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The DB2Night Show #218: Db2 Automatic Statistics Deep Dive

Presented by: John Hornibrook
STSM, IBM Toronto Lab

"The DB2Night Show #218: Db2 Automatic Statistics Deep Dive"
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100% of our studio audience learned something!John presented how automatic statistics make your life easier. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #217: Light at the End of the Encrypted Tunnel

Presented by: Greg Stager
Developer, IBM Toronto Lab

"The DB2Night Show #217: Light at the End of the Encrypted Tunnel"
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100% of our studio audience learned something!Greg presented a thorough introduction to using TLS with Db2 LUW 11.5. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #216: Db2 LUW Problem Determination Class (3hr)

Pavel Sustr, Sr. Mgr, IBM Canada

@pavel_sustr

Special Guest: Pavel Sustr
Sr. Manager
IBM Canada Lab

Db2 LUW Problem Determination Class!

100% of our HUGE audience learned something! In show #211, Pavel shared his favorite Db2 problem determination tricks. In our special Season #10 finale, Pavel teaches his full THREE HOUR problem determination class covering his tricks, best practices, and various techniques for chasing down a variety of problems from crashes to performance delays. Command examples and sample outputs are provided! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #215: Breaking News from IBM Toronto Lab - Db2 V11.5!

Kelly Rodger on LinkedIn

@kdrodger

Special Guest: Kelly Rodger, IBM Canada
Senior Development Manager Db2

BREAKING NEWS from IBM Canada
LEARN about Db2 V11.5!

100% of our audience learned something! As Kelly pointed out, Db2 V11.1 will be three years old this summer! It must be time for a new and exciting release of Db2 for LUW! Db2 V11.5 has lots of new features and capabilities, and IBM is changing the licensing (again - LOLs), so enjoy Kelly's 70 slide presentation! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #213: Db2 LUW Native Encryption - What to Expect!

Paul Bird, STSM, IBM Toronto Lab

@IBM_Paul_Bird

Special Guest: Paul Bird
STSM
IBM Toronto Lab

Db2 LUW Native Encryption: What to Expect when you're Expecting to Encrypt!

100% of our audience learned something!Paul gave us an excellent presentation about Db2 LUW Native Encryption that covered Performance, Operational, and Availability considerations. Mind your keys! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #212: Db2 LUW SQL Tuning; Find, Fix, and Prevent Problems

Klaas Brant, KBCE, IBM Gold Consultant

@klaas_brant

Special Guest: Klaas Brant
Owner, KBCE
IBM Gold Consultant

Db2 LUW SQL Tuning: Find, Fix, and Prevent Problems!

100% of our audience learned something!Klaas gave us another amazing presentation! From monitoring commands to utility recommendations, Klaas covered it all! Watch our replay to learn MON_GET queries, OS commands, configuration settings, and best practices for making your Db2 SQL run crazy fast! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #211: Db2 LUW Favourite Problem Determination Tricks

Pavel Sustr, Sr. Mgr, IBM Canada

@pavel_sustr

Special Guest: Pavel Sustr
Sr. Manager
IBM Canada Lab

Db2 LUW Favourite Problem Determination Tricks!

100% of our HUGE audience learned something! #MindBlown The secrets to analyzing Db2 problems are out! Pavel gave us a fantastic introduction to his top problem determination tricks and techniques! You will learn about db2pd, DB2SLEEP, db2fodc, db2dart, db2pdcfg, db2trc, db2diag, analyzetrace, analyzestack, and more! Command examples and sample outputs are provided! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #210: Db2 Performance Tuning- Indexes vs Prefetch

Martin Hubel, MHC, IBM Gold Consultant

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Special Guest: Martin Hubel
Owner, MHC
IBM Gold Consultant

Db2 LUW Performance Tuning: Indexes versus Prefetch!

100% of our audience learned something! Famous for putting his kids through college by Dropping Db2 Indexes, Martin covers a wide variety of Db2 Performance Tuning topics with focus on indexes, prefetch I/O, bufferpools, Db2 MDC and ITC tables, and much more (detailed below). Watch and learn from a top Db2 performance pro!



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The DB2Night Show #209: The Perfect Db2 Server and What's New Db2 V11.1.4.4

Klaas Brant, KBCE, IBM Gold Consultant

@klaas_brant

Special Guest: Klaas Brant
Owner, KBCE
IBM Gold Consultant

The PERFECT Db2 Server!
Bonus: What's New in Db2 V11.1.4.4

100% of our audience learned something!Klaas Brant's presentation was amazing! From monitoring commands to configuration recommendations, Klaas covered it all! Watch our replay to learn MON_GET queries, OS commands, configuration settings, and best practices for making your Db2 servers run optimally! What's more, Kelly Rodger ( @kdrodger ) from the IBM Canada Lab briefed us on What's New in Db2 V11.1.4.4!



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The DB2Night Show #208: 10 Minute Triage: Troubleshooting Db2 Performance

Michael Krafick, IBM Champion, Sr. DBA

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Special Guest: Michael Krafick
IBM Champion
Senior DBA

10 Minute Triage: Troubleshooting Db2 LUW Production Issues

100% of our audience learned something!Per Michael's tweet this morning, "I will teach you how to say #holdmybeer while triaging #Db2 on production databases." Downtime is expensive. Most DBAs have been in the hot seat with management demanding rapid information and problem resolution. Michael shares his robust triage plan. Watch and learn from an experienced pro...



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The DB2Night Show #207: Db2 News from the IBM Canada Lab with Les King

Les King, Director, IBM Canada Lab

@LesKing00

Special Guest: Les King
Director, Hybrid Data Management
IBM Canada Lab

Db2 News from IBM Canada Lab

93% of our audience learned something!We kicked off our 10th season of The Db2Night Show with Db2 News presented by Les King. All of the advances and updates with IBM Data Management are pretty amazing. Watch our replay and learn about pureScale, BIGSQL, Db2 Event Store, Cloud, Hadoop, and more! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #204: Db2 LUW success story with SAP on AWS

Arwel Owen
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Special Guest: Arwel Owen, Enterprise Systems Manager, Princess LTD, UK

Db2 LUW Success Story with SAP on AWS

83% of our audience learned something! 17% of our audience were Arwel's co-workers! icon_lol Arwel completed a VERY successful migration from Oracle to Db2, and then another migration to Db2 V11.1.2.2 SAP on AWS Cloud. The compression, cost savings, and performance results are simply ASTOUNDING! Watch our fun and informative replay for details...



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The DB2Night Show #206: A crash course on Db2 pureScale and Advantages

Mohan and Kent
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Special Guests: Kent Collins and Mohan Saraswatipura, Authors

A crash course on Db2 pureScale and Advantages

100% of our audience learned something! Kent provided a wealth of excellent information on Db2 pureScale including best practices, database manager configuration settings, database configuration settings, registry variables, HADR considerations, how to size memory, monitoring, workload manager (WLM), and much more! Get the PDF for reference AND watch our replay so that you don't miss Kent's helpful explanations! Continue...



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The DB2Night Show #205: Deep Dive Db2 LUW Locks, Logs, and pureScale

Mohan and Kent
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Special Guests: Mohan Saraswatipura and Kent Collins, Authors

DEEP DIVE on Db2 LUW Locks, Logs, and pureScale

100% of our audience learned something! Mohan took us into the bowels of Db2 pureScale locking and logging, complete with sample SQL, monitoring commands, configuration considerations, important stuff you need to know for Db2 V11.1 Certification Testing, and much more! Get the PDF for reference AND watch our replay so that you don't miss Mohan's brilliant explanations! Continue...



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The DB2Night Show #202: Using Jupyter Notebook for Db2 Administration

Ember Crooks, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant

@ember_crooks

Special Guest: Ember Crooks
Director, Xtivia
IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant

Using Jupyter Notebook for Db2 Administration

100% of our audience learned something! If you like tools that help make your Db2 Administration tasks easier, then watch this replay and learn about Jupyter Notebook from IBM GOLD Consultant Ember Crooks! Ember teaches how to organize your favorite administrative SQLs, plus create graphs and reports, and more! The CLP is so yesterday! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #201: Favorite Tuning Tips and Tricks for Db2 LUW

Joe Geller, Db2 Performance Specialist, JP Morgan Chase

Special Guest: Joe Geller, JP Morgan Chase

Favorite Tuning Tips and Tricks for Db2 LUW

100% of our audience learned something! SELECTIVITY, OPTGUIDELINES, Runstats, Indexes, Bufferpool Design, REORGs, monitoring advice, and more!! No wonder Joe won Best User Speaker at IDUG Lisbon 2017! Joe's presentation is full of terrific advice and tips! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #200: IBM Db2 V11 Performance: BLU Hits and Misses!

Mark Gillis, Db2 Performance Specialist, Triton

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Special Guest: Mark Gillis, Triton Consulting

Db2 V11 Performance: BLU Hits and Misses

100% of our audience learned something! Based on his popular IDUG Lisbon Db2 technical session, Mark covered an overview of BLU, examples of workload performance in Db2 V10.5, the benefits of Db2 V11 for some workloads, showed examples of BLU savings, and shared a few BLU gotchas. If you're using Db2 BLU, or thinking about it, you must watch this replay! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #199: Awaken your Data with RESTful Access to Db2!

George Baklarz, Program Director, IBM

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Special Guest: George Baklarz, Program Director, IBM Canada

Awaken your Data with RESTful Access to Db2! OData!

100% of our audience learned something! The new IBM Data Server Gateway for OData is a standards-based way for customers to leverage Db2 in modern Cloud and Mobile application development environments without requiring database drivers on the client. This show described what OData is, how it works with RESTful calls, and what you need to get it working in your environment. Enjoy the replay!



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The DB2Night Show #198: The 5 W's of Db2 HADR with guest Dale McInnis, IBM

Dale McInnis, IBM

@dalemmcinnis

Special Guest: Dale McInnis
STSM / NA Data Server Tech Sales
IBM Canada

The 5 W's of Db2 HADR

98% of our audience learned something! What is HADR? Why should you use HADR? Where should HADR be deployed? When should you use HADR? Who is using HADR? And, bonus, How is HADR being used by Db2 Customers? Our live audience was HUGE- clearly HADR is an important, and popular, topic of concern for the Db2 community! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #197: Db2 IoT, Project Pollinator, and GWLM

Roger Sanders, IBM Paul Bird, IBM
IoT Computer running Db2 Db2 Logo, IBM
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Special Guests: Roger Sanders and Paul Bird, IBM

Db2 Science Projects: IoT Project Pollinator and GWLM Tool

100% of our audience learned something! It's a special show when we have two guests! Roger Sanders introduced us to Project Pollinator and showed us his pet Internet of Things (IoT) Db2 project - Fascinating! And Paul Bird introduced us to a rather new "free" Graphical Workload Manager (GWLM) tool that is available to help make administering Db2 workload management easier! Watch the replay, get the details, follow the links, and enjoy the PDFs!



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The DB2Night Show #196: Db2 LUW Transaction Log Expedition w/ Ember Crooks

Ember Crooks, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant

@ember_crooks

Special Guest: Ember Crooks
Director, Xtivia
IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant

SQL Infusion: A Db2 LUW Transaction Log Expedition!

96% of our audience learned something! Ember took us on an educational journey that covered just about everything related to Db2 transaction logs, active logs, archive logs, configuration settings, recommendations, and sample SQL for examining your systems. As for the 4% that didn't learn something --- they were IBM Canada Lab staff! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #195: Breaking News from IBM Canada Db2 Lab!

Roger Sanders, IBM Jessica Rockwood, IBM
Jessica Rockwood, IBM Roger Sanders, IBM
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Special Guests: Roger Sanders and Jessica Rockwood, IBM

Breaking Db2 (LUW) News from the IBM Canada Lab

100% of our audience learned something! Shocker! "DB2 for LUW" is now just "Db2". Mainframe folks will still have to type out "Db2 for z/OS". Some IBM products, or solution offerings, have been renamed. What's new? Well, V11.1.2.2 is new, and there are plenty of goodies and enhancements in it. There's a new DSM release. There are new (free) editions of Db2. A PDF is available for reference, but make sure you download and watch a replay too! So much more is said than what is on the slides, and the questions at the end are excellent. Enjoy...



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The DB2Night Show #194: Interviewing the DB2 LUW Optimizer w/ Ember Crooks

Ember Crooks, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant

@ember_crooks

Special Guest: Ember Crooks
Director, Xtivia
IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant

Interviewing the DB2 LUW Optimizer

100% of our audience learned something! Ember took us on a deep dive journey through DB2 LUW Explain information including how to get it, how to interpret it, how to make the most of it, and much more. You will learn about db2exfmt, DB2 Explain from Actuals, IBM DSM, dsmtop, db2top, other tools, and just what the heck all those numbers actually mean! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #193: DB2 LUW V11 Certification Training - Part 3

Mohan and Kent
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Special Guests: Mohan Saraswatipura and Kent Collins, Authors

DB2 LUW V11 Certification Training - Part 3

92% of our audience learned something! If you want to earn DB2 LUW V11 IBM Certifications, there are no better teachers than the professionals that are writing the exams and Certification Study Guides! Watch this replay and learn about DB2 LUW V11, RCAC, Security, Trusted Contexts, utilities, and more! Sample Certification Questions are included in the video replay too!



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The DB2Night Show #191: DB2 LUW V11 Certification Training - Part 2

Mohan and Kent
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Special Guests: Mohan Saraswatipura and Kent Collins, Authors

DB2 LUW V11 Certification Training - Part 2

100% of our audience learned something! If you want to earn DB2 LUW V11 IBM Certifications, there are no better teachers than the professionals that are writing the exams and Certification Study Guides! Watch this replay and learn about DB2 LUW V11, BLU, DPF/MPP, pureScale, and more! Sample Certification Questions are provided too!



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The DB2Night Show #190: DB2 LUW V11 Certification Training - Part 1

Mohan and Kent
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Special Guests: Mohan Saraswatipura and Kent Collins, Authors

DB2 LUW V11 Certification Training - Part 1

100% of our audience learned something! If you want to earn DB2 LUW V11 IBM Certifications, there are no better teachers than the professionals that are writing the exams and Certification Study Guides! Watch this replay and learn about DB2 LUW V11, BLU, DPF/MPP, pureScale, and more! Sample Certification Questions are provided too!



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The DB2Night Show #189: DB2 LUW Optimized for SAP - The rest of the story!

Martin Hubel  on LinkedIn
@mhubel

Special Guest: Martin Hubel
IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant

DB2 LUW Optimized for SAP - The Rest of the Story!

76% of our audience learned something! For 24%, it was review and validation they were doing the right things to tune and manage SAP on DB2 LUW! You will learn about registry variables for SAP, dropping and adding indexes, and more best practices. What's more, Martin talks about how to defend your DB2 turf from Hana! Please learn from, and enjoy, the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #188: DB2 LUW Predictive Index Impact Analysis

Scott Hayes, President DBI Software, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant
@srhayes :: @db2performance

Special Guest: Scott Hayes, DBI Software

Sage DB2 LUW Performance Advice
Predictive Index Impact Analysis -
Know Before you Create!

100% of our audience learned something! Sage Advice Part 3 - Predictive Index Impact Analysis - Know Before you Create - extends the performance tuning journey that began with Parts 1 and 2. Don't worry if you missed Parts 1 and 2 because they are briefly reviewed during this show, plus we have links to prior shows where you can watch the full presentations. Learn how to figure out what to fix or improve, then learn how to get optimized design solutions, and then, in Part 3, you will learn how to gain confidence in your solutions and make your change control people very happy! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #187: FREE Resources to help you succeed with DB2 LUW V11

George Baklarz, Program Director, IBM

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Special Guest: George Baklarz, Program Director, IBM Canada

New & Updated FREE Resources to help you succeed with DB2 LUW V11.1

Again, 100% of our audience learned something! When you listen to our replay, take note of the millions of miles that George has flown around the world. While he's on the airplanes, he writes books and develops really cool tools to help learn about DB2. During this show, you'll learn about his new V11 e-book and updated tools: "DB2 Demo", "DB2 Compression Estimator", and "pureScale Simulator." Links to these resources are provided. Bonus: Learn about DB2 V11's unofficial support of JSON and please take our one question poll. Enjoy...



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The DB2Night Show #186: IBM Big Insights 4.2 and Big SQL Drill Down

Les King, Director, IBM

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Special Guest: Les King, Director of Big Things, IBM

BigInsights 4.2 and BigSQL Drill Down!

Again, 100% of our audience learned something!For DB2 Folks, Les King took us on an informative journey into some IBM BigData solutions with a focus on BigSQL. Watch our replay and you'll see how IBM BigInsights BigSQL will allow you to run your favorite SQL against Hadoop. BigSQL is powered by DB2 - The Common Analytics Engine (CAE). Fascinating... Enjoy...



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