My first IDUG was in Amsterdam in 1998 (I think). I'd been encouraged by Phil Grainger to submit an abstract and was astounded when it got accepted. My first thread chair was Bjarne Nelson (no relative), and my presentation was entitled "Small Town DBA : DB2 for the Rest of Us". I recently fo
In March 2013 the IDUG DB2 11 Editorial Committee worked alongside IBM's formal DB2 11 ESP to gain valuable insight into exactly what makes the new release tick. This presentation by IBM Champion and Gold Consultant Julian Stuhler looks at some of the key findings presented in the paper.
SAP has released an interesting new white paper exploring the benefits that DB2 11 for z/OS brings to today's mission-critical SAP solutions.
Back in October 2013 IDUG published a comprehensive white paper covering the new features and functions of DB2 11 for z/OS from an IDUG user perspective. This blog contains some important updates!
DB2 10.5 is best known for BLU Acceleration, which is the new columnar store for tables. Organizing tables by column rather than row can lead to dramatic improvements in elapsed time for analytical queries.