The DB2Night Show #111: What's New in DB2 LUW 10.5 "BLU and More!"

George Baklarz, IBM

Special Guest: George Baklarz, IBM

What's New in DB2 LUW 10.5 - BLU and More!

97% of our studio audience learned something! During this episode of The DB2Night Show™, George Baklarz, IBM's most frequent flier, shared with our audience great information about DB2 BLU Acceleration, pureScale enhancements, Oracle Compatibility Updates, JSON, DB2 Packaging Updates, and more! Watch and learn...


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Show Host Scott Hayes Commentary

AMEN! Finally! Whooooo hoooooo! At last, after waiting since Version 2 DB2 Common Server, we finally have Indexes on Expressions in DB2 10.5!!! Good things come to those who wait! BLU might be exciting, but there should be a stampede to DB2 LUW 10.5 just for the new index capabilities!!! I'm doing a happy dance! Now then, if we could just get a leash on STMM so we can set ceilings and floors for automatically tuned memory...

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