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.… Read the restContinue reading »
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 as a competitor on the DB2 Night Show’s “DB2s Got Talent”.… Read the restContinue reading »
I am late to the party on Automatic Storage. Yes, it has been out for a while, but I have not used it in depth. Coming from a complex data warehouse environment, only vendors and tools used automatic storage. It was quick, easy to set up, and required minimum DBA involvement.… Read the restContinue reading »
One of the highlights of 2013 for me was winning third place in the DB2’s Got Talent competition. If you’re a long time reader, you may remember me begging for votes the last two years in March. But this contest is for those who are newer to presenting about DB2 topics in the larger DB2 community, so I’m done – I no longer qualify.… Read the restContinue reading »
A friend recently asked me what I thought of certification. I have a number of DB2 related certifications, and even one Oracle certification. I thought I would share my opinions.
Company Requirements and Recognition
The company that I work for is an IBM Business Partner.… Read the restContinue reading »
I don't want to blog too much about the conference because I know that when my favorite bloggers talk about conferences I did not get to go to, it just feels like they are mocking me. I tweeted a lot instead (@ember_crooks), and am keeping the blog entries down to a minimum.… Read the restContinue reading »
I’m a big fan of the IDUG conferences, so have generally focused my funding and management-convincing on getting to go to the IDUG North American Technical Conference. But now that I’m starting to present at IDUG conferences, I want to consider presenting at IOD as well.… Read the restContinue reading »
I am a DBA. No matter what title my company gives me, my primary job is designing, engineering, and supporting DB2 databases. DBAs sometimes have a bad reputation. I was a bit surprised the first time my engineering colleagues told me how lucky we were to have such great involved DBAs.… Read the restContinue reading »
My goal with this series is to provide some tips and tricks you might not be aware of for finding information in the IBM DB2 Information Center.
Check out Part 1 in this series: Tips for Using the IBM DB2 Information Center Part 1: Navigating
As I mentioned in Part 1, I started working with IBM DB2 documentation just before the IBM DB2 Information Center became the standard.… Read the restContinue reading »