The DB2Night Show #66: Top 10 Tips for e-Commerce Databases, Ember Crooks

Special Guest: Ember Crooks
Technology Manager, Rosetta

Destined for "Most Popular" of 2012!
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

Over the top! Our special guest, Ember Crooks, Technology Manager for Rosetta, under committed and OVER DELIVERED! Each of her Top 10 tips for e-Commerce database success were filled with important ideas and considerations! While her focus was e-Commerce databases, many of her ideas and recommendations are applicable to OLTP databases in general. 97% of our studio audience indicated that they learned something! WHAT DID YOU MISS?? Watch the replay...



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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 #Z17: DB2 Application Performance Tuning, Trending ...

Special Guest: Phil Grainger, Grainger Database Solutions Ltd.

In episode Z17 our special guest Phil Grainger (Grainger Database Solutions Ltd. ) takes us on a tour through the alphabet on all kinds of DB2 Application Performance topics. This show is packed with hint and tips including the APAR numbers where to find more detailed information.



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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 #Z16: IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator

Special Guest: Namik Hrle, IBM

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator: "a DB2 Query Performance Revolution..."

In episode z16 our special guest Namik Hrle (an IBM Distinguished Engineer from the IBM Boeblingen Lab in Germany ) gives us a deep dive into the new technology called "IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator" aka IDAA. This specialized DB2 engine is based on a Netezza appliance and can boost your (data warehouse) queries significantly.



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The DB2Night Show #64: Top Things I learned at IDUG EMEA

Special Guest: Norberto Gasparotto Filho, IBM
2011 DB2's GOT TALENT WINNER

In episode #64, our special guest Norberto did a brilliant job of highlighting the top things he learned while attending IDUG EMEA in Prague. It was like "IDUG's Greatest Hits." For each technical session that Norberto attended, he shared excerpts and some of the most important, most valuable tips. He also talked a bit about his IDUG experience and the great value that he received. 94% of our studio audience indicated that they learned something! (I suppose the other 6% attended IDUG EMEA themselves and this show was review) 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 #Z15: DB2 search and scroll techniques

Special Guest: Dan Luksetich, YL&A Inc.

In episode Z15 our special guest Dan Luksetich (a IBM Champion) gave us an overview of DB2 search and scroll techniques. If you are into SQL then you are going to enjoy this show. A must download!!



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The DB2Night Show #Z14: Hot SQL and Index Features in DB2 10

Special Guest: Sheryl Larsen, Sheryl M. Larsen Inc., Chicago USA

In episode Z14 our special guest Sheryl Larsen (a IBM Gold Consultant and IBM Champion) gave us an overview of some HOT SQL features and Index changes in DB2 10.



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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 #61: Tips from DB2 Community Experts

90% of our studio audience indicated they learned something! During this show, we had two special guests. Thiru Swamy shared a terrific presentation that talked about how he uses the SAP DB2 DBA Cockpit to successfully analyze and tune DB2/SAP databases. Nadir Doctor offered up some very clever SQL to analyze a database for redundant indexes and the need to run RUNSTATS. Nadir's SQL is available within the IDUG Code Place. Watch and learn!

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The DB2Night Show #Z12: Data Warehousing Perf. & DB2 10 Temporal Tables

Special Guest: Dave Beulke, CEO of Pragmatic Solutions, Inc.,USA

In episode #Z12 our special guest Dave Beulke (CEO Pragmatic Solutions, Inc. / IBM GOLD Consultant / IBM Champion ) shared a lot of his DB2 Data Warehousing tips and Tricks. Dave works with large enterprises to optimize their Data Warehouse. In this session he will explain what he does to make sure Data Warehouses of many billion row can perform well in DB2.



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The DB2Night Show #60: Using DB2DART with guest Iqbal Goralwalla, Triton

100% of our studio audience indicated they learned something! Our special guest was Iqbal Goralwalla, Principal Consultant, Triton Consulting, and IBM Information Management Champion. Iqbal shared with us his top tips for using DB2DART to achieve storage reclamation, address index corruption, extract data, and remove backup pending status. Watch and learn...

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The DB2Night Show #Z11: First Look at Changes to DSNZPARMs by DB2 10

Special Guest: Willie Favero, IBM, USA

Willie: "My presentations are like water, give me a space and I fill it..."

In episode #Z11 our special guest Willie Favero (IBM Senior Certified Consulting IT Software Specialist) teaches you what has changed in DSNZPARM's coming from DB2 V8 or DB2 9. A 90 minute high tech talk from one of the best known IBM Software Specialists.



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The DB2Night Show #59: DB2 LUW Index Design, Myths, Realities, and Magic

96% of our studio audience indicated they learned something! Our special guest was Martin Hubel, Owner MHC, an IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant, and IBM Information Management Champion. Martin claims to have put THREE children through college by fixing index designs. In Episode #59, you can learn Martin's secrets and advice, and score some very helpful SQL commands to aid your own analysis! Watch and learn...

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The DB2Night Show #Z10: DB2 XML - It is all about SQL/XML and XPath

Host and presenter: Klaas Brant, KBCE, Netherlands

You can run but you cannot hide!

In episode #Z10, host and presenter Klaas Brant (IBM Gold Consultant and IBM Champion) gives an overview of the IBM PureXML technology. From the polls you can read that some people are into XML because they have to. Because XML is widely used as exchange mechanism it is just a matter of time before you have to use XML as well.



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The DB2Night Show #58: Using and Tuning IBM OPM - What you NEED to know

100% of our studio audience indicated they learned something! Show host Scott Hayes wore two hats today - both host and guest speaker. Topics covered included DB2 access paths, index design, using IBM OPM, monitoring IBM OPM, and even tuning techniques to help OPM run more efficiently. For many, the show was a real eye opener. Watch the replay...

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#Z09 Distributed access to DB2 for z/OS Successful administration

Special guest: Cristian Molaro, Belgium

This show did not go like I had planned. I knew that being in the hotel for the DB2 Symposium in Chicago I could expect trouble, but not the kind of trouble I did run into. But in the end everybody could enjoy Cristian's presentation so I guess all's well that ends well.



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The DB2Night Show #Z08: DB2 for z/OS and Java- What's New?

Special guest: Julian Stuhler, Triton Consulting, UK

All roads lead to Rome, very true for using DB2 in Java!

In episode #Z08, our special guest Julian Stuhler (IBM Gold Consultant, IBM Champion and former IDUG president) gives an excellent overview of the many ways you can exploit DB2 using the Java programming language; varying from simple JDBC to PureQuery. But he also discusses the impedance mismatch between Java and Relational Databases and the new features in DB2 9 and DB2 10 which Java can benefit from. Are you into Java then this DB2Night Show is a must!



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The DB2Night Show #57: DB2 LUW Vital Statistics - What you NEED to know

94% of our studio audience indicated they learned something! (6% of our audience was IBM people! ha! ) Our special guest, John Hornibrook, STSM, Manager Query Optimization Development, IBM Canada, shared with us a wealth of great information about DB2 LUW statistics including tips, how-to's, and his suggested best practices. Our audience asked several great questions at the end. Watch the replay and learn more...

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40 Hours of #FREE #DB2 Education! Index of DB2Night Show Replays

Looking to improve your DB2 skills and expertise this summer? During Season #2 of The DB2Night Show™, we provided over 40 hours of free DB2 education to the DB2 communities. We gave away over $3,000 in prizes. This blog post contains an index of all Season #2 shows. Bookmark it, and start feeding your brain!

Thank you to all of our guests and sponsors. Your contributions to The DB2Night Show have helped grow the DB2 community!

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The DB2Night Show #56: DB2 LUW Data Warehouse Tuning

94% of our studio audience indicated they learned something! (6% of our audience was IBM people! ha! ) Kate Kurtz, Gregor Meyer, and Haider Rizvi from the IBM Best Practices Teams shared with us their tips and insights on how to optimize the performance of Data Warehouse databases. What did you miss? Watch the replay...

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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 #55: DB2 LUW Multi-temperature Data Management

100% of our studio audience indicated they learned something! Kate Kurtz, Jim Seeger, and "Max" Petrenko from the IBM Best Practices Teams shared with us their tips and insights on how to smartly manage data of varying "temperatures". What did you miss? Watch the replay...

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The DB2Night Show #Z06: DB2 10 Tablespaces and Migration

Special guest Susan Lawson, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant, YL&A

What new tablespaces and options are available for DB2 z/OS V10?

In episode #Z06, special guest Susan Lawson, an IBM DB2 Gold Consultant and Owner Yevich Lawson & Associates, shared with us information about new tablespaces in DB2 z/OS V10, options, considerations, and some best practices. Remarkably, Susan offered all this free education from her hotel room in Croatia that overlooked the beach! What a sacrifice! 99% of our studio audience learned something! What did you miss? Watch the replay and find out!



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The DB2Night Show #Z05: DB2 10 with John Campbell, IBM

Special guest John Campbell, Distinguished Engineer, IBM DB2 SVL Lab

How much storage does DB2 10 need? How CPU gain should I expect in DB2 10 CM? What if I move to DB2 10 but don't rebind?

In episode #Z05, special guest John Campbell, a distinguished Engineer of the IBM SVL Lab, is telling us all about DB2 10 for z/OS Planning & Very Early Experiences. John has worked with many of the DB2 users who have moved moved to DB2 10 already. He is probably the most aware person about DB2 migration benefits and problems. Watch episode #Z05 and get some free education on DB2 10 migration and what to expect from the new release based on user experiences.



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The DB2Night Show #54: DB2 LUW Data Movement Utilities & Oracle Comparisons

Our special guest, Burt Vialpando, IBM, never disappoints us! 100% of our studio audience indicated that they learned something from today's show! Burt covered several ways to move data in DB2 LUW (for example, db2move, db2relocatedb, export, import, load, and others) and then compared these to Oracle data movement. What did you miss?!?!?! Watch the replay and find out!

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The DB2Night Show #Z04: What's new from the optimizer

Special guest Terry Purcell, Senior Technical Staff Member SVL

Want to know all about the DB2 10 optimizer improvements? Is the DB2 community using Hints?

In episode #Z04, special guest Terry Purcell, a Senior Technical Staff Member of the IBM SVL Lab, is telling us all about the optimizer improvements in DB2 10. Terry is a great presenter and, as always, his sessions are packed with a lot if great technical information. Watch episode #Z04 and get some free education on DB2 10 optimizer improvements.



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The DB2Night Show #53: Achieving DB2 LUW Access Plan Stability

96% of our studio audience indicated they learned something! How awesome is that?!!? Our special guest was John Hornibrook, STSM, Manager, Query Optimization Development, from the IBM Canada Lab. John shared with us more advice on how to optimize SQL queries, important ways to collect statistics, and how to "use a bigger hammer" to influence the DB2 optimizer. Learn about DB2 Optimization Profiles (DB2 "hints") and much more. Watch the replay and take advantage of all John's wisdom!!!

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