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

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 Report: DB2 and Mainframe Continue Strong Performance

Years ago, before I started my career or gave my speech at the first IDUG conference, many declared the mainframe dead. When I was going to college, the uninformed were saying the mainframe was old technology. The new z13 mainframe is not old, IBM just continues to improve it with proven technology and the fastest . . . → Read More: IDUG Report: DB2 and Mainframe Continue Strong Performance

DB2 LUW Cancun Release New Explain Information

The DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” was previously available as DB2 LUW Version 10.5 Fix Pak 4. The short list of prerequisites and summary DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” features list is here at the IBM DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” Fix Pak Knowledge Center website. Within the release there are many important features, and some . . . → Read More: DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” New Explain Information

DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” Additional Monitoring Capabilities

DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” was recently released as DB2 LUW Version 10.5 Fix Pak 4. As I wrote about last week, IBM has put a number of impressive features in this new update. Within DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” Fix Pak 4 there are several new and interesting monitoring elements. These new monitoring elements provide . . . → Read More: DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” Additional Monitoring Capabilities

6 Reasons Why DB2 10.5 ”Cancun Release” Is So Important

The new DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” was recently released as DB2 LUW Version 10.5 Fix Pak 4. IBM has done a lot of work and put a number of impressive features in this DB2 LUW Fix Pak 4. All these new DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” features remove any doubts or restrictions about going to the . . . → Read More: 6 Reasons Why DB2 10.5″ Cancun Release” Is So Important

IDUG Conference - 4 Reasons Why It’s Extremely Valuable

The International DB2 User Group (IDUG) conference is always great for talking with my long time DB2 friends, DB2 experts who have been working with systems for decades, and other colleagues who know the truth about IT politics, costs, and the real problems we deal with on a daily basis. The following were . . . → Read More: IDUG Conference – 4 Reasons Why It’s Extremely Valuable

Big Data: Four Factors to Tune your Meaningful Analytics

The last two weeks I have talked about ways to choose meaningful business analytics and then fine tune the focus of your business analytics. This week I talk about the factors needed to further fine tune your analytics into effective results for your company. Some of the ideas might even help you get . . . → Read More: Big Data: Four Factors to Tune your Meaningful Analytics

DB2 11 for z/OS Features and Resources

Information overload is the constant at all conferences and the recent European IDUG and US IOD conferences were both tremendous at providing great detailed information. All the enhancements in DB2 11 for z/OS, DB2 10.5 BLU Acceleration, and all the latest Pure Data systems were detailed at both conferences. DB2 11 for z/OS has many . . . → Read More: DB2 11 for z/OS Features and Resources