IDUG North American Technical Conference 2015

IDUG North America is over for another year. I enjoyed every minute of the conference this year, and was basically going solid from 7 AM to midnight every single day. I look forward to catching up on my sleep at home. I am typically someone who needs a solid 8-10 hours and I don’t drink and don’t party, so this is an unusual pattern for me.

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Looking Forward to IBM Insight

IBM’s Insight conference (the conference formerly known as IOD or Information On Demand) is next week in Las Vegas. It’s a large conference that covers more than just DB2, but it is still DB2 geek heaven. I’ll be there – stop me to chat if you see me, I love to talk tech with anyone.

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Informational Constraints – Benefits and Drawbacks

One of the most frustrating things a DBA can experience is troubleshooting due to bad data. The client is upset because rows are missing or incorrect data is returned.  The client facing web front end could be displaying gobilty-gook because the data retrieved makes no sense. Resources and energy are burned because of an issue is easily solved with the proper use of constraints.

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IDUG 2014 North American Technical Conference

Overall

Wow, overall, the conference ran so smoothly this year. I saw very few issues. The sessions were well clustered by track and all located in a small area. It was nearly always clear where to go and what was going on. My hat is off to the IDUG Conference Planning Committee – I cannot imagine how much work it took to put on such a conference.

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