The DB2Night Show #Z01: The history of DB2 for z/OS

Special guest Roger Miller, IBM DB2 Evangelist

Do you know the history of DB2? Can you remember the people from the lab?

In episode #Z01, special guest Roger Miller, IBM DB2 Evangelist, guides us through the history of DB2 for z/OS. This episode is special not only because it is the first in a new series of DB2Night Shows for z/OS, but also because Roger Miller will retire in a few weeks and this show is his last performance on the internet before his retirement. This show is a tribute to all the great people who shaped DB2 and a complete overview of the releases up to version 10.

Watch the replay of Episode #Z01 and learn the complete history of DB2 for z/OS...


Show Host Klaas Brant Commentary

Although I myself started to work with DB2 version 1.2, I did not remember all the facts and the people from the past. Roger, who has been working on DB2 from the early days when DB2 was "just" a prototype called System R, has built a fine presentation with everything there is to remember. You will enjoy a complete overview including all the buttons, pins, posters, and photos of famous developers. This is a great way to start our DB2Night Shows for z/OS, but boy do you feel old after so many "ah yes, I remember that..." feelings! icon_wink

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Episode Z01, 25 April 2011, The History of DB2 z/OS with guest Roger Miller. If you would like a PDF of Roger's presentation, keep reading!

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References and Links

Roger's presentation had some great links which are worth exploring. You can download a PDF copy Roger's presentation, just right click on the link below and choose "Save As..."
Episode Z01, 25 April 2011, The History of DB2 z/OS with guest Roger Miller - HANDOUT.

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