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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 [...]

Boost Your Performance – (IREF) Index Read Efficiency

This article is based off the “Boost Your Speed – Index Read Efficiency” presentation for the DB2 Night Show (Episode #129) – DB2's Got Talent competition held on Friday, March 14th at 11am EST. Progression within the competition is based solely on audience voting. If you found this useful, want to see more like this, [...]

Backup Compression Consideration – DB2 COMPRESS vs. GZIP

We interrupt your regular programming for a quick announcement. If you have been reading DB2commerce.com for a while you know I am an occasional guest writer on this technical blog. I've worked this year on expanding my comfort zone with regular articles here, a developerWorks article to be posted next week, and I have entered [...]

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 [...]

Row and Column Access Control (Column Masking)

This article is based off the “DB2 v10.1 – Row and Column Access Control (Column Masking)” presentation for the DB2 Night Show (Episode #128) - DB2's Got Talent competition held on Friday, March 7th at 11am EST. Progression within the competition is based solely on audience voting. So if you found this useful, want to [...]

Ember’s Call to Action for DB2′s Got Talent 2014

I first competed in DB2's Got Talent in 2012. I made it past the search shows, but failed to get my network out there to vote, and was out of the competition based on votes very early on. I was devastated at the time. It was an important lesson to me on two levels. First, [...]

A Tale of Two Connections

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it [...]

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 [...]

Redesigning Tablespaces in an Existing Database

Like many applications, WebSphere Commerce puts all tables in USERSPACE1 unless they need larger page sizes. This actually works just fine for smaller and midrange implementations, but we have about one build a year that requires something else - either because of standards that client DBAs adhere to or because they actually are busy enough [...]

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 [...]