Data Studio Team blogs from IOD 2008, Las Vegas (Day 2 - 10/28)
Curt almost missed his session yesterday. Someone called him 10 mins before the session to remind him -- he recovered quickly and was only 5 mins late. Full room with heads bobbing up and down when talking about problems with supporting Java applications.
Most folks liked Dana Carvey much better last year than Martin Short.
Listening now to Jim Pickel on DB2 Security.
Lost more money at craps and blackjack table. I'm now starting to feel this financial crisis that I keep hearing about on the news.
-- Bryan Smith
I am sitting in the awesome developer den where there is a roomful of colorful bean bags! Along with 2 Wiis that they will be giving away at the end of the week. IOD attendees should stop by to enter into the Wii contest and there are many laptops set up with Data Studio developersWorks articles. Visitors can check out articles on Data Studio and its family of products and also ask the experts about Data Studio. We are located in Breakers G from 10am - 5pm.
Bad news, we had connectivity problems in the Data Studio for DB2 for z/OS labs. But we have a re-do on Thursday, and I hope everyone who really wanted to do this lab with a DB2 for z/OS server will come:
Session: HOL-2670B Data Studio and DB2 for z/OS
Time: Thu, 30/Oct, 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location: Mandalay Bay South Convention Center - Lagoon F
-- Tina Chen
This is actually day 4 for me as I spent the weekend with DB2 LUW customers attending the DB2 Customer Advisory Council, a group of DB2 customers that provide feedback to the DB2 Toronto team on upcoming releases and future strategies to help shape DB2 LUW. We had a three hour window with these customers on Data Studio and the feedback was tremendous. The big change I'm seeing from 6 months ago at IDUG is customers are now downloading and using Data Studio throughout their developer communities. They're seeing the value Data Studio has to add over and above what they get from either Developer Workbench or other 3rd party development tools. Also, not only are they using this for their DB2 LUW environments, but several users indicated that they're using this for DB2 z/OS, as it enables their developers to easily build and debug SQL stored procedures for their DB2 z/OS environments. This is a big change from 6 months ago when customers didn't even know Data Studio existed.
Yesterday I held a session called "Empowering DBAs with Data Studio", the room was full with standing room only. Goes to show that DBAs are always looking for the latest and greatest technology to manage their databases. I demonstrated the new Data Studio coming soon. This upcoming release has added a ton of functionality for the DBA; including utilties, commands and more DDL management. The audience was very excited and really wants to see Data Studio become their tool for managing both DB2 LUW and DB2 z/OS databases. There's definitely a buzz around Data Studio at this conference.
Tonight I arranged a podcast with YL&A consultants and Curt Cotner on Data Studio. I'll let you know how that goes....
-- Deb Jenson