The top 5, based on last week’s votes, presented today on the DB2Night Show’s “DB2’s Got Talent” Competition. The top 3 are automatically saved while the judges must save one of the bottom 2. If you missed today’s show, check out the replay.
The winner from last week show will be announced on Scott’s blog and will win a $25 amazon.com gift certificate.
More than 800 votes were cast in the past week. Thanks to all! Be sure to come back for the final week of voting! Based on votes, here is the current ranking.
Judges can save either Eric or Sree based on today’s presentations.
DB2 9.7 Performance Tuning for Siebel 8.1 Application - A Complete Success Story
With his first set of tips, Mohan achieved an 84% performance improvement.
Why was DB2 and not Oracle chosen for this scenario? Because with DB2 performance - the sky’s the limit! Great slides, but he ran out of time.
Why vote for Mohan: Mohan’s presentations are rich with advice and can be used immediately by DBAs.
DB2 Success: You Won’t Find it on a Database Server
Ember engages in the community to learn how to achieve success in her database work. She wrote a blog entry about a problem she was facing and got comments from the community and using the advice, she achieved major improvement benefits. When writing a blog entry, she needs to research many things... and learns as she researches the topic. Bottom line: learning is a continuous process that leads to success! And... DB2 has a very strong community!
Why vote for Ember: All of Ember’s presentations have code that can be used immediately and are based on real life experiences.
Or How Young Grasshopper Defeat ETL Challenge within Project Deadline
Chose DB2 to ETL because of the tools that were available.
His provided solution was simple and successful and completed within the time allotted.
Why vote for Chris: Chris is an up & comer and presented things that were slightly out of the ordinary. His topics were interesting and part of the operational side. Chris works in a small shop, so his tips will help people working in such situations.
Changes Stage MQT
Eric defines MQT and shows the performance benefits achieved using a staging table. Erice provided a really good example of setting up a staging table and the example demonstrates the great improvement results. Cookbook also provided.
Why vote for Eric: Eric is also a new DBA and explained basic concepts that will help other new DBAs in the world.
Virtual Database Administration
Sree is a remote DBA working on projects in Canada despite the 10 hour time difference.
Virtualizing / automating tasks help make this situation work well and reduce the delay issues.
Best Practices provided. Very valuable tips on why & how to automate, allowing Sree to work on many other tasks!
Why vote for Sree: Also a new DBA. Provided best practices that are easy to use with big impact.
It was a tough choice today for the judges, but in the end, we chose Eric in a 2-1 split. We all agree that we’ve had excellent contestant this season. Based on the comments, the audience is really enjoying this season. Great content has been presented throughout the competition.
Now you need to vote one more time. The results of this vote will determine the winner of the IDUG pass and more! You have two weeks before the next show, so let’s see if we can top 2000 votes! Encourage your colleagues to listen, learn & vote.