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The DB2Night Show #119: DB2 LUW Potluck - IBM IOD 2013 Insights!

November 8, 2013, 1:01 pm
Posted by Scott in DB2 LUW
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IBM IOD 2013 Review by Top Consultants
DB2 Experts Ember Crooks and Fred Sobotka share their insights and reviews of IBM IOD 2013!

Special Guests: Ember Crooks, Rosetta, and Fred Sobotka, FRS Consulting

DB2 LUW Potluck - DB2 Experts Review Insights from IBM IOD 2013

88% of our studio audience learned something! 12% attended for the humor! During this episode of The DB2Night Show™, Ember and Fred shared with us what they learned and observed at IBM IOD 2013. Find HADR tidbits and more, plus some great advice if you are thinking about attending IBM Insights in 2014! Watch and learn...

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Show Host Scott Hayes Commentary

I think this was a fun and informative show. Fred has a great sense of humor and Ember has terrific attention to details. I like having multiple guests. When one has trouble with their internet connection, we switch to the other! I suggest you follow them both on Twitter:

At IDUG Barcelona, during the DB2 Experts panel, someone in the room asked intriguing questions about what tools people used. When asked "Who uses db2pd?" all of the hands went up. When asked "Who uses db2top?" all of the hands went up. When asked "Who uses Data Studio for database administration?" no one raised their hand. With as much as IBM has invested in Data Studio, I thought this was surprising and unexpected, so we asked today's studio audience what tools they use. Here are the results:

"Free" DB2 tools used by the DB2 Community

Free DB2 Tools Usage, db2pd 74%, db2top 70%, Data Studio 48%, db2mon 30%, IBM OPM 0%

34% of today's audience indicated using an Advanced Edition of DB2 LUW which includes IBM OPM in the bundle, yet 0% of our audience indicated that they use it! If you want DB2 performance tools that you'll actually use every day, please refer to sponsor message and links above. icon_wink

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