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October 19, 2018


Craig Mullins

Unboxing My Book: A Guide to Db2 Performance for Application Developers

Just a quick blog post today to show everybody that my latest book, A Guide to Db2 Performance for Application Developers, is published and ready for shipping!  I just got my author's copies as you can see in this video: Hope you all out there in Db2-land find the book useful. If you've bought a copyu and have any comments, please feel free to share them here on the blog.

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Kim May

Starting to Think About Think

Last year Frank and I chose not to attend Think in Las Vegas.  While I missed the networking (socializing/fun) part of conference, it didn’t feel like a “must attend” event, as the...

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October 16, 2018


Triton Consulting

Out of Support Database – A DB2 Support Nightmare!

The set-up   You have a mission critical database that uses DB2 V9.7 or 10.1 (or even earlier! We do have customers still running V8). It’s robust, reliable and gives little cause for concern. Upgrading to a new version is … Continue reading → The post Out of Support Database – A...

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Triton Consulting

Total Recall: Exploiting In-Memory Features in DB2 z/OS on the DB2Night Show

We are pleased to confirm that Julian Stuhler, Solutions Delivery Director and IBM Gold Consultant will be the guest presenter on the forthcoming DB2Night Show. Julian will be presenting on Total Recall: Exploiting In-Memory Features in DB2 12 for z/OS.  … Continue reading → The post...

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October 15, 2018


Craig Mullins

Published and Available to be Ordered: A Guide to Db2 Performance for Application Developers

The print version of my new book, A Guide to Db2 Performance for Application Developers, can now be ordered directly from the publisher. (If you want the ebook, it can be ordered from the same link below). Just click on the book cover below and you can order it right now! The link provides more details on the book as well as options for buying the book.   Quick information about...

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October 11, 2018


Henrik Loeser

Impressions from Zeppelin flight

Zeppelin flight Recently, I had the opportunity to fly on a Zeppelin NT, the kind of Zeppelin I had blogged about before. The 6+ hour flight was a once in a lifetime opportunity because it could not...

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Henrik Loeser

Use a custom domain, manage TLS certificates and apply e2e security to cloud app

End to end security for a cloud app on IBM Cloud Well, that title is a little bit long and ugly, but it basically describes what I wanted to tell you about today. A while ago, I blogged that my team...

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October 10, 2018


Henrik Loeser

BYOK to encrypt Kubernetes secrets on IBM Cloud

Add Key Protect Few days ago, it was announced that IBM Cloud Key Protect integrates with the Kubernetes Service. It means that cluster secrets such as service credentials, TLS certificate...

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October 05, 2018


Craig Mullins

What Do You Think of the New Design?

Regular readers should have noticed that the logo and basic design of the blog has been "spiffed" up a bit. I did this because the blog has been around for a long time now... my first post was in October 2005! So it was time for a bit of freshening. Generally speaking, I think blogs are mostly for conveying information, so perhaps I haven't paid as much attention as should have to the look and...

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Triton Consulting

IBM Webcast – Tell Your Story & Earn Your Star: Become an IBM Champion

It’s IBM Champion nomination season! Join Libby Ingrassia, IBM Sr. WW Program Manager  on Monday 8th October for the webcast Tell Your Story & Earn Your Star: Become an IBM Champion. IBM Champions are a community of experts across IBM … Continue reading → The post IBM Webcast...

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October 04, 2018


Henrik Loeser

Db2 Node.js and Python drivers and ORM

I am back from the Db2 Aktuell conference with my talk about Db2 app development and IBM Cloud. One of the many questions I received since then is about where to find the Db2 drivers for Node.js and...

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Craig Mullins

Submit an Abstract to Speak at the IDUG Db2 Tech Conference 2019

Hey Db2 people, have you done something interesting with Db2? Have you worked on a cool application or figured out a nifty way of managing your databases? Do you want to share your experiences, know-how, and best practices with other Db2ers? Have you ever wanted to put together a presentation and deliver it to a bunch of like-minded Db2 folks? Well, there is still time to submit a proposal...

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October 03, 2018


Frank Fillmore

Get #Db2 for FREE! New Db2 Developer Edition including #Docker and #DBaaS #IBMAnalytics

A customer came to me recently looking for Db2 Express-C which he had previously used to distribute to developers in his organization.  I couldn’t find Db2 Express-C v11.  Was there no longer a...

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October 02, 2018


Craig Mullins

A Guide to Db2 Performance for Application Developers: Pre-order Now Available

I have blogged about my new book, A Guide to Db2 Performance for Application Developers here before, to let everybody know that I was writing the book. And I promised to keep you informed when it was available to order and pre-order. Well, this is one of those informative posts I promised. The ebook is available for order immediately at this link.   And you can pre-order the book...

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Data and Technology

10 Rules for Succeeding as a DBA

Being a successful database administrator requires more than just technical acumen and deep knowledge of database systems. You also must possess a proper attitude, sufficient fortitude, and a...

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October 01, 2018


Adam Gartenberg

Connections CR3 now available (and other updates)

If you didn't catch the news already, IBM Connections Cumulative Release 3 (CR3) is now available for download from Fix Central! Our focus for CR3 has been on helping you focus on your work,...

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September 28, 2018


DB2Night Replays

The DB2Night Show #207: Db2 News from the IBM Canada Lab with Les King

@LesKing00 Special Guest: Les King Director, Hybrid Data Management IBM Canada Lab Db2 News from IBM Canada Lab 93% of our audience learned something!We kicked off our 10th season of The Db2Night Show with Db2 News presented by Les King. All of the advances and updates with IBM Data Management are pretty amazing. Watch our replay and learn about pureScale, BIGSQL, Db2 Event Store, Cloud, Hadoop, and more! Watch and learn...

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Triton Consulting

5 Misconceptions about Outsourcing Database Support

1 – You have to outsource all of your IT support This can be a key concern for many organisations. They can see the benefits of outsourcing or using a 3rd party provider for support but worry about whether they … Continue reading → The post 5 Misconceptions about Outsourcing Database...

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Adam Gartenberg

Announcing the new collaboration solutions developer center

As Sam shared over on the Collaboration Solutions blog, earlier today we unveiled the new collaboration solutions developer center. The site will pull together essential tools for developers, feature...

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September 27, 2018


Frank Fillmore

Db2 for LUW “Live from the Lab” October 1, 2018 #Db2 #IBMAnalytics

On Monday, October 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT IBM will stream Day 1 of the IBM Gold Consultants briefing “Live from the Lab” from the IBM Toronto software development lab. ...

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September 26, 2018


Triton Consulting

Ooops I found some DB2

It might sound somewhat unusual but sometimes organisations stumble across DB2 in their IT estate which they didn’t realise existed or that they hadn’t planned for. There can be a variety of reasons for this. When an organisation purchases a … Continue reading → The post Ooops I found...

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September 24, 2018


Kim May

IDUG Call for Speakers Open Until October 19th

The Call for Speakers for the 2019 IDUG North America Conference, scheduled for Charlotte, NC, from June 2 – 6, 2019, is open.  For Db2 users this is an excellent opportunity to share...

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September 21, 2018


Robert Catterall

The Two Paths to the Db2 for z/OS Distributed Data Facility

It's been almost two years since the general availability date of Db2 12 for z/OS and, by way of that new version, the availability of Db2's native REST interface (retrofitted to Db2 11 for z/OS via APARs PI66828 and PI70477). While the REST interface to Db2 is relatively new, the foundation on which it was built is not: Db2's native REST interface is an extension of the Db2 distributed data facility, also known as DDF. DDF has been around for more than 25 years, providing data services...

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Henrik Loeser

More tricks for building chatbots with IBM Watson Assistant

Have you heard? New tips and tricks! If you are building chatbots with IBM Watson Assistant (Conversation), then you might have already stumbled over my collection of tips and tricks or my command...

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September 20, 2018


Henrik Loeser

Cloud app development with Db2 - Db2 Aktuell Conference

Db2 Aktuell conference in Germany Next week I will give a talk at the Db2 Aktuell conference in Berlin, Germany. My presentation is about developing Db2 applications in a cloud environment....

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September 19, 2018


Craig Mullins

State of the Mainframe 2018

Every year BMC Software conducts a survey of mainframe usage that provides a unique insight into the trends, topics, and over outlook for mainframe computing. And every year I look forward to digesting all of the great information it contains. The results were presented in a webinar on September 19th (the date of this post).This year’s survey contains responses from over 1,100 executives and...

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Triton Consulting

Six Reasons to Review your Database Availability– Part 2 Lost Customers

From working with many customers to help keep their critical databases up and running we have come up with the top 6 reasons for putting Database Availability at the top of your priority list. In this blog we look at … Continue reading → The post Six Reasons to Review your Database...

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September 18, 2018


Kim May

From Florence to IDUG – Thinking Good Thoughts for Charlotte

With Hurricane Florence finally moving north and giving North Carolina a break from the wind and rain, our thoughts are with friends, family and colleagues who live and work in the area.  If you were...

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Triton Consulting

What’s coming up at IDUG EMEA 2018

The countdown is on! IDUG EMEA 2018 is just around the corner and it is set to be a great event. With so many fantastic speakers this year it’s going to be tough to plan your diary so we thought … Continue reading → The post What’s coming up at IDUG EMEA 2018 appeared first on Triton...

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September 17, 2018


Data and Technology

How Much Data Availability is Enough?

I bet that some of you reading the title of this blog post scoffed at it. I mean, in this day age, isn’t round-the-clock availability for every application and user just a basic requirement?...

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September 15, 2018


Henrik Loeser

Tutorial on how to apply end to end security to a cloud application

Before you head out to the weekend I wanted to point you to a new cloud security tutorial. If you read this at the beginning of your week: What a great start... ;-) Did you ever wonder how different...

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