The DB2Night Show #Z61: DB2 in the Digital Age

Presented by: Sheryl Larsen
Sr. DB2 Product – Specialist, BMC Software

"The DB2Night Show z61: DB2 in the Digital Age"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

90% of our studio audience learned something!Sheryl took a look into the future of technology and DB2's role. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #160: Top 10 DB2 LUW Explain Tips with John Hornibrook

John Hornibrook, STSM, IBM Canada

Special Guest: John Hornibrook, STSM, IBM Canada

Top 10 DB2 LUW Explain Tips

100% of our audience learned something! John Hornibrook is one of the top IBM brains behind DB2's optimizer. In this helpful presentation, John shares some invaluable tips for using and understanding DB2's Explain capabilities. You will learn the best ways to create Explain tables, upgrade them, and empty them, how to see actual cardinality values, how to determine if access plans have changed, and much more! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show z60: SQL Performance for Big Data 22B row data warehouse

Presented by: Dave Beulke
Dave Beulke and Associates

"The DB2Night Show z60: SQL Performance for a Big Data 22 Billion row data warehouse"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

100% of our studio audience learned something!Dave shared a wealth of SQL tuning tips aimed at very large DW environments. A must-see! Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #159: DB2 LUW 10.5 BLU Monitoring In-Depth

David Kalmuk, STSM, IBM Canada

Special Guest: David Kalmuk, STSM, IBM Canada

IBM DB2 LUW 10.5 BLU Monitoring In-Depth

100% of our audience learned something! DB2 10.5 and its various fixpacks have introduced many new monitoring capabilities. During this show, David taught us what is new and how to use the new information. His presentation is loaded with great SQL examples too! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #Z59: Comparing DB2 to Oracle

Presented by: Sheryl Larsen
Sr. DB2 Product – Specialist, BMC Software

"The DB2Night Show z59: Comparing DB2 to Oracle"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

100% of our studio audience learned something!Sheryl gave a deep dive comparison of DB2 on z/OS to Oracle. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #158: DB2 LUW HADR ROS Success with Sanjay Trehan

Sanjay Trehan, Sr. DBA

Special Guest: Sanjay Trehan, Sr. DBA

DB2 LUW HADR ROS (Read on Standby) Success Story---
Continuous availability for over 8 years!

98% of our audience learned something! 84% of our live studio audience indicated that they use HADR with 41% indicating they use the ROS capability. In this unique show, our special guest is a real DB2 customer user! Sanjay and his team have a great success story to share! Through his presentation, you will learn about DB2 configuration parameters to optimize HADR performance, Websphere settings, and other best practices to achieve remarkable DB2 LUW availability! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show z58: Must knows about DB2 for z/OS Distributed - Part 2

Presented by: Cristian Molaro
IBM Champion and Gold Consultant

"The DB2Night Show z58: Must knows about DB2 for z/OS Distributed - Part 2"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

100% of our studio audience learned something!Cristian continued his excellent presentation on distributed configuration and many other topics. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #157: DB2 LUW 10.5 FP5 New Encryption with George Baklarz

George Baklarz, IBM

Special Guest: George Baklarz, IBM

DB2 V10.5 FP5 New Encryption
WMV, MP4, & PDF Available!

100% of our audience learned something! By George, IBM got Encryption Right! Beginning in DB2 LUW 10.5.5, full instance, database, and related objects and files can be easily encrypted. 89% of our studio audience indicated that "We should give due consideration to using it!" when asked "After George's presentation, what do you think about using the DB2 encryption feature?" Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show z57: IDAA - More Than Just Query Acceleration

Presented by: Peter Bendel
IBM SVL

"The DB2Night Show z57: IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS - More Than Just Query Acceleration"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

100% of our studio audience learned something!Peter insight into the many new features of the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #156: Using and Optimizing DataStage and DB2

Michael Tiefenbacher on LinkedIn
@globomike

Special Guest: Michael Tiefenbacher
Manager Business Services & Data Management Specialist at ids-System

Using and Optimizing DataStage and DB2

100% of our audience learned something! DataStage is a very popular ETL tool that is used with IBM DB2 LUW. Michael offered some very valuable advice on how to maximize performance in DPF and non-DPF environments. Enjoy the replay ...



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The DB2Night Show #155: All About IDUG & DB2's GOT TALENT 2015 Winners!

IDUG Philadelphia May 4-8

All About IDUG Philadelphia
DB2's GOT TALENT 2015 Winners!

IDUG Philadelphia 2015 - Get the Insiders Scoop!

100% of our studio audience learned something! IDUG Volunteers Terry Johnson, Conference Chair, and Steve Rosenberger, Thread Chair, shared with us great information about the upcoming IDUG Conference in Philadelphia! Learn about SIGs, Networking Events, Keynotes, Vendors, Receptions, Hands on Labs, Ed Seminars, and the most robust technical session grid that IDUG has ever offered!

2015 DB2's GOT TALENT Winners

  • 1st Place: Rajesh Pandhare, IDUG plus $1,500 travel
  • 2nd Place: Roberto Carlos Navarro Rios, DB2 Symposium plus $1,000 travel
  • 3rd Place: Brandon Holman, Apple iPad
  • 4th Place: Rohit Kumawat, $100 Amazon.com gift card
Learn more...



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The DB2Night Show #154: DB2's GOT TALENT - Grand Finale!

DB2's GOT TALENT 2015

DB2's GOT TALENT 2015
GRAND FINALE!

Top 5 Finalists Compete for YOUR Votes!

Great DB2 LUW presentations!

100% of our studio audience learned something! Today's presentations included topics on tuning production DB2 LUW Databases (Challenges and Solutions), Getting Connections to DB2 databases in restricted intranets (tunneling in secure environments), Pursuit of Happiness- Achieving Performance beyond SLAs, and "db2pd" - more than just problem determination! This show contains another buffet of useful tips and advice! Enjoy!



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The DB2Night Show #153: DB2's GOT TALENT - Finals Round 3 - Top 6 Compete!

DB2's GOT TALENT 2015

DB2's GOT TALENT 2015
Finals Round #3

Top 6 Finalists Compete for YOUR Votes!

Great DB2 LUW presentations!

100% of our studio audience learned something! Today's presentations included topics on IBM DB2 LUW Oracle Compatibility, scheduling db2top via crontab, monitoring enhancements for BLU columnar tables, lessons learned on defining disk storage, where to get, and how to install, free drivers for DB2 10.5 Express-C, and how to connect Java to DB2 via Hibernate for good performance! This show contains another buffet of useful tips and advice! Enjoy!



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The DB2Night Show #152: DB2's GOT TALENT - Finals Round 2 - Top 8 Compete!

DB2's GOT TALENT 2015

DB2's GOT TALENT 2015
Finals Round #2

Top 8 Finalists Compete for YOUR Votes!

Great DB2 LUW & z/OS presentations!

100% of our studio audience learned something! Today's presentations were GREAT and included topics on MON_GET_DATABASE, Configuring UOW Event Monitor, IBM Performance Analysis Suite, Connecting DB2 LUW to Microsoft Access, SQL Injection and Exception Handling via Stored Procedures, taming a mismatched DB2 z/OS catalog, and solving challenges with IDAA and IBM Data Stage Jobs! This show contains another buffet of useful tips and advice! Enjoy!



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The DB2Night Show #151: DB2's GOT TALENT - Finals Round 1 - Top 9 Compete!

DB2's GOT TALENT 2015

DB2's GOT TALENT 2015
Finals Round #1

Top 9 Finalists Compete for YOUR Votes!

Great DB2 LUW & z/OS presentations!

100% of our studio audience learned something! Today's presentations were GREAT and included topics on package cache analysis, trying IBMBLU acceleration, battles with DB2 LUW license administration, DB2 10.5 BLU Data Skipping, DB2 z/OS SQL tuning via temp tables, DB2 z/OS Stored Procedure Analysis, a DB2 LUW Range Partitioning Case Study, and new features in db2pd for DB2 LUW 10.5! This show contains another buffet of useful tips and advice! Enjoy!



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The DB2Night Show #150: DB2 LUW 10.1/10.5 Certification Crammer Part 2

DB2 10.1/10.5 Certification Book on Amazon.com
See the book on Amazon.com

Special Guests: Mohan Saraswatipura & Kent Collins, Authors

DB2 LUW 10.1/10.5 Certification Crammer,
Part 2

No surprise! Again, 100% of our audience learned something! Mohan and Kent did a great job introducing their new forthcoming DB2 Certification book, plus they taught various topics from the book! The book will be available 24 April 2015, but you can pre-order it now and save money! Watch today's show and learn about DB2 PureScale, DB2 BLU Columnar Storage, DB2_WORKLOAD, capabilities, features, advice, and FACTS you need to know to pass the Certification Test!! Enjoy...



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The DB2Night Show #149: DB2's GOT TALENT - z/OS Auditions

DB2's GOT TALENT 2015

It's the International DB2 Olympics!

Today's Finalist Winners: Cristian, Leila, Akshat, & Rajesh

100% of our studio audience learned something! Today's presentations were again very good considering that we had contestants from Austria, Iran, and India! It fascinates me that we can gather around our computers and learn from industry peers all over the world. You will learn about inline UDFs in DB2 V10/V11, Performance Optimization on SAP/DB2, Solving DBM1 high CPU usage, and lessons learned while upgrading DB2 LUW with avoiding pitfalls. This show contains another buffet of useful tips and advice! Enjoy!



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The DB2Night Show #148: DB2 LUW 10.1/10.5 Certification Crammer Part 1

DB2 10.1/10.5 Certification Book on Amazon.com
See the book on Amazon.com

Special Guests: Mohan Saraswatipura & Kent Collins, Authors

DB2 LUW 10.1/10.5 Certification Crammer,
Part 1

No surprise! 100% of our audience learned something! Mohan and Kent did a great job introducing their new forthcoming DB2 Certification book, plus they taught various topics from the book! The book will be available 24 April 2015, but you can pre-order it now and save money! Watch today's show and learn about DB2 9.7 FP3 Database Schema Transport, DB2 10.1 Storage Groups, DB2 10.1 Multi-Temperature Storage, DB2 10.1 System Period Temporal Tables, and DB2 10.5 Shadow Tables! Enjoy...



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The DB2Night Show #147: DB2's GOT TALENT - LUW Auditions

DB2's GOT TALENT 2015

It's the International DB2 Olympics!

Today's Finalist Winners: Brandon, Roberto, Pratik, Sreeharsha, & Rohit

94% of our studio audience learned something! Today's presentations were surprisingly good considering that we had contestants from New Zealand, Mexico, and India! It fascinates me that we can gather around our computers and learn from industry peers all over the world. You will learn about improved indexes in V10.5, locking analysis and tips, how to improve Federated DB2 performance, a method to achieve high availability for DB2 10.5 using OS Clusters, insights from a DB2 z/OS DBA that experimented with DB2 LUW Express-C, and experiences with testing DB2 10.5 columnar tables with storage and performance results. Truly, this show contains a buffet of useful tips and advice! Enjoy!



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The DB2Night Show #146: 5+ Cool Tricks for DB2 LUW, Adam Storm, IBM STSM

Adam Storm on LinkedIn
@stormadamj

Special Guest: Adam Storm, Master Inventor & STSM, IBM Canada Lab

5+ Cool Tricks for DB2 LUW

100% of our audience learned something! Based on his popular and humorous IDUG presentations, Adam treats our audience to his wit and wisdom for DB2 LUW --- and even includes a bonus trick! #6! You will learn about STMM - how it works and ideas for monitoring it, a secret decoder ring for db2diag.log, Workload Manager and how to pull pranks on your friends, how NOT to use db2dart, and more! Enjoy...



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The DB2Night Show z56: Must knows about Distributed access to DB2 for z/OS

Presented by: Cristian Molaro
IBM Champion and Gold Consultant

"The DB2Night Show z56: What you must know about Distributed access to DB2 for z/OS"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

100% of our studio audience learned something!Cristian provided valuable tips and insight into distributed configuration, DBAT, and many other topics. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show z55: Avoiding L2 Performance PMRs

Presented by: Adrian Burke
DB2 Swat Team, IBM SVL

"The DB2Night Show z55: Avoiding L2 Performance PMRs"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

100% of our studio audience learned something! Adrian used RMF data to show several real world examples of DB2 as they show up at the z/OS level. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #145: db2pd Party with Melanie Stopfer, IBM

Melanie Stopfer on LinkedIn
@mstopfer1

Special Guest: Melanie Stopfer, DB2 Brain Surgeon, IBM Software Group

db2pd Party! The Power of db2pd!

99% of our audience learned something! Who knew that there were so many options for the powerful and popular "db2pd" command? Not only did Melanie share dozens of db2pd command examples and tips, but she also compared and contrasted to various MON_GET function calls and SQL commands. Bonus! Melanie also talked about DB2 security, trusted contexts, HADR, locking, indexes, and more! Enjoy...



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The DB2Night Show #144: Annual Eggnog Party with Who's Who of DB2!

Eggnog Party!

Special Guests: Cristian Molaro, Ember Crooks, Guy Lohman, Iqbal Goralwalla, Jim Reed, Kelly Schlamb, Klaas Brant, Melanie Stopfer, Michael Krafick, Pavan Kristipati, Steve Rees, Surekha Parekh, Susan Visser, Martin Hubel, Scott Hayes...

Eggnog Party!
Celebrating 2014 with 2015 Insights!

82% of our audience learned something! 18% attended for the eggnog, fun, and insights! We paid tribute to Aamer Sachedina, we sang, we danced, and we learned what was great about DB2 in 2014 and what people are looking forward to in 2015! Watch or listen, and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #143: HADR & TSAMP Advanced Topics - Ember Crooks

Ember Crooks, Xtivia, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant
@ember_crooks :: Blogs @ DB2Commerce.com

Special Guest: Ember Crooks, Xtivia
IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant

HADR and TSAMP
Advanced Topics!

100% of our audience learned something! Usually during webinars most people will wander off and peak at their email or do some holiday shopping, BUT NOT TODAY! Our studio audience attendees were super glued to Ember's awesome presentation! Not only did 100% learn something, but Attendees rated the Educational Value a 4.95 on a scale of 1-5! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show z54: Tuning zIIPs for Fun and Profit

Presented by: Julian Stuhler
IBM Gold Consultant, Triton Consulting

"The DB2Night Show z54: Tuning zIIPs for Fun and Profit"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

98% of our studio audience learned something! Jules talked about zIIPs, their use, metrics and more. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show z53: Altering objects and the impact it has

Presented by: Klaas Brant
IBM Gold Consultant, KBCE

"The DB2Night Show z53: Altering objects and the impact it has"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

96% of our studio audience learned something! Some alters are a piece of cake and can also reverted. Others are more complex and have a (big) impact. Some are still impossible and require you to drop and recreate the object. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #142: DB2 LUW Sage Performance Advice with Scott Hayes

Scott Hayes, President DBI Software, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant
@srhayes :: @db2performance

Special Guest: Scott Hayes, DBI Software

Sage DB2 LUW Performance Advice
A "New" Way to Analyze Performance

100% of our audience learned something! Based on his IDUG Phoenix Top 10 presentation, Scott presents a new way to think about and analyze DB2 LUW performance. Today's show even includes a 6 minute video clip taken from IDUG in Prague. ATTENDEES will receive all the cool SQL commands electronically! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show z52: DB2 Thread Reuse and RELEASE(DEALLOCATE)

Presented by: John Campbell
Distinguished Engineer, IBM DB2 Development

"The DB2Night Show z52: DB2 Thread Reuse and RELEASE(DEALLOCATE)"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

98% of our studio audience learned something! John did a deep dive into thread reuse, Release(Deallocate), and when to use it to maximum advantage. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #141: DB2 LUW V10.5 CANCUN Shadow Table Experiences

Iqbal Goralwalla, Triton Consulting
@iqbalgoralwalla

Special Guest: Iqbal Goralwalla, Triton Consulting

DB2 V10.5 FP4 "Cancun" Shadow Tables
and pureScale "Lite"
Early Hands-on Experiences

100% of our audience learned something! During today's show, Iqbal gave us an excellent presentation on his early user experiences with IBM BLU CANCUN (aka 10.5.0.4) Shadow Tables and pureScale "Lite". You will see performance results and many excellent recommendations on DB2 configuration settings, registry settings, and physical design. Watch and learn...



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