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The DB2Night Show #96: 2nd Annual Eggnog Party with DB2 Rock Stars

DB2 Experts

Special Guests: Berni Schiefer, Ember Crooks, Klaas Brant, Iqbal Goralwalla, Michael Tiefenbacher, Julian Stuhler, Susan Visser, Christian Molaro, Willie Favero, Martin Hubel, Santa Claus, & more!

2nd Annual Eggnog Party - Review 2012 and 2013 Forecasts

80% of our audience learned something! Two thirds claimed to be "Nice!" and most correctly predicted that the world would not end on 12/21/12. Listen to top DB2 Rock Stars talk about great moments in 2012 and share their views on what lies ahead in 2013! Watch our replay for details...



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The DB2Night Show #93: Big Thoughts on Big Data for DB2 People

Leon Katsnelson, IBM Canada

Special Guest: Leon Katsnelson, Program Director, IBM Canada

BIG THOUGHTS on BIG DATA for DB2 People!

97%% of our studio audience learned something! Leon gave us a fantastic presentation on BIG DATA. Not only did he explain what it is and why it is important, but finally, at last, someone explained DB2's relationship with BIG DATA! Leon also talked about HADOOP and other important technologies. Watch our replay for details...



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The DB2Night Show #76: Netezza Architecture, Compression, Performance, ...

Pat Bates

Special Guest: Pat Bates, WW Tech Sales, IBM

High Performance Analytical Data Warehouse using IBM Netezza Appliance 1000 - Best Practices

Our serial guest, Pat Bates, shared with our audience information about Netezza! He covered architecture, the "secret sauce", compression, performance, administration, do's and don'ts, and best practices too. Watch and learn...



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Episode #78: All About IDUG and DB2's GOT TALENT Winners!

Thank you IDUG and DB2's GOT TALENT Contestants!
Get Insider Tips on IDUG and Learn who Won DB2's GOT TALENT!

Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

89% of our audience learned something! Special guests Rob Crane and Vijay Sitaram from IDUG shared with us their tips and advice for making the most of your IDUG DB2 Tech Conference Experience. And, we announced 2012 DB2's GOT TALENT Winners! Get the details...



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Episode #75: DB2's GOT TALENT Finals Round #3! Watch, Learn, and VOTE!

Thank you Top 7 Finalists!
Another Buffet of DB2 LUW and z/OS Tips and Advice

Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

100% of our audience learned something! Our Top 4 Finalists need YOUR votes! Their futures and BIG prizes depend on impressing YOU with their sage advice and presentation skills! Watch the replay, learn valuable DB2 LUW and z/OS tips and techniques, and then cast your votes for the finalists that impressed you the most!



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Episode #74: DB2's GOT TALENT Finals Round #2! Watch, Learn, and VOTE!

Thank you Top 10 Finalists!
Another Buffet of DB2 LUW and z/OS Tips and Advice

Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

96% of our audience learned something! Our Top 10 Finalists need YOUR votes! Their futures and BIG prizes depend on impressing YOU with their sage advice and presentation skills! Watch the replay, learn valuable DB2 LUW and z/OS tips and techniques, and then cast your votes for the finalists that impressed you the most!



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Episode #73: DB2's GOT TALENT Finals Round #1! Watch, Learn, and VOTE!

Thank you Top 10 Finalists!
Another Buffet of DB2 LUW and z/OS Tips and Advice

Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

95% of our audience learned something! Our Top 10 Finalists need YOUR votes! Their futures and BIG prizes depend on impressing YOU with their sage advice and presentation skills! Watch the replay, learn valuable DB2 LUW and z/OS tips and techniques, and then cast your votes for the finalists that impressed you the most!



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The DB2Night Show #72: DB2's GOT TALENT Contestant Auditions 4

Congratulations Ember, Brian, and Jean!
Another Buffet of DB2 LUW Tips and Advice

Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

90% of our audience learned something! Today's "special guests" included seven contestants that shared some very helpful and creative DB2 LUW tips. Our judges chose their favorite three to advance to the March finals. Watch the replay to learn about tips for Online Index Reorgs, Testing Recovery Strategies, using Workload Manager, debugging CPU spikes, maintaining 24x7 availability while implementing schema and application changes, virtual indexes, optimizing Prefetch I/O, and advice for using the DB2 LOAD utility!



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The DB2Night Show #71: DB2's GOT TALENT Contestant Auditions 3

Congratulations Rodolfo and Kingo!
Another Buffet of DB2 Tips and Advice

Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

At GOLD's Gym, there is a sign on the front door that reads "The hardest part is simply showing up." We were supposed to have seven contestants today. One had audio problems and three didn't show up. Of the three that showed up and presented, our judges chose two finalists. While it wasn't our best show, 75% of our studio audience indicated they learned something. There are some good tips...



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The DB2Night Show #70: DB2's GOT TALENT Contestant Auditions 2

Congratulations Kohli and Elder!
A Buffet of DB2 LUW Tips and Advice

Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

100% of our audience learned something! Today's "special guests" included six contestants that shared some very helpful and creative DB2 LUW tips. Our judges chose their favorite two to advance to the March finals. Watch the replay to learn about redirected restores, alternatives to db2imigr and db2iupgrade, statistical views, the db2gcf command, MQTs, and the ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE stored procedure! Watch the replay, learn, and VOTE!



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The DB2Night Show #69: DB2's GOT TALENT Contestant Auditions 1

Congratulations Richard, Douglas, and Yonghang!
A Buffet of DB2 LUW Tips and Advice

Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

96% of our audience learned something! Today's "special guests" included five contestants that shared some very helpful and creative DB2 LUW tips. Our judges chose their favorite three to advance to the March finals. Watch the replay to learn about the "db2greg" command, performance tips for migrating from Oracle to DB2 LUW, an excellent technique for diagnosing lock contention, and much more!



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The DB2Night Show #67: DB2 Certification Insider Secrets, Tips, & Roadmaps

Special Guest: Roger Sanders
Director, EMC Corporation

Destined for Top 25 of 2012!
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats! Plus a PDF!

96% of our audience learned something! Our special guest, Roger Sanders, Senior Systems Consultant and Director at EMC Corporation, shared with our audience how DB2 Certification Tests are created, road maps to various certifications (for z/OS and LUW), and provided advice on how to take the tests! If you aspire to obtain DB2 Certifications, you MUST watch this show...



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The DB2Night Show #Z18: Eggnog Party! World's Largest DB2 Experts Panel

Special Guests: SANTA and DB2 Experts
from around the world!

Martin Hubel, Klaas Brant, Susan Visser, Phil Grainger, Christian Molero, Chris Eaton, Mike Winer, Ember Crooks, Iqbal Gorawalla, Willie Favero, Serge Rielau, Paul Zikopoulos, Burt Vialpando, Norberto Gasparotto Filho, John Hornibrook, and several others shared with us their highlights of 2011, hopes for 2012, and fielded questions from our studio audience. SANTA visited us too! 84% of our studio audience indicated that they learned something! WHAT DID YOU MISS?? Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #65: Query Performance - The Missing Link in IT

Special Guest: Curt Triplett, Independent Database Consultant
DBG Software, LLC

In episode #65, our special guest Curt Triplett shared with us his methodology and process for tackling tough query performance issues. The information shared is universally applicable to all relational databases including our favorites: DB2 for LUW and DB2 for z/OS. 83% of our studio audience indicated that they learned something! WHAT DID YOU MISS?? Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #63: BIG DATA - BIG DEAL!

Special Guest: Dirk de Roos, IBM

In episode #63 our special guest Dirk deRoos (IBM's World-Wide Technical Sales Leader) continued where Dan left off in the previous show. Dirk unveils how IBM processes big data, both at rest and in motion. No idea what that means? Watch the show and get educated in BIG Data!



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The DB2Night Show #62: BIG DATA Overview - What is it? Who cares?

Special Guest: Dan Dubriwny, Big Data Tiger Team, IBM USA

In episode 62 our special guest Dan Dubriwny (a member of IBM's Big Data Tiger Team) gave us insight in what big data is. Dan is a first class presenter and 100% of the audience indicated that they learned something today. Do you know what big data is all about?



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The DB2Night Show #Z13: (Almost) Live from IBM IOD 2011

90% of our studio audience learned something! During this unique show, we gathered up IBM representatives and IBM DB2 GOLD consultants and had them share their perspectives on the IBM Information on Demand 2011 conference. What's new? What's exciting? Did you miss this show? Were you unable to attend IBM IOD? Watch the replay and find out what you missed...

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The DB2Night Show #Z07: Top DB2 e-Communities, Blogs and networking tools

Three special guests: Surekha Parekh, Susan Visser and Willie Favero, all IBM

Where to find the latest and greatest about DB2 for z/OS?

In episode #Z07, special guests Surekha Parekh (DB2 for z/OS Marketing Manager), Susan Visser (Program Manager IBM Publishing), and Willie Favero (Writer, Speaker, Teacher, Technician, DB2 Enthusiast, and DB2 SME) show us the wonderful world of e-communities and blogs. Want to know where to find all the blogs, conferences, tweets, and groups to join? Learn from the experts who create them! As Always, 99% of our studio audience learned something! What did you miss? Watch the replay and find out!



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The DB2Night Show #48: All About IDUG and DB2's GOT TALENT Winners

IDUG Volunteers Bryan Paulsen and Paul Turpin shared with us important information about the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference. IDUG announced a special discount code for fans of The DB2Night Show™. We were also joined by DB2's GOT TALENT judges Susan Visser, Martin Hubel, and Klaas Brant as we announced the contest winners. Our finalists Norberto, Thiru, Momi, and JB were also put "on the air". Every attendee in our Studio Audience won a $10 Amazon.com gift certificate!

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The DB2Night Show #47: "Best DB2 Advice" on DB2's GOT TALENT!

This was another great show for learning DB2 tips and techniques! Our Top 5 Finalists shared their "Best Advice: Things DB2 People Need to Know" 100% of today's studio audience indicated that they learned something that would be helpful to their jobs!!! Our remaining Top 4 DB2's GOT TALENT Finalists need your votes! Watch the replay, learn helpful DB2 tips, then PLEASE VOTE!

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The DB2Night Show #46: Personal DB2 Success Stories on DB2's GOT TALENT!

This was another great show for learning DB2 tips and techniques! Our Top 7 Finalists shared Personal DB2 Success Stories! 100% of today's studio audience indicated that they learned something that would be helpful to their jobs!!! Our remaining Top 5 DB2's GOT TALENT Finalists need your votes! Watch the replay, learn helpful DB2 tips, then PLEASE VOTE!

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The DB2Night Show #45: DB2'S GOT TALENT! Top 7 Seek YOUR Votes!

This was another great show for learning DB2 tips and techniques! Our contestants focused on DB2 commands: db2move, db2look, db2top, z/OS report utility, db2dart, and db2caem! 100% of today's studio audience indicated that they learned something that would be helpful to their jobs!!! Our Top 7 DB2's GOT TALENT Finalists need your votes! Watch the replay, learn helpful DB2 tips, then PLEASE VOTE!

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The DB2Night Show #44: DB2'S GOT TALENT! Top 10 Seek YOUR Votes!

This was another great show for learning DB2 tips and techniques! 100% of today's studio audience indicated that they learned something that would be helpful to their jobs!!! Our Top 10 DB2's GOT TALENT Finalists need your votes! Watch the replay, learn helpful DB2 tips, then PLEASE VOTE!

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The DB2Night Show #43: DB2'S GOT TALENT!! 2 More Finalists!

Today's contestant search show featured contestants presenting on both DB2 z/OS and LUW topics! Contestants came to us from all over the globe - even Australia! Our judges selected two contestants to advance to the March finals! Congratulations to Mimo and Bob! This was another great show for learning DB2 tips and techniques!

Were you unable to join us in the studio audience? Watch the replay...

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The DB2Night Show #42: DB2'S GOT TALENT - 96% Learned Something Helpful!

Judge Susan Visser, IBM, wrote another excellent blog about our 3rd contestant search show. Rather than steal her thunder, we suggest you READ HER BLOG! 96% of our studio audience indicated that they learned something that will be helpful to them! Congratulations to John, Sameer, and Thiru who were selected by our judges to advance to the March finals! We have just one contestant slot open for 25 February if you're interested in sharing your DB2 knowledge with your peers!

Were you unable to join us in the studio audience? Watch the replay...

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The DB2Night Show #41: DB2'S GOT TALENT another success!

Judge Susan Visser, IBM, wrote a terrific blog about our 2nd contestant search show. Rather than steal her thunder, we suggest you READ HER BLOG! 93% of our studio audience indicated that they learned something that will be helpful to them! Congratulations to Amad and Raja who were selected by our judges to advance to the March finals! We have just a handful of contestant slots open for 18 and 25 February if you're interested in sharing your DB2 knowledge with your peers!

Were you unable to join us in the studio audience? Watch the replay...

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The DB2Night Show #40: DB2'S GOT TALENT a Brilliant Success!!

In our kickoff event for DB2's GOT TALENT, several contestants shared DB2 tips and lessons learned. Many of the topics presented were absolutely brilliant and helpful! Congratulations to JB, Mary, and Norberto! Our contest judges selected you to advance to the March finals! You have also won $50 Amazon.com Gift Certificates!

Were you unable to join us in the studio audience? Watch the replay...

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The DB2Night Show #31: Valuable SQL Lessons Learned with Sheryl Larsen

DB2 SQL Valuable Lessons Learned - Cross Platform

IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant Sheryl Larsen shares DIRTY LAUNDRY ...

In episode #31, special guest Sheryl Larsen, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant and Owner www.SMLSQL.com, aired her dirty laundry! Well, her client's dirty laundry that is! In this informative episode, Sheryl examined SQL performance lessons learned from recent consulting engagements with clients. The SQL information provided applies to DB2 z/OS and LUW! Learn about indexes, stages, sargability, and so much more! Watch the replay to learn from her wisdom...

We'd also like to bring to your attention some upcoming shows:

  • OCT 15 - DB2 LUW Performance Tuning Lessons Learned with special guest Martin Hubel, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant. Really - you don't want to miss this - even if you don't have SAP!
  • NOV 5 - The SQL Snapshot Potluck Party is BACK! Share your favorite SQL Snapshot command and receive the source code for the entire collection!
  • NOV 19 - What's new and COOL with DB2 LUW with guest George Baklarz, IBM
For show details, free registrations, and replays, kindly visit www.DB2NightShow.com

Finally, also on 21 January 2011 at 2pm Central, DBI is offering a free Webinar "TEN SQL Snapshot commands you MUST run TODAY!" - this is a derivative work of Scott Hayes' IDUG Regional technical session. Attendees will receive the SOURCE CODE for these invaluable commands. DETAILS and REGISTRATION.

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The DB2Night Show #19: Making it BIG in Software, Sam Lightstone, Author

In our 19th show, we were joined by special guest Sam Lightstone, IBM STSM. Sam is the author of a new book "Making it BIG in Software". During this show, Sam shared some excellent advice with us on how to advance our careers. Frankly, I think it was some of the best advice I've heard in years. Check out the 5 great ideas that Sam shared and start earning bigger paychecks... icon_biggrin

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The DB2Night Show #12: DB2 Information Resources

In our 12th show, special guest Susan Visser, Publishing Program Manager, IBM, introduced us to "The Wild Wonderful World of DB2 Information Resources". I had no idea that there were so many free and inexpensive resources available for quality DB2 information. Watch the replay of this episode to learn about the best blogs, best selling DB2 books, and the best websites for DB2 Information...

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