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.

PkgCache #14: IDUG Desert Survival Guide

Recorded April 24, 2014 • 39 minutes

Fred and Ian talk about the latest DB2 News and discuss all things IDUG in preparation for the North American DB2 Technical Conference coming up in Phoenix from May 12th – 16th, 2014.

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News

IDUG 2014 in Phoenix, May 12th-16th

IDUG Dine Around

Other places to eat in Phoenix

Friends don’t let friends drink crappy coffee, so go here instead:

What to do around Phoenix

Photo by Felder Rushing

Outside of Phoenix (other than the Grand Canyon, of course)

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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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    • IBM announces that more than 10,000 pureSystems have been shipped
    • IBM Released a Redbooks Mobile App
    • Download the DB2 11 eBook from IDUG.org
    • Make sure you add a comment or question on the white paper before March 1 – you can win a Conference Pass to IDUG NA, Australia or EMEA!
Watson schools Fred
Watson schools Fred

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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