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The DB2Night Show #131: DB2's GOT TALENT Grand Finale!

March 28, 2014, 3:35 pm
Posted by Scott in DB2 LUW

Top 6 Finalists Compete for YOUR votes!

Grand Finale of the DB2 Olympics!

Almost 100% of our audience learned something! The DB2's GOT TALENT March Finalist shows are amazing, awesome, incredible, phenomenal, terrific, educational, fun, informative, and entertaining! You can learn from and enjoy great presentations by rising stars in our DB2 community! Watch this replay, learn good advice from your peers, then VOTE for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

Show Host Scott Hayes Commentary

This just might be the most fun and informative show we've ever had! I know- I said this for the last show - they just keep getting better! Don't miss a minute of it! I am proud of all of our contestants and finalists! You are all heroes for helping to grow the DB2 community! Almost 100% of our studio audience learned something (we suspect a couple people might have taken restroom breaks during peak learning moments). And, even our judges all confessed to having learned some new things!

DB2 community voting will now be used to determine our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize winners. In the event of a tie, our judges will act as our tie breakers and make a final determination.

@ember_crooks continues to do an AWESOME job of blogging about DB2's GOT TALENT 2014 at and I'm very thankful for all of the details she is providing! I think I'll buy her some beverages at IDUG - water is her favorite, and you've got to drink a lot of it in Phoenix to stay hydrated.

Top 6 Finalists and their Topics

Here's a quick list covering what you can learn about from today's show. It's the end of the contest for Ian and Mariana. Our judges saved Ken from the bottom three 21 March vote getters, so you will have the opportunity to vote for four different Finalists below.

"Best DB2 Success Stories"

  1. Ian, DB2 LUW - "Sweat the Small Stuff"
  2. Ken, DB2 LUW - Online upgrade to V9.7 (with database availability for 7x24 critical application)
  3. Mariana, DB2 LUW - IBM PureData for Transactions
  4. Saurabh, DB2 LUW - DB2 Data Purge Algorithm (a recipe for success with command examples)
  5. Prasad, DB2 LUW - Federated Environment Performance: Success is Never Easy (learn about unpublished secret DB2 settings)
  6. Michael, DB2 LUW - "Sit! Stay. Good Lob. Domesticating your LOB." (Achieving awesome performance results with LOBs - and full of humor too)

When voting for your favorites, please consider the technical value and professionalism of the presentations. Also consider comments from our esteemed judges. Not only are we sharing great DB2 advice via this contest, but we are also nurturing future great presenters and leaders within our DB2 community! You must vote for at least two finalists, but you can, and should, vote for more if you would like to see these professionals win!


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! Any questions? icon_biggrin

Survey and Voting

Due to GoToWebinarŪ limitations for repeating webinars, we need to offer our post-show audience survey and finalist voting 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. Only one entry per computer is allowed. Voting ends 10 April 2014 at 8pm CDT.


Bernie Kelley at voted for our finalists after our 21st March 2014 show! Judge Martin Hubel randomly picked voter #39 and you've won a $25 gift certificate! We'll get this sent out within the next few weeks! THANK YOU FOR VOTING!!!

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Episode #131, 28 March 2014, DB2's GOT TALENT Grand Finale!

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Complete the Show Survey and VOTE for your favorite Finalists!

DB2 Community Votes will determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. See the Prizes! You must vote for two or more finalists. Refer to the presentation summary above to help your memory.

Remember to complete all questions accordingly. Name, Company, Country, Email, and Phone are required contact information to mitigate risk of voting irregularities. If you win the $25 drawing, we will call you to verify your email address.

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