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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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by scott in Cross Platform

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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by scott in Cross Platform

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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by scott in Cross Platform

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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by scott in Cross Platform

The DB2Night Show #68: Problem Determination for SQL/PL, PL/SQL, & Triggers

Special Guest: Serge Rielau
STSM, IBM Canada

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

96% of our audience learned something! Our special guest, Serge Rielau, Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Canada, shared with our audience advanced techniques for problem determination in SQL/PL, PL/SQL, and triggers - complete with demonstrations! And, the source codes are available! If you use these capabilities of DB2 LUW, you must watch this show...



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The DB2Night Show #Z20: Data Skew and Real World Performance Solutions

Special Guest: Cristian Molaro
IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant

Expert Advice and Solid Solutions
Replays available in WMV and M4V formats!

98% of our audience learned something! Our special guest, Christian Molaro, DB2 Independent Specialist, shared with our audience the perils of Data Skew and provided solid, workable performance solutions. What did you miss? Watch the replay...



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by scott in DB2 z/OS

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 #Z19: Ten reasons to move to DB2 10 in 2012

Special Guest: Klaas Brant, CEO KBCE b.v.

In episode Z19, your host Klaas Brant is also the presenter. He reviews the many new options and features in DB2 10. From all the new features, it becomes clear there are at least 10 reason why migration to DB2 10 is a good idea! Watch the replay...



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by klaas in DB2 z/OS

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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by klaas in DB2 z/OS

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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by klaas in DB2 z/OS

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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by scott in DB2 LUW

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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by klaas in Cross Platform

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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by klaas in DB2 z/OS

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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by klaas in DB2 z/OS

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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by klaas in DB2 z/OS

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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by scott in DB2 LUW

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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by klaas in DB2 z/OS

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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by klaas in DB2 z/OS

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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