Learn about the new storage optimization features in the recently announced DB2 10 product. We will cover three areas including:
•Adaptive Compression, which allows you to reach higher compression ratios with DB2 10 than ever before. Learn how this new feature helps generate storage
Learn about the new storage optimization features in the recently announced DB2 10 product. We will cover three areas including:
•Adaptive Compression, which allows you to reach higher compression ratios with DB2 10 than ever before. Learn how this new feature helps generate storage space savings, reduce physical I/O, and improve the buffer pool hit ratio so that higher throughput and faster query execution times are achieved. We'll cover the adaptive nature of the compression algorithm which helps ensure that compression ratios remain optimal over time, thus reducing the need for DBA intervention and data reorganization.
•Multi-temperature Data Management which configures the database so that only frequently accessed data (hot data) is stored on expensive fast storage, such as solid-state drives (SSD), and infrequently accessed data (cold data) is stored on slower, less-expensive storage, such as low-rpm hard disk drives. As data cools down and is accessed less frequently, you can dynamically move it to the slower storage, helping to maximize storage assets.
•Workload management which provides the ability to treat work differently, both predictively and reactively, based on the data touched.
In 2012, we are delving into the technology behind the exciting new April 3rd announcement of the DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX and Windows product. This DB2 Tech Talk, formerly know as DB2 Chat with the Labs, follows the April 26th Technical Tour of DB2 10 software.
The Pentagon reports 10 million cyberattacks daily. Federal, state and local government agencies need to safeguard information and maintain control when addressing internal mandates for cloud migration. Do you know how many attacks you are experiencing on a daily basis? Do you know where those attacks are coming from? How long they have been in your environment?
While there is no silver bullet to combating either external or internal cyberattacks, there are steps you can take to build a defense strategy to protect your agency. Beyond just detecting attacks, you need to build up your defenses and take the necessary steps to protect your data and applications.
In this session, we will discuss how you can leverage the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite to help:
1. Monitor behavior on your internal network and detect abnormal behavior
2. Identify authentication irregularities from your users
3. Protect applications using two-factor authentication
4. Restrict access to confidential data
Practically every business collects terabytes of data from an array of sources, looking to analyze that data into meaningful insight that drives decisions. How come some organizations appear so successful while others simply vacuum up data, and then seemingly do little with the information?
No matter their individual results, overall investment shows no sign of slowing: Brands plan to increase their spending on cloud-based data platforms alone by 73 percent over the next three years, according to VB Insight's "The State of Marketing Analytics" report. They spend more than one-third of their marketing budgets on analytics tools, but marketing executives have limited confidence in analytics tools' ability to generate insight – despite the availability of more than 800 software options.
A VentureBeat webinar helps marketers wade through the tech-speak and discover how to:
• Determine your organization's primary objectives for analytics
• Winnow down your options to a handful of appropriate platforms
• Come up with ways to measure success
• Generate meaningful business insight from data
• Plan for the future by the ability to add new data sources and tools
* Jon Cifuentes, Analyst, VB Insight
* Ken Davis, CEO, TaskEasy
* Ware Sykes, CEO, Nowait
* Mike Osborn, CMO, Upstart
* Wendy Schuchart, moderator, VentureBeat
No analysis needed for this decision. Register today!
This webinar will be based on the results of Jon Cifuentes' VB Insight Marketing Analytics report.
Check out VB Insight to access Jon's new report, and to access the latest research on Marketing Technology: http://insight.venturebeat.com
The financial services industry is generating a wealth of data from customers, products and the markets. The struggling is now about getting the right data - and the right answers - into the hands of your employees making decisions every day about your customers, products and processes. Join Walt Carter, CIO of Primary Capital Mortgage (PCM) and ThoughtSpot to learn how PCM have given their employees the ability to do their own data analysis. From sales and customer service, to finance and operations, implementing ThoughtSpot has saved 600 hours a month and generated an increase in revenue and customer satisfaction.
Join us for a live 30 minute webinar to see how you can make data collection from the Internet of Anything fast, easy and secure. Designed to accelerate big data ROI from streaming analytics systems such as Spark and Storm, Hortonworks DataFlow delivers data from anywhere it originates to anywhere it needs to go. We will show you how you can transform your processes from months to minutes through:
• Creation of a new, live dataflow in minutes, for your real-time analytics applications
• Experience the power of Interactive user experience, command and control of data flows
• Trace event-level data from source to destination in real-time
• Highlights of the new features in HDF 1.1
This is your opportunity to ask real-time questions of the experts in dataflow management - don’t miss out. Register here!
Are you interested in offloading ETL and infrequently used data from data warehouses to Hadoop? With growing volume and variety of data and growing appetite of business for trusted information, manual and custom approaches to adopting Hadoop are creating delays and frustrations. Successful customers have identified ways of leveraging the Big Data Fabric approach to Hadoop, which maximizes developer productivity and future-proofs your environment against change for faster, more flexible, and more repeatable data management on Hadoop. Join Amit Kara, Big Data Field Expert at Informatica, to learn about key lessons and best practices he has gathered from his time onsite at actual customers sites helping them become successful with data warehouse optimization on Hadoop.
We live in a world that's obsessed with quantifying everything. Whether you are a marketer, a finance person, a journalist, or simply trying to persuade and inspire someone in your team, data can make a big difference. But data alone is not enough; you must make your numbers meaningful. The secret lies in telling the story behind the numbers.
In this webinar we'll touch on:
-The elements of a compelling story
-Small datasets: distilling big data into meaningful insights
-Case study: D.C Thomson uses data visualization to get 62% more viewer engagement
About and Investopedia have millions of articles spanning a vast array of topics with monthly visitors in the tens of millions. With content and user interest at this scale we can discover trends and insights that feeds into a host of business areas: Content creation, PR, Sales and Product.
In this presentation, I will give an overview of the tools and analyses we use to uncover insights from web traffic data and how it impacts different parts of the business.
Utilising a real world example of consumption patterns of alcohol it is clearly shown how analytics and modelling can be made available to the masses without a requirement to learn to code.
This democratisation of analytics and modelling allows far greater insight than a traditional Business Intelligence tool would deliver. Participants will leave the webinar with a clear idea of the skill sets a Data Scientist would require in this brave new world!
New video! Manage your vSphere environment with a powerful solution that leverages the cloud, always-on analytics, and data science to optimize visibility, insight and control. Five minutes to activate, and you can increase utilization, boost performance, diagnose, troubleshoot and fix issues—even proactively—ten times faster. Eliminate capacity shortfalls and drill down to root causes, hazards and more.
As organizations continue to recognize the advantages of self-service analytics and data discovery they are evaluating alternatives to legacy Business Intelligence environments. To better understand this process, Blue Hill Research conducted a dedicated study to understand how users evaluate TIBCO Spotfire in comparison to other tools and how TIBCO Spotfire impacts their organization.
Blue Hill Research analyzed the experiences of 131 current TIBCO Spotfire customers to evaluate how they use TIBCO Spotfire and how they rate their experience. Among a number of areas, Blue Hill Research investigated:
· TIBCO Spotfire’s ease of use in comparison to other solutions
· The time-to-value associated with choosing TIBCO Spotfire
· The most common use cases for TIBCO Spotfire
Join Principal Analyst James Haight from Blue Hill Research as he discusses the findings of his research initiative into deconstructing how and why organizations are choosing TIBCO Spotfire. For those considering an investment in TIBCO Spotfire this webinar will discuss how TIBCO Spotfire is typically rated and used. For existing TIBCO Spotfire users, this webinar presents an opportunity to see how your experience compares to that of peer organizations.
Registrants will receive a complimentary copy of Blue Hill Research’s TIBCO Spotfire User Experience Analysis Benchmark Report
In this session, we will review foundational cryptographic concepts and discuss the key highlights of the new DB2 native encryption capability, including encrypting online data, encryption backup images and key management.
dashDB is a newly announced data warehouse as a service deployed in the cloud that leverages technologies like BLU Acceleration, in-database analytics and Cloudant to allow you to focus more on the business and less on the business of IT. In this DB2 Tech Talk you will learn a little more about IBM’s cloud initiatives and the value proposition around dashDB as well as...
-dashDB’s architecture and use cases
-pricing and offerings as as service
-competitive differentiations and customer feedback
DB2's most recent release added significant new capabilities for both transaction and analytic processing. This presentation will take you through the new features and what you need to know. Attend this DB2 Tech Talk to learn about:
• BLU Shadow Tables
• Expanded Oracle SQL compatibility for data marts
• Enhanced SAP Business Warehouse support
• Standard TCP/IP sockets for pureScale
• Additional capabilities
In-memory, columnar, faster analytics, high availability and scalability. There is a lot happening in the data management space these days. In this presentation, we will go through some of the key capabilities in the newest release of DB2, including BLU Shadow Tables, standard TCP/IP sockets for pureScale, and other enhancements. We'll also talk through some of the latest competitive announcements and how DB2 stacks up to these offerings.
Soloman Barghouthi (presenter), Rick Swagerman (host)
In a 3 tier architecture, an application server is considered tier 2 and a database is considered tier 3. IBM offers a well known Composable, secure and high scalable application server called WebSphere Application Server. IBM also offers multiple databases one of which is is DB2. This session will explain some of the key integration features between the two products and why this combination helps you create a secure, scalable and highly reliable solution for your middleware and backend database. Topics covered in this session are:
-- Security: Trusted connection support
-- Scalability: Heterogenous pooling support and Lock sharing
-- Resiliency: Automatic client reroute and failover enhancements
-- and more
In this session from the IDUG 2014 Technical Conference in North America, Randy Ebersole highlights some of the new features of DB2 11. He introduces some of the new functionality to get you thinking about moving to DB2 11!
Guersad Kuecuek (presenter) and Rick Swagerman (host)
Analytics are the hot business need because the competitive advantage goes to the organization who is first to discover and capitalize on the business insight. Data is at the root of this, but it is the analytics that provide data value. For many years DB2 has been used with OLAP and OLTP systems by SAP customers worldwide to deliver a cost-effective database engine to SAP applications.
Now with DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration, you can use this next generation in-memory technology to deliver these insights from data fast and simply. DB2 with BLU Acceleration is an in-memory technology, which makes analytical jobs by factors faster right out of the box, while requiring dramatically less storage and nearly eliminating the need for tuning.
Although BLU Acceleration is in-memory optimized, it is not main memory-limited. DB2 BLU is highly optimized for accessing data in RAM, but performance won’t suffer as data size grows beyond RAM. These benefits are achieved through next generation columnar processing, operating on compressed data, carefully exploiting modern microprocessor designs, and accessing memory efficiently. The result is a system that simultaneously looks and feels like DB2 while being in-memory optimized, CPU-optimized and I/O-optimized.
SAP-DB2 customers have seen tremendous performance improvements with the same hardware. Because of this, customers can reuse their existing IT infrastructure and simply update to the newer DB2 10.5 version-- converting row-store tables to column-store tables.
Join DB2 - SAP expert Guersad Kuecuek for a discussion of the technical features of this solution including how to use BLU, how to derive performance improvement and how to do the sizing for BLU.
Judy Ruby-Brown gives a thorough overview of system level backup and using FlashCopy for disaster recovery as provided by various vendors. This presentation is quite thorough but yet very easy to understand, even for a beginner. Judy explains the types of services that need to be setup for disaster recovery as well as easy scenarios for the DBA in the implementation of disaster recovery. Just the summary at the end is enough to pass on to the system programmers in your shop as a checklist for implementation.
Jef Treece and Shawn Moe, IBM Labs; with Rick Swagerman (host)
The "Internet of Things" is the growing number of devices and sensors that communicate via the Internet, offering vast new opportunities. Harnessing data from billions of connected devices lies in the ability to store, access and query SQL and NoSQL data together, seamlessly. The result of all this data is the need for fast development of web and mobile applications and speed-of-thought insight for fast business decisions.
Learn how to use Informix and DB2 to bridge the gap between new computing technologies designed for big data, cloud, and mobile computing with the enterprise world of relational data in the "Internet of Things" era. Jef Treece and Shawn Moe will present how to develop mobile applications using techniques that preserve the native look and feel specific to such devices as Android and iOS. They will also show device-agnostic techniques and discuss new approaches to handling a range of types of mobile devices. A discussion of how to keep data on the device in sync with a back-end database or cloud service, such as DB2 or Informix on BlueMix will also be included. And finally, using an embedded database to achieve a truly scalable and reliable Internet of Things architecture will be included.
In this comprehensive overview of DB2 10 for z/OS Lori Ann Galluzzo goes through the features of DB2 10 in great detail. Each feature is discussed, along with how and when to take advantage of the feature, as well as some pitfalls and things to watch out for.
Les King, Kelly Schlamb, Vladimir Stojanovski (presenters) and Rick Swagerman (host)
Today in order to remain competitive, there is a tremendous demand on lines of business to be able to analyze more aspects of business data and do this very quickly. There is a control shift to the business analyst so they can analyze what they need to, NOW!
Big Data requirements are also emerging, even as everyone is being asked to accomplish more with less. Join us to learn how the combination of DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration and Cognos BI 10.2 can help bring sanity to satisfying these ever increasing demands.
We will provide an overview and technical deep dive of DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration, Cognos BI 10.2 and Dynamic Cubes. Join experts from the DB2 and the Cognos BI teams who will also explain how these two offerings fit together and the benefits they have provided to clients already. See the value that DB2 with BLU Acceleration can bring to Cognos BI, and ask these experts your questions, so you can understand how this solution helps solve business challenges.
Conference Chairman Bob Vargo gives attendees a detailed overview of the conference, seminars, keynotes, and the technical sessions that will be featured at this year's North American conference. Viewers are introduced to the schedule, speakers, and are given tips and insights into the conference.
Vladimir Stojanovski, Predictive & Business Intelligence Segment Leader
Watch a demonstration of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence running on a DB2 BLU Acceleration in-memory database.
The demo compares, side-by-side, the performance of a dashboard sitting on top of a traditional row-based data warehouse with indexes, versus a dashboard sitting on top of the same database, with BLU Acceleration.
BLU Acceleration is an innovation from IBM Research and Development labs that delivers a new generation of In-memory database technology, for "speed of thought" analytics. Coupled with Cognos Dynamic Cubes, it results in sub-second query result times. See it for yourself!
SQL is a powerful language that you will learn to use to a greater extent in this talk! Join us to explore some of the less well-known features of SQL and see how they can help in some practical situations. We will also look at some common mistakes and misconceptions and discuss ways of avoiding them. Among the topics:
- tricks with date and time values
- use of common table expression and recursive queries
- use of data change tables
- use of nested tables
- use of the MERGE statement
- and more.
Nick Ivanov is presenting this talk based on his consulting experience with many customers to maximize use of IBM DB2 and other products; move applications to DB2; and tune database and query performance.
Although the DBA’s tuning efforts often result in both a decrease of CPU consumption and end user response times, the perception of DBA activities at the C-level sometimes is more of the kind “why didn't they do that before?”.
This presentation helps you to better understand the C-level perspective and shows you how we managed to improve the image of the DBA team from a reactive team of techies to a proactive team that is directly involved in improving the business results.
Sriram Padmanabhan (presenter) and Rick Swagerman (host)
IBM InfoSphere Information Server is a market-leading data integration and governance platform. It provides a set of capabilities to build confidence in your data by helping you understand, cleanse, transform and deliver trusted information to critical business initiatives, such as big data, master data management and point-of-impact analytics. Information Server provides comprehensive connectivity to DB2 (including DPF and BLU Acceleration) and it can also push computation to DB2 when appropriate. By using Information Server with DB2, you get its best-of-breed capabilities to integrate DB2 data and manage its metadata as well.
Join us for this DB2 Tech Talk to learn how using these products together can help you deliver trusted information to your business, support big data initiatives, and more.
In March 2013 the IDUG DB2 11 Editorial Committee was formed, comprised of volunteers from IDUG’s worldwide community of DB2 users and consultants. Working alongside IBM's formal Early Support Program (ESP), the Editorial Committee gained valuable insight into exactly what makes the new release tick. The White Paper, available on the IDUG web site, contains their findings, including practical experiences and independent evaluations of the new features.
DB2 11 contains a large number of enhancements, but some will be of more interest than others depending on your job role and background. The paper has been organized according to the features likely to be most applicable to each of the three major technical roles in a DB2 for z/OS environment: Systems Programmers, Database Administrators and Application Developers.
This presentation from the IDUG EMEA 2013 Technical Conference looks at some of the key findings presented in the paper.
IBM InfoSphere Optim Workload Replay can significantly improve your database testing experience and help you successfully manage change in your database environments, whether you are adopting BLU Acceleration, upgrading DB2, or making the move to DB2. Using InfoSphere Workload Replay, you can build realistic testing environments to help assess a wide range of database changes before production deployment and without extensive script creation or application setup. This makes the change process faster and less risky.
In this session, we will examine the use of InfoSphere Workload Replay to facilitate database testing in efforts to validate version, platform or infrastructure changes. We will discuss how to use the tool to prepare for BLU Acceleration, and review some of the key use cases. Learn the testing methodology and the various features to control capture, replay and generate reports. Using this realistic testing approach you will find key issues sooner in the test cycle, and resolve them before the deployment day.
Anson Kokkat (presenter), Tony Leung (presenter), Rick Swagerman (host)
Stored Procedures and user-defined functions are a great way to consolidate database logic, improve database performance, code re-use, security and integrity. Stored Procedure development in DB2 has always been an integral part of the database, and in this DB2 Tech Talk, we will look at how IBM Data Studio helps accelerate the development and debugging process.
IBM Data Studio is a comprehensive database development and administration environment. It includes the tools needed to develop and deploy Stored Procedures. We will look at the various wizards and options available to create a SQL Stored Procedure and walk through the debugging of that stored procedure in a DB2 environment.
Joint DB2 Tech Talk series sponsored by IDUG with IBM
This one-stop webcast channel makes it fast and easy to build and extend your technical skills on the IBM DB2 product family. IDUG has joined forces with IBM to bring together a wide array of learning sessions on technical product features, related products, new product developments and more.