PkgCache #13: You Can’t Go Wrong with Borat

Recorded March 23, 2014 • 36 minutes

Fred and Ian talk about the latest DB2 News, measuring DBA effectiveness and how far the BLU for Cloud beta has come in just a few months.

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PkgCache #12: DB2WTFP3

Recorded March 9, 2014 • 36 minutes

Fred and Ian talk about the latest DB2 News, DB2 10.5 Fixpack 3, DB2′s Got Talent, and the announcements from IBM Pulse.

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PkgCache #11: Watch for Falling Coconuts

Recorded February 13, 2014 • 44 minutes

Fred and Ian talk about the latest DB2 News, application-generated SQL, how they deal with DB2 fixpacks and more.

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PkgCache #10: The Back Button Actually Works

Recorded January 23, 2014 • 34 minutes

Fred and Ian talk about IBM selling its xSeries server line to Lenovo, the upcoming IDUG events in London and Phoenix, Transparent Archiving in DB2 11 for z/OS, and more.

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PkgCache #9: The “S” is for Schadenfreude

Recorded January 3, 2014 • 31 minutes

Fred and Ian have returned after a very busy December. They review the latest DB2 news, discuss some new offerings from IBM and look at their New Years DBA Resolutions.

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PkgCache #8: Conference Season

November 13, 2013 • 40 minutes

Fred and Ian are back after attending the IDUG European Conference in Barcelona and IBM Information on Demand in Las Vegas. They discuss what was fun, what they learned, the differences between the conferences, and (of course) spill the beans on the shenanigans in Las Vegas.

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PkgCache #7: IOD Hacks

October 4, 2013 • 37 minutes

Fred, Ian and special guest Crysta Anderson from IBM discuss what’s coming in the Information on Demand conference and provide tips and tricks for how to get the most out of the conference.

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PkgCache #6: The Museum of Ham

September 21, 2013 • 28 minutes

Fred and Ian review the latest DB2 news, discuss whether attending live webinars is worthwhile and talk about buying performance versus developing it.

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PkgCache #5: Vinyl Hoarding Mole Men

September 4, 2013 • 31 minutes

Fred and Ian review the latest DB2 News, including the release of DB2 10.5 Fixpack 1, Serge Rielau’s return to DB2 blogging, the lack of criticism in non-IBM blogs covering DB2 BLU, and Fred’s DBA-crush on Time Travel Query.

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PkgCache #4: The Whole Package Cacheopoulos

August 16, 2013 • 29 minutes

We interview Paul Zikopoulos, IBM’s newly-promoted Vice President of Technical Sales and Sales Enablement. We discuss Paul’s job, traveling, writing books, and Paul offers insights into IBM’s position towards leading edge technologies and the changing role of DBAs.

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