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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