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The DB2Night Show #116: Intimate Details- DB2 BLU with IBM Master Inventors

October 4, 2013, 2:17 pm
Posted by Scott in DB2 LUW
Guy Lohman Shankar Raman

Special Guests: IBM Master Inventors Guy Lohman and Shankar Raman

IBM DB2 BLU Intimate Details!

97% of our studio audience learned something! During this episode of The DB2Night Show™, Guy and Shankar began by sharing the usual "marketing" slides on BLU (it must be an IBM requirement) but then treated us to a deep dive on technical details we've not seen in any other presentations. If you're the sort of person that likes to take things apart to see how they work, then watch and learn...

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Show Host Scott Hayes Commentary

I've known Guy Lohman for many years. He's funny and off-the-charts smart! Like a proud dad, you can tell Guy is really proud of the team he manages (look for the team pictures in the replay). We were very fortunate to have Guy and Shankar join us today - these are the IBM brains that you don't see at very many conferences. Did you know that BLU leverages CPU chip capabilities that exist to speed up video games? Fascinating!

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