I could probably turn out 20 favorite [IDUG] memories.... 1) Like the majority of attendees, I look forward to Melanie Stopfer’s IDUG presentations. No one who has heard her speak would be surprised that she is a member of the IDUG Speaker Hall of Fame, frequently receives “Best Speaker” accolade
IDUG is 25 years young. For a sweet retrospective on how he got started, see the posting from Roger Sanders: http://idug.org/25years
A new posting will be made each week. See the link on the page for a PDF that includes all the postings to date, including text and photos.
I was at the first International DB2 Users Group Conference. Well, sort of. Two friends, Dave Wilke and Rhoda Garfield, were inaugural attendees. I stopped by at the end of the day to meet them and to see how the conference was going. Wow! Papers were everywhere. Ideas filled the air.
With large tablespaces, well designed NPIs can improve query performance but can create performance and availability challenges. DPSIs can help, but have their own compromises. In this article, Toine Michielse provides an overview of some DPSI-related enhancements coming in DB2 11 for z/OS.
Within a few months we’ll have DB2 11 for z/OS, which contains some important enhancements to DB2’s pureXML feature. In this article, Isaac Yassin takes a look back at DB2’s previous XML support before previewing some of the new features introduced in DB2 11.