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The DB2Night Show #125: DB2's GOT TALENT Contestant Search #2

February 14, 2014, 2:37 pm
Posted by Scott in DB2 LUW

Today's Finalist Winners: Prasad, Michael, and Raja

It's Day 2 of the DB2 Olympics!

100% of our studio audience learned something! Today's presentations were fantastic! We had seven LUW themed contestants! You can learn about ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE, monitoring and tuning static SQL, reclaiming space with db2dart, solving a complex DB2 DPF performance issue, the change event history monitor, and Q-replication! This show contains a buffet of DB2 tips and advice! Watch this replay, learn good advice from your DB2 community peers, then complete our survey for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

Show Host Scott Hayes Commentary

Tweet "I LOVE #DB2 @ibm_db2 @db2nightshow"! That was fun! We gave away a $50 gift card to Ken Schaffer, @aerodata!

Again, all of our contestants did a great job, although Swapna had some audio difficulties and a couple of contestants got ducked. Our judges invited Rajesh, Rusty, Harish, and Swapna back for a second chance on 28 FEB 2014, and each "second chance" contestant that participates will earn a $25 gift card prize for making another contribution to the DB2 community!


DBI Software and The DB2Night Show are proud to announce a special discount code that you can use to get 10% off your IDUG NA Phoenix registration: DB2GotTalent14. This code saves you $200 and matches the price for organizations sending three or more people!

Survey and Voting

Due to GoToWebinar® limitations for repeating webinars, we need to offer our post-show audience survey via Survey Monkey. We welcome both our live studio audience and replay viewers to complete this survey to vote and for a chance to win our $25 gift certificate drawing. For convenience, the survey is embedded below, at the bottom of this replay blog. After you complete the survey, it will close automatically. Only one entry per IP address is allowed.

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Congratulations to Larry Yozwiak at Metlife in Clarks Summit, PA! You've won a $25 gift card! Thank you for completing the survey after show #124 DB2's GOT TALENT Contestant Search #1

To all of our winners - please be patient on these gift cards. We issue them every four to five or so shows because bulk gift card orders save time.

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