If you only think of IDUG in conjunction with one of our DB2 Tech Conferences, you may think winter is ‘down time.’ Far from that, these have been some of the busiest months on my IDUG calendar!
The DB2’s Got Talent contest is just swinging into high gear and looking for the final contestants to enter. IDUG and DBI know there is a great deal of talent in our DB2 user communities. If you have interacted with DB2 in any way, you have likely enjoyed some form of success; you have probably also solved some challenges. Please consider sharing them with the community by entering the contest. IDUG is once again partnering with our friends at DBI Software to provide a full registration for one of the IDUG DB2 Tech Conferences, plus up to $1,500 USD travel allowance as the first prize. Through this contest, we are looking for members of the DB2 LUW and z/OS user communities to share their experiences with others — which is exactly the spirit of IDUG!
Your first prize could bring you to the IDUG DB2 Tech Conferences in Phoenix, Arizona in May, Melbourne in September, or Prague in November. The technical session agenda for Phoenix was recently released showing well over 100 different sessions. We also have a full list of full day training sessions available in Phoenix for much more detailed information on SQL and performance tips, as well as classes to help prepare you to take the free IBM Certification exams at the conference. You can finish up your week with complimentary workshops for DB2 BLU Acceleration for the Cloud and the DB2 11 Migration Planning Workshop.
IDUG Conference Planning Committees for each event work hard to put together the most comprehensive agendas so you can join us knowing you’ll have access to the best in DB2 training, technical sessions and networking.
Don’t forget that between our three DB2 Tech Conferences, we have numerous online opportunities to stay connected:
Julian Stuhler’s IDUG Tech Talk: DB2 11 for z/OS IDUG User Experiences webcast is on the IDUG DB2 Tech Channel for everyone starting to think about their next upgrade. This is a follow-up to the great DB2 11 for z/OS technical whitepaper that Julian helped write in October.
Joe Geller has just released his Top 10 Performance Features of DB2 LUW 10.5 and 10.1 article on the IDUG website. After you read it, share your thoughts and personal experiences with DB2 for LUW database performance in the comments section.
With Best Regards,