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Martin Hubel
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The DB2Night Show™

2016 DB2's GOT TALENT Contest
-- Covering both DB2 LUW and z/OS


Suggested Topics

  • dashDB
  • IBM in the Cloud experiences
  • BIGDATA, Analytics, involving IBM technology
  • IBM Watson
  • BLU experiences
  • Using new V10.5 Features
  • Indexes on Expressions and Index Techniques
  • Using new V10.1 Features
  • Tell us about your query from hell and how you fixed it
  • Tell us about a significant tuning achievement
  • How do you back up your databases?
  • How do you know your database backups are successful?
  • How do you restore databases or tablespaces?
  • What High Availability solutions or techniques do you use?
  • How do you monitor your databases? What do you look for?
  • Without revealing sensitive information, how have you implemented DB2 Security? Roles? RACF? Groups?
  • How have you set up database auditing?
  • Tell us about your experiences with Compression
  • Tell us about using Solid State Disk (SSD)
  • How are you using new features of the latest DB2 versions?
  • How do you work with application development to ensure performance?
  • How do you investigate locking symptoms? Solve?
  • What special configuration settings do you use? Why?
  • How did your last implementation of DB2 maintenance go? Gotchas?
  • How do you measure performance improvements or degradations after applying a new application release?
  • What happened when you tested database recovery?
  • How do you configure and tune your bufferpools?
  • How do you monitor and manage table spaces?
  • Any experience with Oracle Enablement or Sybase skins?
  • Have you used Currently Committed lock isolation? Results?
  • How do you determine which indexes can be dropped?
  • Any experience with automatic tuning?
  • Have you used Multi-Dimensional Clustering Tables? Results?
  • How do you partition your data? Why?
  • Have you used Materialized Query Tables? Results?
  • How do you interpret Explains?
  • How do you manage query access plans?
  • When do you REORG? Why?
  • How do you monitor utilities?
  • How and when do you RUNSTATS? Why? Results?
  • ...What did you do yesterday?!?!?!?


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