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But, never mind the prizes! As many of our former winners will tell you, do it for your career! Past participants have received raises, bonuses, promotions, invitations to speak at IDUG or write papers, made new friends and contacts, and, yes, some nearly doubled their income! Michael Krafick, DB2's GOT TALENT 2014 1st Place Winner, wrote about his participation experience in this humorous blog post!
|Rank||Show #||Show Theme||Show Guest(s)|
|17 Laws of building very large databases!|
Over 14,000 downloads!
|Lee Goddard, DBI|
|DB2's GOT TALENT Top 7 Finalists Compete!|
Over 8,000 downloads!
|DB2's GOT TALENT 2014 Finalists|
|DB2's GOT TALENT Contestant Search #2|
Over 6,400 downloads!
|DB2's GOT TALENT 2014 Contestants|
|Why Low Cardinality Indexes (STINK)||Ember Crooks, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant and IBM Champion|
|Writing Optimized DB2 LUW SQL Queries|
Timeless and still relevant! 1,689 Downloads!
|John Hornibrook, STSM, IBM Canada|
|75 Ways to Save I/O and 25 Ways to Save CPU||Lee Goddard, DBI Software|
|Top 10 Finalists Compete!||DB2's GOT TALENT 2014 Finalists|
|DB2 LUW Data Movement Utilities & Oracle Comparisons|
Timeless information! Originally aired June 3, 2011! 1,323 Downloads during 2014!
|Burt Vialpando, IBM|
|Iqbal Goralwalla, Triton|
|Using and Tuning IBM OPM - What you NEED to know!|
|Scott Hayes, DBI|
|DB2's GOT TALENT Grand Finale!||Top 4 DB2's GOT TALENT Finalists|
|Upgrading to DB2 V10.5 Best Practices!||Melanie Stopfer, IBM|
|Why Wait?!?! DB2 LUW Locking||Paul Turpin, Sr. DBA, BB&T Bank|
|DB2's GOT TALENT Contestant Search #4||Various Contestants|
|DB2 LUW V10.5 CANCUN||George Baklarz, IBM|
|The Top 10 DB2 LUW Mistakes People Make|
Originally aired 7 May 2010! Timeless Advice!
|Klaas Brant, KBCE|
|What's NEW and COOL with DB2 and FREE TOOLS!|
Originally aired 19 November 2010! And the tools are still free!
|George Baklarz, IBM|
|DB2's GOT TALENT Top 9 Finalists Compete!||DB2's GOT TALENT Finalists|
|DB2 LUW Vital Statistics - What you NEED to know!||John Hornibrook, STSM, IBM|
|DB2 LUW 10 Index Jump Scans & Index Best Practices||Scott Hayes, DBI, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant|
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