DB2 Tech Talks Now in ReplayWere
you able to watch any of the DB2 Tech Talk webinars this year? There
have been many excellent topics covered in the past year with a variety
of experts sharing their knowledge with you.If
you missed any of these, you can watch them at your convenience. To
help you filter through all the shows, I’ve come up with a list of the
top 10 most popular talks:1. Technical Tour of DB2 10 for LUW and InfoSphere Warehouse 10Get
the details behind these new product releases as announced on April 3.
Learn about powerful new features such as: Adaptive Compression,
Multi-Temperature Data Storage, SQL Compatibility with Oracle, Time
Travel Query, Real-time operational data warehousing, and NoSQL
capabilities.2. Technical Tour of PureData Systems for transactions and operational warehousingJames Cho
goes through the technical features of PureData for Transactions and
PureData for Operational Analytics, showing you how these systems ease
deployment, management and development.3. Part One Certification Prep for DB2 10 Fundamentals ExamTogether, the two parts will cover everything you need to pass Exam 610 - DB2 10.1 Fundamentals.4. Part Two Certification Prep for DB2 10 Fundamentals ExamTogether, the two parts will cover everything you need to pass Exam 610 - DB2 10.1 Fundamentals.5. Compression Comparison: DB2 vs. Oracle Database and The restChris
Eaton compares DB2 10 for LUW to Oracle Database and other industry
databases, explaining the features and advantages that help to maximize
valuable storage resources. 6. Temporal Data Management Features of DB2 10Matthias
Nicola of IBM labs covers the bi-temporal data management features
which let you manage data at past or future points in time, consistently
and cost-effectively.7. Optimize Storage Utilization and Minimize Administration with DB2 10Learn about new storage optimization features: Adaptive Compression, Multi-Temperature Data Management, and Workload Management.8. Oracle Database and PL/SQL Compatibility Features of DB2 10With DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows,
you’ll find the PL/SQL Compatibility features and other enhancements
make it even easier for you to switch. Learn about why and how to
switch.9. Inside Row and Column Access Control in DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10This
talk will help you learn more at the technical level about the new Row
and Column Access Control (RCAC) features in DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX and
Windows and InfoSphere Warehouse 10.
10. Database Application Performance Management Best Practices
Be sure to follow my blog to learn about all the Tech Talks that will take place throughout the coming year.
In this episode of the DB2 Tech Talk Series Cliff Leung
and Holly Hayes discuss how you can use Optim Query Workload Tuner and
Optim Performance Manager to easily get to the bottom of common database
problems. For those who have not looked at OPM and OQWT in a while,
prepare to be amazed.
Redbooks are cherished by many, since they provide excellent technical
content in electronic format, all at a price that is hard to resist:
FREE! This year IBM Redbooks are also available in ePub format,
allowing tablet owners a new way to read these books.You can find the most popular downloads for Information Management on the IBM Redbooks site: IBM Information Management Redbooks.Rather
than give you this list, I’ve compiled my own list that includes the
top downloads of the most recent DB2 or InfoSphere titles: 1. High Availability and Disaster Recovery Options for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and WindowsThis
IBM Redbooks publication describes the DB2 high availability functions
and features, focusing on High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR) in
the OLTP environment. The book provides a detailed description of HADR,
including setup, configuration, administration, monitoring, and
preferred practices. 2. Oracle to DB2 Conversion Guide: Compatibility Made EasyThis
Oracle to DB2 migration guide describes new technology, preferred
practices for moving to DB2, and common scenarios that can help you as
you move from Oracle to DB2.3. InfoSphere DataStage for Enterprise XML Data IntegrationXML
is one of the most common standards for the exchange of information.
However, organizations find challenges in how to address the
complexities of dealing with hierarchical data types, particularly as
they scale to gigabytes and beyond. In this IBM Redbooks publication, we
discuss and describe the new capabilities in IBM InfoSphere DataStage
8.5. These capabilities enable developers to more easily manage the
design and processing requirements presented by the most challenging XML
sources. Developers can use these capabilities to create powerful
hierarchical transformations and to parse and compose XML data with high
performance and scalability. Spanning both batch and real-time run
times, these capabilities can be used to solve a broad range of business
requirements.4. Optimizing DB2 Queries with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OSThis
IBM Redbooks publication provides technical decision-makers with a
broad understanding of the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator architecture
and its exploitation by documenting the steps for the installation of
this solution in an existing DB2 10 for z/OS environment.5. Unleashing DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and WindowsThis
IBM Redbooks publication provides a broad understanding of the key
features in IBM DB2 10 and how to use these features to get more value
from business applications.6. Smarter Business: Dynamic Information with IBM InfoSphere Data Replication CDCIn
this IBM Redbooks publication, we show you examples of how InfoSphere
CDC can be used to implement integrated systems, to keep those systems
updated immediately as changes occur, and to use your existing
infrastructure and scale up as your workload grows. InfoSphere CDC can
also enhance your investment in other software, such as IBM DataStage®
and IBM QualityStage®, IBM InfoSphere Warehouse, and IBM InfoSphere
Master Data Management Server, enabling real-time and event-driven
processes. Enable the integration of your critical data and make it
immediately available as your business needs it.7. Smarter Modeling of IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management SolutionsThis
IBM Redbooks publication presents a development approach for master
data management projects, and in particular, those projects based on IBM
InfoSphere MDM Server.8. DB2 10 for z/OS Performance TopicsThis
IBM Redbooks publication provides an overview of the performance impact
of DB2 10 for z/OS discussing the overall performance and possible
impacts when moving from version to version. We include performance
measurements that were made in the laboratory and provide some
estimates.9. IBM InfoSphere Streams V3.0: Addressing volume, velocity, and varietyStill
in draft format, learn how IBM InfoSphere Streams provides a
development platform and runtime environment where you can develop
applications that ingest, filter, analyze, and correlate potentially
massive volumes of continuous data streams based on defined, proven, and
analytical rules that alert you to take appropriate action, all within
an appropriate time frame for your organization. 10. Managing IBM DB2 10 for z/OS Using the IBM DB2 Administration Tool for z/OS Version 10This
IBM Redbooks publication highlights the data administration
enhancements introduced by DB2 Administration Tool for z/OS Version 10
by providing scenarios of their use with the new functions provided by
DB2 10 for z/OS.Stay tuned for next year for more great content from the IBM Redbooks team!Susan
been a great year for blogging this year... at least for me! This is
the 139th entry I’ve written this year, and that doesn’t count the ones
that I wrote for the IBMIOD Official Blog. That brings my total up to
963 entries since my blog was initiated on developerWorks! I now have
263 followers and 3,320,000 unique views since my blog landed on
developerWorks!I thank each and every one of you who read an entry I wrote and hope that you like what you read and come back for more!In terms of number of unique views, here are the top ten entries that I posted this year:
Thanks for following!Yours, Susan
Welcome to January 2013! I hope you had an excellent break from work to have some fun, food & time with family & friends! I did and am now ready for a fast start into the year.
I can see that it will be a very busy year for me, and I'm sure for many others. Here are a few things that are already on my radar:
- Key anniversaries: DB2 for z/OS = 30 years; IDUG = 25 years; and DB2 for LUW = 20 years.
- New releases. I can't say more, but apparently there may be something new on the horizon!
- New books: yes... there are several on the horizon. Follow my blog and I'll let you know first :)
- Interesting events: Orlando, Barcelona, Las Vegas for the big events and Toronto, Boston, Dallas, and the Netherlands for smaller events.
- Free webinars: Lots of topics are being planned for both the DB2Night Show and DB2 Tech Talk webinars.
- Articles, tutorials, and best practices. So much is already in the pipeline for developerWorks!
- Articles and columns - also planned for IBM Data Management Magazine.
- Social media! Find us on twitter, facebook, blogs, YouTube videos, podcasts, slideshare, communities, linkedIN... just about everywhere!
- IBM Redbooks, product docs, and training courses: stay in touch to find the best of the best to keep your skills sharp.
- DB2 Evangelists? Our partners, customers, IBM champions, gold consultants, and of course our very own IBM employees are working together to ensure that there will be no end of fun this year!
Happy New Year!
PS: I found the image on the DB2 Symposium
page and liked it very much that I used it here as well!
are three DB2 Symposiums planned for the first half of 2013. Hopefully
you’ll be able to attend one of these as they are a great way to hear
from industry leading experts on topics that most concern you. You may
join for 3, 2 or just 1 day(s), depending on your needs and budget. Symposiums are different than a conference as they are full day learning sessions that will provide you with the depth you need on a particular topic.
The locations planned for this year are:
Dallas, TX - March, 13-15 2013
Boston, MA - March, 18-20 2013
Veldhoven, Netherlands - May, 28-30 2013
I enjoy Dallas and Boston, I highly recommend you combine education and
vacation together to enjoy the tulips that will be in bloom in the
Netherlands during last week of May! My family is Dutch, as I’m sure
you can tell by my surname, and I’ve been lucky to visit this lovely
country several times. It is quickly becoming one of my favourite parts
of the world.
For detailed information on the locations and the sessions that will be offered, see the DB2 Symposium website.
a treasure chest full of great content from experts. Articles,
tutorials, best practices, downloads, spotlights, podcasts, videos... so
much is available to help you deepen your skills... all for FREE. 2012
was a busy year and I’m pleased to tell you the top 10 articles that
were published. Were you one of the readers who helped make these
articles to the top? Check it out. Read the ones you missed. Share
the ones you liked.
- Comparing the Informix Version 11 Editions by Carlton Doe
about the various editions of IBM® Informix®? In this article, get an
introduction to each edition, then you can compare features, benefits,
and licensing considerations in a side-by-side table. Regardless of
which edition you choose, Informix brings you legendary ease of use,
reliability, stability, and access to extensibility features.
- Run Oracle applications on DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows by Serge Rielau
DB2® 10 for Linux®, UNIX®, and Windows® has out-of-the-box support for
Oracle's SQL and PL/SQL dialects. This allows many applications written
against Oracle to execute against DB2 virtually unchanged. In this
article, get a high-level overview of what Oracle compatibility means in
DB2. Whether you want to switch your custom application to DB2 or
extend your DBMS vendor support to DB2, now is your time. [2012 15 May: This article has been updated to include new resources.]
- Hadoop Tutorial: Hello World with Java, Pig, Hive, Flume, Fuse, Oozie, and Sqoop with Informix, DB2, and MySQL by Martin Lurie
article is focused on explaining Big Data and then providing simple
worked examples in Hadoop, the major open-source player in the Big Data
space. You'll be happy to hear that Hadoop is NOT a replacement for
Informix® or DB2®, but in fact plays nicely with the existing
infrastructure. There are multiple components in the Hadoop family and
this article will drill down to specific code samples that show the
capabilities. No Elephants will stampede if you try these examples on
your own PC.
- Migrating from the DB2 Control Center to IBM Data Studio by Antonio Maranhao, Kevin Jiang
the IBM® DB2® Control Center tools have been deprecated in DB2 9.7,
users have been encouraged to adopt IBM Data Studio and IBM InfoSphere®
Optim™ tools for managing DB2 databases. IBM Data Studio 3.1 was
released in October 2011 with several enhancements over previous
versions, making it an excellent replacement for Control Center. This
article aims to help DB2 users who are familiar with Control Center
tools to quickly transition to IBM Data Studio.
- Designing a database for multi-tenancy on the cloud by Raul Chong
some considerations that new software as a service (SaaS) vendors need
to take into account when developing applications or modifying existing
ones to enable them for multi-tenancy on the cloud. The article
discusses the considerations only from a database perspective —
specifically, from an IBM® DB2® perspective. Six cases or methods are
- Physical database design for OLTP environments by Amyris Rada and others
article focuses on physical database attributes that are affected by
the specifics of DB2 database servers in online transaction processing
- IBM federated database technology by Eileen Lin, Laura Haas
a large modern enterprise, information is almost inevitably distributed
among several database management systems. Despite considerable
attention from the research community, relatively few commercial systems
have attempted to address this issue. This article describes the
technology that enables clients of IBM's federated database engine to
access and integrate the data and specialized computational capabilities
of a wide range of relational and nonrelational data sources.
- A flexible data integration architecture using InfoSphere DataStage and InfoSphere Federation Server by Wendy Tam and others
InfoSphere® DataStage® and InfoSphere Federation Server to provide an
efficient and flexible architecture for moving and transforming data.
This article promotes the use of InfoSphere Federation Server as a "data
pre-processor" for InfoSphere DataStage, and demonstrates situations in
which the combination reduces both the elapsed runtime (by as much as
91 percent) and overall resource consumption of the job. The article
does not promote the combination of InfoSphere Federation Server and
InfoSphere DataStage for all data consolidation scenarios, rather it
attempts to characterize the situations in which the combination is most
- Starting your education in big data: free courses with hands-on labs you can run on the cloud by Raul Chong
about current free, online courses that are available at
BigDataUniversity.com. Follow the suggested path to get started and grow
your knowledge on big data, and get ready to implement it to meet your
own business needs.
- Analyzing social media and structured data with InfoSphere BigInsights by Cynthia Saracco, Anshul Dawra
you want to work with "big data" without writing code or scripts,
you'll want to look into BigSheets. BigSheets is a spreadsheet-style
tool for business analysts provided with IBM® InfoSphere® BigInsights, a
platform based on the open source Apache Hadoop project. This article
teaches you the basics of using BigSheets to analyze social media and
structured data collected through sample applications provided with
BigInsights. You'll learn how to model this data in BigSheets,
manipulate this data using built-in macros and functions, create charts
to visualize your work, and export the results of your analysis in one
of several popular output formats.Congratulations
to all these authors for a job very well done! I hope you plan to
write more this year because we’d like more great content from you!Susan
Are you planning to go to the IBM Connect event this year? It’s coming up soon: Jan 27 - 31 in Orlando, Florida. For more information and to register: click here.
you are going, check out the Information Management sessions that you
can participate in that address the pain associated with an
overabundance of information. Learn how to start building an
information strategy for smarter analytics, especially around social
media and sentiment analysis.
Title: IBM Big Data, Information Integration and Governance: Turn Information into Insight for Smarter Analytics
Location: Ped number 31 - IBM Platform for Social Business Zone
us at an IBM Big Data, Integration and Governance demonstration to
learn how to turn your ever-growing supply of data into an enterprise
source of knowledge. The demonstration—which addresses both strategies
and technologies—will identify the pains associated with the
overabundance of information and spur thinking around building an
information strategy for smarter analytics especially around social
media and sentiment analysis.
The Foundation for Big Data: Information Integration and Governance
Day/Date: Monday Jan 28th
Speaker: Rick Clements, Program Director, MDM Product Marketing, IBM
Time/Location: 2:15-3:15PM, Dolphin Southern Hemisphere I
customer satisfaction with the right mix of personalization,
self-service, and commerce capabilities requires a high performing
business analytics platform. Organizations are turning to big data
technologies to deliver this solution. The potential of big data rests
in finding the value in the volume, velocity and variety of data. Those
companies that capture meaning through the analysis of the torrent of
data will be in advantageous positions over their competitors. During
this session, we will explain how Information Integration and Governance
best practices can assure trusted information, make business operations
more efficient and mitigate risk. Establishing Information Integration
and Governance will optimize your investment in big data and streamline
operations. Join this session to learn how Information Integration and
Governance provides trusted information on a secure platform to serve as
the basis for in-context, effective interactions.
How to build data security into big data environments
Day/Date: Wednesday Jan 31st
Speaker: Kimberly Madia, WW Product Marketing Manager, InfoSphere Guardium & InfoSphere Optim, IBM
Time/Location: 3pm-4pm Swan, Swan 1-2
be competitive, organizations are taking advantage of today's data
explosion to grow business while controlling costs and reducing risks.
At the same time, organizations must come to terms with the security
challenges they introduce. Big data environments allow organizations to
aggregate and share more and more data — much of which is financial,
personal, intellectual property or other types of sensitive data. The
good news: You don’t have to feel overwhelmed when it comes to securing
big data environments. Find out how you can apply the same fundamentals
of securing databases, data warehouses and file share systems for
securing Hadoop-based environments to prevent data leaks, ensure the
integrity of information and automate compliance controls. You will
- Unique challenges of big data environments
- How to prioritize data security for Hadoop environments
- Three tips to improve security in big data environments
- IBM InfoSphere® Guardium® data security and privacy solutions for big data
IDUG DB2 Tech Conference 2013 is scheduled for April 29 - May 3, 2013
in Orlando, Florida. Make your plans to attend now. The IDUG.org website has been updated with detailed information about the conference, including:
year’s conference will be special for a number of reasons. First of
all, this year is the 25th anniversary of IDUG. That’s right, 25 years
of great technical education for users, by users. This is also the 30th
anniversary of DB2. You can be sure that attendees and organizers will
be in celebratory moods throughout the event! Why not come out and
join the celebrations?
any IDUG conference that takes place in Orlando tends to be special?
Why? Many people like to attend conferences in Orlando so that they
can bring their families for part of the week to combine the business
travel with a bit of vacation. Orlando has plenty to offer, so while
you’re learning, enjoy the weather and the attractions.
Full Day SeminarsIDUG
One Day Seminars allow you to take a deep dive into specific aspects of
DB2 with some of the most renowned speakers in our industry. Listen to
these speakers and ask them your specific questions as well. This year
the seminars will be held on Monday, April 29 2013
and the full day experience includes lunch as well as hard copies of
the course materials. There is an additional registration fee for these
seminars. For details and to register, see: Full Day Seminars at IDUG.
Here are the topics and speakers you can choose from:
these are free, but be sure to register quickly since they tend to fill
up very fast! There are two to choose from and they take place after
the official conference is over, on Friday, May 3; from 8 - 2.
- DB2 10.5 for LUW Immersion Workshop - with new BLU Acceleration
- Data Warehousing with DB2 for z/OS: IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Deep Dive Workshop
For details and to register, see Complementary Workshops.
Technical SessionsThere are hundreds to choose from over 6 different tracks. The list can be found on Agenda, but follow my blog to get highlights and details of many of the sessions.
first step is for you to get funding from your boss to come to the
conference. If you need help with your justifications, see:
- Need help justifying expense of your 2013 IDUG conference? We have resources to help. http://ow.ly/gpfn6
- Great blog entry about tech conferences: "Technical Conference – It’s a skill builder, not a trip to Vegas" http://bit.ly/WRRkan
Stay tuned for more highlights and details!
Opting In: Lessons in Social Business from a Fortune 500 Product ManagerDoes social business work, or is it just the latest marketing buzzword?I
think I know a product manager or two who I’d recommend this book to!
Do you? I’ve only been able to read the foreword and preface of this
book so far, but I can see the value the readers will gain in using a
more social way of performing their jobs.Take a look at the content from the back cover of the book: "Social
business isn't some hot new fad that will be over in an Internet
minute." So says IBM executive Ed Brill, in his new book Opting In.
Whether you are a product or brand manager, marketer, customer
satisfaction expert, strategist, HR executive, IT manager, or CFO, this
book will help you understand how you -- and your organization -- can be
more successful through becoming a social business.In Opting In,
you will learn how to be successful in social business, based on the
strategy and lessons learned as IBM adopted a culture of transformation
and engagement. Brill candidly shares the best practices, challenges,
and results of IBM's social business transformation. Opting In
outlines the process of becoming a social business, through
organizational commitment, cultural change, the right tools, and a
strategy for engagement. Brill helps readers develop individual
strategies and a roadmap for using social business tools, from time and
place considerations, volume and amplification, offense and defense
considerations, through building an army of advocates.Opting In will
help you learn how to use social business tools to grow your business
through customer intimacy, global reach, and product lifecycle
acceleration. You will improve your individual and organizational
effectiveness through influence and reach. You will learn when and how
to engage with customers as individuals and the marketplace through
unique voice. Brill also shows how social business helped him enhance
his personal brand through leadership, influence, balance, and inclusion
-- and how it can do the same for you.
From the Inside FlapUsing
today's social business tools and approaches, product and brand
managers can bring new products and services to market faster, identify
new opportunities for innovation, and anticipate changing market
conditions before competitors do. In Opting In,
IBM's Ed Brill demonstrates how product managers can fully embrace
social business and leverage the powerful opportunities it offers.Brill explains why social business is not a fad, not "just people wasting time on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube," and not
just for marketers. He shows how to drive real value from
crowdsourcing, interactivity, and immediacy, and from relational links
across your organization's full set of content and networks.Drawing
on his extensive experience at IBM, Brill explores powerful new ways to
apply social business throughout product, service, and brand
management. Using actual IBM examples, he offers candid advice for
optimizing products by infusing them with the three core characteristics
of social business: engagement, transparency, and agility.Also see the Amazon page for a large and growing list of reviews of this book.Get your book:IBM PressAmazonIf you want the audio version, make sure you make the request on Amazon.com.At the IBM Connect Conference.
Buy the book at a 20% discount and have your book signed by author Ed
Brill on Monday, January 28 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Conference
Bookstore.See also:Information Management Sessions at IBM Connect 2013Ed’s BlogI’m looking forward to reading the entire book as I see many ways I can improve my day-to-day job with the advice in this book.Susan
bet you do! If you follow my blog, you know that I often promote the
fabulous work that our champions do to support IBM’s products. I like
to call the champions IBM’s Best Friends!
Just announced today, the nominations for the 2013 IBM Champion for Information Management program are now open (worldwide) and are being accepted through February 28, 2013.
Candidates may be nominated by another individual or they may
self-nominate at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Nomination2013 .
The official call for nominations information:
applications will be reviewed and approved solely on the efforts of
one’s community contributions, we are especially interested in
applicants outside the United States.
are looking for individuals - customers, business partners,
consultants, professors/students - who demonstrate a strong impact
within the community in some of the following ways....
Information Management offerings in the community with competence and
credibility (content, blogs, presentations, customer references,
analyst/press, videos/podcasts, etc.)
knowledge with and provide support to the community (books, articles,
blogs, forums, IBM Redbooks, presentations, education etc.).
- Nurture Information Management communities (online communities, social groups, user groups, regional user groups, etc.)
A list of current 2012 IBM Champions
To get an idea of some of the work that Champions are appreciated for, take a look at some of my previous blog entries:
Attend IDUG DB2 Tech Conference 2013 - Apr 29 - May 3, 2013 in Orlando, Florida
- Many of the speakers at this conference are IBM Champions, including
Craig Mullins, Bonnie Baker, Martin Hubel, Scott Hayes, Roger Sanders,
Judy Nall, Susan Lawson, Fred Sobotka, and many more!
DB2 Symposiums 2013
- Many of the champions who take part at large IDUG events, also take
part in more regional events like the DB2 Symposiums. Klaas Brant is
the leader in these education sessions.
Check out these Rising Stars in the DB2 Community!
- I’m not sure how many of these “rising stars” are currently
champions, but I think each and everyone of them should be nominated!
What's Happening in Your DB2 World?
- In December, I was having much fun reaching out to many of the
champions who I interact with via twitter and asking them about the DB2
activities they were involved with.
Best Selling Books, 2012 and Many IBM Champions are Authors -
Many of our champions have written books, which I’m very happy about!
I have more writing opportunities as well, so if you’re interested, you
know where to find me!
Become a DB2 evangelist by being speaker!
- IBM Champion Scott Hayes takes part in the DB2 community in many
important ways, but I think that his grooming of future speakers /
experts is outstanding. Perhaps taking part in this competition is a
first step in becoming a champion!
Three DB210 for LUW Certification Exams are now available
- Have you ever considered who creates the questions on these exams?
Would you be surprised if I said IBM Champions did? People like
Rebecca Bond, Roger Sanders, Dan Luksetich, Judy Nall, Susan Lawson, and
others are critical to the success of the certification program.
IBM Champions at IOD: A perfect match and More IBM Champions - I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again... without champions, would there even be an IBM Information on Demand Conference?
haven’t mentioned every champion, but be sure, they are very
appreciated. If you think you contribute in ways such as these, be sure
to nominate yourself or ask someone to nominate you.
you have worked with me and I’ve promoted the work that you’ve done,
feel free to use me as a reference, but give me a heads up. I look
forward to working with all the IBM Champions who I can in the coming
Schiefer is the guest on this week’s DB2Night Show. Berni is a DB2
performance legend and you’ll greatly benefit from hearing his talk.
Berni will share the latest news, tips and advice about DB2 LUW 10.Thanks to IBM Champions and hosts of this fabulous show: Scott Hayes and Martin Hubel
Remember, all shows are recorded, so if you miss it, you can still catch up at a later time.
Also remember that Feb 1 begins the 3rd "DB2's Got Talent Competition. For information, see my blog entry: Become a DB2 evangelist by being speaker!
you attend The DB2Night Show on Friday? We had the second show in this
year’s DB2’s Got Talent Competition. I was on vacation during the
first show, so IBM Champion Cristian Molaro was kind enough to fill in
as a judge for me. I’ve listened to the replay, so here is my summary
of both the first and second shows in this series.
Feb 1 - Show 1 of the DB2’s Got Talent Competition - watch the replay.
were supposed to be a few other contestants on this show, but they were
no-shows. We were still able to hear from Ember Mohankumar and Eric.
All three gave great presentations.
Ember - tips for running db2haicu. Ember is moving on to the finals.
Mohankumar - DB2 LUW data movement utilities. Mohankumar is moving on to the finals.
Eric - the best ways to build an audit table using the partitioning feature of DB2 LUW. Eric was chosen as an alternate.
Feb 8 - Show 2 of the DB2’s Got Talent Competition - watch the replay.
We had 5 contestants on this show: Adam, Chris, Renu, Juliano and Sanjay.
Adam - The Real Benefit of Solid State Disks (SSD) Hardware Upgrade.
story was about doing a hardware upgrade that greatly benefited a DB2
9, SAP, and WebSphere Commerce system. Adam’s presentation provided the
basics, but didn’t give enough information to see why an upgrade of
this kind was necessary. Adam was chosen as an alternate.
Chris - Making Life Easier - Letting DB2 Manage your Backup and Archived Transaction Logs.
provided great times that are very easy to follow. They have 2 DBAs in
their office and many databases, tables, and data to manage. Great
story about how they were able to handle such a workload. Chris has
been chosen as a finalist.
Renu - Small Changes, Big Results - Load Performance
Another presentation with great tips. Renu is moving on as a finalist.
Juliano - Efficient Aspects of Deleting Data in DB2 LUW
So many ways to delete data! Juliano will be a finalist.
Sanjay - Plan Management
This was a DB2 for z/OS topic... and a huge topic it is. Sanjay was chosen as an alternate.
Coming up on the show:
Feb 15 - Episode 3 of the DB2’s Got Talent Competition. There may still be room for one additional contestant.
22 - OK... now the judges are being put to work on this show. Martin
Hubel, Klaas Brant and myself have been asked to put together
presentations to share with you!
Thanks again to our amazing host for putting this show together: IBM Champion Scott Hayes!
does “big data” mean to you? It is a term that is widely used and can
convey all sorts of concepts, including: huge quantities of data, social
media analytics, next generation data management capabilities,
real-time data, and much more. Once you’ve figured out what “big data”
actually means to you, you must then figure out how to manage and store
it. Are your current systems able to handle this type of data? How
can you be sure?
Several recent articles and blog entries discuss this theme.
The Commoditization of Commercial Database Management Systems?
by Craig Mullins
are so popular these days that they are being taken for granted. This
article argues that databases are intricate, multi-faceted and useful
tools that are necessary to get the most out of the data that is being
collected and should not be considered a commodity as no two offerings
The Continuing Role of the Database in the New Era of Big Data
by Bernie Spang
amounts of complex big data must be stored in databases in order for it
to be analyzed and made of use to businesses. What features in a
database are necessary to take on this challenge?
Big Data: IBM’s Mainframe Customers Base Grows
by Dave Beulke
Big Data solutions are being embraced by companies worldwide. This
discussion shows that IBM Information Management solutions are well
positioned to fill the needs to handle all your big data.
The Maturing of Big Data: From Herding Cats to Taming Tigers
by James Kobielus
all the recent innovation in the big data market, has big data matured?
Have we figured out how to make big data tigers jump through hoops, or
are we still just herding cats?
Infographic: Taming Big Data
Lots of detail here. Take a look, share the graphic and tell us what you think of it.
Taming Big Data: 12 Best Practices for Analysts - Maria Deutscher Are
you ready to “sink your teeth” into Big Data Technology? Learn how to
start using IBM’s technology correctly in order to get the most out of
your efforts by learning these 12 best practices.
In addition to these articles, I highly suggest that you read the report Analytics: The Real-World Use of Big Data.
It is based on the Big Data @ Work Survey conducted by IBM in mid-2012
with 1144 professionals from 95 countries across 26 industries.
“Across industries and geographies, our study found that
organizations are taking a pragmatic approach to big data.
The most effective big data solutions identify business
requirements first, and then tailor the infrastructure, data
sources and analytics to support the business opportunity.
These organizations extract new insights from existing and
newly available internal sources of information, define a big
data technology strategy and then incrementally upgrade their
infrastructures accordingly over time.”
The IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Orlando
is a MUST attend event for database experts and those aspiring to be an
expert! And this year is special beyond special! Why? DB2 is 30
years old and IDUG is 25 years old. Come and celebrate these amazing
accomplishments while you’re learning.
There are many things to learn about... here are a few for you to consider:
1. Robust Technical Session Schedule
are designed to fit your needs. You will have no problem filling your
agenda with the right education for your job role and organization's
2. Celebrations for IDUG's 25th Anniversary
mentioned above, IDUG is 25 this year! Join us to look back at where we
have come from and see where IDUG is headed in the future.
3. IBM DB2's 30th Anniversary
DB2 will also celebrate a significant milestone in 2013. Stay tuned for
more information about celebrations for IBM DB2's 30th anniversary.
4. One Day Seminars
The perfect opportunity to learn more about specific aspects of DB2 that you deal with on a day-to-day basis.
5. Certification Exams
advantage of this opportunity to gain IBM professional certifications
at no additional cost. All IDUG DB2 Tech Conference attendees are
eligible to take two complimentary certification exams.
6. Save on Registration, Be an IDUG Mentor
offers an incomparable loyalty reward program for those who have
attended three or more IDUG conferences, are an IBM Champion or are a
member of a Regional User Group.
7. Complimentary Wi-Fi
Throughout the meeting space and in each hotel guest room at the Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center.
8. Easy-to-Navigate Meeting Space
The Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center is compact and easy to navigate.
in Orlando, gain access to old and Stay Connected new connections.
Trade business cards with industry leading vendors, your DB2 peers and
speakers at the Exhibit Hall and networking events sponsored by some of
IDUG's top vendors
10. Hot Industry Topics
Hear from experts regarding their opinions on important topics. Key sessions include:
Explaining Tuning Results to the C-level
Thomas Baumann, Swiss Mobiliar:
DB2 10 LUW Securely Hiding Behind the Mask
Rebecca Bond, SAP DBA Contractor
The 10 Commandments of Supporting E-commerce Databases
Ember Crooks, Rosetta
The Top Ten Things You Need to Know: For DBAs, Developers and Managers
Craig Mullins, Mullins Consulting, Inc.
Register before March 22 and save on registration!
I have much more to say on this topic, so be sure to follow my blog to avoid missing any updates.
just got easier with an exciting new initiative for mobile learning.
Be one of the first to participate and provide your feedback!
To learn more about the devices that are supported and how to start, see the Mobile Learning Pilot.
There are two new courses designed to be served up on your mobile device. The total end to end running of each course is a few hours but since they are modular in nature, you can run them in sections to better fit into your busy schedule.
The courses that are available for this pilot are FREE and include:
Easy Steps to Developing BigSheets Function Plugins:
uses the familiar spreadsheet interface to do text analytics of
unstructured and semi-structured data. Coupled with this are a large
number of supplied functions to simplify the analytics process. However,
you may find the need to extend BigSheets and add your own functions.
This tutorial walks you through the development and installation process
required to add a new function to BigSheets.
Configuring an InfoSphere CDC to InfoSphere DataStage Subscription:
Change Data Capture is a tool that captures changes from source
databases and replicates those changes in real-time to target systems.
This tutorial walks you through how to use Change Data Capture to setup
replication from a source DB2 database to a DataStage job.
the end of each course, you will be asked to complete a confidential,
brief survey. Your feedback is a critical step helping us understand
how to provide the best learning experiences for you. Please provide
your feedback by March 31, 2013.
To take part in the pilot, go to The IBM Learning Portal.
Note: the date when we need feedback has changed to March 31, 2013.
There are two DB2 Symposiums coming up in March. Book before Feb 17 to qualify for a 10% Early Bird discount.
DB2 Symposium is a three day training event with one day seminars
presented by IBM Champions & industry leading consultants like
Bonnie Baker, Susan Lawson, Craig Mullins, Dan Luksetich, Cristian
Molaro and Klaas Brant.
DB2 Symposium fills the gap between a conference and a multi-day
training. The DB2 Symposium is unique because you can join us for 1, 2
or 3 days, depending on your needs and budget.
The two locations in March 2013 are:
- March 13-15 - Dallas / Arlington, TX
- March 18-20 - Boston / Marlborough, MA
More about the world-class speakers:
Thousands of programmers and DBAs have enjoyed Bonnie's clear and entertaining style of teaching. This year Bonnie talks about:
- Things I Wish I'd Never Told You
- Matching Indexes to SQL
Susan is well known for her DB2 books and comprehensive certification sessions. Her seminars always receive excellent ratings! Susan's topics are:
- DB2 10 for z/OS Transition: Performance, Usage and Availability
- DB2 z/OS High Performance Design and Tuning: Classic Techniques and DB2 10 Considerations
Craig is the author of the DB2 Developer's Guide.
His latest edition contains more than 1500 pages of in-depth technical
information on DB2 for z/OS updated through DB2 Version 10 in 2012 (6th
edition). He presents:
- DB2 Developer's Guide Comes Alive! (only in Boston)
Dan is the co-author of many DB2 books
and hosts a podcast called the “The DB2 Cocktail Hour”. His new
advanced SQL class has the latest DB2 10 enhancements and focusses on
- DB2 Advanced SQL and Performance
a co-author of more than five redbooks Cristian can be called an
authority on DB2 for z/OS, always praised for his in-depth knowledge. He
- Understanding and fixing common DB2 for z/OS performance problems
- Distributed access to DB2 for z/OS in 2012
has been organizing the DB2 Symposium since 1999. Klaas is known for
his practical approach and useful tips. This time his sessions are all
- DB2 for z/OS XML In-depth (only in Dallas)
- DBA Update
Location for Dallas DB2 Symposium March 13-15, 2013
2401 East Lamar Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76006-7503
hotel is located between Dallas and Fort Worth. The hotel offers free
parking, a free shuttle to DFW Airport and is conveniently accessible
for all companies in the greater Dallas area.
Location for Boston DB2 Symposium March 18-20, 2013
123 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA 01752
hotel is located in Marlborough, just outside Boston. The hotel offers
free parking and is conveniently accessible via highway 90 and 495.
I hope you can attend one or more of these very valuable learning events.
had 4 great presentations again this week! I’d really like to thank
all participants... I know it isn’t always easy to present, but it is
very important for us to share our knowledge with others!
Mikko - Summary Table Design & Monitoring
A little trouble following the story of the problem & solution. Summary tables are a huge topic. Well presented.
Umesha - Detailed steps to configure DB2 Distributed Data Facility (DDF) for z/OS
Good slides. Not practised? Went over time. Missing the “why”. Only “how” was covered in presentation.
Sreeharsha - High Data Availability: solutions and techniques
clearly defined. Problem clearly defined. Presentation was well put
togetehr and rehearsed. This is the way it’s done!
Armando - Dare to be Different (Against all Dogmas) SQL Performance Tuning
Be open minded on how to solve problems. You may find a creative solution that wasn't’ expected
Entertaining and engaging presentation with a great amount of style.
Congratulations to Sreeharsha, Armando, and Mikko for moving to the next level.
sure to join us next week to hear presentations from me, Martin, Klaas,
and Martin. Your turn to evaluate us! Just for fun, of course. Come
and have some fun!
Over 219,000 downloads of past DB2Night Show episodes! Congratulations Scott!!
If you missed the show, see the replay!
sure to fill out the survey when you do... you may be the lucky winner
of a $25 certificate to use at Amazon.com. Perhaps there is a DB2 book
you’d like to purchase?
Join this free SSWUG Webcast: The Big Deal about Big Data,
staring expert Paul Zikpoulos. The webinar is free only during the
live broadcast that takes place Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 PM
Eastern. What you’ll learn: Big
Data can mean a lot of things to a lot of people; but one thing we're
sure of, it's the hottest thing to hit the IT landscape. In this chat
you'll get a comprehensive introduction to Big Data. You'll learn how to
spot Big Data, it's characteristics, and what the opportunities are.
(Hint, be prepared to get shocked on Volume and more). You'll get a
taste of Hadoop, but realize Big Data is so much more. Paul
will also share top things to consider in the Big Data world that's
often overlooked (governance, integration, search, and more). Consider
this: if you Google search 'What is Big Data', you will get almost 1
billion hits!!! If you attend this session, you'll never have to Google
search this phrase again.To register and for additional information see: Webcast Structure and Cost
Note that listening to the live broadcast is free, but ordering the replay has a charge.
The Value of Real-Time Decision Making with PureData Systems for Operational Analytics
host Serge Rielau and guest James Cho (PureData Systems architect) for
an in-depth discussion about how the PureData System supports real-time
decision making. Real time operational warehousing can help your
organization by providing immediate analytics to speed decision making,
for example, fraud detection.
will also explain the features and advantages of this expert integrated
system that provides simplified deployment, maintenance, and more.
world of data management and analytics is changing very rapidly. This
talk is a great way to expand your knowledge to include some of the
emerging techniques and technologies.
Click to register.
Date: Thursday February 28, 2103
Time: 12:30-2:00 PM Eastern / 11:30 AM Central / 9:30 AM Pacific / 17:30hrs London/ 18:30hrs Frankfurt, Paris / India 11 PM
DB2 Tech Talk series is a free set of monthly in-depth technical
webinars from IBM technical professionals. Join the experts to learn
about DB2-related breakthrough technology, best practices, and get your
questions answered during live Q & A sessions at the end of each
Replays of many of the newer webcasts are available on the DB2 Tech Talks page.
Here are some replays you may wish to check out:
tweetchat happens when a group of people all tweet about the same topic
using a specific hashtag that allows it to be followed on Twitter.
We have one planned on Wednesday, February 27 at noon ET, so you can give it a try! Follow #bigdatamgmt to
follow a discussion with panel of experts discussing how data
governance can handle big data. Our panel includes experts from across
the spectrum, including:
and perhaps a few other people as well!
Follow along with the #bigdatamgmt to see the conversation and share your thoughts.
If you’re not yet on twitter, you can still listen to the conversation. Simply use Google Search on the term #bigdatamgmt and you’ll see what has been posted using this term.
the three judges of the DB2Night Show “DB2’s Got Talent” Competition
presented along with host Scott Hayes. It was fun, and hopefully
informative to the audience.
presented first and sadly ran out of time! It is much harder than it
looks. My presentation was on the Power of Social media. I gave tips
on how people can promote the work that they do to the DB2 community,
how to listen to what is going on in the community, and how people can
contribute via likes, comments and sharing the content provided by
I didn’t come close to finishing (did I spend too much time on my bio?
give too many examples?), I’ve posted my slides in SlideShare. Here’s
where you can get them: Db2 night social_promoting_susan.
presented next: “How I Started Dropping DB2 Indexes & Put my Girls
Through College”. Martin is a great teacher and his presentation was
very informative. He also ran out of time and reminded us that he’ll
being doing a similar presentation at IDUG this year.
was next: “ Breakthrough DB2 LUW Performance Every Day!” . I loved the
one quote that Scott used: “Success comes to those who focus on helping
other people be successful”. I would say that all involved in this
show have this sentiment in mind! Entertaining presentation and even
Scott ran out of time!
came Klaas: “Da House is on Fire: How to Fix a Performance Problem”.
Very interesting graphics, but very effective as well. Klaas is a
natural speaker and if you get a chance, you should attend his talks.
Of the 4 presentations, Klaas was the only one who finished on time!
voting was interesting, but not surprising. Clearly the audience
prefers technical content about DB2. My presentation was in a
completely different category! Congratulations to Martin for being the
overall “winner” of this show.
- Attend the shows in March to witness our finalists presenting in aim of the big prize.
- Watch the replays! There have been 220,000 downloads so far. Only 30,000 more to get to ¼ million!
- When you watch today’s replay, be sure to fill out the survey. Every week someone wins a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate.
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IBM InfoSphere: A Platform for Big Data Governance and Process Data Governance
by Sunil Soares
ISBN 978-1583473825, MC Press, February 2013
Governance has taken a backseat to the analytics and technologies associated with big data. However, as big data projects become mainstream, we anticipate that privacy, stewardship, data quality, metadata, and information lifecycle management will coalesce into an emerging imperative for big data governance.
Foreword from David Corrigan, Director, Product Marketing, InfoSphere
The importance and the role of a governance strategy are still not well understood. Information Governance is a business strategy that has a series of IT deliverables. Sunil has been one of the pioneers in this area, defining the Unified Information Governance Process several years ago. He defined several key steps, such as identifying a business problem and executive sponsor, setting up cross-functional governance boards, and measuring and communicating success. He has applied this process at hundreds of clients and has helped them achieve successful implementations. His approach can also be applied to governing big data. It has helped many organizations get the business involved in governance and establish trusted information for a key enterprise application.
In short, this process helps you move beyond an IT project toward a true business strategy. It helps by getting business executives and owners involved in the process of governing data. It helps ensure successful outcomes. Sunil, thank you for continuing to contribute to the discipline of Information Governance and move it into the new era of computing—the era of big data.
And to the readers of this book, remember that the competitive advantage you seek from insights garnered from big data has two components: big data analytics and trusted information. Information Governance creates trusted information from very uncertain sources, enabling you to trust and act upon the insights from analytics. I wish you well in your big data strategy.
Sunil’s other books:
The IBM Data Governance Unified Process (MC Press, 2010)
Details the 14 steps and almost 100 sub-steps to implement an information governance program. The book has been used by several organizations as the blueprint for their information governance programs and has been translated into Chinese.
Selling Information Governance to the Business: Best Practices by Industry and Job Function (MC Press, 2011)
Reviews the best practices to approach information governance by industry and function.
Big Data Governance: An Emerging Imperative (MC Press, 2012)
Discusses the governance of different types of big data.
Congratulations to Sunil on this latest book!
year, David Pittman and Crysta Anderson interviewed many of our IBM
Champions and created a series of blog entries and podcasts on
“MasteringDataManagement". This site is going away, but I thought the
content was still very valuable.
a result, I have permission to republish these articles on my blog. I
plan to do one every day or so until I’ve finished. Here are the
entries I plan to publish:
- Bjarne Nelson
- Phil Gunning
- Roger Sanders
- From Idea to Print
- Cuneyt Goksu
- Julian Stuhler
- Martin Hubel
- Bonnie Baker
- Iqbal Goralwalla
- Alex Philp
- Dan Luksetich
- Dave Beulke
- Isaac Yassin
- Cristian Molaro
- David Birmingham
- Kim May
- Fred Sobotka
- Sheryl Larsen
- Scott Hayes
- Mike Martin
I’ll update the entries if necessary and will add links to this page so you can easily find out about our awesome IBM Champions!
Thanks to Crysta and David for all their hard work. I hope you find this series as valuable as I do.
* Originally published on July 30, 2012 by Crysta Anderson at MasteringDataManagement.
Champion for DB2 Bjarne Nelson has trained DB2 users around the globe,
from his home in Switzerland to multiple Korean engagements. Regardless
of location, though, Bjarne bonds with students who really want to learn
how to get more out of DB2.
1985, Bjarne has consulted in multiple industries, becoming an IBM Gold
Consultant in 1996 and working closely with IBM Labs. He also serves on
the IDUG Board of Directors and has chaired the European Conference.
know Bjarne by his nickname, Kermit. Of course, we had to ask the
origin of the moniker. Bjarne explained that he once had long hair, a
“very green car,” and did a spot-on impression of Kermit the Frog as he
introduced his rock band to crowds.
name stuck, as has the role of mainframes. Bjarne disagrees that
mainframes are going the way of the dinosaur. He explains, “Of course
there are huge changes in technology, but the mainframe is capable of
still surviving. It’s probably the longest living platform that we have
in IT…that continues to maintain its virtue of stability, performance,
high scalability. And at the same time, you can still build modern
programming paradigm applications,” while letting the data reside safely
on a “good old mainframe.”
while mainframes persist, organizations face evolving compliance and
security needs that require new software and solutions. Bjarne has found
DB2 10’s new features very helpful for meeting these needs, though new
software means migrations.
all have to go through migrations,” Bjarne noted, explaining that
conference and web sessions dealing with migration topics and best
practices tend to stand the test of time long after their original
presentation. Such migrations – which may lag several years after a
release – make it more important than ever to collaborate throughout the
migration is an educational experience, Bjarne said, and afterwards,
many “are proud of what they know” and want to share their insights.
Hence, Bjarne has worked with IDUG to assemble a content committee that
shares information between conferences. The resulting IDUG DB2 Tech Channel on BrightTalk has proved very popular, with more than 1200 technical webcasts ready for viewing.
that doesn’t mean conferences are going away. Face-to-face
conversations and the opportunity to ask questions are very valuable.
Bjarne explained, “If you go to an IDUG conference and pick up 3 or 5
good things you can go home and implement…that’s enough to pay for a
conference because quite often, it’s the issues you’d otherwise spend
hours and hours trying to solve yourself.”
his spare time, Bjarne is an avid SCUBA diver, particularly in the Red
Sea, and has an impressive music collection that he uses to bridge the
generation gap with his children and granddaughter, Naia, when she gets
old enough to choose her own music.
Today I spent an hour taking part in the TweetChat at Big Datamgmt focused on governance to avoid a data landfill: http://t.co/j2wojSb9Hf: "Getting Control of Data in Big Data Era"
it went too fast for me to actually be a contributor, so I was
participating as a reader / listener. This kept me busy enough since by
the end we had generated a fair about of Big Data ourselves: 647 tweets, 180 users with reach of 136,229 & 1,506,585 impressions.
Who were the experts?
and facilitators / moderators:
There were 8 questions posed over the hour, but I'm only posting the first 4 here.
Q1 In this Big Data era, do traditional concepts data quality, data governance & data stewardship even apply?
A summary of the answers:
Big Data refers to datasets whose size, type and speed of creation make
it impractical to process and analyze with traditional tools. That Big
Data definition comes from wikibon; see http://t.co/awsPyuqXjZ. So given that, definitionally then, traditional concepts are at the very least “impractical”… no?
dvellante My belief is that ingest process & analysis of data changes with big data.
BigDataAlex Yes, I think they apply. Our clients are very concerned about these issues and it does apply.
jeffreyfkelly Absolutely, but vastly more complex.
Natasha_D_G Traditional concepts are even more critical in Big Data era especially in data governance.
craigmullins But, of course data quality, data governance and data stewardship SHOULD apply in the age of Big Data Management.
You still need clean and common policies for data taxonomies; but the
unstructured and semi-structured data texture requires some new thinking
and technology. Specifically ideas around function shipping, name value
pairs, Hadoop, etc - applying traditional concepts to new model.
Dmattcarter In order for Big Data to be enterprise-ready, it needs to include those traditional concepts.
jeffreyfkelly The challenge is applying DQ and governance to high velocity data - hard enough with "traditional" data, ie CRM, ERP.
craigmullins Failing to apply these concepts will result in poor data quality. Analytics performed on bad quality data produces bad results.
BigDataAlex I think transparency is important too in this era of Big Data and how we govern. I would suggest Big Data Ethics manager.
BTRG_MikeMartin IG concepts apply to Big Data even more so as the issues solved by Information governance are only exaggerated.
furrier Data quality has to take on the idea that it will be moving around different systems/APIs.
Yet there are issues and adaptations that will be required as we apply
data quality, data governance and data stewardship to Big Data
BigDataAlex Love the challenge on high velocity data....algorithms in streams.
jeffreyfkelly Big Data is experimenting with data sets, while governance is applying policies that sometimes restrict experimentation.
BTRG_MikeMartin You can’t make good business decisions on bad data. http://t.co/8J1pQPy6eW
Natasha_D_G Data quality is an issue as "94% biz believe some of their customer/prospect info is inaccurate".
Data governance is critical in the Big Data management era as it makes
small problems bigger. You need data quality to enable Biginsights http://t.co/yVTA9NpXIB
furrier Data as a resource for applications; ownership of data is important to individual and/or company.
BigDataAlex In health care sector, orgs are combining medical ethics with their CIOs.
Aarti_Borkar Governance is even more important with Big Data as the security and trust is a bigger business issue now.
dvellante In part this is a discussion around the balance between data being an asset an a liability - good DQ is important for both.
searchCIO Metadata practices are gaining momentum as companies tackle Big Data. http://t.co/DSkdH4Yk6S
Q2 With data at unprecedented speed/volume, how can data quality measures be applied in time for analysis?
A summary of the answers:
With data quality, cleansing can occur as humans eyeball the data -
most raw Big Data is not eyeballed. In some cases (e.g. medical
devices, automated metering, etc.) only rudimentary cleansing (if any)
may be needed. At least as long as the meters are calibrated and
BigDataAlex Real-time analytics is critical. We love Streams. The right algorithm at the right time.
Natasha_D_G Trust = Word we try to avoid. @Aarti_Borkar: Governance is even more important with Big Data as security & trust bigger biz issue.
To deal with Big Data, speed, and volume: be proactive by starting
Big Data Management across the enterprise now & maintain http://t.co/hGJ3QkTiJf
Aarti_Borkar Data Quality for Big Data can be handled right upfront before starting Big Data analysis
BigDataAlex A next-generation of KPIs for quality vs. quantity are being implemented to separate quality from quantity in real-time.
furrier Data quality is about the context of the application & what users experience for each use case is not always the same.
jeffreyfkelly Machine learning is required to improve data quality for Big Data - velocity too high for human methods IMHO
nenshad Variety of algorithms include semantics
zacharyjeans Ask your Big Data well crafted questions. Sloppy questions lead to sloppy answers.
craigmullins Speed + volume make data quality challenging…
searchCIO Data Quality is essential to master Big Data Management http://t.co/pxZ49Xgimm
BTRG_MikeMartin Start now on data quality because if you don’t have it in now Big Data only magnifies data issues http://t.co/hGJ3QkTiJf
Natasha_D_G Excellent question especially given social media data and its 18 minute life span
jeffreyfkelly Also with Big Data, volume of data can sometimes smooth over anomalies in data quality.
Aarti_Borkar Data quality should also be handled as the results of the analysis are merged back into the reporting marts.
BigDataAlex The right analytics at the right time against the systems of systems integration.
dvellante Perspectives from a former CIO on the importance of data quality http://t.co/mYPfqNCCjm
nenshad It’s all about the data first
dvellante In my view you can't deal with Big Data quality unless you can automate the classification of data at the point of creation.
Kari_Agrawal How exactly do we clean the data when it has no structure?
BTRG_MikeMartin You can’t make good decisions and enable business biginsights without high data quality.
furrier Dirty data equals poor user experience. I wrote about it in 2009 re: twitter facebook & social data http://t.co/vpkfB0xS3h
Aarti_Borkar Data quality should be handed as part of data integration as the Information Server customers do - its the same with Big Data.
Q3 How do data governance policies apply when the point of Big Data is to explore novel use cases?
A summary of the answers:
craigmullins Finding novel uses of data does not diminish the need for data governance policies.
Natasha_D_G True, but still need boundaries.
BTRG_MikeMartin Exploring Big Data still requires trusted data so you must secure and govern even more so. http://t.co/UL0VNCiivP
craigmullins The novel uses need to be documented as part of the data governance policies.
BigDataAlex The right policy at right time. I think you can agility with accountability.
craigmullins Keeping in mind that even under ideal circumstances data governance policies can be difficult to enact.
Big data isn't just for novel new business cases - it can also vastly
improve value in existing ones - i.e. R&D, cust service.
craigmullins Consider non-intrusive data governance; see this article by my friend Bob Seiner http://t.co/GogojXCcoV
Seiner states: data governance refers to the administering
(formalizing) of discipline (behavior) around the management of data.
craigmullins And data governance is an on-going process; it should formalize what already exists + address opportunities to improve.
jeffreyfkelly There is a need to set up boundaries but give analysts freedom to explore Big Data.
furrier Innovation will not come from regulations but creative developers to play with data -#slipperyslope
Q4 How does Big Data change data retention policies, ie, deciding what data to keep vs dispose?
A summary of the answers:
tomjkunkel Formal Data Destruction processes minimize the growing data landfill and need to be incorporated into Data Lifecycle Mgmt.
dvellante: Still must be able to defensibly delete data. you may not want WIP data hanging around - too much of a risk.
BTRG_MikeMartin Big Data is not immune to the laws of information economics: http://t.co/Ta361ASBkP
BigDataAlex Focus on workflow, business process, optimization. There is no set answer. Filtration - distillation
BTRG_MikeMartin Velocity of Big Data means current best data is changing rapidly, you want decisions on the best info.
BTRG_MikeMartin: It is important to have Big Data Management framework for good business outcomes inc. policy, security, ILM & quality.
Data is retained for internal + external reasons... Internal because
the org needs it for business – external because the law demands it.
tomjkunkel Isn't there also a need for Data Entrepreneurs (A business perspective with a knack for data)?
You may choose to retain more data for Big Data Management analytics
but be careful because data once retained is discoverable during court
furrier Big data complicates data retention policies - we have shadow IT and now "shadow data" or what I call "dark data".
Natasha_D_G Big Data can extend data retention esp in R&D. Pharmas can leverage old research to accelerate new research.
jeffreyfkelly This is a major issue: with hadoop you can now store all data inexpensively - not possible before and new challenge.
BTRG_MikeMartin NO still too costly.
Kari_Agrawal If we see the huge amount of IP packets flying around, can we process those packets to get something meaningful?
craigmullins There are over 150 different regulations (at the local, state, national, and international levels) that impact data retention.
Aarti_Borkar Retention is about storing what the business needs later vs everything - that core concept does not change with Big Data.
BigDataAlex Do we need to store everything? Can we, should we?
craigmullins No, no, and no to that last series of questions!
Natasha_D_G Data hoards say keep all! Fear of losing critical info.
jeffreyfkelly Nothing worse than looking for data you know you had only to remember you threw it away!
Aarti_Borkar Defensible disposal of data becomes harder if multiple copies are made as part of Big Data analytics.
craigmullins MT @Aarti_Borkar: Defensible disposal of data becomes harder if... hence the need for #datagovernance policies!
furrier We all want data retention but who owns it after it's retained..will a data marketplace economy develop?
TheSocialPitt Storage is a huge challenge, especially in cases with many streaming video feeds, e.g. defense.
Keep in mind regulations haven't caught up w the technology - industry
needs to be proactive on this issue or the government will.
Aarti_Borkar Big Data allows for pattern searches and trends in retained data that was not easy to do earlier.
is a lot of information! I hope you can follow the discussions. I
tried to clean up a little bit and hope that I didn’t change any content
from the participants.
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Q5 Once you decide what data to keep, how do you make sure it goes to the right systems and people?
jeffreyfkelly From a developer perspective, Big Data app dev tools need to improve, make it easier to deliver insight to business users.
BTRG_MikeMartin You must increase control of wasteful data even with Big Data Management, archive/retire & dispose http://t.co/Ta361ASBkP http://t.co/904FjTm2yA
Again it's a matter of information liability and asset management.
Which is more critical to your organization? Cutting risk or mining
BTRG_MikeMartin Big Data doesn’t change retention. Keep the data you need, get rid of the rest . You can’t afford to keep it all. http://t.co/Ta361ASBkP
dvellante This is a metadata problem / opportunity
craigmullins Policies, procedures, automation and education are needed to ensure that Big Data makes its way to the right systems + people?
Big Data approach needs to include improved business outcomes which
requires people process & technology working in harmony.
BTRG_MikeMartin You need to instrument processes to not only govern but make the best use of valuable data.
Data is code in the new paradigm of new apps & services - lots of
issues so developer create & data can learn & be smart.
furrier The integration of data create new datasets - future is smart data and learning data - data is code.
jeffreyfkelly Exactly, and new data sets could be highly sensitive - need governance RT @furrier: the integration of data create new data sets
Betharonoff Data as a commodity already exists, so economy is only a few steps down the road.
furrier Meta data practices will be impacted in this data quality and data-as-code concept.
furrier One aspect of this chat is business competitiveness in integrating data as code into business lifecycle and processes.
BigDataAlex Metadata tags are aligned to role based systems - automated systems.
If you don’t improve processes with Big Data management and create
better business outcomes your Big Data initiative isn’t a success.
Kari_Agrawal When and how do we decide to discard the extremely old data? Or do we retain it as in Data Warehouse?
craigmullins You need policies and automated procedures based on retention requirements.
PPB13 How do practitioners overcome emerging skepticism in the marketplace? http://t.co/x0pHJCDcfN
@BTRG_MikeMartin: You need to instrument processes to not only govern but make the best use of valuable data
BigDataAlex Moving "beyond search"
TheSocialPitt ALWAYS start Big Data project by thinking+planning. More data does not fix bad process.
BTRG_MikeMartin What processes to improve: ediscovery, ECM, Data Governance, Data Security, data retention, and data quality.
IBMbigdata Who decides "best"? RT @BTRG_MikeMartin: You need to instrument processes to not only govern but make best use of valuable data
joycetompsett Data quality has to take on the idea it will be moving around different sys/APIs Big Data management > critical for security #RSAC
BTRG_MikeMartin - Without the right tools data retention with Big Data could be a nightmare
skenniston RT @furrier: We all want data retention but who owns it after it's retained..will a data marketplace economy develop?
BTRG_MikeMartin That's where determining business value, legal and regulations come in typically only 30% of data.
Kari_Agrawal How exactly do we begin to classify data in case of Big Data?
craigmullins MT @PPB13: How do practitioners overcome skepticism... <-- by continuing to do work that adds value to your company
dvellante @BigDataAlex yes re: search - it's sometimes used as a 'blunt instrument'
Aarti_Borkar Deciding what data to retain needs to start with business policies defined upfront - its not an "on the fly" decision.
praxsozi RT @jeffreyfkelly: Q5 Big Data requires rethink of business processes - this is NOT a trivial exercise
Natasha_D_G Culture also plays role RT @jeffreyfkelly: Q5 Big Data requires rethink of business processes - this is NOT a trivial exercise
TheSocialPitt Data antique dealers RT @furrier: We all want data retention but who owns it after it's retained.will data marketplace develop?
tomjkunkel @BTRG_MikeMartin Integrated effort with Legal, Finance, Sales, Marketing with IT serving through best architecture.
BTRG_TomNestor The process must lead to better data which should drive better business opportunities.
BTRG_MikeMartin Big Data is not immune to the laws of information economics: http://t.co/Ta361ASBkP #CGOC
Q6 How does Big Data affect data lifecycle management? Does big data introduce new stages to the info lifecycle?
Summary of top answers:
BigDataAlex Yes, new stages - stages we haven't even imagined yet. Data needs to update itself into authoritative sources.
craigmullins One issue that arises is "How can you create realistic test data for testing Big Data systems and applications?"
jeffreyfkelly Yes, but we are just starting to understand Big Data lifecycle mgt - need to build out best practices.
BTRG_MikeMartin Big Data might not create new stages in life cycle management, but certainly with new domains we have to extend the data lifecycle to new platforms.
I disagree - I think new stage of LCM includes emergence of new data
sets created from integration of other data sets and then yet new data
sets created from integrating new new data sets, and on and on and on.
Aarti_Borkar Big Data makes handing the lifecycle of data a far more complex problem than before.
Natasha_D_G Can u say more? RT @Aarti_Borkar: Big Data makes handing the lifecycle of data a far more complex problem than before
Aarti_Borkar Big Data does not create new stages - just new ways to apply the existing stages to different use cases.
Dmattcarter What are some of those new use cases?
Aarti_Borkar Test Data and Privacy for Big Data is critical - as we bring in more data potentially creating a bigger security threat.
BigDataAlex Is there a new data management paradigm emerging?
craigmullins A new paradigm may indeed be emerging.
BTRG_MikeMartin RT perhaps a refined one
TheSocialPitt One new stage = 'ephemeral'.
craigmullins Let's not burden Big Data with things little data has not yet mastered.
craigmullins Sometimes we forget that - in practice - many orgs do not follow a lifecycle, practice data governance, ensure quality, etc.
craigmullins So yes, Big Data should do these things, but it is not failing if it does not.
Big Data Management requires identification & deletion of
ROT-redundant, obsolete & trivial data, which reduces storage &
StevenDickens3 What role does the community see for the original Big Data system of record the mainframe?
BTRG_MikeMartin Consider impacts of eDiscovery, governance, security and #ILM on Big Data stores how do we move traditional methods to Big Data management.
BigDataAlex Many organizations can only afford to store 20 copies of the same data - they are looking for authoritative against process.
jeffreyfkelly definitely, data sprawl becomes an issue
Kari_Agrawal How do we deal with redundancy in case of Big Data?
StevenDickens3 What is the collective view of centralised data vs multiple federated copies ?
Could some Big Data mgmt stages be the elimination of stages? Using
data/ data analysis without constraint and eliminating steps.
Aarti_Borkar Masking test data is essential to Big Data development: what the enterprise considers private needs to always be privatized.
craigmullins My next two Tweets mentioned some of them. Not saying Big Data shouldn't just that our stds should not be too high
craigmullins @BigDataAlex Yes #littledata concepts apply to Big Data... but many orgs still struggle with managing little data
tomjkunkel @Kari_Agrawal Destroy it! I can provide insight on best practices
Dmattcarter Pretty intense data quality and Big Data conversation going on around Big Datamgmt chat!
is already a data problem with #smalldata carrying it over to Big
Datamgmt. Too costly to delete all data that has no value.
BTRG_MikeMartin You must increase control of wasteful data even w Big Datamgmt, archive/retire & dispose: http://t.co/Ta361ASBkP http://t.co/904FjTm2yA
Q7 Are new tools and platforms required to manage Big Data and the new dimensions of the data lifecycle?
Summary of top answers.
craigmullins Tools for performing advanced analytics on Big Data – though not new to the industry – will be new to many organizations.
BigDataAlex Yes. We need new tools, platforms, and systems....it is happening. Calling for massive innovation - love #DataAsCode.
BTRG_MikeMartin @craigmullins It's called defensible disposal http://t.co/Ta361ASBkP
craigmullins Hadoop-based products will need to be augmented with mission-critical DBMS capabilities to become de rigueur.
craigmullins But I think DB2 (and other RDBMS products) could be extended with Big Data capabilities before that happens.
BTRG_MikeMartin Flexibility & scalability of Big Data platforms will themselves assist in helping Big Datamgmt security & controls...
BigDataAlex We need DigitalDNA - anticipating the Internet of Things - World Wired Web.
Aarti_Borkar It’s a mix of new tools and enhancing existing tools. The core solution does not change it morphs
StevenDickens3 All depends where data resides today and whether the current platform/tools are fit for purpose, if yes why move or retool?
tomjkunkel Legacy storage assets can't handle the high availability,low latency applications and need to be displaced.
jeffreyfkelly Yes, a major topic at #strataconf is making Big Data enterprise ready -need better mgt, data gov, DQ capabilities.
Aarti_Borkar Key innovation is required to ensure that both traditional and#big data are uniformly governed.
BTRG_MikeMartin Infosphere Optim helps you get control of structured data to feed only the good into Big Datamgmt: http://t.co/Y5Jniunn6N
jeffreyfkelly And don't forget security - #RSAC - must keep Big Data secure
craigmullins Which brings up regulatory compliance... another big issue
Aarti_Borkar Big Data gov starts with a uniform set of data classification and policies that cover ALL data. Metadata is the magic here.
craigmullins If the Big Data contains PII then all the regulations that apply to PII still apply - doesn't matter how big the data set is.
BigDataAlex Does this spill over into machine learning? Can we reduce dimensionality of data through associative memory?
BTRG_MikeMartin Yes innovation & big ideas as well as change our paradigms.
Betharonoff Interesting query RT @BigDataAlex A7: Can we reduce dimensionality of data through associative memory?
Q8 How does Big Data impact data stewardship? Who “owns” particular data in a big data environment?
BigDataAlex Great question - ownership is beginning to blur - standard licensing models for data are being challenged.
craigmullins All data is owned by the company, whether it is Big Data or not…
jeffreyfkelly Ah, but is it? social data, market data etc.
Internal ownership of Big Data while beyond traditional areas should
still be based on business value, compliance or legal hold.
craigmullins Of course proper data governance policies need to be enacted by the corp to confer #datastewardship and ensure proper treatment
BTRG_MikeMartin Without good data stewardship & Big Datamgmt it will difficult to unlock the value of big data: http://t.co/hGJ3QkTiJf
Aarti_Borkar Ownership of replicated data is the original biz owner- governance of that data is still their problem.
jeffreyfkelly This is a really hard one, again new biz processes informed by Big Data will impact who owns the data.
Aarti_Borkar Stewardship does not change just because a new copy of the data was created.
craigmullins True, but some Big Data is all new.
craigmullins The word "own" is always so troublesome, isn't it?
BTRG_MikeMartin Yes it needs to be well defined .
Aarti_Borkar @craigmullins - Oh so right! .. think "Responsible for".. is better than "own"...
BigDataAlex If DataAsCode, then if DataAsCode is viral, can it be controlled? Do we want it to be controlled? What does ownership mean?
BigDataAlex How does OpenSource apply to our Data?
BTRG_MikeMartin For more Big Datamgmt resources Data Privacy and Security: http://t.co/UL0VNCiivP
is a lot of information! I hope you can follow the discussions. I
tried to clean up a little bit and hope that I didn’t change any content
from the participants.
What are you sacrificing for the promise of big data?
of today's companies are making trade-offs in areas of security and
governance to leverage the promise of big data. Can you have both?
have been several responses to this question. First off, I’d like to
point you to the tweetchat that took place on Wednesday, February 27.
Several experts, including Jeff Kelly of Wikibon discussed the topic:
Garbage In/Garbage Out and data governance’s role in the big data era.
This was a very exciting event and all who participated said they had
fun and are looking forward to the next tweetchat. I had to split the
recap into two blog entries:
plan to write a third blog entry from the information gathered by
pulling out the list of related articles that were mentioned during the
Articles and blog entries related to this theme.
Managing Database Change
by Craig Mullins
looked at the many aspects of managing change, including 9 requirements
for successful change. He also shared his DBA perspective as the
“custodian of database changes.”
3 Big Data Issues: Security, Governance and Archiving
by Dave Beulke
notes, “While the new kid database Hadoop may be getting a lot of
press, it needs more capabilities to keep up with the mature platforms
and databases for data security, governance, archiving and temporal
Productionizing your Big Data: A Checklist of Key Considerations
by James Kobielus
your big data investment production ready? James shares five key
considerations to help ensure your big data investment can function as a
reliable business asset.
Must You Sacrifice Privacy for Big Data?
by Larry Dubov
organizations move towards big data, privacy concerns become very real.
Larry traces the history of privacy and explains why good governance
can help reduce the need to compromise on privacy.
IBM InfoSphere: A Platform for Big Data Governance and Process Data Governance
by Sunil Soares
new flashbook provides an in-depth look at several aspects of governing
your big data, with several case studies to offer guidance and best
practices. Download your free copy.
Controlled Explosion: Keeping Big Data Contained with Security, Governance and Information Lifecycle Management
by James Kobielus
Can you control the big data explosion? James argues that you can, with careful attention to three vital types of controls.
Your Information is a Product
by Steven Adler
is the Chairman of IBM Data Governance Council. His view is that
companies who still treat their data as a raw resource rather than an
essential product that they produce, should prepare to be obsolete.
Steve has an ongoing blog related to the topic. You can find his blog
behind a registration page. Here is an entry to look for: The Data Governance Report Card.
Information Governance and Big Data
by Mike Martin
wrote this blog entry a year ago, but it is still as accurate today as
it was then: “I believe we should include Big Data in Information
Governance, after all one of the major issues we try to solve with
Information Governance is data volume and I consider Big Data solutions
to be yet another tool in the arsenal of Information Governance.”
Data Scientist: Exploration in the Age of the Unstructured
by James Kobielus
unstructured data (however defined) enters the enterprise big-data
picture, data management professionals begin to quake in their boots.
Governance of structured data is an established body of practices and
tools, focusing on enforcing controls on schemas and contents of data
deemed to constitute an official system of records in some subject area,
such as customers and finances.”
Infographic: Valentines: 4 database features we'd love to have in big data era.
Availability, Analytics, Governance, Security, Speed, and Compression. How do these values transfer to the Big Data era?
See also Database technology: Remember me? Big data will remind you!
summary of the conversations focused on how and why big data challenges
are posing a bit of a renaissance for databases. Some people see
databases as a commodity, something that gets taken for granted. But as
big data becomes a reality, databases are again taking center stage.
Follow us on twitter using the tag #bigdatamgmt and join in on the conversation.
DB2Night Show featured the top 10 contestants who were chosen by the
judges in February. They each had four minutes to impress the audience
and replay listeners. That’s correct. This time the judges are giving
feedback, but are not choosing the best competitor. I must say that
I’m very glad I’m not choosing the best. If you were in the audience
today or if you listen to the replay, you’ll see what I mean: All presenters were incredible Lots of learning happening today!
Here’s a summary:
The Fragmentation of DBADM
in DB2 9.7. DBADM is still a superuser of sorts, but there are
granularities. SECADM and DATAACCESS authorities were added. Great
presentation on the permissions for each user type. Great information
presented in an educational fashion. AND, she finished in time.
Simple Steps for Substantially Reducing report execution time in a Data Warehouse Environment.
Great graphics, very clear description of the problem and how to fix it.
How to Configure an Efficient HA and DR on DB2 10.1
like that the tradeoffs slide: puts the problem in perspective. Clear
description of the solution. Seems like this could be a common problem
that needs to be solved: good reasons to upgrade to V10!
Getting Siblings to Talk - Federating DB2 LUW and DB2 for i
Synchronized DB2 LUW on AIX to their legacy iseries system. Very good description on Federation and how it is set up.
My New Moving Vehicle DB2MOVE "With more POWER and Less Gas"
Lots of situations when you'd use DB2MOVE. Good description on what the command does, its options, actions and how to use them.
How do you work with Application Development to Ensure Performance
do you do when performance problems arises after new features are
added? Problem well defined and quantitative results shown.
SQL Performance Tuning using MQT Part 2
scenario created to define problem and how it was analyzed and solved
using MQT. And... he spelled cheque correctly! Way to go!
Temporal Data Management in DB2 for z/OS
definitions and contrast between snapshot and temporal. Lots of
details in the scenario that shows the problem and how it is solved.
The topic was too large to complete in time.
= Data Manipulation Scanner. Great presentation style. I like how
different approaches were discussed with pros & cons. Good use of
examples and sample code.
The 8 Selects that All DBAs Want to Have
Unfortunately Juliano did not show up today. So without Juliano, we had 9 great presentations today.
Who was the best? Listen to the replay and VOTE. Remember if you complete the survey at the end of the replay, you’ll have a chance to win an amazon.com gift certificate.
Thanks to all the presenters for your hard work on creating these great presentations.
Judges present on the DB2Night Show "DB2's Got Talent" Competition
DB2 NightShow: Episode 3 of the DB2's Got Talent Competition
DB2 NightShow's 2013 DB2's Talent Competition
Promote yourself and DB2 with the help of my slides in SlideShare. Here’s where you can get them: Db2 night social_promoting_susan.
During this week’s #bigdatamgmt TweetChat that was focused on Getting Control of Data in Big Data Era",
I noticed that many of the experts recommended articles to emphasize
their points. I’ve gathered all of these recommendations to create this
reading list. I hope you find this valuable.
You must increase control of wasteful data even with Big Data
Management, archive/retire & dispose. Big Data doesn’t change
retention. Keep the data you need, get rid of the rest . You can’t
afford to keep it all. Big
Data is not immune to the laws of information economics. You must
increase control of wasteful data even w Big Datamgmt, archive/retire
& dispose. Infosphere Optim helps you get control of structured
data to feed only the good into Big Datamgmt.
PPB13 How do practitioners overcome emerging skepticism in the marketplace?
Without good data stewardship & Big Datamgmt it will difficult to
unlock the value of big data. To deal with Big Data, speed, and volume:
be proactive by starting Big Data Management across the enterprise
now & maintain. Start now on data quality because if you don’t have it in now Big Data only magnifies data issues.
For more Big Datamgmt resources Data Privacy and Security. Exploring
Big Data still requires trusted data so you must secure and govern even
Big Data refers to datasets whose size, type and speed of creation make
it impractical to process and analyze with traditional tools. That Big
Data definition comes from wikibon; see Big Data Vendor Revenue and Market Forecast 2012-2017. So given that, definitionally then, traditional concepts are at the very least “impractical”… no?
BTRG_MikeMartin You can’t make good business decisions on bad data.
Data governance is critical in the Big Data management era as it makes
small problems bigger. You need data quality to enable Biginsights
searchCIO Metadata practices are gaining momentum as companies tackle Big Data.
searchCIO Data Quality is essential to master Big Data Management
dvellante Perspectives from a former CIO on the importance of data quality
furrier Dirty data equals poor user experience. I wrote about it in 2009 re: twitter facebook & social data
craigmullins Consider non-intrusive data governance; see this article by my friend Bob Seiner
great resources! For our next tweetchat, we’d like to build a reading
list that is sent out prior to the chat. Wednesday, March 15: Topic: Mobile Challenges for the Enterprise. Stay tuned for more information about this event.
To find out more about managing big data, join IBM for a free event on April 30: Big Data at the Speed of Business
What are you sacrificing for the promise of big data?
Recap of Tweetchat: "Getting Control of Data in Big Data Era"
Part 2: Recap of Tweetchat: "Getting Control of Data in Big Data Era"
What is a Tweetchat and why should you join us?
Big Data & Database Technology
of the more valuable pieces of content that IBM provides for free is
its best practice information that is produced by experts. The best
practices cover many products and different features of each product.
Many are also available in video format so you can take a break from
all the reading that is required in the job of a DBA!
Announcing the latest in a series of webcast videos presented by DB2 Expert John Campbell.
Application Best Practices Specific to DB2 for z/OS Data Sharing
applications in a data sharing environment generally follows the same
best practices as running any DB2 for z/OS application. Applications
have a role to play in continuous availability. Only relatively minor
changes are required to avoid locking hot spots. This presentation
explores specific best practices of application design and database
design in a data sharing environment. It drills into the topics of
locking considerations, high-volume inserts, sequential keys, bind
options, and batch processing. It also describes how to deploy
applications in a data sharing environment with minimal down time.
This webcast is now available via the DB2 for z/OS Best Practice community.
It includes the video (either download or stream from YouTube),
transcript, and slides. If you stream from YouTube, you can view in HD
with Closed Captions either on or off.
Keep the DB2 for z/OS Best Practice community website as a bookmark and visit often as there are many gems waiting for you to discover!
PS... Thanks to Serge Boivin and David Salinas for sharing this information with me.