We’re are just a few days away form IBM’s premier Information Management (IM) conference, the Information on Demand (IOD) 2012 Conference . If you are a DB2 or IMS person, this is the event you want (and hope) to attend. It’s scheduled to have some of the best customer and IBM speakers available this year so it should be quite the event. Even Don Haderle, one of the true greats in the history of DB2, will be in attendance. There will be tech specialist to listen to and talk with, comedians, rock band, lots of food, authors (and book signings), lots of IBM Executives, IBM Fellows, IBM Distinguished Engineers to meet (and in some cases listen to), all to go along with the 400+ information management sessions, the 100+ hands-on labs, the usability sandboxes, and the 300 exhibitors in the Expo. If that not enough, you get to share it all with more than 10,000 of your “closest” IT friends.
Have you ever been listening to a presenter at a conference or user group meeting thinking to yourself “I could do that”. Well, here’s your chance to let the world (or at least the Db2 community) that YES you really can that. Remember, you’ve already done the hard part, you know (learned) DB2. telling your fiends about what you know is the easy half…… Continue reading »
As the title asked, “Have you read a good Redbook lately?” If you have, did you tell us (IBM)…. On every Redbook download page, there is a spot in the right hand column, just a little bit under the logo where you can rate the a Redbook and enter your comments. Just click on the link’s label “Rate this book” (or maybe it might say “Rate this draft”, “Rate this paper”, etc…)….. Continue reading »
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just prototype an index and not have to go through the overhead of creating a new index, all just to find out if the optimizer might decide to use it? Guess what? You can. As of DB2 9 for z/OS (and back fitted into DB2 Version 8 via APAR PK46687 ), virtual indexes are now available for your use…. Continue reading »
They say, all good things must come to an end. This old adage seems so appropriate for the software business. After all the talk about the coolness and usefulness of Optimization Service Center (OSC), it gets deprecated… Continue reading »