Today I'd like to tell you about the DB2 Chat with the Lab series of webcasts that feature Lab experts who have developed breakthrough technology. All of the sessions listed here are replays, but a new one is coming in February about Performance Tuning. Listen live so you can get YOUR questions answered.
Here is a list of the chats that were recorded earlier: * SAP on DB2 LUW: An Inside Look at TechnologyReplay of this Chat held on December 12, 2006 is now available.Learn how DB2 is optimized for SAP applications, focusing on features such as multi-dimensional clustering, automatic storage management, self tuning memory management, automated table maintenance, deep compression, online inplace reorganization, High Availability Disaster Recovery, and the "Optimized for SAP" switch. Our speakers, Matt Huras, IBM Distinguished Engineer, and Torsten Ziegler, Development Manager with SAP, cover how the key capabilities of DB2 9 are exploited through SAP applications and how they provide unique value to DB2 and SAP customers.
* DB2 9: Simplify database management with Automatic StorageReplay of this Chat held on November 14, 2006 is now available.Managing database storage can be a resource intensive and a time consuming task. The recently introduced Automatic Storage in DB2 9 represents a major leap forward. This feature can associate a set of storage paths with a database, create table spaces on these storage paths without explicitly specifying storage or containers, and let DB2 automatically extend and add containers on the fly. All these capabilities contribute to lowering the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of your database environment by substantially reducing the amount of storage administration that database administrators have to perform. This Chat with the Lab will dive into the details on Automatic Storage and the role it plays in DB2 for LUW's storage strategy.
Join Sal Vella, VP of DB2 development, Aamer Sachedina, Senior Software Engineer in DB2 Development, to learn about Automatic Storage in DB2 9, and understand how you can make your job as a DBA much easier. * DB2 9: Securing your data with Label-Based Access ControlReplay of this Chat held on October 12, 2006 is now available.Securing information assets and restricting data access to only those with the need to know is becoming a significant challenge for many organizations, especially in highly classified environments such as government agencies, armed forces, healthcare institutions, etc. Label-Based Access Control (LBAC) is a new security capability in DB2 9 that allows you to control access to your data at a very granular level. With LBAC you can limit data access at the row and/or column level based on security labels. Unlike traditional implementations of mandatory access control (e.g., Multilevel Security), the DB2 LBAC capability allows you to tailor the security label definition to best suit your application specific needs. DB2 LBAC integrates well with other DB2 capabilities (like data partitioning) and can be combined with such capabilities to offer an even stronger security.
Join Sal Vella, VP of DB2 Development, and Walid Rjaibi, Senior DB2 Software Engineer - Security and Privacy, for a deep dive into the LBAC capability in DB2 9 on Linux, UNIX, and Windows. * DB2 9 pureXML: Unlock Your XML PotentialReplay of this Chat held on September 20, 2006 is now available.If you are an IT manager, database administrator, solutions architect or application developer, you are already aware that working with XML data has become increasingly important in your job. XML is a backbone for service-oriented architectures — and XML-based data standards are fueling information exchange and integration in virtually every industry.
Join Sal Vella, vice president of DB2 development, Matthias Nicola, DB2 XML performance expert, and Rav Ahuja, DB2 program manager, for an in depth look at the innovative pureXML technology in DB2 9, and understand how you can unlock the latent potential of your XML data. * Turbo Charge Your Data Server with DB2 9 Query and System Optimization ToolsReplay of this Chat held on August 29, 2006 is now available.Everyday database administrators (DBAs) are under pressure to take an organization's data assets to the next level by optimizing data server throughput and query activities. This webcast is about easy-to-implement tools and strategies that can simplify your DBAs work life and boost the value of your data server. You will learn about DB2 Performance Expert and DB2 Query Patroller tools and how to:* Gain control of and optimize DB2 on Linux, UNIX, and Windows * Improve throughput response time and consistency * Automatically prioritize, coordinate and control multiple queries * Generate valuable reports about current and long-term database behavior
Join Sal Vella Vice President, DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows; Dwaine Snow, IBM senior product manager; and Alice Ma, IBM Information Management DB2 Tools Specialist for this one-hour complimentary Webcast and find out how you can take back control of your database environment. * DB2 9: Automatic Database Configuration and Memory TuningReplay of this Chat held on July 20, 2006 is now available.IBM has been a pioneer in autonomic computing. A number of self-configuring, self-optimizing, and self-healing capabilities were introduced in the earlier DB2 releases. DB2 9 continues along this strategy of helping you derive more value from your data, while spending less time managing it. This new version contains revolutionary features like self-tuning memory and automatic configuration of newly created databases. These autonomic features are designed to make database administration effortless, improve administrator productivity, and lower ownership costs.
Join Sal Vella, VP of DB2 development, and Adam Storm, DB2 autonomic computing developer, for an in-depth look at some of the new autonomic capabilities in DB2 9. * DB2 9: Using Data Compression to Cut CostsReplay of this Chat held on June 15, 2006 is now available.Disk storage systems can often be the most expensive components of a database solution. For large warehouses or databases with huge volumes of data, the cost of the storage subsystem can easily exceed the combined cost of the hardware server and the data server software. Therefore even a small reduction in the storage subsystem can result in substantial cost savings for the entire database solution. Data row compression in DB2 9 is a remarkable new feature that can reduce storage requirements, improve I/O efficiency, and result in savings of up to 80%.
Join Sal Vella, VP of DB2 Development, Bill Minor, DB2 Development Manager, and Chris Eaton, DB2 Product Manager, to take you through a deep dive into DB2 9's compression technology and its impact for your business. * DB2 9: Range Partitioning and Large RID supportReplay of this Chat held on May 24, 2006 is now available.DB2 9 contains innovative features for delivering information on demand and scaling databases to new levels. The Table (Range) Partitioning capabilities in DB2 9 provide a number of advantages including better query performance, improved large table manageability, and dynamic data roll-in/roll-out. The Large Row Identifier (RID) allows for creation of tables and indexes that are terabytes in size. Together these features enable the ability to create and easily manage databases with virtually unlimited capacity, and are especially beneficial in large data-warehousing environments. Join Sal Vella, VP of DB2 Development, and Matt Huras, IBM Distinguished Engineer and lead DB2 Architect, for an in-depth look at the new Table Partitioning and Large RID support in DB2 9 on Linux, UNIX, and Windows. * DB2 9 OverviewReplay of this Chat held on April 6, 2006 is now available.DB2 9 is the code-name for a new version of DB2 due out in summer 2006 that introduces numerous innovations to help organizations realize the business value of information. These innovations include the industry’s first hybrid data server - serving data from both pure relational and pure XML structures. DB2 9 also includes other compelling enhancements such as additional optimizations for powering SAP faster with lower cost than alternatives, new storage optimization advances that will dramatically reduce storage costs, and advanced security capabilities to control access and meet compliance requirements.
Join Sal Vella, VP of DB2 Development, and Peter Kohlmann, Senior DB2 Product Manager, from the IBM Toronto Lab to learn about the exciting new capabilities available in DB2 9 on Linux, UNIX, and Windows platforms and understand:* How DB2 9 leads the way in providing Information as a Service* How DB2 9 helps you manage your business, not your database* How DB2 9 is part of an agile development environment, and* How DB2 9 is even more secure and resilient