for providing me with these details.
Join Scott Hayes and Klaas Brant on the last show of this season.
The DB2Night Show Episode #36
HIGH AVAILABILTY: Comparing DB2 (pureScale), Oracle (RAC), and SQL Server (Cluster)
Friday, December 17, 2010 11:00 – 12:00 EST
DB2 has some great high availability options like HADR and Pure-Scale. But how about the competition? How does DB2 compare to Oracle and SQL Server? In this episode we will look at the architectures that enable high availability and show you why DB2 Pure-Scale is superior to Oracle RAC and SQL Server Cluster.
Special guest Klaas Brant, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant & Owner KBCE, returns to our show for a second appearance. You might recall Klaas was on our show earlier this year (Episode #18 on 7 May 2010) talking about the Top 10 DB2 LUW mistakes that people make - an Episode that was extremely popular with viewers. Watch the replays on the DB2Night Show website.
If you'd like to learn about DB2 PureScale and competing technologies, then this show is for you! Also, take a look at a previous blog entry I did where I compiled a collection of DB2 Purescale resources: More on DB2 pureScale.
Personal Tidbit: For those keeping score, my blog views are now over 980,000! Lately I’ve been getting nearly 20,000 new views every week, so there is still a chance that I can get to 1M before the end of the year. Thanks for all your support this year!
I have two upcoming webinars to tell you about today and hope that you can
make one or both of them!
First, the second season of the DB2Night Show starts this
Friday, August 6, 2010. This kickoff episode is special in
that it is 90 minutes in length and Scott will be joined by my two good
friends Serge Rielau and Dwaine Snow.
Together they will give us updates on all the ways that IBM is making it easy
to choose DB2 LUW. If you are a current user of Oracle or Sybase, you really
don’t want to miss this show.
Season 1 ended up with 23 shows and if you missed them, come and listen to
the replays. I was a guest on one of the shows and had much fun with Scott!
View the upcoming shows and register here: DB2Night Show Website.
Second, the DB2 Database professional bloggers are hosting a
free 60-minute virtual session for our the community. The best part is
... YOU GET TO CHOOSE THE TOPIC! Yes, that's right. This virtual
session will be on a topic of your choice. Are you interested in an overview of
the technical advantages of DB2 over Oracle? Want to know more about DB2
pureScale? Maybe you'd like tips on how to migrate an existing Oracle
application to a DB2 application? Whatever your topic(s) of interest, post a
comment and let me know. If you're new to DB2, this is a great opportunity for
you to become familiar with DB2.
Nominate a topic here: DB2 Database
By the way, this is a good blog to “follow”.
Join Scott Hayes and special guest Burt Vialpando from IBM tomorrow (Friday June 18) on the DB2Night Show.
Burt will provide a side by side comparison of architectures, terminology, file system layouts, directory structures, administration commands, memory architectures, parameters, storage models and so much more.
If you are a DB2 LUW professional, after this session you will be able to understand your Oracle peers (really, it isn't a foreign language). If you are an Oracle professional, you will discover that the DB2 people aren't so strange after all.
Don’t miss this free webinar!
If you've considered making the move to DB2, developerWorks has made it easier than ever to find out everything you need to know.
The new DB2 enablement page for DBAs and database developers is loaded with resources -- articles, tutorials, demos, webcasts, and more -- to help you understand the benefits of DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. Benefits like industry-leading performance, autonomic admin features, and lower costs.
Are you already working with another relational database management system (like, say, Oracle)? Why not find out how easy it is to migrate your applications to DB2 9.7? Plus, new SQL compatibility features in DB2 9.7 (including support for Oracle's SQL and PL/SQL dialects) make it easy to reuse your PL/SQL knowledge.
And for more on all of IBM's data solutions, stop by our Information Management zone here on developerWorks.
And don’t forget the great books that are available for you to make the move to DB2:
Beginning DB2: From Novice to Professional
by Grant Allen
Understanding DB2®: Learning Visually with Examples, 2nd Edition
by Raul F. Chong, Xiaomei Wang, Michael Dang, Dwaine R. Snow
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%.
You'll learn how to reduce the complexity of your current DBMS landscape, increase DBA productivity and improve IT service levels by ensuring near-real time access to critical business data.
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:
- Drastically improve the performance of mission-critical business applications.
- Reduce downtime while scaling dynamically to meet growing business requirements.
- Learn how an IBM-based virtualization strategy can help reduce database server costs with DB2’s reduced compression rates.
- Get an up-close look at IBM's DB2 9.7 release and learn how the Oracle compatibility feature can increase DBA productivity.
- Tailor the agenda to suit your specific needs by selecting from a range of sessions on Oracle, SAP, data warehousing and more!
- Network with like-minded, forward-thinking IT leaders from your local area.
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
Organizations increasingly depend on business-critical enterprise systems to drive results and meet the challenges of daily operations. The combination of skill availability, increasingly complex technology options, and the business demand for a greater ROI have pushed many IT engineering teams to either design or adopt best practices to support these systems. In this session, we will explore case studies and discuss best practices for managing your Oracle applications on DB2. This session will benefit both those who are managing data on DB2 and those considering DB2 as part of their database portfolio.
Attendance is limited. Reserve your seat today by calling Jen Tobin at (617) 431-9722 or apply online.