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    Dave Beulke

    Dave Beulke is an IBM DB2 Gold Consultant, an inaugural member of the IBM Champion program, a columnist for IBM Data Management Magazine, and a Past President of IDUG

    Note: The content of this blog is the opinion and thoughts of the blogger and does not necessarily represent the opinions of IDUG.

     

     
    INSIGHT DB2 Family Schedule: Too Many Choices, Too Little TimeThe first IBM INSIGHT conference is next week. It was formerly known as the Information on Demand conference which was formerly known as the DB2 Technical Conference way back when it all started. Over the years the IDUG conferences around the world and the IBM conferences by their various names ha…
    Four Ways to Drive Analytics into your Data ManagementData from personal health monitors, airplane/car mechanical sensors, location movement instrumentation, image processes, and voice prints audio analysis are exploding databases in all aspects of business. Examining your current environments and systems shows there are many ways to enhance your busin…
    Four Ways to Help Millennials with the MainframeThank you for all the comments on the mainframe and millennials blog entries from the previous weeks found here, here, and here. Validation of millennials' struggles inspired this hopefully helpful blog. Since the mainframe environment is so big, it is critical to help all the new people coming int…
    DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” New Explain InformationThe DB2 10.5 "Cancun Release" was previously available as DB2 LUW Version 10.5 Fix Pak 4. The short list of prerequisites and summary DB2 10.5 "Cancun Release" features list is here at the IBM DB2 10.5 "Cancun Release" Fix Pak Knowledge Center website. Within the release there are many important f…
    Four Questions Millennials Don’t Want to AnswerWhen I work with millennials these days in all different management and programming duties, the experience is always very interesting. Each millennial has a very different point of view of IT and data processing. Even within the Big 4 consulting firms' new hires, the college experience, IT degrees, …
    DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” Additional Monitoring CapabilitiesDB2 10.5 "Cancun Release" was recently released as DB2 LUW Version 10.5 Fix Pak 4. As I wrote about last week, IBM has put a number of impressive features in this new update. Within DB2 10.5 "Cancun Release" Fix Pak 4 there are several new and interesting monitoring elements. These new monitoring …
    6 Reasons Why DB2 10.5″ Cancun Release” Is So ImportantThe new DB2 10.5 "Cancun Release" was recently released as DB2 LUW Version 10.5 Fix Pak 4. IBM has done a lot of work and put a number of impressive features in this DB2 LUW Fix Pak 4. All these new DB2 10.5 "Cancun Release" features remove any doubts or restrictions about going to the most recent…
    Three More Reasons Why Millennials Benefit from Engaging with the MainframeThanks for all the feedback from last week's blog here on millennials and mainframe systems. This week I talk about what other attributes and ideas the millennials can get from the mainframe systems, their development, and the people who support the technology. Millennials can learn corporate busin…
    Four Facts Millennials Need to Know about the MainframeWhen I talk to millennials coming into management and programming it appears that their knowledge of the mainframe is very limited or non-existent. Since many universities have stopped teaching mainframe classes, the recent college graduates don't even have a basic understanding of the mainframe co…
    Three DB2 Performance Areas to Verify When Experiencing DB2 Performance DegradationWhen you experience DB2 performance degradation, you'll discover no one has changed anything (of course), or admits to changing anything. Luckily there are a wide variety of DB2 performance dependencies to check. When DB2 processes are running consistently well, then suddenly the DB2 performance r…

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