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)

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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

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

5 Important Ideas from IBM World of Watson Conference

The rebranded IBM Insight conference (now the World of Watson conference) was last week. This year’s conference was noticeably improved with a wide variety of tried and true DB2 z/OS and DB2 LUW presentations along with new Spark, innovative data management techniques, big data activities, embedded technology, and industry specific solutions for the more than . . . → Read More: 5 Important Ideas from IBM World of Watson Conference

Cubicle Humor

Over the years I have seen some great posters and interesting items in client cubicles. Below is an example of one.


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Dave Beulke is a system strategist, application architect, and performance expert specializing in Big Data, data warehouses, and high performance internet business . . . → Read More: Cubicle Humor

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

5 Important Ideas from IBM Insight Conference

The IBM Insight conference was last week and on the long flight home I was thinking how this year’s conference was different from previous years’ events. Here are my five big takeaways from this year’s conference.

There is way too much open source. With open source the landscape of file managers, DBMS, and other products . . . → Read More: 5 Important Ideas from IBM Insight Conference

IBM Insight Conference 2015

The IBM Insight Conference is again happening in Las Vegas this year, and there are many great presentations about all the IBM portfolio of products on the agenda. The history of the IBM Insight Conference comes from its roots as the DB2 Technical Conference, and there continues to be a huge number . . . → Read More: IBM Insight Conference 2015

IBM Big SQL Interface Out-Performs the Others

At the recent Insight and IDUG conferences IBM talked about its many new software products for modern corporation information management. These new products handle the constant flow of inexhaustible big data from new data resources like social data from Facebook, Twitter and other sources; location or motion data from the Internet of things, phones or . . . → Read More: IBM Big SQL Interface Out-Performs the Others