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

June 23, 2017, 4:33 pm
Posted by Scott in DB2 LUW
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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...

Show Host Scott Hayes Commentary

As if DB2 being renamed to Db2 isn't shocking enough, Melanie Stopfer aka @mstopfer1 announced her retirement from IbM today effective 31 July 2017 on Twitter:

While all the Db2 V11.1.2.2 news is exciting, I'm practically in tears over Melanie's retirement! Who will harass me at IDUG conferences? Well, probably plenty of you. But who will teach us upgrade best practices? Fortunately, Melanie has blessed us with many guest appearances on The DB2Night Show and her legacy as the queen of DB2 LUW will live on forever! Thank you, my queen, and enjoy your retirement while the rest of us struggle with "b" vs "B".

A rhetorical question - did IBM think through SEO search implications with this new renaming scheme? Search engines perform case insensitive searches and searches on "DB2", the new "Db2", or "db2" alone return OS platform ambiguous results. #FAIL

Useful Links

Our guests shared a number of helpful hyperlinks to additional information or resources during today's show. Several are listed below for your convenience:

Upcoming Shows - None!

  • Season #8 is over!
  • Watch Replays! aka Reruns! All the best shows for Db2 V11.1 are highlighted on our show home page.
  • Season #9 will likely start in September 2017.

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Episode #195, 23 June 2017, Breaking News from the IBM Db2 Canada Lab with guests Roger Sanders and Jessica Rockwood!

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PDF Handout!

Our guests have been very generous to permit us to share a PDF of their slides. Slides make great reference material, but you won't want to miss what our guests had to SAY, nor should you miss the great questions at the end --- SO --- as always, make sure you WATCH the replay to get full benefits! If you promise to watch the video replay, you can CLICK HERE for the PDF.

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