Category: Education and Skills

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IBM DB2 Certification – A Comprehensive Guide as of Today

Edited on 6/25/2014 to reflect the formerly missing tutorials on the IBM sites Nearly every DB2 conference I go to has me thinking about DB2 certification. That is probably because most conferences include free or reduced cost certification testing. I have covered this topic before, so feel free to check out the blog entries on it: IBM DB2 Certification –...

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DB2’s Got Talent 2014 – Grand Finale

Look, I know I say this every week, but what a great week of presentations! I learned something from pretty much all of the presenters. There were 549 voters last week. The top 3 competitors based on votes were safe. The votes were distributed like this: The judges had the option to save one or two of the bottom 3,...

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DB2’s Got Talent 2014 – Round 3 of the Finals

At the time of this post, I am not in chilly Denver, but in sunny Puerto Rico! My husband and I are on a 15th wedding anniversary trip to Puerto Rico! But before I left, I wrote up this summary of last Friday’s episode. Enjoy! 476 voters this week! This week was a themed show – the contestants had to...

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DB2’s Got Talent – Round 2 of the Finals

And the great content continues. Friday was another great show of DB2’s Got Talent on the DB2Night show. This was the first show where folks in the finals round were eliminated. A great wealth of knowledge, and good presenters too. I suggest downloading the show at http://www.dbisoftware.com/blog/db2nightshow.php?id=493. After you watch the show, be sure to scroll down to the bottom...

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DB2Night Show 2014 – Round 1 of the Finals

Judge Klaas Brant had a surprise birthday party thrown for him today, so I stepped in at the last moment to guest judge. I had technical issues – I could talk to the others just fine before the show, but then no one could hear me when it came to show time! I called back in, and everything was fine....

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DB2’s Got Talent 2014 – Search Show #4

The entertainment and education of DB2’s Got Talent on the DB2Night Show continues. I recommend watching the download here: http://www.dbisoftware.com/blog/db2nightshow.php?id=488 Also on that page is an extra discount code for the IDUG North American Technical conference in Phoenix in May – it’s even better than the early enrollment discount, so if you are going, check it out. Presentations Rajesh Pandhare...

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DB2’s Got Talent 2014 – Search Show #3

The entertainment and education of DB2’s Got Talent on the DB2Night Show continues. I recommend watching the download here: http://www.dbisoftware.com/blog/db2nightshow.php?id=4869 Also on that page is an extra discount code for the IDUG North American Technical conference in Phoenix in May – it’s even better than the early enrollment discount, so if you are going, check it out. Presentations Umesh –...

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DB2’s Got Talent 2014 – Search Show #2

I continue to be amazed how much I can learn from 4-minute presentations. I should be used to it by now. There were some excellent presentations this week. The Presentations Prasad Pande – Online Tablespace Migration Using ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE I very much enjoyed Prasad’s presenetation. He described the problem he was trying to solve well, covered alternate methods, and obviously researched...

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DB2’s Got Talent 2014 Kick-Off

Friday was the first search episode of DB2’s Got Talent on the DB2Night show. I was thrilled to have an opportunity to step in as a guest judge for Klaas, who was traveling and unable to participate. It was really neat to be on the other side of the competition. I very much enjoyed the lack of the nervous feeling...