Dear IDUG Membership,
It is an honour to serve you as President, a task that I am very much looking forward to. I want to start by thanking each of you for your participation in our DB2 community. A special thank you to the many dedicated volunteers who spend countless hours supporting...
This blog is bitter sweet for me. Firstly, the sweet. This month is the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Denver, Colorado. There is wealth of education opportunities - regardless of whether you work on DB2 for z/OS or DB2 for LUW. These opportunities range from one day seminars to one hour technical ses
IThis is a very exciting time for me to be writing this message. You will, no doubt, have seen the announcement from IBM for DB2 10 on LUW. There are some great features available in this release and I am sure many of you are looking forward to using this new product. At the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference
Anecdote from the real life "Finding value in a presentation given seven years ago" Although generally the migrating to DB2 9 done recently at UBS was a very smooth experience, we did encounter a couple of performance degradations due to changes in access path. One of these where particular troubles
Unless you believe the Mayan calendar to be right and you are still on DB2 8 for z/OS, the time to act is now. DB2 version 8 for z/OS end of support happens on April 30th 2012. So now is a good time to look at the past, present and future. The past DB2 version 8 for z/OS: do you remember first hea