Guest Bloggers on

Jim Jim Reutener has been an IT professional for 25 years. Starting out as a mainframe COBOL Programmer, then a SQL/DS DBA, moving to DB2 z/OS Database Administrator and now for the last 8 years as a DB2 LUW Database Administrator. He has IT experience with public utilities, state taxation, banking and most recently in the fast-paced retail space. He has been supporting DB2 LUW running behind WebSphere Commerce for the last 4 years. Jim can be reached via LinkedIn at

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Luke Luke Numrych has over 18 years of experience in various IT fields, ranging from mainframe operations to software development. He has been involved in supporting DB2 LUW on Windows since the beginning of 2011, and has been a production support DBA for DB2 databases in an OLTP environment since March of 2012.
Luke is a member and the Secretary for 2015 of the Wisconsin DB2 Users’ Group.
Luke’s Linked-In profile is, and he can be reached via email at

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Picture of Abhik Abhik Roy is currently associated with Experian. He has over 10 years of consulting experience in the database technology space with strong focus of big data technologies and parallel processing architectures. His current assignments involve DB2 on distributed, Netezza and Mongo and he is passionate about anything related to databases. He also has a passion for photography and loves experimenting with his camera. He can be reached at
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Picture of Pavan Kristipati Pavan Kristipati is a guest blogger at Pavan’s work experience includes database consulting engagements at Fortune Finance / Health care / Insurance clients. He currently works full time as a Sr. Database Engineer and is an IBM Certified Advanced Database Administrator – DB2 10.1 for Linux, UNIX and Windows.
In his current role, he manages and supports a large multi-terabyte Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) on DB2 LUW DPF (Database Partitioning Feature) and Highly Available (24/7) OLTP (DB2 / HADR) databases.
He was selected into “Top 10 User Speakers” at the 2014 IDUG Technical Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
His LinkedIn profile is: He can be reached at pavan (no space before @)
He is a regular blogger at
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Ian_Bjorhovde Ian Bjorhovde is the principal consultant for DataProxy System Solutions in Phoenix, Arizona. He has worked in the IT industry for over 18 years and has spent the last 15 years as a consultant developing and supporting large DB2 LUW databases with clients in many different industries. He is an IBM Champion for Information Management, produces a DB2-focused podcast called The Whole Package Cache and has presented at RUG, IDUG and IBM conferences
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Michael_Krafick Michael Krafick is an occasional contributor to He has been a production support DBA for over 12 years in data warehousing and highly transactional OLTP environments. He was acknowledged as a top ten session speaker for “10 Minute Triage” at the 2012 IDUG Technical Conference. Michael also has extensive experience in setting up monitoring configurations for DB2 Databases as well as preparing for high availability failover, backup, and recovery. He can be reached at “Michael.Krafick (at) icloud (dot) com”. Linked-in Profile: Twitter: mkrafick

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Picture of Scott Robertson Scott Robertson has been a Unix Systems Administrator for over 24 years in production support of anything from small applications to very large database warehouses. His experience over the years includes many Unix aspects such as systems installation, routine maintenance, day-to-day user support, filesystem management, network management, security management, and is always trying to replace repetitive tasks with a shell script. He can be reached at “unxscorob @” Linked-in profile: