5 THINK Conference Dreams, Themes, and Details

As I said before the IBM THINK conference was an interesting event. Having several different presentation venues, picking sessions to attend made planning your day and travel between sessions/venues a challenge. Also since most of the sessions didn’t have the presentations available for viewing beforehand or within the THINK application so it was difficult to . . . → Read More: 5 THINK Conference Dreams, Themes, and Details

THINK Conference - Db2 for z/OS Highlights

The IBM THINK conference was an interesting event with over 33,000 people in attendance that braved the cold San Francisco weather and rain while going to the many different conference session locations.

One of the best sessions during the week was given by Db2 for z/OS Director Mo Townsend and Distinguished Engineer Jeff Josten on . . . → Read More: THINK Conference – Db2 for z/OS Highlights

Dave Beulke an IBM Champion for 2019

I was recently notified I’ve been selected as an IBM Champion for 2019. This is my eleventh year as an IBM Champion.

It is great to be included again with all the other IBM Champions. Check all the deep technical experience and clients successes of the IBM Champions here. (https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/champion/index.html)

Thank you IBM for . . . → Read More: Dave Beulke an IBM Champion for 2019

5 Data Management Predictions for 2019

Hi everyone, I am back after taking a blogging break in 2018. It was nice seeing everyone during the year at data management and Db2 conferences, user group presentations, and various other functions. During 2018, I continued to enjoy the dynamic problem solving of challenging consulting assignments. Thank you to all my clients.

It has . . . → Read More: 5 Data Management Predictions for 2019

Thirty Years of IDUG Presentations

IDUG just completed its European conference in Malta celebrating 30 years of IDUG conference excellence. The conference detailed application development, system, database and industry topics continue from the large community of users, IBMers, consultants, and vendors.

During the IDUG Tuesday night reception I was humbled and honored for my 30 years of presenting at the . . . → Read More: IDUG 30 Year Anniversary

Five Data Management Predictions for 2018

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has their 2018 filled with good health, happiness and prosperity. Once again I am offering you my data management predictions for 2018. Thank you all for great support in 2017 and countless emails regarding my conference, user group presentations and blogs last year.

For 2018, I will continue to . . . → Read More: Five Data Management Predictions for 2018

All Application Languages Can Access Db2 z/OS

Almost all application languages can use Db2 for z/OS. It surprises me when discussing the Db2 interfaces with management, architects, application managers and developers that they are not aware of wide variety, new languages and interfaces available to Db2 for z/OS and Db2 LUW. Below is only a partial list of some of the newest . . . → Read More: All Application Languages Can Access Db2 z/OS

5 Ways to Save Millions When Migrating from Oracle to Db2

Working with a large number of consulting customers brings many different corporate attitudes, database platforms, innovative ideas, styles of database utilization and cost structures for database operations. Software licensing, support and application development costs often lead into strategic discussions of ways to save millions. IBM is helping companies save millions of dollars by migrating their . . . → Read More: 5 Ways to Save Millions When Migrating from Oracle to Db2

SQL Big Data Performance Tips

After data validation, in most instances SQL performance is the most important big data performance factor in big database applications. Understanding the fine details of DB2 SQL performance tips can make a huge difference in processing time, especially true when going against a big data database. Since every design decision is magnified by tens of . . . → Read More: SQL Big Data Performance Tips

New z14 IBM’s Mainframe Server

The announcement last week of IBM’s new mainframe server z14 discusses how the new hardware brings more capacity and flexibility to computing than ever before. The new z14 mainframe server is a technology behemoth and has so many features that it takes a huge amount of documentation that details the specifics.

Being the nerd that . . . → Read More: New z14 IBM’s Mainframe Server