One topic that comes up at most panels, Technical Advisory Board meetings and other longer interactions I participate with for IBM is DBA’s love of db2top. It is such an easy tool, and one that most DBAs I know choose over all others for real-time monitoring and basic investigation of a database.… Read the restContinue reading »
The IDUG Virtual conference kicked off today, and I thought I’d share my excitement and a few observations.
Today was mostly the opening keynote and the spotlight sessions. Recordings of Monday’s sessions will be available on-demand for conference attendees later in the week, so if you haven’t even registered yet, do so and replay them.… Read the restContinue reading »
Db2 is a bit unusual among RDBMSes in that it does not perform authentication. No matter what, you need some external authority to perform authentication. Usually that is either the OS or LDAP, though there are other options. If using LDAP, either transparent LDAP or security plugins can be used.… Read the restContinue reading »
I have seen the question several times on various groups or forums – “How do I install SQL?”. From a DBA standpoint, this isn’t even a properly formed question. From a developer learning standpoint the question makes sense. I needed Python, I went and downloaded Anaconda.… Read the restContinue reading »
This post is cross-platform and applies to all RDBMSes.
It is interesting to see, as a person experienced with a technical tool, some of the disadvantages of the newer ways of learning technical topics. When I started in IT, you learned some of the concepts in college, you learned some things working on the job with other DBAs who knew what they were doing, and you filled in the gaps by going to week-long classes once a year to get some detailed and hands-on official training.… Read the restContinue reading »
IBM IDs are completely, 100% free. You pay with a bit of your personal information. You have to provide an email address and a first and last name.
Those of us who have been working with (or for) IBM for years, really don’t even remember signing up because it is just a minor thing.… Read the restContinue reading »