Michael Krafick is an aspiring Zamboni driver and well known twig-eater. During the day he is a Sr. Database Engineer for a Fortune 500 company. He is a frequent contributor to datageek.blog, an IBM champion, member of the DB2 Technical Advisory Board, and IDUG speaker Hall of Fame inductee. With over 18 years experience in DB2 for LUW, Mike works hard to educate and mentor others.


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Journey of a DB2’s Got Talent Winner

I’ve been encouraged by a few to tell my story. How I was encouraged into DB2’s Got Talent 2014, what it was like, decisions I made on the fly, any advice, and what I learned from my experience. To tell you how I won, I have to go back and tell you of the friendship I have developed with Ember and what seemed to be a harmless conversation in January of this year.

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(AST) Automatic Storage – Tips and Tricks

This article is based off the “(AST) Automatic Storage Tips and Tricks” presentation for the DB2 Night Show (Episode #130) – DB2’s Got Talent competition held on Friday, March 21th at 11am EST. Progression within the competition is based solely on audience voting. If you found this useful, want to see more like this, and don’t want to see a grown man cry – please vote for Michael Krafick (and Mariana Sanchez) based on the article or on the DB2 Night Show Replay. You will have one week from the original air date to vote.

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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, and don’t want to see a grown man cry – please vote for Michael Krafick (and Mariana Sanchez) based on the article or on the DB2 Night Show Replay. You will have one week from the original air date to vote.

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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 see more like this, and don’t want to see a grown man cry – please vote for Mike Krafick based on the article or on the DB2 Night Show replay. You will have one week from the original air date to vote.

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Twitter Debates

Twitter debates. I’ve never been in one, nor have I actually heard of them until yesterday. But when @DB2Geek hosted a debate on Tuesday, I decided to pop on and see what it was all about. (Search for hashtag #db2debate).

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