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The DB2Night Show has the simple mission of building a fun, interactive community around IBM® DB2®. Each episode will include fun stuff, education, tips, and special guests. Guests will range from industry experts to "Joe the DBA".



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SEASON #5: Schedule and Registration Links

Show OS Date/Time Theme Guest(s) Photos
#Z44 DB2
25 APR 2014
10am CT
60 Mins
Willie's Winging It with Willie Favero, Data Warehouse for System z Swat Team - IBM SVL
Only Willie Favero could fill an hour long DB2Night Show using his wit, stories, and helpful hints and tips. We will have both a potpourri and a plethora to useful DB2 information! In addition, we invite members of our studio audience to send in questions and topic suggestions to db2nightshow "at" dbisoftware "dot" com.
** Details & Registration: Willie's Winging It
Willie Favero
Willie Favero
#134 DB2
2 MAY 2014
10am CT
60 Mins
DB2 LUW "Cool Stuff" TBD
Mark Gillis, Triton, has recently written blogs on the DB2 Ingest Utility. He has years of experience with DB2 LUW and has conquered many challenges. We're not quite sure what he'll talk about yet, but we'll find out!
** Details & Registration: Register: Mark Gillis, Triton Consulting, Cool Stuff in DB2 LUW
Mark Gillis,
Triton Consulting
Mark Gillis
#Z45 DB2
9 MAY 2014
10am CT
60 Mins
Practical DB2 11 for z/OS Performance in a Nutshell with Cristian Molaro
DB2 11 for z/OS comes with many performance enhancements. You may be surprised about its potential to improve throughput and to reduce total cost of ownership.
** Details & Registration: Practical DB2 11 for z/OS Performance in a Nutshell
Cristian Molaro
IBM Gold Consultant
Cristian Molaro
#135 DB2
23 MAY 2014
10am CDT
75 Mins
DB2 DPF Successes: Monitoring and Tuning a hybrid IBM Infosphere Warehouse
Pavan Kristipati, Sr. DBA at Huntington Bank, will share his experiences with tuning a large hybrid DPF database. This presentation is based on his joint presentation with Scott Hayes, DBI, given at IDUG on May 15 (session C10, 9:15am). Check out Pavan's blogs at!
** Details & Registration: Register: DB2 DPF Successes: Monitoring and Tuning a hybrid IBM Infosphere Warehouse
Pavan Kristipati,
Huntington Bank
Pavan Kristipati
#137 DB2
20 JUN 2014
10am CT
60 Mins
DB2 in the Cloud - an update with Leon Katsnelson, IBM
Sounds like a fluffy topic, but, if you haven't noticed, lately IBM and others have been making a lot of buzz about enabling technology for the cloud. Leon will bring us up to speed on cool things that IBM is doing!
** Details & Registration: DB2 in the Cloud - an update from IBM
Leon Katsnelson
IBM Canada
Leon Katsnelson
#133 DB2

18 Apr 2014
Updated: Why Low Cardinality Indexes Negatively Impact Performance
Special Guest Ember Crooks, DB2 GOLD Consultant, returns to share with us the subject matter of her Developer Works article and IDUG presentation on the evils of low cardinality indexes.
Ember Crooks,
Ember Crooks
#132 Family

11 Apr 2014
and DB2's GOT TALENT 2014 Winners Announced!
Attend Episode #132 to learn about the IDUG NA Conference in Phoenix Arizona from IDUG volunteers. Gain insights to technical sessions, seminars, certification testing, networking events, and other conference highlights.
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Featured Popular Replays

Show OS Replay Link Theme Guest(s) Photos
#116 LUW Watch
Intimate Details on DB2 BLU with Master Inventor Guy Lohman, IBM
Guy and his team invented BLU. It's his baby. He knows intimately how BLU works. During this special episode of The DB2Night Show, Guy will take us on a deep dive into what's under the covers of this IBM BREAKTHROUGH BLU technology.
Guy Lohman, IBM Guy Lohman
#117 LUW Watch
Feelin' BLU - Beyond the Marketing Literature
IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant and Information Management Champion Scott Hayes tackles performance science projects with DB2 BLU and learns valuable lessons in what to do, what not to do, what is possible, and what isn't.

Randall Ibbott from QBE Australia will also share his BLU experiences!

Scott Hayes, DBI
Randall Ibbott, QBE
Scott Hayes, DBI
#111 LUW Watch Replay! Breaking News from IBM on DB2 LUW!
Special guest George Baklarz, IBM, will share with us the latest news on IBM DB2 for LUW. Find out about DB2 LUW 10.5 with BLU Acceleration and Big Data Announcements!
George Baklarz, IBM George Baklarz, IBM
#Z37 z/OS Watch Replay! Application Tuning Revisited: Old and New Techniques for Optimizing Performance
Common DB2 application problems can be solved in several ways, and often there is more than one solution. Join show host Martin Hubel as he describes today's options for DB2 for z/OS application tuning.
Martin Hubel Martin Hubel
#112 LUW Watch Replay! DB2 LUW 10 Index Jump Scans and Index Design Best Practices
Show host Scott Hayes wears two hats and doubles as our show guest. Learn about DB2 LUW 10 Index Jump Scans and find out the Updated Rules for Index Design Best Practices, including DB2 compression results.
Scott Hayes, DBI Scott Hayes, DBI
#113 LUW Watch Replay! DB2 LUW Customer Success Story
DB2's GOT TALENT 2012 1st Place winner "Kohli" joins us to share his experiences with implementing and tuning a new DB2 LUW application at his company. His advice is priceless!
Kshitij Kohli,
Church Mutual Ins.
Kshitij Kohli, Church Mutual Insurance

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