The first professional technical presentation I ever gave was on March 31, 2003. I had been a DBA for just less than 2 years. It was at an event called “SDC West Geek Fest”. It was an internal IBM event within Global Services where the technical folks delivering services got together to share technical expertise. The title was something along the lines of “10 ways to improve physical performance in Db2”. This was just after version 8.1 was released.
Well, I knew it was going to be slow, and that is part of why my plan is a 20-year plan instead of just a short-term plan. The fall was particularly difficult due to a couple of issues at work and two conferences that I absolutely loved, but that took time away from the already 60-hour work weeks that I needed to be putting in.
When I was in my early thirties, I was diagnosed with a learning disability. This really put my learning style into perspective. Teaching myself via a book was incredibly hard, and still is in some ways. Where I thrived was with hands on labs and engaging speakers.
IBM has published a document with some additional best practices for configuring TSAMP, so I thought I would add an article to my TSA series covering these settings.
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This blog entry is designed to serve as a roadmap for current blog entries directed at those newer to Db2. In my mind, this likely includes anyone who has been working with Db2 for less than 2 years. However, often there are areas we spend more time in than others, so I think of these topics also as “spackle” – to fill in gaps for the self-taught. Note that some of the topics below are not links. This is because they’re areas I plan to blog about in the future.