As we enter July, we are one month closer to the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Sydney, Australia! I’m thrilled to attend my first conference as President of IDUG, and even more excited to experience the signature IDUG education and networking alongside all of you.
There is a lot going on in the IDUG world this month, and I hope you are all able to take advantage of as many educational opportunities as possible. Don’t miss the upcoming DB2 Tech Channel Tech Talk, Use DB2 with BLU Acceleration for SAP, presented by Guersad Kuesuek and hosted by Rick Swagerman. As always, there are several RUG event’s scheduled for July and many other ways to get involved with IDUG during the month of July. Check out the IDUG Calendar of Events for all you need to know.
Come to think of Australia, this was actually the first IDUG conference where I presented. Who else than a crazy Dane would travel half way around the globe just to do a one hour presentation. This was back in 1992 when DB2 was still young. For the record, I was there and I bought the t-shirt to prove it!
Technically speaking, the Australian conference was not organized by IDUG back in those days; it was called Pacific Region DB2 Conference and was organized by Pacific Region DB2 Users Group. Later the conference became an integrated part of IDUG's year round conference program.
This anecdote is a good example of how working closely with local DB2 user groups has always been close at heart for IDUG.
1992 was also the year of my very first engagement with IDUG, which was the first ever IDUG conference in Europe held in Geneva, but that's another story perhaps for later.
I hope you enjoy this month’s eBulletin. Take the time to read Ian Bjorhovde’s article on High Availability, Redefining High Availability for a Data Warehouse, as well as the other content articles to stat up-to-date on all things DB2!