Happy 5th Blogiversary to db2commerce.com!

This week marks the 5th blogiversary of db2commerce.com! Wow, 5 years!

A few statistics:

Total posts published (including guest bloggers): 384
Years of averaging one or more posts per week: 3.5 (started in 2012)
Total words published (including guest bloggers): 401,245
Longest post: 13,043 words (HADR Tools: HADR Calculator)
Shortest post: 27 words (DB2 Haiku – Building Skills)
Words published from guest bloggers: 40,956 (about 10%)
Words published by @mkrafick: 28,255 (Almost 70% of words published by guest bloggers)
Most words published in a single month: 32,991 in December of 2014
Total all-time page views: 625,246
Best day ever for page views: 1,794 on Tuesday March 3, 2015 (Posted that day: Keeping EXPLAIN under control by Ian Bjorhovde)
Total spam comments received: 63,371
Total non-spam comments: 1,077
Most viewed post of all time: How to catalog a DB2 database at 31,517 page views

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Ember Crooks: IBM Gold Consultant

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I am proud to announce that IBM has named me as an IBM Gold Consultant!!

What is a Gold Consultant? IBM’s mission statement for the Gold Consultant program:

The IBM Gold Consultant Program is for Independent Consultants who deliver superior consulting services to IBM clients, with demonstrated technical leadership, vast industry experience, market knowledge and digital presence.

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