IDUG eBulletin | Jan/Feb 2024

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IDUG Nears Completion of Tech Stack Transition
Here Come New Tools, a Better Member Experience

IDUG is excited to put the finishing touches on our tech stack transition in the next few weeks. You may have seen our messaging – we've been hard at work updating the website, and shifting your IDUG community tools to a new space. Regrettably, the platform that housed your digital IDUG experience has elected to retire, and so we've been working hard behind the scenes to source and implement modern tools that we are confident will enable us to move forward well and maintain continuity into future years.

While we wrap up some of our migration, you may notice a few continued hiccups this week. Please be assured that this is temporary – a comprehensive user experience with SSO enabled across all of our tools is near. Be on the lookout for a notification to log in to your member account and get started with the new IDUG in early March. Questions? Reach out to our team. We're happy to help.

NA 2024 Db2 Tech Conference
Get Ready for Registration!

The IDUG 2024 NA Db2 Tech Conference is right around the corner! We're confirming our technical sessions, and are excited to have our agenda published in the next couple of weeks. We're leveraging some new technology at IDUG, and look forward to SSO returning to our tech stack in early March. In the meantime, take a look at our preliminary agenda and at pre- and post-conference workshops, scheduled for Sunday, June 23 and Thursday, June 27! More information is coming soon – we look forward to seeing you there!

Make Plans to Attend NA 2024

EMEA 2024 Db2 Tech Conference

Save the date for VALENCIA | October 27-31

The IDUG EMEA 2024 Call for Proposals is open! Get those abstracts in, save the date, and make plans to join us in Valencia next October! New this year are streamlined topics, designed to better identify your content for a broader audience. Consider presenting a session that aligns with one or more of the following topics, and be sure to "tag" your submission with applicable topics when submitting your session to IDUG:

  • AI, GenAI & Machine Learning
  • App Dev
  • Automation
  • Back to Basics
  • Best Practices
  • Database Resiliency
  • Data Movement and Analytics
  • Data Movement and Integration
  • Db2 Cloud and Warehouse
  • Latest and New Features z/OS
  • Latest and New Features LUW
  • Modernization in Development
  • Modernization in Operations
  • Performance and Monitoring
  • Security and Compliance
  • User Stories
  • Utilities
  • Working with SQL

Click Here to Submit Your Presentation!

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IDUG Db2 Tabletalk Podcast 
NEW | January & February 2024


Chris talks us though his high school dreams to be an Aeronautical Engineer in the US Air Force and how he decided that his sense of humour might lend itself better to Computer Science! It’s been a whirlwind journey developing his career alongside Db2 from Intern to Distinguished Engineer.


Hold on to your sides as we helter-skelter through the fun-packed, beer-fueled career of serial-programmer, Roy Boxwell, who cannot actually, by all accounts, box well. Shame.

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Db2 13 Readiness Report

Written by Emil Kotrc

Before you migrate to any new Db2 release such as Db2 13 you usually do a migration readiness planning. Part of this planning is running the pre-migrations job that IBM ships with the prior version (DSNTIJPE in Db2 12) as well as with the latest version (DSNTIJPM in Db2 13). Normally you run these checks on the prior version – in this case on Db2 12 – to make sure the migration to a new release runs smoothly.

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