DB2 Performance Lessons Learned on the Treadmill, Part 2

What can over 103 hours of running teach you about DB2 performance? A lot! Here's Lesson #2 packed with more free advice. Read Lesson #1 first if you missed it.
Half Marathon Race Medals Refresher: In December 2009, I weighed about 210LBs. My wife was nagging me about losing weight. My blood pressure was a bit high and so was my resting heart rate. Adding insult to injury, I stepped on our new Wii Balance Board and our Wii Fit Plus game verified I was overweight. You can argue (unsuccessfully) with your wife, but you can't argue with a game. There was only one thing I could do. I started running my butt off. By April 2010, I weighed 180LBs and ran in my first 10K race. In September 2010, I ran in the Philadelphia Half Marathon. By the end of 2010, I logged just over 500 miles for the year. Last month, April 2011, I ran in the Nashville Half Marathon. I've had a lot of time to think about how tuning "me" is like tuning DB2...


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Run DB2 LUW Faster: Performance Lessons Learned on the Treadmill, Part 1

What can over 102 hours of running teach you about DB2 performance? A lot! Read this story and the parts that follow and you can learn from my experiences even if you don't own a pair of running shoes!
Half Marathon Race Medals In December 2009, I weighed about 210LBs. My wife was nagging me about losing weight. My blood pressure was a bit high and so was my resting heart rate. Adding insult to injury, I stepped on our new Wii Balance Board and our Wii Fit Plus game verified I was overweight. You can argue (unsuccessfully) with your wife, but you can't argue with a game. There was only one thing I could do. I started running my butt off. By April 2010, I weighed 180LBs and ran in my first 10K race. In September 2010, I ran in the Philadelphia Half Marathon. By the end of 2010, I logged just over 500 miles for the year. Last month, April 2011, I ran in the Nashville Half Marathon. I've had a lot of time to think about how tuning "me" is like tuning DB2...


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DB2 LUW Performance: FBS Customer Performance Success Story

FARGO, N.D., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FBS develops internet based software for real estate professionals and the performance of large DB2 databases is absolutely mission critical to the organization. Mr. Jaison Feed, Vice President of Information Technology for FBS states: "The DBI Brother-Panther for DB2 LUW product has opened our eyes by recommending over 150 important indexes to our database to improve performance. Additionally, it has helped highlight some structural deficiencies deep in our architecture that are now candidates for optimization." Read more...

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#DB2 Game Changer: Showcasing Breakthrough Tools at #IDUGNA - News Release

DBI's Brother-Panther® 5.1 for DB2® LUW brings new features that provide significant analysis capability that the IT industry has not seen before.

AUSTIN, Texas, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DBI (Database-Brothers, Inc.), a software company providing professional grade database performance management tools, today announced the release of Brother-Panther® version 5.1. Already recognized by the DB2 IT community as a best of breed performance monitoring, tuning, and trending tool with its innovative SQL workload aggregate analysis and trend charts that track change events, this new version provides aggregate costs and details for database applications and users, includes CPU chargeback information, and recommendations for optimized solid state disk (SSD) configuration. Yet, all this is just the tip of the iceberg when the new Database and SQL workload comparison functionality is considered... (read more)

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Breaking News: PartsSource selects DBI DB2 tools, cuts I/O by over 75%

AUSTIN, Texas, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DBI announced today that they assisted PartsSource, Inc., the world's leading provider of biomedical and imaging replacement parts and software solutions for clinical engineers, in the successful migration of a mission critical Oracle database to the IBM DB2 for LUW database. The conversion enables PartsSource to provide their customers with improved performance when ordering parts online, 24/7. Read more and learn about remarkable performance gains achieved...

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Tweet Up #DB2 #IDUG People! All #IDUG Tweets Monitored Here!

Check out www.DBISoftware.com/idugna11.php for live Twitter Search updates containing the #IDUG hash tag. If you prefer shorter URLs, you can also reference http://bit.ly/kW3MoM. Enjoy the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference!

Cheers,
Scott


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