PkgCache #23: Internet of Swamp Things

Recorded April 3, 2015 • 53 minutes

Fred and Ian discuss April Fools’ pranks, the general availability of the SQL Database premium plan on Bluemix, follow up on the discussion about Data Server Manager, the upcoming IDUG North American conference in Philadelphia and other DB2 news.

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The Unicode Cone of Shame from Fred’s VARGRAPH-hack
The Unicode Cone of Shame from Fred’s VARGRAPH-hack

IDUG NA

  • Fred’s Likes:

    • E06: Hidden Gems: The Top 10 Most Under-utilized Functions in DB2 – Matthias Nicola
    • D07: Top Ten DB2 LUW Explain Tips – John Hornibrook
    • F16: Migrating from IMS to DB2 with DL/2 – Bernie O’Connor
    • C17: Using The Multi-Temperature Data Feature with Fully Automated Storage Tiering – Roger Sanders
  • PkgCache #22: The Woman with the Rose Tattoo

    Recorded March 12, 2015 • 38 minutes

    Fred and Ian discuss the latest DB2 news, IBM allowing ads in Redbooks, the just-announced Data Server Manager product and some quirks about the MON_GET functions and lock monitoring.

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    Fred’s Laptop

    PkgCache #21: Left Outer Shark

    Recorded February 6, 2015 • 48 minutes

    Fred and Ian discuss the lack of DB2 ads in Superbowl XLIX, the new features in DB2 10.5 Fixpack 5 and the latest DB2 News.

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    PkgCache #20: The BuzzFeed Strategy Doesn’t Always Work

    Recorded January 4, 2015 • 47 minutes

    Fred and Ian ring in the new year, review the fall conference season and discuss the latest DB2 News.

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    Ian’s view was, No Doubt, excellent
    Ian’s view was, No Doubt, excellent

    PkgCache #19: Databases Gone Wild, Cancun Edition

    Recorded October 1, 2014 • 46 minutes

    Fred and Ian talk about what’s new in the DB2 “Cancun” release (10.5 Fixpack 4) and the latest DB2 News.

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    PkgCache #18: Dragging Hexagons to Achieve Nirvana

    Recorded July 17, 2014 • 48 minutes

    Fred and Ian talk about the latest DB2 News; Bluemix becoming Generally Available; Apple and IBM pairing up, and the fall conference season.

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    PkgCache #17: Making Guacamole with a Wood Chipper

    Recorded June 25, 2014 • 47 minutes

    Fred and Ian talk about the latest DB2 News, summer experiments, Optimization Profiles, and some interesting hardware developments that could impact DB2 in the future.

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    “El Machino”: an early prototype of The Machine? (photo by Mel Albaum)
    “El Machino”: an early prototype of The Machine? (photo by Mel Albaum)

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    PkgCache #16: The Dude Knows His Stuff

    Recorded May 26, 2014 • 40 minutes

    Fred and Ian talk about the latest DB2 News; their impressions and take aways from IDUG’s conference in Phoenix; data encryption in BLU for Cloud; and they discuss how to handle database security patches that come out.

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    The @pkgcache pirate Dine Around at IDUG in Phoenix
    The @pkgcache pirate Dine Around at IDUG in Phoenix

    PkgCache #15: Fred & Ian on The DB2 Cocktail Hour #13

    Recorded May 13, 2014 • 44 minutes

    Dan LuksetichWhiskey factory photo by Dora Pete (Supreme Leader of Beer, IDUG Content Committee chair and the “Podfather” of DB2 podcasts) invited Fred and Ian on to his podcast, The DB2 Cocktail Hour, to discuss Big Data and why both keynotes at IDUG’s DB2 Technical conference in Phoenix weren’t about DB2.

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    The DB2 Cocktail Hour Series 1 Podcast 13 – Distilling Big Data
    Featuring (but not sponsored by) Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon and Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whiskey. Chris enjoyed The Macallan 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (on the rocks, but we won’t hold that against him). The sound-check warm-up round was Bulleit Rye.