Need to get started using DB2 quickly and at a low cost? Need BI and Data warehousing in-memory computing fast?
This webcast will explain two different IBM cloud solutions that can help get you up and running quickly and cost-effectively:
DB2 on the Cloud is available in several pre-installed, pre-configured editions of DB2 to support needs that range from a small workgroup to advanced enterprise data applications. These environments can meet a variety of needs including development, test, online transaction processing and more.
BLU Acceleration for Cloud, recently released as a public technology preview, is designed to provide self-service BI or data warehousing in a simple agile cloud-based in-memory computing solution. It includes an option to use BLU Acceleration with Cognos BI so that you can get insights from your data very quickly and affordably.
Attend this Tech Talk to learn more about these exciting cloud implementations and how they can work to provide data insights at the speed of business.
Maintaining currency of your DB2 environments is a never ending process. IBM releases a new version of DB2 for z/OS approximately every three years, often leading IT to the questions “when?” and “how?” A constant planning cycle is required to prepare your environments for upgrades. Without proper planning you may run the risk of falling behind on releases and running an unsupported version of DB2 for z/OS.
Join Vikram Krishnan, DB2 for z/OS Team Lead at Transunion on January 29th at 11am ET as he shares his experience migrating from DB2 9 to DB2 10, including the obstacles and challenges that were overcome.
You’ll also learn best practices to:
•plan and prepare for your upgrade
•help reduce upgrade costs
•better mitigate risk associated with upgrades
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.Read more >
Listen to this brief webcast of the impressions these two IBM Champions have after evaluating DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration.Read more >
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.Read more >
Matt Huras from IBM development gives an intense technical overview of IBM's latest DB2 for LUW release know as DB2 10.5.4 and Cancun.Read 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!Read more >
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.
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 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.Read more >
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rapidly changing application environments require a flexible mechanism to store and communicate data between different application tiers. JSON (Java™ Script Object Notation) has proven to be a key technology for mobile, interactive applications because it reduces overhead for schema designs and eliminates data transformation needs.
New DB2 JSON capabilities enable developers to use the JSON-oriented query language, created by MongoDB, to interact with data stored in IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows databases.
This driver-based solution embraces flexible JSON data representation within a proven, reliable enterprise-class relational database. The DB2 JSON capability supports a command-line processor, a Java API, and a wire listener to work with JSON documents.
Learn about all of these DB2 JSON features and how you can leverage them to deliver data to your next-generation of applications.
David gives us a walk-through on the setup of WLM to manage the CPU capacity for two separate applications in a single DB2 for LUW database. You'll learn how to dedicate a fixed percentage of CPU, ensure predictable performance and resource utilization, andRead more >
SQL is an essential aspect of most data applications in production today. DBAs and Database developers must be in tune with the current state of the technology to help make the most of your organization's data applications.
In this Tech Talk, Rick Swagerman will be hosting and presenting. Rick is the DB2 for LINUX, UNIX and Windows Language Architect, and will discuss the latest aspects of SQL in DB2, the SQL standard and more:
- Learn about new SQL advances in DB2 10.5, such as expression-based indexes, extended row size, pipelined table functions, weak types and type constraints
- Understand what's new with the overall SQL standard
- Find out about the IBM SQL Language Council and how it defines new SQL and helps you know about SQL compatibility
- Pick up some tips and techniques in applying the SQL in DB2 to your applications
Join us for this tech Talk to advance your understanding of SQL as it relates to DB2 10.5.
In this presentation Melanie delivers solid information about advanced performance analysis and tuning of DB2 utilities. She also provides a significant number of tips and tricks to get your utilities humming. Utility problem determination is also covered. Melanie is one of the premier authorities on DB2 for LUW tuning, and so this is a "must view" presentation.Read more >