The DB2Night Show #132: All About IDUG & DB2's GOT TALENT Winners!

Michael Krafick Ken Schaffer
Prasad Pande Saurabh Agrawal
Hover your mouse over finalist photos for more information and links to LinkedIn profiles!

All About IDUG
Phoenix, AZ - May 12-16, 2014

DB2's GOT TALENT Winners Announced!

100% of our audience learned something! IDUG volunteers Bob Vargo and Terry Johnson shared with us important news, updates, and tips for the upcoming IDUG Conference. There's a new process this year to sign up for the Thursday Dine-Arounds with your favorite speakers! Listen to our replay to find out how to get the most value from your IDUG Experience! Also, prepare yourself for emotional tears of joy as our DB2's GOT TALENT 2014 winners are announced! Enjoy...



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The DB2Night Show #129: DB2's GOT TALENT Top 9 Finalists Compete!

DB2's GOT TALENT 2014

Top 9 Finalists Compete for YOUR votes!

It's Day 6 of the DB2 Olympics!

100% of our audience learned something! The DB2's GOT TALENT March Finalist shows are amazing! You can learn from and enjoy great presentations by rising stars in our DB2 community! Watch this replay, learn good advice from your peers, then VOTE for your chance to win a $25 Amazon.com gift card!



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The DB2Night Show #128: DB2's GOT TALENT Top 10 Finalists Compete!

DB2's GOT TALENT 2014

Top 10 Finalists Compete for YOUR votes!

It's Day 5 of the DB2 Olympics!

A buffet of DB2 tips and advice! The DB2's GOT TALENT March Finalist shows are amazing! You can learn from and enjoy great presentations by rising stars in our DB2 community! Watch this replay, learn good advice from your peers, then VOTE for your chance to win a $25 Amazon.com gift card!



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The DB2Night Show #126: DB2's GOT TALENT Contestant Search #3

DB2's GOT TALENT 2014

Today's Finalist Winners: Ken and Sreeharsha

It's Day 3 of the DB2 Olympics!

90% of our studio audience learned something! We had some good presentations today on DB2 z/OS and LUW! Learn about DB2 SAP monitoring and tuning (z/OS), a great story about a table that was accidentally dropped and recovered (z/OS), and ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE - "The GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY." Watch this replay, learn good advice from your DB2 community peers, then complete our survey for your chance to win a $25 Amazon.com gift card!



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The DB2Night Show #122: BIG DATA - What does it really cost?

Richard Winter on LinkedIn
Winter Corporation

Special Guest:
Richard Winter, Winter Corp

BIG DATA - What Does It Really Cost?

97% of our studio audience learned something! During this episode of The DB2Night Show™, Richard walked us through a brilliant analysis method for computing the cost of BIG DATA and shared with us some interesting examples and case studies. Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #121: 3rd Annual Eggnog Party with Who's Who of DB2

DB2 Experts

Special Guests: Jim Reed, IBM, Ember Crooks, Rosetta, Cristian Molaro, Consultant, Sheryl Larsen, IBM, Willie Favero, IBM, Susan Visser, IBM, Klaas Brant, KBCE, Julian Stuhler, Triton, Kent Collins, Consultant, Maria N Schwenger, IBM, Leon Katsnelson, IBM, Iqbal Goralwalla, Triton, Guy Lohman, IBM, Jessica Rockwood, IBM, Henrik Loeser, IBM, and Daniel L Luksetich, Consultant

3rd Annual Eggnog Party - Review 2013 and 2014 Forecasts

86% of our audience learned something! 54% of our studio audience claimed to be "Nice!" and 46% were "Naughty!" during 2013. Listen to the Who's Who of DB2 talk about great moments in 2013 and share their views on what they are looking forward to in 2014! Watch our replay for details...



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The DB2Night Show z39: OLAP Queries for Powerful Reporting and Analytics

Presented by: Dan Luksetich
IBM IM Champion

"The DB2Night Show z39: OLAP Queries for Powerful Reporting and Analytics "
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

96% of our studio audience learned something! Dan described the new OLAP query capabilities in DB2 10 for z/OS. His presentation is also applicable to DB2 LUW! Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #110: Database Performance Trends with guest Noel Yuhanna

Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Special Guest: Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst, Forrester

Database Performance Trends!

96% of our studio audience learned something! During this special episode of The DB2Night Show™, Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst with Forrester, shared with us his perspectives on Database Performance Trends. Learn about new application demands and workloads, mobile devices, virtualized servers, clouds, impacts of performance on profitability, and much more. Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #107: All About IDUG & DB2's GOT TALENT Winners!

IDUG DB2 Tech Conference Orlando

Special Guests: Vijay Sitaram, Bob Vargo, IDUG

All About IDUG!
DB2's GOT TALENT Winners Announced!

80% of our studio audience learned something! During this annual episode of The DB2Night Show™, IDUG Volunteers shared with us news and valuable information about the upcoming IDUG Conference in Orlando Florida April 29th - May 3rd. We also announced the 2013 DB2's GOT TALENT Winners!



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The DB2Night Show #106: DB2's GOT TALENT Top 5 Finalists Compete!

DB2's GOT TALENT

Special Guests: Mohan, Ember, Chris, Eric, and Sreeharsha!

Top "5" Finalists Compete!

95% of our studio audience learned something! This is it! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be determined by DB2 community voting! Today's presentations were fun and informative! This show contains a buffet of DB2 tips and advice on Tuning Siebel, using MQT tables, virtual database administration, clever ETL tricks, and achieving DB2 success! Watch this replay, learn great advice from your DB2 community peers, then cast your vote for your favorites!



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The DB2Night Show #105: DB2's GOT TALENT Top 7 Finalists Compete!

DB2's GOT TALENT

Special Guests: Ember, Mohan, Chris, Renu, Armando, Eric, and Sreeharsha!

Top "7" Finalists Compete!

100% of our studio audience learned something! Today's presentations were fantastic! This show contains a buffet of DB2 tips and advice on Migrating Databases, Compression, Restrictive Databases, Isolation Levels, Altering Data Types, The Secret, and SQL for DBAs! Watch this replay, learn great advice from your DB2 community peers, then cast your vote for your favorites!



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The DB2Night Show #104: DB2's GOT TALENT Top 9 Finalists Compete!

DB2's GOT TALENT

Special Guests: Ember, Mohan, Chris, Renu, Sanjay, and Sreeharsha!

Top "9" Finalists Compete!

80% of our studio audience learned something! Today's presentations were fantastic! Unfortunately, GoToWebinar® was having problems today and many people, including finalists Eric, Armando, and Mikko, were unable to join today's show. Still, this show contains a buffet of DB2 tips and advice! Watch this replay, learn great advice from your DB2 community peers, then cast your vote for your favorites!



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The DB2Night Show #103: DB2's GOT TALENT Top 10 Finalists Compete!

DB2's GOT TALENT

Special Guests: Ember, Mohan, Eric, Chris, Renu, Sanjay, Mikko, Armando, and Sreeharsha!

Top 10 Finalists Compete!

96% of our studio audience learned something! Today's presentations were fantastic! And our judges were thankful that they didn't have to decide which were the best - that's up to you - our worldwide DB2 audience! This show contains a buffet of DB2 tips and advice! Watch this replay, learn great advice from your DB2 community peers, then cast your vote for your favorites!



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The DB2Night Show #102: DB2's GOT TALENT Judges Compete!

DB2's GOT TALENT

Special Guests: Susan Visser, Martin Hubel, Scott Hayes, Klaas Brant

What is the law of the water balloon?
Where is the gorilla?

100% of our studio audience learned something! What a fun and educational show! The DB2's GOT TALENT team has been dishing out presentation advice for 3 years, and today our judges and show host stepped up to the plate to offer some outstanding presentations! Learn about social media, DB2 index analysis, how to find costly SQL, and more tuning advice! Watch our replay for details...



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The DB2Night Show #101: DB2's GOT TALENT Contestant Search #3

DB2's GOT TALENT

Special Guests: Worldwide Contestants!

Tips from Mikko, Umesha, Sreeharsha, and Armando!

90% of our studio audience learned something! Today's contestants talked about DB2 LUW Summary Tables and Monitoring, DB2 z/OS High Availability Bind Technique Solutions, DRDA Setup, and SQL Performance Tuning via tricks using partitioning, MQTs, and utilities! Watch our replay for details...



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The DB2Night Show #100: DB2's GOT TALENT Contestant Search #2

DB2's GOT TALENT

Special Guests: Worldwide Contestants!

Tips from Adam, Chris, Renu, Juliano, and Sanjay!

90% of our studio audience learned something! Today's contestants talked about SSD performance impacts, automating DB2 backups and log management, improving LOAD and SQL performance, tips for deleting large numbers of rows, and DB2 z/OS V9/10 Plan Management Options. Watch our replay for details...



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The DB2Night Show #96: 2nd Annual Eggnog Party with DB2 Rock Stars

DB2 Experts

Special Guests: Berni Schiefer, Ember Crooks, Klaas Brant, Iqbal Goralwalla, Michael Tiefenbacher, Julian Stuhler, Susan Visser, Christian Molaro, Willie Favero, Martin Hubel, Santa Claus, & more!

2nd Annual Eggnog Party - Review 2012 and 2013 Forecasts

80% of our audience learned something! Two thirds claimed to be "Nice!" and most correctly predicted that the world would not end on 12/21/12. Listen to top DB2 Rock Stars talk about great moments in 2012 and share their views on what lies ahead in 2013! Watch our replay for details...



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The DB2Night Show #93: Big Thoughts on Big Data for DB2 People

Leon Katsnelson, IBM Canada

Special Guest: Leon Katsnelson, Program Director, IBM Canada

BIG THOUGHTS on BIG DATA for DB2 People!

97%% of our studio audience learned something! Leon gave us a fantastic presentation on BIG DATA. Not only did he explain what it is and why it is important, but finally, at last, someone explained DB2's relationship with BIG DATA! Leon also talked about HADOOP and other important technologies. Watch our replay for details...



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The DB2Night Show #76: Netezza Architecture, Compression, Performance, ...

Pat Bates

Special Guest: Pat Bates, WW Tech Sales, IBM

High Performance Analytical Data Warehouse using IBM Netezza Appliance 1000 - Best Practices

Our serial guest, Pat Bates, shared with our audience information about Netezza! He covered architecture, the "secret sauce", compression, performance, administration, do's and don'ts, and best practices too. Watch and learn...



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Episode #78: All About IDUG and DB2's GOT TALENT Winners!

Thank you IDUG and DB2's GOT TALENT Contestants!
Get Insider Tips on IDUG and Learn who Won DB2's GOT TALENT!

Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

89% of our audience learned something! Special guests Rob Crane and Vijay Sitaram from IDUG shared with us their tips and advice for making the most of your IDUG DB2 Tech Conference Experience. And, we announced 2012 DB2's GOT TALENT Winners! Get the details...



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Episode #75: DB2's GOT TALENT Finals Round #3! Watch, Learn, and VOTE!

Thank you Top 7 Finalists!
Another Buffet of DB2 LUW and z/OS Tips and Advice

Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

100% of our audience learned something! Our Top 4 Finalists need YOUR votes! Their futures and BIG prizes depend on impressing YOU with their sage advice and presentation skills! Watch the replay, learn valuable DB2 LUW and z/OS tips and techniques, and then cast your votes for the finalists that impressed you the most!



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Episode #74: DB2's GOT TALENT Finals Round #2! Watch, Learn, and VOTE!

Thank you Top 10 Finalists!
Another Buffet of DB2 LUW and z/OS Tips and Advice

Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

96% of our audience learned something! Our Top 10 Finalists need YOUR votes! Their futures and BIG prizes depend on impressing YOU with their sage advice and presentation skills! Watch the replay, learn valuable DB2 LUW and z/OS tips and techniques, and then cast your votes for the finalists that impressed you the most!



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Episode #73: DB2's GOT TALENT Finals Round #1! Watch, Learn, and VOTE!

Thank you Top 10 Finalists!
Another Buffet of DB2 LUW and z/OS Tips and Advice

Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

95% of our audience learned something! Our Top 10 Finalists need YOUR votes! Their futures and BIG prizes depend on impressing YOU with their sage advice and presentation skills! Watch the replay, learn valuable DB2 LUW and z/OS tips and techniques, and then cast your votes for the finalists that impressed you the most!



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The DB2Night Show #72: DB2's GOT TALENT Contestant Auditions 4

Congratulations Ember, Brian, and Jean!
Another Buffet of DB2 LUW Tips and Advice

Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

90% of our audience learned something! Today's "special guests" included seven contestants that shared some very helpful and creative DB2 LUW tips. Our judges chose their favorite three to advance to the March finals. Watch the replay to learn about tips for Online Index Reorgs, Testing Recovery Strategies, using Workload Manager, debugging CPU spikes, maintaining 24x7 availability while implementing schema and application changes, virtual indexes, optimizing Prefetch I/O, and advice for using the DB2 LOAD utility!



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The DB2Night Show #71: DB2's GOT TALENT Contestant Auditions 3

Congratulations Rodolfo and Kingo!
Another Buffet of DB2 Tips and Advice

Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

At GOLD's Gym, there is a sign on the front door that reads "The hardest part is simply showing up." We were supposed to have seven contestants today. One had audio problems and three didn't show up. Of the three that showed up and presented, our judges chose two finalists. While it wasn't our best show, 75% of our studio audience indicated they learned something. There are some good tips...



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The DB2Night Show #70: DB2's GOT TALENT Contestant Auditions 2

Congratulations Kohli and Elder!
A Buffet of DB2 LUW Tips and Advice

Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

100% of our audience learned something! Today's "special guests" included six contestants that shared some very helpful and creative DB2 LUW tips. Our judges chose their favorite two to advance to the March finals. Watch the replay to learn about redirected restores, alternatives to db2imigr and db2iupgrade, statistical views, the db2gcf command, MQTs, and the ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE stored procedure! Watch the replay, learn, and VOTE!



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The DB2Night Show #69: DB2's GOT TALENT Contestant Auditions 1

Congratulations Richard, Douglas, and Yonghang!
A Buffet of DB2 LUW Tips and Advice

Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

96% of our audience learned something! Today's "special guests" included five contestants that shared some very helpful and creative DB2 LUW tips. Our judges chose their favorite three to advance to the March finals. Watch the replay to learn about the "db2greg" command, performance tips for migrating from Oracle to DB2 LUW, an excellent technique for diagnosing lock contention, and much more!



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The DB2Night Show #67: DB2 Certification Insider Secrets, Tips, & Roadmaps

Special Guest: Roger Sanders
Director, EMC Corporation

Destined for Top 25 of 2012!
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats! Plus a PDF!

96% of our audience learned something! Our special guest, Roger Sanders, Senior Systems Consultant and Director at EMC Corporation, shared with our audience how DB2 Certification Tests are created, road maps to various certifications (for z/OS and LUW), and provided advice on how to take the tests! If you aspire to obtain DB2 Certifications, you MUST watch this show...



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The DB2Night Show #Z18: Eggnog Party! World's Largest DB2 Experts Panel

Special Guests: SANTA and DB2 Experts
from around the world!

Martin Hubel, Klaas Brant, Susan Visser, Phil Grainger, Christian Molero, Chris Eaton, Mike Winer, Ember Crooks, Iqbal Gorawalla, Willie Favero, Serge Rielau, Paul Zikopoulos, Burt Vialpando, Norberto Gasparotto Filho, John Hornibrook, and several others shared with us their highlights of 2011, hopes for 2012, and fielded questions from our studio audience. SANTA visited us too! 84% of our studio audience indicated that they learned something! WHAT DID YOU MISS?? Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #65: Query Performance - The Missing Link in IT

Special Guest: Curt Triplett, Independent Database Consultant
DBG Software, LLC

In episode #65, our special guest Curt Triplett shared with us his methodology and process for tackling tough query performance issues. The information shared is universally applicable to all relational databases including our favorites: DB2 for LUW and DB2 for z/OS. 83% of our studio audience indicated that they learned something! WHAT DID YOU MISS?? Watch the replay...



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