Category: Just for Fun

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Looking Forward to IBM Insight 2015

IBM Insight starts in less than two weeks! You can still register and attend if you haven’t planned to already! General Tips Website If you haven’t registered already, check out the IBM Insight website for information. I’ll be linking to specific pages throughout this post. Attire This is the third year I’m going to IBM Insight (well the first year...

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Happy 5th Blogiversary to db2commerce.com!

This week marks the 5th blogiversary of db2commerce.com! Wow, 5 years! A few statistics: Total posts published (including guest bloggers): 384 Years of averaging one or more posts per week: 3.5 (started in 2012) Total words published (including guest bloggers): 401,245 Longest post: 13,043 words (HADR Tools: HADR Calculator) Shortest post: 27 words (DB2 Haiku – Building Skills) Words published...

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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...