Category: Education and Skills

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Tips for Using the IBM DB2 Information Center Part 1: Navigating

Note: this post refers to an obsolete version of the IBM DB2 Knowledge center, and therefore many of the links are broken. For details on the current version, see The New IBM DB2 Knowledge Center The IBM DB2 Information Center is a wonderful resource if you know what you’re looking for. Unfortunately, sometimes you do not know exactly what you...

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IDUG NA 2013 Brain Dump

Wait, don’t avoid reading this because you didn’t go to the conference. There is still valuable stuff here. In fact, it is even more valuable for those who did not go. Last year, I posted my brain dump by basically re-writing all of my paper notes. This year, I’m going to try to make it a bit more organized. It...

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IDUG Orlando (yet another post)

I know that every DB2 blogger out there is writting their posts about IDUG and what excites them about it and what their plans are. But I’m going to write my own post anyway to let my readers know what I’m excited about and where I’ll be. First off, I love to meet my readers. It totally makes my day...

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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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Happy Birthday, Susan!

Today is Susan Visser’s Birthday! Happy Birthday, Susan! Susan is a prolific blogger on Information Management education and skills. I read her blog regularly and recommend that you do too. Her blog is: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/SusanVisser/?lang=en_us Susan has been in various roles with IBM – technical writing, support, managing the certification program for DB2, and now as the Publishing Program Manager for...

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Blogging for DBAs

To go with today’s presentation on the DB2’s Got Talent competition, I wanted to write about blogging and getting involved in the DB2 community. Blogging has brought me great benefits, and just about everyone could contribute to the DB2 community by writing about their own experiences. Benefits For me, the benefits of engaging in the DB2 community and blogging have...