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The DB2Night Show #184: DB2 - The Corner Stone of IBM Analytics

Les King, Director, IBM

Special Guest: Les King, Director of Big Things, IBM

DB2 - The Corner Stone of the
IBM Analytics Platform Strategy

100% of our audience learned something! What is the future of DB2? How will your career change? Has IBM moved your cheese? DB2 engine technology is invading many of IBM's software and cloud offerings. Affectionately called the Common Analytics Engine (CAE), DB2 is spreading like a virus (a good one) into BigInsights, BigSQL, Netezza, dashDB, and more. Via the DB2 CAE, investments that have been made in analytics SQL queries will run seamlessly in many places. To understand how you can grow your career and deliver great business results with IBM DB2 CAE technologies, watch this show and take notes! Enjoy...



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The DB2Night Show #183: DB2 LUW Security from the Data Center to the Cloud!

Roger Sanders, DB2 Security Guru, IBM

Special Guest: Roger Sanders, Author, Teacher, and Security Guru, IBM

DB2 LUW Security:
From the Data Center to the Cloud!

100% of our audience learned something! No surprises there! Famous for his DB2 Certification Books and Classes, everyone learns from Roger! In this presentation, Roger provides our audience with the nuts and bolts and best capabilities for DB2 LUW security. As with any great presentation, it is rich with explanations, examples, and sample commands. If you want to improve DB2 security for your organization, you MUST watch and learn from this replay and the PDF handout! Enjoy...



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The DB2Night Show #182: DB2 LUW V11.1 Upgrade Best Practices and Tips!

Melanie Stopfer, IBM DB2 LUW Brain Surgeon

Special Guest: Melanie Stopfer, IBM DB2 LUW Brain Surgeon

DB2 LUW V11.1 UPGRADE Best Practices
plus TIPS and Hidden Gems!

100% of our audience learned something! No surprises there! Everyone learns from Melanie! For our season #7 grand finale, Melanie gave our audience the complete scoop on upgrading to DB2 LUW V11.1! You will not only learn best practices, but you will also learn some very wise and insightful tips, plus you will learn about some "Hidden Gems" - - the extra "smaller" stuff that isn't making the headlines! And, did you notice? We kicked off Season #7 with Melanie talking about auditing and security, and today Melanie provided our Season #7 Grand Finale! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #Z71: DB2 12 Preview

Presented by: Jeff Josten
IBM Distinguished Engineer, DB2 z/OS Development

"The DB2Night Show #Z71: DB2 12 Preview"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

98% of our studio audience learned something!Jeff provided a concise, clear overview of the new features in DB2 12 for z/OS. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #181: DB2 LUW Advanced Performance Diagnostics for SQL

David Kalmuk, STSM, IBM Canada
@DavidKalmuk

Special Guest: David Kalmuk, STSM, IBM Canada

DB2 LUW Advanced Performance Diagnostics for SQL

100% of our audience learned something! David gave us another great IDUG presentation packed with tips and advice for monitoring and diagnosing performance issues in DB2 LUW. A PDF handout is available so you can copy/paste from his SQL examples! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #180:DB2 LUW DPF/MPP for Single Partition DBAs in 10 Tips

Pavan Kristipati on LinkedIn
@pkristipati

Special Guest: Pavan Kristipati, Sr. DBA, Huntington Bank

DB2 LUW DPF/MPP for Single Partition DBAs in 10 Tips!

100% of our audience learned something! During today's show, Pavan shares his excellent IDUG presentation in which he helps DBAs familiar with single partition databases understand how DPF works, how DPF is different, and he gives valuable administration advice! A PDF handout is available so you can copy/paste Pavan's SQL! Watch our replay and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #Z70: Advanced and Complex SQL Refresher

Presented by: Sheryl Larsen
Sr. DB2 Product – Specialist, BMC Software

"The DB2Night Show z70: Advanced and Complex SQL Refresher"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

98% of our studio audience learned something!Sheryl discussed how to improve SQL coding skills; specifically in knowing when to use which SQL feature. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #179: DB2 LUW V11.1 Deep Dive on OLTP and pureScale

Learn more about DB2 LUW V11.1 at ibm.com   Steve Rees, STSM, IBM Canada
 Keri Romanufa on LinkedIn   Xun Xue, STSM, IBM Canada

What's New in DB2 LUW V11.1: DEEP DIVE on OLTP and pureScale

Guests:
Steve Rees, STSM
Keri Romanufa, STSM
Xun Xue, STSM
IBM Canada Lab

100% of our audience learned something! As a follow up to our 15 April 2016 show Episode #177 that provided a broad overview of "What's New" in DB2 LUW V11.1, our special guests @db2steve, @xun_ca, and @RomanufaKeri gave us a deep dive that focused on new features and capabilities related to OLTP and pureScale, plus DSMTOP, and more! The enhancements will fascinate and amaze you. Watch and learn!



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Z69: Connecting DB2 Applications with Data on z Systems

Presented by: John Iczkovits and Paul Wirth - Senior IT Specialist - IBM

Connecting DB2 Applications, Including Mobile and Cloud, with Data on z Systems

EVERYBODY (100%) in our audience learned something! In the polls we found out that 80% of the audience is using mainframe DB2 data in some web or mobile application. How can you connect these applications in a secure way to you mainframe data? Watch, learn and enjoy...



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The DB2Night Show #178: DB2 LUW V11.1 Deep Dive on BLU and Analytics

IDUG NA 2016 Austin TX May 23-26 Details
@IDUGDB2
John Hornibrook, STSM, IBM Canada
  David Kalmuk, STSM, IBM Canada

What's New in DB2 LUW V11.1: DEEP DIVE on BLU and Analytics

Guests:
John Hornibrook, STSM
David Kalmuk, STSM
IBM Canada Lab

100% of our audience learned something! As a follow up to our 15 April 2016 show Episode #177 that provided a broad overview of "What's New" in DB2 LUW V11.1, our special guests @JHornibrookIBM and @DavidKalmuk gave us a deep dive that focused on new features and capabilities related to BLU and Analytics. The speed is mind-boggling. The enhancements will fascinate and amaze you. Watch and learn!



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The DB2Night Show z68: DB2 for z/OS Trusted Contexts and Roles

Presented by: Cristian Molaro
IBM Champion and Gold Consultant

"The DB2Night Show z68: DB2 for z/OS Trusted Contexts and Roles: What you must know"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

100% of our studio audience learned something!Cristian provided valuable tips and insight into trusted contexts and roles, including their definition and configuration. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #177: Sneak Peek Overview of What's New in DB2 LUW V11.1

Learn about IBM DB2 LUW V11.1 Announcement
@ibm_db2 ::: @db2guy

Learn more about IBM DB2 V11.1
on IBM.com

What's New in DB2 LUW V11.1 - Overview

Special Guests:
Matt Huras,
Chief Architect DB2 LUW

Berni Schiefer,
IBM Fellow

97% of our audience learned something! A new version of DB2 LUW is born! V11.1 will be generally available mid-June 2016. Almost 75% of our HUGE live studio audience indicated that they were very excited about the new features and capabilities becoming available in V11. V11 includes many enhancements for BLU, Analytics, OLTP, pureScale, security, SQL, and more! Please learn from, and enjoy, the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #Z67: SQL Performance Tuning in 2016

Presented by: Sheryl Larsen
Sr. DB2 Product – Specialist, BMC Software

"The DB2Night Show z67: SQL Performance Tuning in 2016"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

100% of our studio audience learned something!Sheryl discussed SQL features and performance in the most recent versions of DB2. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #176: ALL ABOUT IDUG & DB2's GOT TALENT 2016 Winners!

IDUG NA 2016 Austin TX May 23-26 Details
@IDUGDB2
DB2's GOT TALENT 2016
  DB2's GOT TALENT 2016

ALL ABOUT IDUG Austin Texas May 23-26

plus DB2's GOT TALENT 2016 Winners!

1st Place Winner - IDUG Badge: Rohit Kumawat

2nd Place Winner - Apple iPad: Ankan Garg

87% of our audience learned something and 100% had a few good laughs! Terry Johnson, IDUG Chair, shared a great presentation about the IDUG conference that was packed with tips and advice, and we announced our DB2's GOT TALENT 2016 winners! Quite amazingly, "must be present to win" had incredible significance in the final outcome. Read on dear lovers of DB2...



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The DB2Night Show #175: Block Party! DB2 LUW Bufferpool Tuning Techniques

Martin Hubel  on LinkedIn
@mhubel

Special Guest: Martin Hubel
IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant

DB2 LUW Bufferpool Tuning Techniques!

100% of our audience learned something! His memory is rock solid, his experiences are bountiful, and few people have mastered tuning DB2 LUW Bufferpool Memory like Martin Hubel has! You will learn the importance of block based bufferpools, how to configure them, how to monitor effectiveness, and much more! Please learn from, and enjoy, the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #174: DB2's GOT TALENT -Round 4

DB2's GOT TALENT 2016

DB2's GOT TALENT 2016
ROUND #4 - Final Round!

1 Contestant Competes for YOUR Votes!

Judges and Guests give Presentations!

BREAKING NEWS: IBM & DBI Reception at IDUG!

Best show in a long time! Several top-notch, informative, presentations from a contestant, special guests, and our judges, plus breaking news about a BIG EVENT on 25 May 2016 at IDUG in Austin! Watch the entire replay for 65 minutes of pure education and enjoyment, or watch the YouTube videos to give our presenters the THUMBS UP they deserve! Watch...



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The DB2Night Show #173: DB2's GOT TALENT -Round 3

DB2's GOT TALENT 2016

DB2's GOT TALENT 2016
ROUND #3!

2 Contestants Compete for YOUR Votes!

Great DB2 LUW and z/OS presentations!

Most of our studio audience learned something! We have a new format for our contest this year! Contestants only present ONE time, up to seven minutes, in hopes of earning votes from the DB2 community, their peers, and friends. Voting is achieved by simply LIKING videos on YouTube. We've embedded the videos herein for your convenience, plus we'll share the URLs for direct access. Cheers to your learning! Watch...



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The DB2Night Show #172: DB2's GOT TALENT -Round 2

DB2's GOT TALENT 2016

DB2's GOT TALENT 2016
ROUND #2!

4 Contestants Compete for YOUR Votes!

Great DB2 LUW and z/OS presentations!

Most of our studio audience learned something! We have a new format for our contest this year! Contestants only present ONE time, up to seven minutes, in hopes of earning votes from the DB2 community, their peers, and friends. Voting is achieved by simply LIKING videos on YouTube. We've embedded the videos herein for your convenience, plus we'll share the URLs for direct access. Cheers to your learning! Watch...



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The DB2Night Show #171: DB2's GOT TALENT -Round 1

DB2's GOT TALENT 2016

DB2's GOT TALENT 2016
ROUND #1!

3 Contestants Compete for YOUR Votes!

Great DB2 LUW and z/OS presentations!

Most of our studio audience learned something! We have a new format for our contest this year! Contestants only present ONE time, up to seven minutes, in hopes of earning votes from the DB2 community, their peers, and friends. Voting is achieved by simply LIKING videos on YouTube. We've embedded the videos herein for your convenience, plus we'll share the URLs for direct access. Cheers to your learning! Watch...



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The DB2Night Show #170: DB2 LUW Data Security 102

Ian Bjorhovde on LinkedIn
@idbjorh

Special Guest: Ian Bjorhovde
Principal Consultant at DataProxy LLC

DB2 LUW Data Security 102

90% of our audience learned something! Security isn't sexy, but it is important, especially if you've been a victim of identity theft or endured a data breach. During this show, Ian Bjorhovde "The Master of DB2 Security" shares valuable information and advice on how to achieve a more secure DB2 database environment. Please learn from, and enjoy, the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #169: DB2 LUW WLM (Workload Manager) Monitoring Features

Michael Tiefenbacher on LinkedIn
@globomike

Special Guest: Michael Tiefenbacher
Manager Business Services & Data Management Specialist at ids-System

Facilitate WLM Functions and Tools to Improve Your DB2 LUW Monitoring

100% of our audience learned something! If you don't have tools, you need to be clever about monitoring DB2 with built-in monitoring capabilities. During this show, Michael does a great job of explaining how DB2 Workload Manager (WLM) features and functions can be used for capturing and analyzing SQL, histograms, and system statistics. Enjoy the replay ...



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DB2 11 for z/OS: Some personal favorites

Presented by: Martin Hubel
Martin Hubel Consulting Inc.

"The DB2Night Show z66: DB2 11 for z/OS: Some personal favorites"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

This show discussed some of the important but less presented features of DB2 11 including archive tables and new grouping functions. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #168: DB2 LUW Advanced Index Benefit Analysis

Scott Hayes, President DBI Software, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant
@srhayes :: @db2performance

Special Guest: Scott Hayes, DBI Software

Sage DB2 LUW Performance Advice
Advanced Index Benefit Analysis
BLU Table Convert Row to Column Analysis

100% of our audience learned something! In Sage Advice Part 1 during Episode #142, Scott teaches audiences how to find the biggest problems in DB2 based on weights. In Sage Advice Part 2 during this Episode, Scott teaches audiences how to accurately determine the benefit of each index recommended by IBM program "db2advis". As a bonus, if you are using DB2 10.5, Scott provides a methodology and queries for quickly and easily determining if a Row based table should be converted to BLU Column based. Sage Advice Part 3 "Predictive Index Impact Analysis" will be offered at IDUG conferences in 2016 - hope to see you in AUSTIN Texas at IDUG! Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #167: Annual Eggnog Party with DB2 Experts Panel

Eggnog Party!

Special Guests: Mike Winer, David Kalmuk, Matt Huras, John Hornibrook, Adam Storm, Melanie Stopfer, Iqbal Goralwalla, Ian Bjorhovde, Michael Tiefenbacher, Mohan Saraswatipura, Ember Crooks, Cristian Molaro, Klaas Brant, Martin Hubel, David Simpson, and Scott Hayes

Eggnog Party!
Celebrating 2015 with 2016 Insights!

95% of our audience learned something! 5% attended for the eggnog, fun, and insights! We sang, we danced, and we learned what was great about DB2 in 2015 and what people are looking forward to in 2016! Scott got a little crazy with twinkling DB2 Experts. Watch or listen, and learn...



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The DB2Night Show z65: Implementing Expanded RBA/LRSN in DB2 11 for z/OS

Presented by: David Simpson
Themis Education

"The DB2Night Show z65: Implementing Expanded RBA/LRSN in DB2 11 for z/OS"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

This information is timely for the multitude of companies moving to DB2 11! David covered the many aspects of the expanded LRSN /RBA. Watch the replay...



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The DB2Night Show #166: DB2 LUW Tips, Tricks, SQL, & Scripts for Lazy DBAs

Pavan Kristipati on LinkedIn
@pkristipati

Special Guest: Pavan Kristipati, Sr. DBA, Huntington Bank

DB2 LUW Tips, Tricks, SQL, and Scripts for Lazy DBAs

96% of our audience learned something! During today's show, Pavan shares his excellent IDUG presentation in which he details many of his tricks and techniques to make his DBA job easier and faster! Several examples are given and you can get his PDF! According to Pavan, these time saving techniques save him 30-60 minutes every day! Watch our replay for details...



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Z64: Understand IBM Disk and Tape Virtualization

Presented by: John Iczkovits
Senior IT Specialist - IBM

What Every DB2 for z/OS Professional Needs to Understand about IBM Disk and Tape Virtualization

EVERYBODY (100%) in our audience learned something! John did an excellent job on explaining what disk and tape virtualization is. Do you want to know what that is? Then watch, learn and enjoy...



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The DB2Night Show #165: DB2 LUW Real World Essentials

Mohan Saraswatipura, Author Kent Collins, Author
Authors of DB2 LUW 10.1/10.5 Certification Study Guide

Special Guests: Mohan Saraswatipura & Kent Collins

Real World DB2 LUW
DBA Essentials!

100% of our audience learned something! Our guests talked about DB2 pureScale efficient page reclaims, understanding connection methods and member subsets, compression techniques with comparisons, and replicated MQT problems and solutions. Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show #164: 8 High-Impact Performance Tuning Tips for DB2 LUW

Ember Crooks, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant

@ember_crooks

Special Guest: Ember Crooks
DB2 Lead DBA & Delivery Manager, Xtivia
IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant

8 High-Impact Performance Tuning Tips
for DB2 LUW OLTP & E-Commerce Databases

97% of our audience learned something! Want to make your OLTP databases run faster? Ember offered eight terrific tips and sage advice for getting maximum performance from your transactional databases! Index Read Efficiency, finding problem SQL, finding index solutions, finding bad indexes and dropping them, pruning data, HADR impacts, when to use STMM and when NOT to use it, using parameter markers or STMT_CONC, and optimal use of Solid State Disk (SSD). Watch and learn...



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The DB2Night Show z63: DB2 for z/OS DBaaS & Advantages of Automated Objects

Presented by: Dan Luksetich
DanL Consulting Inc.

"The DB2Night Show z63: DB2 for z/OS DBaaS and The Advantages of Automated Objects"
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

100% of our studio audience learned something! This is a must-see show. Taking the new terminology of database as a service (DBaaS), Dan presented the features in DB2 for z/OS that help reach that goal. Watch the replay...



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