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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 #6: The DB2Night Show™ returns SEP 5 (LUW) and SEP 12 (z/OS)

SEASON #5: Replay Links

Show OS Date/Time Theme Guest(s) Photos
#Z48 DB2

27 JUN 2014
Where is the Problem in My z/OS Transaction?
Is it a DB2 problem? The speaker gets asked this question a lot. Sometimes it is, and often it's not. The presentation shows the sources of transaction data both within and outside of DB2, and the considerations for end-to-end problem resolution.
Martin Hubel
Martin Hubel
#137 DB2

20 JUN 2014
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!
Leon Katsnelson
IBM Canada
Leon Katsnelson
#Z47 DB2

13 JUN 2014
Big Data Disaster Recovery Performance
Learn from real world experience and hear the facts so you avoid the issues with your Big Data disaster recovery performance.
Dave Beulke
IBM Gold Consultant
Dave Beulke
#136 DB2

6 JUN 2014
Why Wait!?!? DB2 LUW Locking!
Based on his excellent IDUG presentation "Why Wait?", our special guest Paul Turpin, Sr. DBA at BB&T, will share invaluable information about DB2 LUW Locking.
Paul Turpin,
BB&T Bank
Paul Turpin
#Z46 DB2

30 May 2014
What’s New in DB2 11 SQL Coding and Tuning
Sheryl discussed new SQL features in DB2 11.
Sheryl Larsen,
World Wide DB2 for z/OS Evangelist, IBM
Sheryl Larsen
#135 DB2

23 May 2014
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!
Pavan Kristipati,
Huntington Bank
Pavan Kristipati
#Z45 DB2

09 May 2014
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.
Cristian Molaro
IBM Gold Consultant
Cristian Molaro
#134 DB2

2 May 2014
DB2 LUW Ingest Utility
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. In this show, Mark will focus on recent successes with using Ingest as an ETL solution.
Mark Gillis,
Triton Consulting
Mark Gillis
#Z44 DB2

25 Apr 2014
Willie's Winging It with Willie Favero, Data Warehouse for System z Swat Team - IBM SVL
Only Willie Favero could fill 75 minutes of DB2Night Show using his wit, stories, and helpful hints and tips. Topics included bufferpools, prefetch, zIIPs and IDAA!
Willie Favero
Willie Favero
#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

Featured Popular Replays

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#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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