*Free* Db2 (LUW) Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tour

Kay Groski

*Free* Db2 (LUW) Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tour

details with cities and dates and the links to register:  http://bit.ly/Db2tour

Attend this free workshop to learn the fundamentals of developing applications with Db2.
…or, like me, attend to find out how your databases can be accessed!!  :)

Topics Covered:
Supported languages, IDEs and available APIs
Db2 architecture, including the ability to store unstructured data alongside relational tables
Robust compatibility that lets you run SQL written for other platforms like Oracle, Netezza and Postgres
BLU Acceleration for super-fast and efficient in-memory processing that delivers result very quickly
Using Db2 with Node.js and OData / REST API programming projects
Tips and tricks as well as SQL tuning and monitoring capabilities
If you know SQL and have some familiarity with programming database calls into your applications, then this workshop will get you productive on Db2 very quickly.
We will get you started with Db2 Developer Community edition, a free and full feature software that you can “download and go”on your laptop. We will also show you how to create a database and a table in Db2, then load data and point you to our sample applications

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Kay Groski[Organization Members] @ Oct 04, 2017 - 05:55 PM (America/Eastern)

Philip Sevetson

*Free* Db2 Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tou
(in response to Kay Groski)
**please note my email address change**
Ms. Groski,

Can you clarify this?

It looks pretty much like “DB2 not-on-z/OS” from the topics named here; is this correct, or is there anything in the presentations for the mainframe crowd?

Philip Sevetson
Computer Systems Manager
5 Manhattan West (33rd St at 10th Ave)
New York, NY 10001-2632
212-857-1688 w
917-991-7052 c
212-857-1659 f
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details with cities and dates and the links to register: http://bit.ly/Db2tour

Attend this free workshop to learn the fundamentals of developing applications with Db2.
…or, like me, attend to find out how your databases can be accessed!! :)

Topics Covered:
Supported languages, IDEs and available APIs
Db2 architecture, including the ability to store unstructured data alongside relational tables
Robust compatibility that lets you run SQL written for other platforms like Oracle, Netezza and Postgres
BLU Acceleration for super-fast and efficient in-memory processing that delivers result very quickly
Using Db2 with Node.js and OData / REST API programming projects
Tips and tricks as well as SQL tuning and monitoring capabilities
If you know SQL and have some familiarity with programming database calls into your applications, then this workshop will get you productive on Db2 very quickly.
We will get you started with Db2 Developer Community edition, a free and full feature software that you can “download and go”on your laptop. We will also show you how to create a database and a table in Db2, then load data and point you to our sample applications

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Kay Groski

RE: *Free* Db2 Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tou
(in response to Philip Sevetson)

It will cover Db2 (formally known as DB2 LUW) topics, not Db2 on z/OS.  But, it is a FABULOUS intro session since they will be covering how to download and go with Db2 Developer-C Edition!  :)

Kim May

*Free* Db2 Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tou
(in response to Philip Sevetson)
Phil (and Kay, too),



I have been asking the IBM’ers who contact me with requests for the Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users Group to promote their local events to also post them on DB2-L. I realize that most of the people monitoring DB2-L are z people, and this is also true of the Balto/Washington RUG. However, as there is frequent product overlap (think QMF for Multi-platforms, pureScale for LUW is Parallel Sysplex for distributed, etc.), and as there are frequent posts on Db2-L from folks on the distributed side, I would like to get more of the IBM’ers supporting Db2 for LUW aware of IDUG and the Db2 community.



When Lynn Jonas from IBM asked me to promote the development workshop I asked if she’d posted the event on Db2-L and she said no – she posted it on World of Db2 and some other IBM sites intended to support the Db2 community. I was traveling back from IDUG and drafting an email I am planning to send to her, and to each of the IBM’ers who reach out to me in the future asking:



1. Are you an IDUG member?

2. Have you attended an IDUG Conference in the past 2 years?

3. How many meetings of your local RUG do you attend?



I don’t like the multi-layered/fractured messaging. We all get too much email and have too many sites to monitor. IDUG and DB2-L have demonstrated that consistently and longevity result in a loyal following. Good content, community participation, and cordial, professional interactions, are all the things we learn about “social networking” these days. IDUG’s had these for years without the tedious repetition and self-referential posting that seems to be today’s norm. Can you tell I hate Twitter???



I don’t know how many RUGs consistently run parallel tracks but I know we (Baltimore/Washington) gave up 5 years ago. And yes, I would like to see that change. And I believe, with IBM’s recent efforts to bolster IDUG on the z side, and it’s positive impact on the group, there may be some recognition that what IDUG has done on the z side should be replicated for LUW customers. I am cautiously optimistic…



So kudos to IBM’s Kay Groski for being copied on the email and taking the initiative to post an invitation to these free sessions.



And my apologies for being so long-winded. Always!



Kim



From: Sevetson, Phil [mailto:[login to unmask email]
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Subject: [DB2-L] - RE: *Free* Db2 Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tou



**please note my email address change**

Ms. Groski,



Can you clarify this?



It looks pretty much like “DB2 not-on-z/OS” from the topics named here; is this correct, or is there anything in the presentations for the mainframe crowd?



Philip Sevetson

Computer Systems Manager

5 Manhattan West (33rd St at 10th Ave)

New York, NY 10001-2632

212-857-1688 w

917-991-7052 c

212-857-1659 f





From: Kay Groski [mailto:[login to unmask email]
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 12:55 PM
To: [login to unmask email] <mailto:[login to unmask email]>
Subject: [DB2-L] - *Free* Db2 Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tou



details with cities and dates and the links to register: http://bit.ly/Db2tour

Attend this free workshop to learn the fundamentals of developing applications with Db2.
…or, like me, attend to find out how your databases can be accessed!! :)

Topics Covered:
Supported languages, IDEs and available APIs
Db2 architecture, including the ability to store unstructured data alongside relational tables
Robust compatibility that lets you run SQL written for other platforms like Oracle, Netezza and Postgres
BLU Acceleration for super-fast and efficient in-memory processing that delivers result very quickly
Using Db2 with Node.js and OData / REST API programming projects
Tips and tricks as well as SQL tuning and monitoring capabilities
If you know SQL and have some familiarity with programming database calls into your applications, then this workshop will get you productive on Db2 very quickly.
We will get you started with Db2 Developer Community edition, a free and full feature software that you can “download and go”on your laptop. We will also show you how to create a database and a table in Db2, then load data and point you to our sample applications



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Philip Gunning

*Free* Db2 Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tou
(in response to Kim May)
There is a lot more DB2 LUW out there than most folks think, and most of the key LUW consultants have been on DB2-L for long time. I’ve actually made a good living on it and continue to do so for 20 urs. All user groups should run LUW tracks and post those meetings to this list.


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> Skype: DB2LUW
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>
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> On Oct 5, 2017, at 9:57 AM, Kim May <[login to unmask email]> wrote:
>
> Phil (and Kay, too),
>
> I have been asking the IBM’ers who contact me with requests for the Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users Group to promote their local events to also post them on DB2-L. I realize that most of the people monitoring DB2-L are z people, and this is also true of the Balto/Washington RUG. However, as there is frequent product overlap (think QMF for Multi-platforms, pureScale for LUW is Parallel Sysplex for distributed, etc.), and as there are frequent posts on Db2-L from folks on the distributed side, I would like to get more of the IBM’ers supporting Db2 for LUW aware of IDUG and the Db2 community.
>
> When Lynn Jonas from IBM asked me to promote the development workshop I asked if she’d posted the event on Db2-L and she said no – she posted it on World of Db2 and some other IBM sites intended to support the Db2 community. I was traveling back from IDUG and drafting an email I am planning to send to her, and to each of the IBM’ers who reach out to me in the future asking:
>
> 1. Are you an IDUG member?
> 2. Have you attended an IDUG Conference in the past 2 years?
> 3. How many meetings of your local RUG do you attend?
>
> I don’t like the multi-layered/fractured messaging. We all get too much email and have too many sites to monitor. IDUG and DB2-L have demonstrated that consistently and longevity result in a loyal following. Good content, community participation, and cordial, professional interactions, are all the things we learn about “social networking” these days. IDUG’s had these for years without the tedious repetition and self-referential posting that seems to be today’s norm. Can you tell I hate Twitter???
>
> I don’t know how many RUGs consistently run parallel tracks but I know we (Baltimore/Washington) gave up 5 years ago. And yes, I would like to see that change. And I believe, with IBM’s recent efforts to bolster IDUG on the z side, and it’s positive impact on the group, there may be some recognition that what IDUG has done on the z side should be replicated for LUW customers. I am cautiously optimistic…
>
> So kudos to IBM’s Kay Groski for being copied on the email and taking the initiative to post an invitation to these free sessions.
>
> And my apologies for being so long-winded. Always!
>
> Kim
>
> From: Sevetson, Phil [mailto:[login to unmask email]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 1:33 PM
> To: '[login to unmask email]' <[login to unmask email]>
> Subject: [DB2-L] - RE: *Free* Db2 Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tou
>
> **please note my email address change**
> Ms. Groski,
>
> Can you clarify this?
>
> It looks pretty much like “DB2 not-on-z/OS” from the topics named here; is this correct, or is there anything in the presentations for the mainframe crowd?
>
> Philip Sevetson
> Computer Systems Manager
> 5 Manhattan West (33rd St at 10th Ave)
> New York, NY 10001-2632
> 212-857-1688 w
> 917-991-7052 c
> 212-857-1659 f
>
>
> From: Kay Groski [mailto:[login to unmask email]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 12:55 PM
> To: [login to unmask email]
> Subject: [DB2-L] - *Free* Db2 Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tou
>
> details with cities and dates and the links to register: http://bit.ly/Db2tour
>
> Attend this free workshop to learn the fundamentals of developing applications with Db2.
> …or, like me, attend to find out how your databases can be accessed!! :)
>
> Topics Covered:
> Supported languages, IDEs and available APIs
> Db2 architecture, including the ability to store unstructured data alongside relational tables
> Robust compatibility that lets you run SQL written for other platforms like Oracle, Netezza and Postgres
> BLU Acceleration for super-fast and efficient in-memory processing that delivers result very quickly
> Using Db2 with Node.js and OData / REST API programming projects
> Tips and tricks as well as SQL tuning and monitoring capabilities
> If you know SQL and have some familiarity with programming database calls into your applications, then this workshop will get you productive on Db2 very quickly.
> We will get you started with Db2 Developer Community edition, a free and full feature software that you can “download and go”on your laptop. We will also show you how to create a database and a table in Db2, then load data and point you to our sample applications
>
>
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Philip Sevetson

*Free* Db2 Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tou
(in response to Philip Gunning)
**please note my email address change**
I should clarify my question a bit, because it seems like there’s some subtext being inferred, which I did not intend to imply. I don’t want people to stop posting LUW stuff on DB2-L. Not at all.

Most of the z/OS DB2 DBAs here, at least, seem to be willing to use language in the text of a post (and, ideally, in the title) which allows me, at least, to determine that it’s the zOS flavor of the DBMS. A lot / most of the LUW and multi-platform experts do the same. However, whenever something comes up which says “Db2”/”DB2”, those of us who _don’t_ use the LUW platform start reading along with everyone else. Because that’s _not_ an exclusive label. LUW doesn’t own it.

For some of the posts, it’s immediately obvious that LUW-side is what’s being discussed. For others, not so much. I’ve wound up, perhaps a dozen or two dozen times this year, reading all the way through a presentation to find out whether there’s anything there for me. *None* of my job involves LUW, and I don’t have the discretion or authority to change that. Any time I spend studying LUW has zero benefit to me, as I have no possible use for the information anywhere in the foreseeable future.

I don’t want people to stop posting LUW stuff on DB2-L. Not at all. But, *please*, for those of us who don’t and can’t use it, let us know early in a long post that it’s not for us. To do otherwise is “leading us down the garden path,” and has no gain for anyone, only frustration.

Philip Sevetson
Computer Systems Manager
5 Manhattan West (33rd St at 10th Ave)
New York, NY 10001-2632
212-857-1688 w
917-991-7052 c
212-857-1659 f
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Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2017 11:34 AM
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There is a lot more DB2 LUW out there than most folks think, and most of the key LUW consultants have been on DB2-L for long time. I’ve actually made a good living on it and continue to do so for 20 urs. All user groups should run LUW tracks and post those meetings to this list.

IBM Champion for Analytics
Certified Information Systems Security Professional(CISSP)
Certification Number 539059
Certified Advanced DB2 DBA v10.5
Certified Database Adminstrator, DB2 11.1
IBM DB2 LUW Support Page -- https://www.ibm.com/analytics/us/en/technology/db2/db2-linux-unix-windows.html
Skype: DB2LUW
Twitter: DB2LUW
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On Oct 5, 2017, at 9:57 AM, Kim May <[login to unmask email]<mailto:[login to unmask email]>> wrote:
Phil (and Kay, too),

I have been asking the IBM’ers who contact me with requests for the Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users Group to promote their local events to also post them on DB2-L. I realize that most of the people monitoring DB2-L are z people, and this is also true of the Balto/Washington RUG. However, as there is frequent product overlap (think QMF for Multi-platforms, pureScale for LUW is Parallel Sysplex for distributed, etc.), and as there are frequent posts on Db2-L from folks on the distributed side, I would like to get more of the IBM’ers supporting Db2 for LUW aware of IDUG and the Db2 community.

When Lynn Jonas from IBM asked me to promote the development workshop I asked if she’d posted the event on Db2-L and she said no – she posted it on World of Db2 and some other IBM sites intended to support the Db2 community. I was traveling back from IDUG and drafting an email I am planning to send to her, and to each of the IBM’ers who reach out to me in the future asking:


1. Are you an IDUG member?

2. Have you attended an IDUG Conference in the past 2 years?

3. How many meetings of your local RUG do you attend?

I don’t like the multi-layered/fractured messaging. We all get too much email and have too many sites to monitor. IDUG and DB2-L have demonstrated that consistently and longevity result in a loyal following. Good content, community participation, and cordial, professional interactions, are all the things we learn about “social networking” these days. IDUG’s had these for years without the tedious repetition and self-referential posting that seems to be today’s norm. Can you tell I hate Twitter???

I don’t know how many RUGs consistently run parallel tracks but I know we (Baltimore/Washington) gave up 5 years ago. And yes, I would like to see that change. And I believe, with IBM’s recent efforts to bolster IDUG on the z side, and it’s positive impact on the group, there may be some recognition that what IDUG has done on the z side should be replicated for LUW customers. I am cautiously optimistic…

So kudos to IBM’s Kay Groski for being copied on the email and taking the initiative to post an invitation to these free sessions.

And my apologies for being so long-winded. Always!

Kim

From: Sevetson, Phil [mailto:[login to unmask email]
Sent: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 1:33 PM
To: '[login to unmask email]<mailto:[login to unmask email]>' <[login to unmask email]<mailto:[login to unmask email]>>
Subject: [DB2-L] - RE: *Free* Db2 Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tou

**please note my email address change**
Ms. Groski,

Can you clarify this?

It looks pretty much like “DB2 not-on-z/OS” from the topics named here; is this correct, or is there anything in the presentations for the mainframe crowd?

Philip Sevetson
Computer Systems Manager
5 Manhattan West (33rd St at 10th Ave)
New York, NY 10001-2632
212-857-1688 w
917-991-7052 c
212-857-1659 f
[cid:[login to unmask email]

From: Kay Groski [mailto:[login to unmask email]
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 12:55 PM
To: [login to unmask email]<mailto:[login to unmask email]>
Subject: [DB2-L] - *Free* Db2 Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tou


details with cities and dates and the links to register: http://bit.ly/Db2tour

Attend this free workshop to learn the fundamentals of developing applications with Db2.
…or, like me, attend to find out how your databases can be accessed!! :)

Topics Covered:
Supported languages, IDEs and available APIs
Db2 architecture, including the ability to store unstructured data alongside relational tables
Robust compatibility that lets you run SQL written for other platforms like Oracle, Netezza and Postgres
BLU Acceleration for super-fast and efficient in-memory processing that delivers result very quickly
Using Db2 with Node.js and OData / REST API programming projects
Tips and tricks as well as SQL tuning and monitoring capabilities
If you know SQL and have some familiarity with programming database calls into your applications, then this workshop will get you productive on Db2 very quickly.
We will get you started with Db2 Developer Community edition, a free and full feature software that you can “download and go”on your laptop. We will also show you how to create a database and a table in Db2, then load data and point you to our sample applications

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Kim May

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(in response to Philip Sevetson)
Phil,



Excellent point…as I recommend that IBM’ers use DB2-L to make sure their events reach the right audience, I will make sure to include the need to state clearly in the subject line “for Db2 for LUW” – thanks!



Kim



From: Sevetson, Phil [mailto:[login to unmask email]
Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:53 AM
To: '[login to unmask email]' <[login to unmask email]>
Subject: [DB2-L] - RE: *Free* Db2 Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tou



**please note my email address change**

I should clarify my question a bit, because it seems like there’s some subtext being inferred, which I did not intend to imply. I don’t want people to stop posting LUW stuff on DB2-L. Not at all.



Most of the z/OS DB2 DBAs here, at least, seem to be willing to use language in the text of a post (and, ideally, in the title) which allows me, at least, to determine that it’s the zOS flavor of the DBMS. A lot / most of the LUW and multi-platform experts do the same. However, whenever something comes up which says “Db2”/”DB2”, those of us who _don’t_ use the LUW platform start reading along with everyone else. Because that’s _not_ an exclusive label. LUW doesn’t own it.



For some of the posts, it’s immediately obvious that LUW-side is what’s being discussed. For others, not so much. I’ve wound up, perhaps a dozen or two dozen times this year, reading all the way through a presentation to find out whether there’s anything there for me. *None* of my job involves LUW, and I don’t have the discretion or authority to change that. Any time I spend studying LUW has zero benefit to me, as I have no possible use for the information anywhere in the foreseeable future.



I don’t want people to stop posting LUW stuff on DB2-L. Not at all. But, *please*, for those of us who don’t and can’t use it, let us know early in a long post that it’s not for us. To do otherwise is “leading us down the garden path,” and has no gain for anyone, only frustration.



Philip Sevetson

Computer Systems Manager

5 Manhattan West (33rd St at 10th Ave)

New York, NY 10001-2632

212-857-1688 w

917-991-7052 c

212-857-1659 f





From: Philip Gunning [mailto:[login to unmask email]
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2017 11:34 AM
To: [login to unmask email] <mailto:[login to unmask email]>
Subject: [DB2-L] - RE: *Free* Db2 Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tou



There is a lot more DB2 LUW out there than most folks think, and most of the key LUW consultants have been on DB2-L for long time. I’ve actually made a good living on it and continue to do so for 20 urs. All user groups should run LUW tracks and post those meetings to this list.



IBM Champion for Analytics

Certified Information Systems Security Professional(CISSP)

Certification Number 539059

Certified Advanced DB2 DBA v10.5

Certified Database Adminstrator, DB2 11.1

IBM DB2 LUW Support Page -- https://www.ibm.com/analytics/us/en/technology/db2/db2-linux-unix-windows.html

Skype: DB2LUW

Twitter: DB2LUW

Direct +1.610.451.5801

IDUG DB2-L Hall of Fame

www.philipkgunning.com http://www.philipkgunning.com/AskMrDB2

IBM Business Partner



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On Oct 5, 2017, at 9:57 AM, Kim May <[login to unmask email] <mailto:[login to unmask email]> > wrote:

Phil (and Kay, too),



I have been asking the IBM’ers who contact me with requests for the Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users Group to promote their local events to also post them on DB2-L. I realize that most of the people monitoring DB2-L are z people, and this is also true of the Balto/Washington RUG. However, as there is frequent product overlap (think QMF for Multi-platforms, pureScale for LUW is Parallel Sysplex for distributed, etc.), and as there are frequent posts on Db2-L from folks on the distributed side, I would like to get more of the IBM’ers supporting Db2 for LUW aware of IDUG and the Db2 community.



When Lynn Jonas from IBM asked me to promote the development workshop I asked if she’d posted the event on Db2-L and she said no – she posted it on World of Db2 and some other IBM sites intended to support the Db2 community. I was traveling back from IDUG and drafting an email I am planning to send to her, and to each of the IBM’ers who reach out to me in the future asking:



1. Are you an IDUG member?

2. Have you attended an IDUG Conference in the past 2 years?

3. How many meetings of your local RUG do you attend?



I don’t like the multi-layered/fractured messaging. We all get too much email and have too many sites to monitor. IDUG and DB2-L have demonstrated that consistently and longevity result in a loyal following. Good content, community participation, and cordial, professional interactions, are all the things we learn about “social networking” these days. IDUG’s had these for years without the tedious repetition and self-referential posting that seems to be today’s norm. Can you tell I hate Twitter???



I don’t know how many RUGs consistently run parallel tracks but I know we (Baltimore/Washington) gave up 5 years ago. And yes, I would like to see that change. And I believe, with IBM’s recent efforts to bolster IDUG on the z side, and it’s positive impact on the group, there may be some recognition that what IDUG has done on the z side should be replicated for LUW customers. I am cautiously optimistic…



So kudos to IBM’s Kay Groski for being copied on the email and taking the initiative to post an invitation to these free sessions.



And my apologies for being so long-winded. Always!



Kim



From: Sevetson, Phil [mailto:[login to unmask email]
Sent: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 1:33 PM
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Subject: [DB2-L] - RE: *Free* Db2 Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tou



**please note my email address change**

Ms. Groski,



Can you clarify this?



It looks pretty much like “DB2 not-on-z/OS” from the topics named here; is this correct, or is there anything in the presentations for the mainframe crowd?



Philip Sevetson

Computer Systems Manager

5 Manhattan West (33rd St at 10th Ave)

New York, NY 10001-2632

212-857-1688 w

917-991-7052 c

212-857-1659 f





From: Kay Groski [mailto:[login to unmask email]
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 12:55 PM
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Subject: [DB2-L] - *Free* Db2 Event (RTP, ATL, DC, and more) : Db2 Development Workshop Tou



details with cities and dates and the links to register: http://bit.ly/Db2tour

Attend this free workshop to learn the fundamentals of developing applications with Db2.
…or, like me, attend to find out how your databases can be accessed!! :)

Topics Covered:
Supported languages, IDEs and available APIs
Db2 architecture, including the ability to store unstructured data alongside relational tables
Robust compatibility that lets you run SQL written for other platforms like Oracle, Netezza and Postgres
BLU Acceleration for super-fast and efficient in-memory processing that delivers result very quickly
Using Db2 with Node.js and OData / REST API programming projects
Tips and tricks as well as SQL tuning and monitoring capabilities
If you know SQL and have some familiarity with programming database calls into your applications, then this workshop will get you productive on Db2 very quickly.
We will get you started with Db2 Developer Community edition, a free and full feature software that you can “download and go”on your laptop. We will also show you how to create a database and a table in Db2, then load data and point you to our sample applications



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