International DB2 Users Group (IDUG) Trip Report - Dave Beulke

Here is my trip report from the annual International DB2 User Group (IDUG) conference held last week. The event was great because of the technical, real world, pragmatic, and easy-to-understand content, especially from the user speakers. The IBMers, consultants, and vendors also provided great material to help make everyone’s DB2 systems and applications perform better . . . → Read More: IDUG DB2 Trip Report

Learn from Everyone’s Sessions at IDUG

Another IDUG conference is complete, and the extensive conference information from application developers, DBAs, managers, IBMers, consultants and especially user speakers was as great as usual.

The keynote, educational sessions, and presentations pointed out all the impressive DB2 z/OS, DB2 LUW, and new Spark processing technology, and how the cloud offers new processing options. The . . . → Read More: IDUG Conference Value

Learn from Everyone’s Sessions at IDUG

Another IDUG conference is coming up, and the agenda of presentations looks great. The IDUG conference planning Committee always does a great job, and the agenda shows many extra educational sessions.

This year’s IDUG conference addresses the latest DB2 releases and business issues with many great presentations for application developers, DBAs, and managers wanting to . . . → Read More: Learn from Everyone’s Sessions at IDUG

IDUG Europe 2013 – More Details on the 3 Topics on Everyone’s Mind

The IDUG European conference celebrated 30 years for DB2 z/OS, 25 years of IDUG conferences, and 20 years of DB2 LUW. With colleagues from around the world the IDUG conference helped everyone share their knowledge: company data management issues, problem situations; and understand what has been successful and what has failed. As I wrote last . . . → Read More: IDUG Europe 2013 — More Details on the 3 Topics on Everyone’s Mind

5 Reasons Why DB2 Is Still the Best Big Data Solution

The race is on among all the vendors to lock your new Big Data project in to their architecture, platform, and support contracts. All the open source Hadoop derivatives have boiled down to the leaders of Cloudera Impala, Teradata SQL-H, EMC Pivotal (formerly GreenPlum) MongoDB, and one of best–IBM’s BigSQL.

All of these vendor’s solutions . . . → Read More: 5 Reasons Why DB2 Is Still the Best Big Data Solution

Performance is Relative

This last week was very interesting in that I read a number of articles about databases other than DB2. It is always good to learn what the other vendors are up to. The first thing you learn is that fast and performance are a relative terms. Loading tens of millions of rows through ETL processes . . . → Read More: Performance is Relative