Category: Just for Fun

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The Coming pureScale Invasion

I’ve thought for a long time that one of the biggest issues that IBM has faced in getting more traction with pureScale is that it’s only included in the Advanced editions of DB2 – Advanced Workgroup Server Edition and Advanced Enterprise Server Edition. The recent announcement of the Business Application Continuity Offering will help expand the pureScale footprint to even more...

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db2commerce.com Year in Review – 2014

Blog Stats As I contemplated the blog at the end of last year, I wondered at the fact that in 2013, I had more than 100,000 page views. Well, in 2014, as of last week, I have had over 250,000 page views on the blog! Wow. Just Wow. I passed new plateaus on daily page views with nearly every weekday...

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Giving Thanks in the DB2 Community

It’s Thanksgiving in the US. This is a time to stop and reflect on what I’m thankful for in my life, and a big part of that is the DB2 community for me. Here’s who and what I’m thankful for in the DB2 community this year: My new employer, Xtivia. I have a wealth of inspiration for the blog based...

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Happy Fourth Blogiversary to db2commerce.com!

It has been four years since I started this blog, and two and a half years since I committed to blogging very regularly. Wow, what a ride it has been. Blogging has skyrocketed my career. I’m now not just an IBM Champion, but also an IBM Gold Consultant. I have spoken at two conferences, written two developerWorks articles, and am...

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Ember Crooks: IBM Gold Consultant

I am proud to announce that IBM has named me as an IBM Gold Consultant!! What is a Gold Consultant? IBM’s mission statement for the Gold Consultant program: The IBM Gold Consultant Program is for Independent Consultants who deliver superior consulting services to IBM clients, with demonstrated technical leadership, vast industry experience, market knowledge and digital presence. IBM and The...

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DB2’s Got Talent 2014

One of the highlights of 2013 for me was winning third place in the DB2’s Got Talent competition. If you’re a long time reader, you may remember me begging for votes the last two years in March. But this contest is for those who are newer to presenting about DB2 topics in the larger DB2 community, so I’m done –...