I think that one of my least favorite phrases is “Nothing else changed!” More common than a performance problem that simply slowly creeps up with performance getting worse and worse over time is the sudden performance problem. Many times, sudden database performance problems can be mapped back to a specific change at some level.… Read the restContinue reading »
Updated 6/26/2017 to include links on details for DSM 2.1.4 and a link to the DB2Night Show replay.
June 22 and the week surrounding it brought a number of announcements from IBM about DB2.
IBM has recognized that they need to invest more in marketing DB2.… Read the restContinue reading »
I have some very specific perspectives on monitoring DB2. In addition to regular consulting in my day job, we also provide full-service virtual DBA services, including monitoring. The monitoring we choose to do is very much under my control, and I’m constantly working on enhancements.… Read the restContinue reading »
When I first saw Jupyter Notebook at IBM Insight (at World of Watson) in 2016, I knew it was something I had to try. I have been excited about the possibility of making greater use of it. I’ve finally found the time to work with it a bit more and wanted to share the basics on how to install and use Jupyter Notebook with DB2.… Read the restContinue reading »
Once again this year, I’ll be speaking at the DB2 Symposium in Einhoven on 16 May! I’ll be giving a day-long intensive on DB2 Security, Performance, and a Touch of Cloud. I’ve been working hard on creating and polishing the presentation, and am quite excited to be including Jupyter Notebook topics in this presentation, in addition to the topics mentioned in the title.… Read the restContinue reading »
DBAs excitedly pack their bags for a week-long trip. On-call rotation is hurriedly passed to the next poor soul on the rotation list. Ember dons her trademark pigtails. Melanie Stopfer crams another 20 slides into and already packed presentation.… Read the restContinue reading »
It’s nearly here! My favoite week of the year!
With all of the education options out there, it remains my firm opinion that the IDUG North America Technical Conference is the best out there for experienced DBAs. No class has the breadth and depth of topics and the ability so specialize in the areas most important to each DBA.… Read the restContinue reading »
Sometimes with DB2 on Windows installs just don’t go right. There is a repair mode on db2setup that can help.
There are a number of problems that can manifest. One is a completely successful install on Windows, but the menu items just don’t show up under “all programs” on the start menu.… Read the restContinue reading »