Author: mkrafick

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Why won’t you just die?! (Cleaning DB2 Process in Memory)

It happens. We joke that it doesn’t. Make sure not tell our Oracle or SQL Server counterparts but occasionally DB2 becomes … How do I put this eloquently? Hosed. Snarled. Non-functional. Zombied (think the “Walking Dead” TV show). Dorked. Sometimes there is a memory leak, instance level crash, trap, or OS issue. DB2 just goes into a bad state and...

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Twitter Debates

Twitter debates. I’ve never been in one, nor have I actually heard of them until yesterday. But when @DB2Geek hosted a debate on Tuesday, I decided to pop on and see what it was all about. (Search for hashtag #db2debate). It was fascinating. Did automation steal the role of DBA or minimize it? Will our role never die because of...

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Domesticating your Blob.

DBA’s have egos. We like to say “Look what I created,” “Check out this huge database I fixed,” or “I McGyver-ed a solution at 3am in a War-Room hyped up on my 8th cup of coffee.” Then the bragging really begins. “I fixed a 1.2 T Data Warehouse!” Which receives a quick response of “Oh yeah? Well my OLTP database...

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Technical Conference – It’s a skill builder, not a trip to Vegas.

What is the first thing you think of when someone says “technical conference”? Those who have attended a few technical conferences think of hours of session material, hands on labs, networking events, and coveted swag from the vendor Expo. Those who have not attended a conference may not know what to expect. Managers, who may have been out of the...