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December 19, 2014


Craig Mullins

Season's Greetings

Seasons Greetings And a hearty "Hello!" to everybody out there... just a short post today to wish everybody a very happy holiday season. This is the time of year when work starts winding down somewhat and people start to spend time with their families. Whether it is Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, or just celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of another, may you spend it peacefully,...

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DB2Night Replays

The DB2Night Show #144: Annual Eggnog Party with Who's Who of DB2!

Special Guests: Cristian Molaro, Ember Crooks, Guy Lohman, Iqbal Goralwalla, Jim Reed, Kelly Schlamb, Klaas Brant, Melanie Stopfer, Michael Krafick, Pavan Kristipati, Steve Rees, Surekha Parekh, Susan Visser, Martin Hubel, Scott Hayes... Eggnog Party! Celebrating 2014 with 2015 Insights! 82% of our audience learned something! 18% attended for the eggnog, fun, and insights! We paid tribute to Aamer Sachedina, we sang, we danced, and we...

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December 18, 2014


Data and Technology

I’m On Toad World… and the datAvail Blog, too!

Just a short post today to let folks know that my DB2portal blog is being syndicated to the Dell Toad World portal. That means that you can follow all of my DB2-specific blog posts either at...

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Henrik Loeser

Data and 2014: Security and privacy

some bits With security and privacy being one of the top topics for data processing in this year (and probably the next year too), I wanted my last post for this year to be spot on. Here is some...

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December 16, 2014


Ember Crooks

Troubleshooting Table with Failed Load (SQL0668N)

I recently had a client with a table in an inconsistent state. Apparently a load failed, which is common enough, but they then tried to do a reorg, thinking that would solve it, so I first had to...

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December 15, 2014


DB2Night Show News

19 Dec 10am CST: The WHO'S WHO of DB2 are guests @ Annual Eggnog Party

Almost more fun than the law allows, join guests Surekha Parekh (IBM), Iqbal Goralwalla (Triton), Jim Reed (IBM), Steve Rees (IBM), Guy Lohman (IBM), Melanie Stopfer (IBM), Kelly Schlamb (IBM), Pavan...

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Craig Mullins

The Wizard of Userville and the DB2 Developer's Guide

Once upon a time there was a kingdom called Userville. The people in the kingdom were impatient and wanted to know everything about everything—they could never get enough information. Life was difficult and the people were unhappy because data was often lost, and even when it was available, it was often inaccurate and not easy to access.The King decided to purchase DB2, an advanced tool for...

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Triton Consulting

Top Five Reasons For Choosing Remote Database Support – Insecure Future

#5 Insecure Future Over the last five months we have looked at the top five reasons why customers choose to engage with an external organisation to provide database support services as part of their overall IT infrastructure planning. An “insecure future” may … Continue reading...

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Ember Crooks

HADR Tools: HADR Calculator

The HADR Calculator is one of three HADR tools provided by IBM on developerWorks. For more details on the other(s), see: HADR Tools: the HADR Simulator For the full technical specifications and...

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December 14, 2014


Willie Favero

December 2014 DB2 for z/OS Product Publication updates for DB2 11 and DB2 10

(Posted Saturday, December 14, 2014) December 2014 sees another major update of a large number of the DB2 for z/OS product publication. updates for DB2 11, DB2 10, and DB2 9 are now available. Things are now back to usual with all supported version having their publications updated at the same....

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December 12, 2014


DB2Night Replays

The DB2Night Show #143: HADR & TSAMP Advanced Topics - Ember Crooks

@ember_crooks :: Blogs @ DB2Commerce.com Special Guest: Ember Crooks, XtiviaIBM DB2 GOLD Consultant HADR and TSAMP Advanced Topics! 100% of our audience learned something! Usually during webinars most people will wander off and peak at their email or do some holiday shopping, BUT NOT TODAY! Our studio audience attendees were super glued to Ember's awesome presentation! Not only did 100% learn something, but Attendees rated the...

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Ember Crooks

HADR Tools: the DB2 Log Scanner

The DB2 Log Scanner is one of three HADR tools provided by IBM on developerWorks. For more details on the other(s), see: HADR Tools: the HADR Simulator For the full technical specifications and...

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Henrik Loeser

New fixpack for DB2 10.5 brings in-memory analytics to Windows and zLinux

The new DB2 10.5 Fixpack 5 is available since today. A high-level overview of new features and enhancements can be found in the fixpack summary in the DB2 Knowledge Center. The list of all available...

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December 11, 2014


Dave Beulke

4 Reasons to Consolidate Databases to DB2 LUW

As year-end budgets get finalized, and 2015 is planned out, you might want to reconsider your plans and look to consolidate any other database vendors into DB2 LUW. Substituting database vendors within projects is not the huge task it once was because of standard SQL, SQL PL, stored procedures, and...

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Triton Consulting

Six Reasons to Love DBI Software’s pureFeat™ V6.1 Performance Management Suite

Our partners at DBI software have recently announced the release of the pureFeat™ V6.1 Performance Suite for IBM DB2 LUW. This tool makes it faster and easier than ever to fight the right fires fast. We think there are six … Continue reading →

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December 10, 2014


Data and Technology

A Data Quality Initiative

As regular readers of this blog know, I sometimes share answers to questions I get via e-mail (and other avenues). By doing so I can hopefully expand on the audience participating in the...

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Craig Mullins

An Extra DBA Rule of Thumb

Last year on the blog I posted a series of 12 DBA Rules of Thumb. As a quick reminder, these Rules of Thumb - or ROTS, are some general rules of the road that apply to the management discipline of Database Administration that I have collected over the years. These ROTs are broadly applicable to all DBAs, even though this is a DB2-focused blog. Please click on the link in the paragraph above if...

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December 09, 2014


Ember Crooks

LBAC – Label Based Access Control

To go with my recent article on RCAC/FGAC, I thought I would do some similar work using LBAC and see what I could learn about it and the differences between the two. What is LBAC Label Based Access...

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Vincent McBurney

Gartner Reveals Every Customer MDM Product is Average or Worse Except for IBM InfoSphere Standard Edition

Gartner released the latest Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management of Customer Data Solutions and it is surprising to discover that only one product on the list was well received by customers.
 

December 08, 2014


Willie Favero

December 2014 (RSU1411) service package has been tested and is now available

Testing for RSU service package RSU1411 is now complete. This December 2014, 3rd Quarter 2014 "2nd Addendum Quarterly Report" (60 KB PDF file) is based on the October 2014 service ( RSU1409) and contains ALL service through the end of October 2014 not already marked RSU. This service also...

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