25 APR 10am: "Willie's Winging It!" w/ IBM DB2 z/OS Rockstar Willie Favero

There are new shows scheduled on www.DB2NightShow.com that you won't want to miss! Check out the show schedule and register! Here are some highlights...

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18 APR 10a CDT: Update - New Topic on DB2 LUW Indexes with Ember Crooks

Attend Episode #133 of The DB2Night Show™ to learn "Why Low Cardinality Indexes Negatively Impact Performance". Ember Crooks, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant and Sr. Director at Rosetta, replaces Gopi Attaluri, IBM, who had a family matter arise. Ember wrote an excellent Developer Works article on this topic, and during this special 75 minute show she'll bring it to life!
Click to Register for Why Low Cardinality Indexes Negatively Impact Performance!

And, thank you for saving the day Ember! We can still say that we've never cancelled a show in four years!

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18 APR 10a CDT: Make DB2 LUW Tuning Less Taxing

Attend Episode #133 of The DB2Night Show™ to learn about DB2 V10.1 performance enhancements with guest Gopi Attaluri from the IBM Silicon Valley Lab. Mr. Attaluri will focus on Index Jump Scans, how they work, performance benefits, and "best practices".
Click to Register for DB2 10.1 Performance with guest Gopi Attaluri, IBM Labs!

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Fri 11 APR 10am CDT: ALL ABOUT IDUG and DB2's GOT TALENT 2014 Winners!

Incredible! Once again, we are reminded that EVERY VOTE COUNTS! As of 1pm CDT 8 April 2014, over 1,054 votes have been cast and there is ONLY ONE vote difference between 1st place and 2nd place! Polls close at 8pm CDT 10 April 2014. VOTE! Winners will be announced during our annual ALL ABOUT IDUG show on 11 April 2014 at 10am CDT/11am EDT:
Click to Register for All About IDUG and DB2's GOT TALENT 2014 Winners!

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The DB2Night Show News: DB2's GOT TALENT 28 MARCH 10am CDT

GRAND FINALE 28 March 10am CDT featuring our Top 6 Finalists sharing their "BEST DB2 SUCCESS STORIES!" Also, early voting results from 21 March, Finalist topics for 28 March, IDUG Discount, and more! Our Top 6 Finalists are still looking for YOUR VOTES! These DB2 presentations are FANTASTIC!

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The DB2Night Show News: DB2's GOT TALENT 21 MARCH 10am CDT

Early voting results from 14 March, Finalist "storage themed" topics for 21 March, IDUG Discount, and more! Our Top 7 Finalists are still looking for YOUR VOTES! These DB2 presentations are AWESOME!

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DB2's GOT TALENT: Have you voted yet? What are people saying?

On 7 March 2014, we had several GREAT presentations from our DB2's GOT TALENT Finalists. PLEASE VOTE! Polls will close 13 March 2014 at 10pm CDT. Here's a peek at the voting results so far...

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14 MAR 10am CDT: TOP 10 FINALISTS COMPETE on DB2's GOT TALENT 2014!

DB2's GOT TALENT Top 10 Finalists present PERFORMANCE themed presentations! Join us 14 March 2014 10am CDT for DB2's GOT TALENT 2014 - Top 10 Finalists Compete for YOUR VOTES! What can you learn?

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7 MAR 10am CST: TOP 10 FINALISTS COMPETE on DB2's GOT TALENT 2014!

We searched the world and found 10 rising stars in the DB2 Community! Join us 7 March 2014 10am Central for DB2's GOT TALENT 2014 - Top 10 Finalists Compete for YOUR VOTES! What can you learn?

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21 FEB 10am CT: DB2's GOT TALENT! What can you learn?

On 21 FEB, The DB2Night Show™ continues our DB2's GOT TALENT 2014 Contest featuring DB2 for z/OS presentations on "DB2 SAP Integration with Monitoring and Tuning", "Data Center Operations in a DB2 shop", and "An Accidental Drop to an Epic Recovery"! For our DB2 LUW guests, learn from "ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"!

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Who loves DB2? Why? Tweet & Retweet to Win!

14 FEB 2014 10am CST - please join us for DB2's GOT TALENT 2014 "Contestant Search #2". We'll have presentations on ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE, monitoring and tuning static SQL, db2dart, solving complex DB2 DPF performance issues, the change history event monitor, and Q replication! Tweet if you love DB2!

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Last Call! DB2's GOT TALENT Call for Contestants Closes 6 FEB 11pm CST!

Last Call! Apparently these are words that get the attention of DBAs! We picked up a few contestants today, yet we have room for a few more! In particular, it'd be great to have a couple more DB2 z/OS contestants, though LUW are needed too. Don't be shy. PLEASE APPLY!


Last Call! DB2's GOT TALENT Call for Contestants Closes 6 FEB 11pm CST!

Does anyone know DB2? Have you worked with BLU? Do you have a clue? Is your database held together with tape and glue? Is performance in the loo? Can you setup a Workload Manager queue? Are you managing databases or a zoo? Have you conquered data skew? Is your love for DB2 true? Are you tired of performance data spew? Do you know a thing or two? Are you hoping this rhyme is through?

Contestants: Apply by 11pm CST 6 February 2014

We are still looking for 6-10 more contestants for DB2's GOT TALENT 2014. In fairness to our current contestants, we will be closing the Call for Contestants 6 February 2014 at 11pm CST. At this point, your odds of winning a $50 Amazon.com Finalist prize are almost as good as...

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DB2's GOT TALENT 2014: What can you learn?

2013 DB2's GOT TALENT winner Ember Crooks shares her experiences, tips, and advice for participating in DB2's GOT TALENT 2014! Do you have any IBM BLU experiences? Please become a contestant and share! Here's a sample of what contestants will be presenting in 2014...

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Top DB2Night Show DB2 z/OS Replay Downloads of 2013

I began my DB2 career on DB2/MVS V1.2. I am proud we continue to support the DB2 mainframe community on The DB2Night Show™ with terrific free education. Check out the DB2 for z/OS community replay favorites and download the top shows that you've missed! Here's the list...

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Top DB2Night Show DB2 LUW Replay Downloads of 2013

As we bid farewell to 2013 and welcome 2014, it is time to review our most popular DB2 for LUW shows for 2013! Check out DB2 community favorites and download the replays that you've missed! Here's the list...

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Become a Contestant! 4th Annual DB2's GOT TALENT Contest!

Dear DB2 Pros, we're looking for YOU to share just a few minutes of your DB2 knowledge with the DB2 Community via DB2's GOT TALENT 2014 on The DB2Night Show. Please learn about our 4th annual contest and submit your contestant application today! For this event to be optimally successful, we need 28-40 contestants. Please tell your friends!



The Who's Who of DB2 this Friday 20th DEC 10am CT

It's the most wonderful DB2 day of the year as we gather around our warm computers, drink eggnog (or your favorite beverage), and hear from IBM Executives, DB2 Lab Brains, and Top Industry Consultants as they share their thoughts on 2013 and hopes and dreams for 2014! Some of the DB2 people you'll hear from include...

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Fri 18 OCT 10a CDT: The DB2Night Show #117 - Feelin' #IBMBLU

Friday 18th October 2013 10am CDT The DB2Night Show is pleased to host Randall Ibbott, Sr. Tech Lead at QBE Australia, and Scott Hayes, IBM Information Management Champion, who will share their IBM DB2 BLU testing results. "Beyond the Marketing Literature" means just that - no hype - just experiences and lessons learned!

Both Randall and Scott performed performance science projects on the same hardware. Register, attend, and prepare to be enlightened...
Details and Registration for Feelin' BLU with Randall Ibbott and Scott Hayes

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The DB2Night Show #116: Intimate Details on DB2 BLU with Guy Lohman, IBM

Friday 4th October 2013 10am CDT The DB2Night Show is pleased to present IBM Master Inventor Guy Lohman for a presentation about "Intimate Details on DB2 BLU". Guy will be joined by "the real genius" behind BLU, his trusted associate and "Chief Scientist of BLU", Mr. Shankar Raman of the IBM Almaden Research Center. If you want to learn how BLU works with less marketing hyperbole, click:
Details and Registration for Intimate Details with IBM DB2 BLU

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The DB2Night Show Episode #Z39 SEPT 27 10am OLAP Queries!

Dan Luksetich at DB2Expert.com is my SQL idol. The man is a SQL genius. We're running this show themed "OLAP Queries for Powerful Reporting and Analytics" in our DB2 z/OS thread, but I encourage DB2 LUW people to show up as well because you WILL learn some SQL magic from Dan.
Details and Registration OLAP Queries for Powerful Reporting

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Download FREE IBM tool: DB2 V10.5 Compression Estimator - updated!

By now you've probably heard that DB2 V10.5 #IBMBLU compression is awesome! What would BLU or V10.5 compression be like for your data? Find out with the newly updated IBM DB2 Compression Estimator tool! Get it here... FREE!

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Download FREE IBM tool: DB2 Database Demonstration Program V10.5 - updated!

Perhaps you've seen George Baklarz, IBM, speak at IDUG or your local DB2 RUG meeting. He uses a very spiffy tool "DB2 Demo" to demonstrate DB2 capabilities. I think this tool is also an excellent training tool. I love how it illustrates syntax, helps you with SQL and commands, and then can even run the commands. It's interactive and it is easy. More...

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The DB2Night Show Season #5 Kickoff 6 SEPT 10am CDT featuring DB2 BLU!

Season #5 of The DB2Night Show starts Friday 6 September 10am CDT with Episode #114 on "Performance Experiences and Best Practices with DB2 BLU" with IBM guests Berni Schiefer, Jessica Rockwood, and Michael Kwok!
Details and Registration

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The DB2Night Show Announces Top 25 DB2 zOS Most Popular Season #4 Replays

As we get ready to kickoff Season #5 of The DB2Night Show™ ( See Schedule ), let's take a quick look at the Top 25 most popular DB2 for z/OS replays. As of 2013 August 26, there have been 346,990 downloads of replays since our show's inception! Top 25 DB2 z/OS replays...

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The DB2Night Show Announces Top 25 DB2 LUW Most Popular Season #4 Replays

As we get ready to kickoff Season #5 of The DB2Night Show™ ( See Schedule ), let's take a quick look at the Top 25 most popular DB2 for LUW replays. As of 2013 August 26, there have been 346,990 downloads of replays since our shows inception! Top 25 DB2 LUW replays...

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DB2's GOT TALENT Captures more Rave Reviews!

DB2's GOT TALENT on The DB2Night Show™ is ROCKING the DB2 World! Newspapers are publishing stories!. Here's what people are saying...

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22 MAR 10am CDT DB2's GOT TALENT Finale! The BIGGEST DB2 Show on Earth!

DB2 Success Stories!

Join the worldwide DB2 community for the biggest, best, and most brilliant DB2 talent show on earth! Our Top 5 DB2's GOT TALENT Finalists will be competing for YOUR VOTES to determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! REGISTER if you haven't yet, get your popcorn ready, and get excited about learning from our Top 5 Finalists...

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15 MAR 10am CT DB2's GOT TALENT Top 7 Finalists Compete for YOUR Votes!

What can you learn?
  • How to Migrate the DB2 9.7 database from BCU D5100 stack to ISAS 5600 V2 stack
  • Exploring the COMPRESS feature on objects in DB2 v9 for z/OS.
  • Improving performance - understanding DB2 Isolation levels
  • Restrictive Databases in DB2 LUW
  • Two Different Methods for Altering a Data Type
  • The Secret ( Why do they trust us? )
  • These tennis shots make me win my match in just two sets (SQL to help DBAs)

CLICK HERE to register for The DB2's GOT TALENT Finals!

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DB2's GOT TALENT: More Rave Reviews! What are people saying?

So far over 750 DB2 professionals have voted for their favorite finalists on our 8 March 2013 Finals Round #2 show! This news blog contains comments from attendees and replay viewers! Register to attend our 15th March Finals #3 Show. Watch the March 8th Finals #2 Replay, learn, and vote!

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