The DB2Night Show #46: Personal DB2 Success Stories on DB2's GOT TALENT!

This was another great show for learning DB2 tips and techniques! Our Top 7 Finalists shared Personal DB2 Success Stories! 100% of today's studio audience indicated that they learned something that would be helpful to their jobs!!! Our remaining Top 5 DB2's GOT TALENT Finalists need your votes! Watch the replay, learn helpful DB2 tips, then PLEASE VOTE!

Our Top 7 Finalists and their Topics

  • Mary, Using SQL to Write SQL
  • Norberto, A Hand Made ETL Solution
  • Ahmad, Fixing a Run Away Job and changing Developer's Mindsets
  • JB, A Terabyte of Data and Trouble with I/O
  • Thiru, Influencing the Optimizer for Success
  • Momi, A Different Approach to Table Partitioning
  • Bob, Searching for the "Needle" in a CLOB "Haystack"

Our Top 4 Finalists that received the most votes were "safe". Thiru, Bob, and Ahmad were amongst the bottom 3 in votes received, and, after seeing their presentations, our judges decided to "save" Thiru. To Bob and Ahmad, thank you for sharing your DB2 knowledge with the DB2 community.

On 25 March 2011, our five remaining Finalists will compete for YOUR votes. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced during our 8 April 2011 ALL ABOUT IDUG show. Make sure you REGISTER and attend - there's a rumor going around that possibly EVERY attendee will win something!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Marlon Fabiano Silva! Marlon voted in the 11 March 2011 DB2's GOT TALENT Finals Round 2 and was randomly selected (live on the air! ) to win a $25 Amazon.com Gift Certificate! Watching the Replay and Voting can be REWARDING! icon_wink

Watch the Replay

To download a recorded replay of Episode #46, right click on the link below and choose "Save As..."
Episode 46, 18 March 2011, DB2's GOT TALENT Finals Round #3.

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Vote for your favorite finalists!

If you were in our studio audience, or if you downloaded and watched the replay, PLEASE VOTE for your favorite Contestants here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DB2TalentFinals3

We will randomly select a voter to win a $25 Amazon.com electronic gift certificate. Limit one vote per computer. The polls close at 3pm Central on 24 March 2011. The Top Finalists that receive the most votes will compete again on 25 March 2011.

Thank you to all of our finalists! We appreciate your willingness to share your DB2 knowledge with the DB2 community. Be sure to spread the word about this replay, The DB2Night Show, and make sure your friends and business contacts vote!

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