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

June 11, 2017, 7:32 pm
Posted by Scott in DB2 LUW
Ember Crooks, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant


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...

Show Host Scott Hayes Commentary

It was an honor and a pleasure to have Ember Crooks as our special guest. She's got a real gift for teaching that includes making complex topics seem understandable. And yes, I squirmed in my chair a little bit while she talked about IBM Data Server Manager (DSM). But, as you'll see, there are other and better tools available. icon_wink

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