All About IDUG - New Discounts - VIP PASS - Recommended LUW Sessions

I have attended EVERY North American IDUG Conference since the first in Chicago in 1988. IMHO, there is simply no better forum for learning about DB2. This year DBI is a GOLD Sponsor of the Anaheim Conference and we'll be showcasing our newest releases of the DBI Performance Tools for DB2 LUW. CLICK HERE for a FREE VIP PASS to the Expo Hall. I will be attending as many sessions and events as possible. CLICK HERE to view my personal marked up copy of the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference Grid.

In related news, remember to register for your free seat in our virtual studio audience on 8 April 2011 when The DB2Night Show™ will announce our DB2's GOT TALENT contest winners. The episode theme is " All about IDUG ". IDUG Volunteers will be sharing helpful information about education, networking, and free DB2 certification opportunities, and much much more. AND, if you missed the Early Bird Registration Discount, IDUG will be announcing a "DB2Night Show" discount during this show that will be valid for one week only - through 15 April 2011!

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DB2's GOT TALENT: 642+ Votes So Far - Polls close 7 APR 3pm CDT

What are you missing? Voter comments indicate that the DB2's GOT TALENT contest is an invaluable way to learn helpful DB2 tips and techniques. In just 6 days, over 600 DB2 Professionals have watched a replay of the final round and voted! WATCH THE REPLAY, LEARN from Thiru, and then VOTE for your favorite contestants. Polls close 7 April 2011 at 3pm Central.

Remember, too, to register for your free seat in our virtual studio audience on 8 April 2011 when The DB2Night Show™ will announce our contest winners. The episode theme is " All about IDUG ".

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DB2 LUW Performance, "DATA", db2cat, and a goldmine of information

"DATA". What a simple title. DB2's GOT TALENT Top Finalist Thiru caught our studio audience and judges by surprise when he unveiled the "db2cat" command and showed everyone how to find a goldmine of information. I find Thiru to be brilliant yet humble; it is a treat to learn from him. But, YOU, the DB2 Community, are the Final judges. WATCH THE REPLAY, LEARN from Thiru, and then VOTE for your favorite contestants. Polls close 7 April 2011 at 3pm Central.

Remember, too, to register for your free seat in our virtual studio audience on 8 April 2011 when The DB2Night Show™ will announce our contest winners. The episode theme is " All about IDUG ".

Cheers, Scott
DBI Software


From DBA to DBA: Tips to make your life easier

Judge Susan Visser loves his accent, his way with the English language, and has suggested that he might become the next Scott Hayes (not sure how I feel about this). Nonetheless, "he" is Norberto - a Top 4 Finalist in DB2's GOT TALENT. In his 25 March Final Round presentation, Norberto offered his fellow DBAs a truckload (that's a lot! ) of tips. Some tips were DB2 LUW related, and others were just good advice. WATCH THE REPLAY, LEARN from Norberto, and then VOTE for your favorite contestants. Polls close 7 April 2011 at 3pm Central.

Remember, too, to register for your free seat in our virtual studio audience on 8 April 2011 when The DB2Night Show™ will announce our contest winners. The episode theme is " All about IDUG ".

Cheers, Scott
DBI Software


DB2 Advice: Pressure makes Diamonds and Practice makes Perfect

Momi is a Top 4 Finalist in DB2's GOT TALENT. If you've been following the contest, Momi has offered many valuable tips and techniques for both DB2 z/OS and LUW. In his 25 March Finals presentation, Momi shared best practices advice on DB2 backups and recovery. If there are any Boy Scouts out there, you know their motto is "Be Prepared". Get Prepared! WATCH THE REPLAY, LEARN from Momi, and then VOTE for your favorite contestants. Polls close 7 April 2011 at 3pm Central.

Remember, too, to register for your free seat in our virtual studio audience on 8 April 2011 when The DB2Night Show™ will announce our contest winners. The episode theme is " All about IDUG ".

Cheers, Scott
DBI Software


DB2 LUW Performance: Concurrent I/O Best Practices

Jeyabarathi ("JB") is a polished IBM Professional and DB2's GOT TALENT Top 5 Finalist. Throughout this contest, JB has consistently delighted our judges and impressed our audiences with quality advice on topics such as "db2dart", using HADR to migrate data, and tuning multi-terabyte databases. During her 25 March presentation, JB elaborated further on I/O optimization with a deep dive on Concurrent I/O. WATCH THE REPLAY, LEARN from JB, and then VOTE for your favorite contestants. Polls close 7 April 2011 at 3pm Central.

Cheers, Scott
DBI Software


DB2 LUW Load Utility Performance, an Oracle DBA falls in love with DB2

She was once an Oracle DBA. She fell in love with DB2 LUW. Like Green Eggs and Ham, she learned to like something new. In this case, SHE is Mary - a Top 5 Finalist on DB2's GOT TALENT. During her 25 March presentation, Mary shared with us her secrets for success and best practices for using the DB2 LUW LOAD Utility. WATCH THE REPLAY, LEARN from Mary, and then VOTE for your favorite contestants. Polls close 7 April 2011 at 3pm Central.

Cheers, Scott
DBI Software


DB2 LUW FREE Education - What are you missing?

The DB2's GOT TALENT Contest Finalists are delivering fantastic topics: "Using SQL to write SQL", "A Handmade ETL Solution", "Free Table Partitioning", "Searching for the Needle in a CLOB Haystack", "I/O Optimization for TB sized databases", "Fixing Runaway Jobs", and "Influencing the DB2 LUW Optimizer"! Read this blog post to see what your DB2 community peers are saying about the quality and variety of the education! When you're ready to partake of this incredible training opportunity, watch The DB2Night Show™ REPLAYS!

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DB2 FREE Education - What are you missing?

Remarkably, I don't know if there has ever been a better way to learn about DB2! Have you been following the DB2's GOT TALENT Contest? Read this blog post to see what your DB2 community peers are saying about the quality and variety of the education! When you're ready to partake of this incredible training opportunity, watch The DB2Night Show™ REPLAYS!

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