I wanted to let you know that today we published a new e-book called Getting Started with Data Studio (for DB2). It's part of the DB2 on Campus effort, but we wrote it with the idea that anyone (not just college students) learning DB2 and Data Studio could use this free book to get comfortable with the user interface and for performing everyday database administration tasks and for routine and Data Web Services development. You can use this with any edition of DB2, including Express-C, which you can also download for free. And although the book was written with DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows in mind, those of you who use DB2 for z/OS can use this as well since there is significant overlap in capability.
Anyway, I hope you like the book. And, more importantly, I hope it encourages more people to get familiar with and try out the broader range of offerings for integrated data management. Several of these other offerings are also available for download on a limited trial basis. You can find links to all the Optim trials (and to Data Studio) on the Integrated Data Management community space.