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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The DB2Night Show #Z03: DB2 10 Performance

Special guest Cristian Molaro, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant

More or less CPU? More or less Storage? What does DB2 10 have for us in mind?

In episode #Z03, special guest Cristian Molaro, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant and co-author of the new DB2 10 Performance Redbook, is sharing with us his vision on DB2 10 performance. If you want to prepare yourself for DB2 10 then this presentation is a must-see!

Watch episode #Z03 and get some free education on DB2 10 Performance.



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The DB2Night Show #52: Writing Optimized DB2 LUW SQL Queries

Brilliant! Very Helpful! Outstanding! Participants in the studio audience of Episode #52 gave this show EXCEPTIONAL ratings! Our special guest was John Hornibrook, STSM, Manager, Query Optimization Development, from the IBM Canada Lab. John offered a buffet of outstanding advice on how to get your SQL to run faster and more efficiently! And, John should know the secrets - he IS the mastermind behind the DB2 LUW Optimizer! Watch the replay and take advantage of all John's advice!!!

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The DB2Night Show #Z02: DB2 Now and into the future

Special guest Jeff Josten, IBM Distinguished Engineer

Que Sera Sera... the future is not ours to see... well read on!

In episode #Z02, special guest Jeff Josten, IBM Distinguished Engineer, is telling us about DB2 version 10 AND... version XI. While Roger Miller gave us a complete overview of the past, Jeff brings us back to here and now. After explaining all about DB2 10 in detail he also tells us what to expect in the next release of DB2 ("codename" XI).

Watch the replay of Episode #Z02 and learn why you should migrate to DB2 10 and what DB2 has in store for us!



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The DB2Night Show #51: Put on the Boxing Gloves, DB2 LUW vs Oracle, Part 2

It's another KNOCK OUT! Special guests from Triton Consulting and IBM Canada presented findings from their DB2 LUW versus Oracle Usability study. While you might expect some bias, the methods deployed for the study are quite scientific and objective. Julian Stuhler, Triton, focused today's talk on comparing automatic memory tuning, security administration, and auditing. Which database is "easier"? Watch and learn...

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The DB2Night Show #Z01: The history of DB2 for z/OS

Special guest Roger Miller, IBM DB2 Evangelist

Do you know the history of DB2? Can you remember the people from the lab?

In episode #Z01, special guest Roger Miller, IBM DB2 Evangelist, guides us through the history of DB2 for z/OS. This episode is special not only because it is the first in a new series of DB2Night Shows for z/OS, but also because Roger Miller will retire in a few weeks and this show is his last performance on the internet before his retirement. This show is a tribute to all the great people who shaped DB2 and a complete overview of the releases up to version 10.

Watch the replay of Episode #Z01 and learn the complete history of DB2 for z/OS...



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The DB2Night Show #50: Put on the Boxing Gloves, DB2 LUW vs Oracle, Part 1

It's a KNOCK OUT! Special guests from Triton Consulting and IBM Canada presented findings from their DB2 LUW versus Oracle Usability study. While you might expect some bias, the methods deployed for the study seem rather objective and mathematically quantified. Host Scott Hayes got a little crazy with the boxing sound effects and startled Julian Stuhler out of his chair, but Jules recovered. Which database is "easier"? Watch and learn...

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The DB2Night Show #49: DB2 LUW Workload Manager - What, Why, How, Tips ...

IBM Developer Keith McDonald, aka "The K Guy", shared with us a fantastic presentation covering the DB2 LUW Workload Manager (WLM). He explained how it works, when and why to use it, and offered several tips, best practices, and helpful references. Watch and learn...

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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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DB2's GOT TALENT: Focus on DB2 Commands 11 March 2011

Join our webinar studio audience 11 March 2010 as our Top Finalists will share tips, techniques, and lessons learned on DB2 commands. Finalists have been instructed to offer presentations on db2look, db2dart, db2top, db2move, db2advis, db2exfmt, or any other DB2 LUW command in the BIN directory. Our DB2 z/OS finalist will present "Beyond DSNJU003". Register at www.DB2NightShow.com.

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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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DB2's GOT TALENT - FINALS - "The Cream of the Crop" Compete for your VOTES

During February 2011, nearly 40 contestants competed in DB2's GOT TALENT for 10 Finalist positions! Our judges made tough decisions! We've narrowed the contestants and their tips and lessons learned down to the "best of the best"! Our finalists have won $50 Amazon.com Gift Certificates, but now they'll need YOUR VOTES to determine who wins 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes...

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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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DB2's GOT TALENT - Contestant and Topic Line Up

Updated 2011-02-16: With much anticipation, The DB2'S GOT TALENT Contest continues Friday, 18 February 2011, at 10am Central. Contestants have submitted a variety of topics which should make this a very interesting learning opportunity for everyone. We are still looking for one or two contestants, and we certainly hope to see you in the studio audience. This update covers the current schedule...

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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 #39: TOP DB2 LUW Support Issues with Triton Consulting

The DB2Night Show sets new records with TOP DB2 LUW Support Issues

Episode #39 set a new record for studio audience attendee registrations. Attendees also rated this show very highly with comments like "all db2nightshows are great... and today's one was no exception. thank you very much Scott&DBI" Our special guest was Julian Stuhler, Director Triton Consulting and an IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant. Julian, or "Jules" as most people call him, shared with our audience an assortment of DB2 Support issues that he and the Triton team have conquered. Several excellent tips were offered to help people avoid big mistakes...

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DB2'S GOT TALENT - Contestant Confidentiality Update

If you are a contestant or are considering becoming a contestant, please be aware that you will be introduced by your first name and country of origin only. You may share additional contact details at your discretion. Full names, companies, and countries of origin for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced on 8 April 2011. Please refer to DB2'S GOT TALENT Contest Details for more information.


DB2's GOT TALENT Contest - Now open to both z/OS and LUW!!!

Breaking news! After coordinating efforts with IBM and IDUG, The DB2's GOT TALENT contest is now open to both DB2 z/OS and DB2 LUW professionals! We've also relaxed the eligibility rules a bit, and even offered some suggested topics. Visit The DB2Night Show site to learn more!


The DB2Night Show #38: DB2 LUW MDC Tables in the Real World

DB2 LUW MDC Tables in the Real World

In episode #38, special guests Susan Gausden and Terry Mason, both IBM DB2 GOLD Consultants, gave us a deep dive on what they've learned about using MDC tables with their clients. SQL commands were offered to help with analysis, as well as many tips, tricks, and recommendations. Watch the replay and learn...

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The DB2Night Show #37: DB2 LUW MDC Tables - Tech Details with IBM Guests

The Inside Scoop on DB2 LUW MDC Tables

IBM Guests Paul Z and Pate Bates Reveal How MDC Works, Best Practices, and Success Stories

In episode #37, special IBM guests Paul Zikopoulos and Pat Bates talked about how MDC tables work, some design best practices, and shared some impressive customer success stories. If you have a Data Warehouse database, this show is a "Must See". If you have an OLTP database, there are situations where MDC can make you a performance rock star. Watch this replay and learn!

On 21 January 2011, The DB2Night Show™ will take another look at MDC tables with "MDC Tables in The Real World". Our guests include IBM DB2 GOLD Consultants from the UK.

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The 2010 Top 20 Downloads of The DB2Night Show

The DB2Night Show Logo The DB2Night Show™ is pleased to announce our Top 20 Downloaded Shows for 2010. Rankings are based upon the number of show downloads. Overall, there were 43,893 Episodes downloaded during 2010. This ranking is different from the previous Top 10 Shows by Audience Attendance. We've also announced the DB2's GOT TALENT Contest with nearly $5,000 USD in prizes!
And the Top 20 downloaded shows are...

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The 2010 Top 10 Episodes of The DB2Night Show

The DB2Night Show Logo The DB2Night Show™ is pleased to announce our Top 10 Shows for 2010. Rankings are based upon Studio Audience Attendance. We've also announced the DB2's GOT TALENT Contest with nearly $5,000 USD in prizes!
And the Top 10 shows are...

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The DB2Night Show #36: Comparing Database High Availability Solutions

Special guest Klaas Brant, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant

Which solution is best? DB2 pureScale, Oracle RAC, or SQL Server Clusters?

In episode #36, special guest Klaas Brant, IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant and owner KBCE b.v., shared with us his expertise on database high availability solutions. High Availability was defined and discussed, then Klaas took us on a deep dive into DB2 9.8 pureScale, Oracle RAC, and SQL Server Clusters. His animated slides did a brilliant job of illustrating how these technologies work. In the end, Klaas convinced me of pureScale's superiority and exposed the scalability flaws of RAC.

Watch the replay of Episode #36 to see for yourself how these database high availability solutions work and learn which may be ideal for your circumstances...

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