Oracle Renewal Looming? Consider DB2! @IBMAnalytics

Posted by Frank Fillmore on April 6, 2017 under BLU Acceleration, DB2 for Linux Unix Windows, DB2 for z/Linux, DB2 Migrations, HTAP, IBM DB2 Services, MQT's, Oracle, pureScale. Tags: .

Thanks to Kim May for a fabulous job stepping customers and IBMers through the rewards and challenges of converting Oracle databases to DB2.  The recording of the webinar is found here.  The presentation materials: Oracle Customers Consider DB2 4.5.17

Finally, The Fillmore Group’s White Paper on Oracle to DB2 migrations: SmarterQuestions White Paper – Oracle to DB2 Migration Lessons Learned – Final

Please reach out to Kim or me if you have any questions.

IBM Hybrid Transaction/Analytic Processing #HTAP #IDAA #BLU #IBMz Webinar Materials

Posted by Frank Fillmore on July 21, 2015 under BLU Acceleration, DB2 for Linux Unix Windows, DB2 for z/OS, IDAA, MQT's, Netezza, Sidecar. Tags: , , , , , .

The concept of Hybrid Transaction/Analytic Processing was coined by Gartner. IBM implements HTAP in two ways:
– IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA) for DB2 for z/OS data (using Netezza hardware)
– DB2 BLU Acceleration – DB2 for Linux, Unix, Windows (a software-only implementation)

Click here for the recording of the webinar.  The presentation materials: Hybrid Transaction Analytic Processing – HTAP

Services – Available Help for the “tions”

Posted by Kim May on May 30, 2014 under Authorized Training Partner, Big Data, Data Studio, DB2 Connect, DB2 Education, DB2 for i, DB2 for Linux Unix Windows, DB2 for VSE&VM, DB2 for z/OS, DB2 Gold Consultants, DB2 Migrations, Federation, Frank Fillmore, Hadoop, IBM Champion, IBM DB2 Services, IBM Pure Systems, IDAA, InfoSphere, InfoSphere Streams, MQT's, Netezza, Optim, Oracle, pureScale, Q-Replication, SQL Tuning, TFG Blog. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

I was on a call this morning with an IBM technical team to discuss our progress filling the seats in one of our upcoming free IDAA classes.  Not surprising, given the number of people on the call (and who they were!) we went a bit off topic and ended up chatting about services and what appears to be – to IBM customers and sellers at least – a shortage of skilled consultants available to help with the “tions” – replication, implementations, migrations and federation.

The Fillmore Group has skilled consultants available to support these efforts, at rates that are typically about half of those being charged by “the competition”.

If your team has a project pending, or one in process, where a skilled consultant, at a reasonable hourly rate, can get things back on track, please contact me.  We are ready to work!  A list of our IBM Information Management capabilities is attached here.

 

InfoSphere Warehouse “Haunted”Class 9/28

Posted by Kim May on August 27, 2009 under Data Studio, DB2 Education, InfoSphere, MQT's. Tags: , , .

I am trying to find two missing persons:  the two students I need to get our September 28th DW351, InfoSphere Warehouse 9 Components, class to run.  I am offering a ghost tour to anyone brave enough to join us.  See the message below:

It really isn’t haunted, but it IS a bit mysterious.  That is, until you’ve made your way through the maze of the SQL Warehouse Tool, InfoSphere Intelligent Miner, Cubing Services, and their common interface, the Design Studio, and understand they are more than just smoke and mirrors.  Attend IBM Authorized training class DW351, “InfoSphere Warehouse 9 Components” with The Fillmore Group’s Frank Fillmore and start accumulating warehouse knowledge that will make you – supernatural! 

Students attending the September 28th class will be treated to the Mt. Vernon Ghostwalk, by Baltimore Ghost Tours, and dinner at the Owl Bar in Baltimore’s historic Belvedere Hotel. 

Detailed course and registration information is available on the IBM website at:
http://www-304.ibm.com/jct03001c/services/learning/ites.wss/us/en?pageType=course_description&courseCode=DW351

Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users Group – MQT’s Presentation

Posted by Kim May on March 24, 2009 under Baltimore Washington DB2 Users Group, MQT's.

This is the link to the excellent presentation Petrus Chan delivered to the Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users Group on March 6th titled, “A First Look at Materialized Query Tables (MQT’s)”.  This link takes you to the users group page where presentations are posted, so it’s a good page to bookmark:  http://www.bwdb2ug.org/whatsnew.htm

Enjoy!

Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users Group LUW Meeting – Friday, 3/6

Posted by Kim May on March 3, 2009 under Baltimore Washington DB2 Users Group, Data Studio, DB2 Education, DB2 for Linux Unix Windows, MQT's, SQL Tuning. Tags: .

The second LUW track meeting is scheduled for this Friday, March 6, 2009, at the IBM TEC in McLean, Virginia.  Petrus Chan from the Toronto Lab will be presenting. 

I’ve spent a good portion of the past couple weeks getting individual invitations out to local DB2 for LUW users but if you are out there and I have not personally invited you, please consider yourself welcome – and try to join us.  Details on the presentations are below.   There is no charge for the sessions (they are *free* thanks to Tak Lee and the local IBM team) and pizza will be provided by The Fillmore Group. Read More…