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September 23, 2014


Triton Consulting

The Top Five Reasons for Choosing Remote Database Support – Cover

#2 Cover In our first blog in this series we looked at how cost is a common factor in bringing in external expertise to assist with database support.  The second reason which we have found to be very common amongst … Continue reading →

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September 22, 2014


Data and Technology

Managing Application Performance… from a database perspective.

Applications that access databases are only as good as the performance they achieve. And every user wants their software to run as fast as possible. As such, performance tuning and management is one...

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Henrik Loeser

Enforce backup encryption with encrlib and encropts

What may sound like sore throat, "encrlib/encropts", in reality is a really useful combination of new configuration parameters for DB2 in the Cancun release. They allow the security administrator...

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Craig Mullins

Rules for an Effective DB2 Monitoring Strategy

DB2, and relational databases in general, have a reputation of being (relatively) easy for users to understand; users specify what data to retrieve, not how to retrieve it. The layer of complexity removed for the users, however, had to be relegated elsewhere: to the code of DB2. And that means you sometimes have to dig into technical details of the DB2 optimizer or other arcane details to uncover...

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September 19, 2014


DB2Night Replays

The DB2Night Show z50: DB2 Buffer Pool Tuning � Get the greatest benefits

Presented by: Joel Goldstein Responsive Systems Company "The DB2Night Show z50: DB2 Buffer Pool Tuning � Get the greatest benefits" Replays available in WMV and M4V formats! 100% of our studio audience learned something! Joel provided an in-depth look at buffer pool tuning with many real world examples. Learn from the master; watch the replay...

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Adam Gartenberg

Last Day! Insight (IOD) 2014 Early Bird Registration

Don't forget that early bird registration for Insight 2014 (formerly IOD) ends today. You can register here. ...

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Willie Favero

How to stay busy and maintain your skill set

I have found that over the years, some of the best ways for me to keep up with what?s going on in the wonderful world of DB2 for z/OS is teaching DB2 for z/OS (something I stopped doing many years ago when I returned to IBM), presenting at conference...

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September 18, 2014


Dave Beulke

DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” Additional Monitoring Capabilities

DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” was recently released as DB2 LUW Version 10.5 Fix Pak 4. As I wrote about last week, IBM has put a number of impressive features in this new update. Within DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” Fix Pak 4 there are several new and interesting monitoring elements. These new monitoring...

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Ember Crooks

DB2 Quick Tip: Checking Connection State

Sometimes the connection state is unclear. The following can all make it fuzzy wether or not you have a valid connection: A db2 error or warning related to your connection A system error related to...

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September 17, 2014


Craig Mullins

Plan to Attend IBM Insight 2014

The IBM Insight conference is just around the corner and if you care about DB2, Big Data, Analytics, data warehousing, or really, anything at all about enterprise data, then Las Vegas is the place to be the week of October 26 thru 30, 2014. But what is IBM Insight? Well, you may remember it as the IBM Information on Demand conference, or IOD for short, Yes, IBM has renamed the...

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September 16, 2014


Adam Gartenberg

Introducing Watson Analytics: Analytics for Everyone

When you've got a new solution being compared to the transformational power of the spreadsheet and the iPhone, you just might be on to something. At its heart, Watson Analytics is designed to let...

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Ember Crooks

Example of A Clustering Low-Cardinality Index Helping Query Performance

The request from the developers was something along the lines of “Help, Ember, this query needs to perform better”. Sometimes the query I’m working on is not one that shows up as a...

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DB2utor

Bind Option Conflicts

Last week I discussed dirty reads and how isolation level (UR) is used to read uncommitted data. In the course of my research for that...

Triton Consulting

Addressing IT skills shortages within Local Authorities

Many local authorities are facing very difficult spending decisions and are dealing with running an IT service which is chronically understaffed in order to meet spending requirements. From working directly with public sector organisations we know how difficult this can … Continue reading...

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September 15, 2014


Dave Beulke

6 Reason Why DB2 10.5″ Cancun Release” Is So Important

The new DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” was recently released as DB2 LUW Version 10.5 Fix Pak 4. IBM has done a lot of work and put a number of impressive features in this DB2 LUW Fix Pak 4. All these new DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” features remove any doubts or restrictions about going to the . . ....

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DB2 Guys

Rapid Insight With Results: Harnessing Analytics in the Cloud

By Basiruddin Syed DB2 Social Marketing Manager “It’s Now or Never” is a popular song recorded by Elvis Presley and the lyrics of this song seem to appeal to us now more than ever. Every day we are making decisions in our lives, both personal and financial. We are often seen contemplating which holidays to book, […]
 

September 13, 2014


Craig Mullins

Submit an Abstract for IDUG NA 2015 in Philadelphia

Yes, it is time to start thinking about next year's IDUG DB2 Tech Conference already, especially if you are hoping to deliver a presentation there. The conference will be in the Philadelphia area in 2015, a first for IDUG... well, actually, the conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King of Prussia, PA - but that might as well be Philadelphia. I was born and raised in...

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DB2Night Replays

The DB2Night Show z49: Understanding Query Transformation in DB2

Presented by: Dan Luksetich DanL Consulting Inc. "The DB2Night Show z49: Understanding Query Transformation in DB2" Replays available in WMV and M4V formats! 100% of our studio audience learned something! Dan gave a detailed look at how DB2 performs query transformation, how you can monitor it, and considerations for SQL and application performance. Watch the replay...

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IBM Press Room

IBM and Yonyou Announce Strategic Collaboration to Accelerate Big Data and Analytics Adoption

IBM and Yonyou Software Co. Ltd, the largest enterprise ISV in the Asia Pacific region, today announced a strategic collaboration to accelerate the adoption of IBM Big Data & Analytics technologies to help customers gain business insight and run their applications more efficiently and at much lower cost.
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September 11, 2014


DB2 Guys

Make Your Apps Highly Available and Scalable

By Vinayak Joshi Senior Software Engineer, IBM The IBM premium data-sharing technologies offer unmatched high-availability and scalability to applications. If you are a JDBC application developer wanting to explore how these benefits accrue to your application and whether you need to do anything special to exploit these benefits, my article – “Increase scalability and failure […]
 

September 10, 2014


Willie Favero

September 11, 2001 - 13 years ago

Where were you?   (c) 2001 The Record, (Bergen County, NJ)     September 11, 2001


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Chris Eaton

Back to School Means Conference Season for Me

The kids are now back in school and the weather in Toronto is starting to get much cooler in the evening. That means one thing to me (no not time for turkey and pumpkin pie), it means it’s time to hit the road for conference season.  Not including competitor’s conferences that I attend to make sure I’m current on all the latest technology available in the market but from the DB2 side the first o

 

September 09, 2014


DB2 Guys

I’m Your Big Data Problem: Integrate THIS!

by Rachel Bland Senior Product Manager, IBM Business Analytics Growth Initiatives Let’s take a look at my profile. Gen X-er. Young kid, busy job, work-life integrated. I will not answer your online surveys, I won’t even answer the phone unless I know who it is because if you really knew me you’d send a text. […]

Ember Crooks

HADR Tools: the HADR Simulator

I have not made extensive use of the HADR Tools that IBM offers in the past. Most of my HADR setups to date have either been same-data-center using NEARSYNC or have used ASYNC to copy data between...

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DB2utor

Implementing 'Dirty Reads'

I was recently asked about "dirty reads." This term refers to setting an application's SELECT statement to avoid taking locks while reading and processing uncommitted...
 

September 08, 2014


Data and Technology

All or Nothing?

Why is it always “all or nothing” in the IT world? The prevailing wisdom these days is that PCs are dead, and that everybody will move to smart phones, tablets and the cloud. This is hogwash. First...

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DB2 Guys

Influence Your Data Management Future Today

By Radha Gowda Product Marketing Manager, DB2 and related offerings Too many tools! Too many repositories! Too many installs! Focus on enterprise deployment rather than database deployment.  Any of these sounds familiar? Yes, we heard you. While IBM offers an impressive portfolio of data management tools to manage the complete data life cycle, we agree that […]
 

September 05, 2014


DB2Night Replays

The DB2Night Show #138: Upgrading to DB2 V10.5 Best Practices!

@mstopfer1 Special Guest: Melanie Stopfer, DB2 Brain Surgeon, IBM Software Group Upgrading to IBM DB2 LUW V10.5 Best Practices and tips! 100% of our audience learned something! Our studio audience was filled with inspiration and gratitude for Melanie's presentation! Watch our replay and you will see a complete cookbook for how to upgrade, what to watch out for, undocumented tricks that will speed up your upgrade, and even a recipe for...

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DB2 Guys

Troubles Are Out of Reach With Instant Insights

By Radha Gowda Product Marketing Manager, DB2 and related offerings Bet you have been hearing a lot about shadow tables in DB2 “Cancun Release” lately.  Umm… do shadow and Cancun remind you of On the beach by Cliff Richards and the Shadows?  Seriously, DB2 shadow tables can make you dance to a rock ‘n’ roll on […]
 

September 04, 2014


DB2 Guys

Upgrading Your Business With Next-Generation Data Technologies

By Les King Director, Big Data, Analytics and Database Solutions – Information Management, Software Group Out in the field I meet with businesses daily to help demonstrate how they can leverage big data solutions to increase their bottom line. As I’m talking with clients one of the topics that continually comes up is what this […]

Craig Mullins

The Importance of SLAs and RTOs

Assuring optimal performance is one of the most frequently occurring tasks for DB2 DBAs. Being able to assess the effectiveness and performance of various and sundry aspects of your DB2 systems and applications is one of the most important things that a DBA must be able to do. This can include online transaction response time evaluation, sizing of the batch window and determining whether it is...

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