Data Studio Team blogs from IOD 2008, Las Vegas (Day 1 - 10/27)
IBM_Optim 27000269HS Visits (2180)
Expo area is large. It was nice to see familiar faces there.
Lost money at the craps table last night.
Opening session: Ambuj announced over 7000 registered. It looked like they all attended the opening session. Martin Short was hilarious. His no-holds-barred routine was great.
I gave my session with Holger this am on Administration tooling. It went well. I took some questions about some upcoming branding changes that were discussed during the opening session. As we've been saying over time, the tools will evolve to support more than one database platform. In addition, over time the thought is to rebrand to Optim, which has good heterogeneous support.
Sitting now in Torsten and Holger's session on end to end database monitoring. There are probably150 folks in attendance. If you want to know more about it... see this hot off the press article in IBM Database Magazine.
I wonder what it's like outside... wish I could get some time to just sit and veg....
-- Bryan Smith
Definitely growing momentum. Tina did a Data Studio Developer for DB2/z hands on lab that was at capacity and had 15 people waiting outside to get into the lab.
The Gold consultants heard about next generation Web 2.0 and data-oriented cloud computing topics. Then, Curt talked about Data Studio plans, which was mostly stuff that is going to come in 2009, and he was asked three times when exactly is that feature going to be available -- just goes to show how compelling the Data Studio vision is.
I did a session on Data Studio and Rational integration. And a few common interesting thoughts came out. It seems like folks are very hungry to be able to tie the software requirements using Rational Req Pro to both the application and data model. Folks are so very happy about the shell sharing concept, about being able to install a series of tools into a common Eclipse in which the value of the whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts.
I was also working the Data Studio demo booth, and it was interesting to see the reaction of DBAs on being re-empowered to manage the data access layer via pureQuery for both existing JDBC application and new applications based on pureQuery.
-- Rafael Coss