PkgCache #28: Easier to Use when Drunk

Recorded July 24, 2016 • 44 minutes

Fred and Ian try to make sense of the different options for running DB2 in the Cloud and why DBAs may or may not be supporting this. They also discuss Docker, World of Watson and developments in the DB2 RFE Community.

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PkgCache #27: #userBrexit

Recorded June 23, 2016 • 44 minutes

Fred and Ian talk about about the recently-released DB2 11.1 for Linux, UNIX and Windows, the updated DB2 Knowledge Center, and the IDUG conference that took place in Austin, TX from May 23-26.

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PkgCache #26: The Soft Blitz

Recorded May 18, 2016 • 37 minutes

Fred and Ian talk about the recent DB2 11.1 for Linux, UNIX and Windows announcement and look forward to the IDUG North American conference taking place in Austin, TX from May 23-26.

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IDUG North America 2016

  • Conference Agenda
  • Session Picks:
    • Ian’s Session: “DB2 Data Security: Controlling Access and Catching Bad Guys”, Session D02, Monday May 23 @ 1:30pm
    • Fred’s Session: “Guilt-Free JSON, Smarter Searches and Other Useful App Dev Patterns”, Session G08 on Tuesday May 24 @ 2:15pm
    • Melanie Stopfer: “Upgrading to DB2 LUW with the Latest Version”, Session C01, Monday May 23 @ 12:15pm
    • Phil Nelson: “DB2 Routine Development: Beyond the Basics”, Session E01 on Monday May 23 @ 12:15pm
    • Ember Crooks: “SQL Infusion: Tuning and Using the Package Cache”, Session C03 on Monday May 23 @ 3:45pm
    • Martin Hubel: “Block Party! Techniques for Tuning DB2 LUW Buffer Pools”, Session C08 on Tuesday May 24 @2:15pm

PkgCache #25: The Hanukkah Hack

Recorded December 8, 2015 • 57 minutes

Fred and Ian review IBM Insight in Las Vegas and IDUG EMEA in Dublin then Fred shares a clever use for ISO8859-8.

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Listener Larry Sokoloski
Listener Larry Sokoloski

PkgCache #24: The Cache Awakens

Recorded October 22, 2015 • 47 minutes

Fred and Ian review IDUG North America, discuss plans for IBM Insight and IDUG EMEA and then discuss Fixpacks, BLU MPP and come down with a mild case of zEnvy™.

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Maroon 5 @ IBM Insight

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 VARGRAPHIC hack
The Unicode Cone of Shame from Fred’s VARGRAPHIC hack

IDUG NA

  • IDUG’s first casinorific conference in over a decade: http://www.vfcasino.com/
  • In actual Philadelphia, use http://www.vinylhub.com/ to find record stores
  • Fred will host IDUG’s Whiskey SIG at http://www.philadelphia.villagewhiskey.com
  • Fred is drinking https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/clynelish/clynelish-1997-bottled-2012-oloroso-sherry-cask-finish-distillers-edition-whisky/
  • Ian’s Session Recommendations:
    • C14: DB2 Security Tips and Best Practices – Walid Rjaibi @WalidRjaibi
    • D05: Performance “Worst Practices” for DB2 – Steve Rees @db2steve
    • E15: Configuration (Mis) Management – Deploying DDL changes – Ken Shaffer @aerodata
    • E16: BLU Insert, Update and Delete – An Insider’s Perspective – Adam Storm @stormadamj
  • 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 @JHornibrookIBM
    • 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 @Roger_E_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