Oracle Users Looking for Savings

Posted by Frank Fillmore on January 27, 2010 under DB2 Education, DB2 Migrations, Optim, Oracle. Tags: , .

Or Optim…not sure which.  Oracle is hosting an 11g technology day in Baltimore next week and I am hoping to get a sense of what Oracle users are talking about.  If you are in the area and would like to join me, I would be happy for the company!  Details are:

Discover How You Can Lower IT Costs While Building a Foundation for Innovation

Oracle is pleased to announce Oracle Technology Day featuring the latest updates on Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g. During this interactive event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Oracle experts while mingling with Oracle partners and industry peers.

This information packed technology day will include keynotes and breakout sessions where attendees will gain first-hand insights on new solutions offerings and related product developments.

Oracle end-users and partners will:
• Hear the latest on Oracle Database 11g Release 2 & Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g
• Meet face-to-face with Oracle subject matter experts
• Network with industry peers in an informal setting
• Visit with Oracle Partners
Don’t miss your chance to get the latest on Oracle’s world-class portfolio of industry-leading technology solutions – register today!

To register call 1.800.820.5592 ext. 6953.

February 3, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hilton Baltimore
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Curt Cotner’s Integrated Data Management Presentation

Posted by Frank Fillmore on May 12, 2009 under Cobra, Data Studio, DB2 Education, DB2 for Linux Unix Windows, DB2 for z/OS, Information on Demand Conference. Tags: , , , , , , , .

2009 Integrated Data Management

We were honored to have Curt Cotner join us in Baltimore for a customer luncheon in early April. Curt presented on IBM’s 2009 strategy and impressed everyone in the room. Curt generously sent me a copy of the presentation the next day, and I’ve been back and forth with our hosting company trying to figure out how to enable sharing a file of this size. It’s working now, so I want to share it.

It’s not only a big file – there are some huge ideas and concepts. Please review it when you get a chance – I hope you get the same “wow!” we got during the live presentation back in April.

New Performance Expert Article on developerWorks

Posted by Frank Fillmore on May 6, 2009 under Data Studio, DB2 for Linux Unix Windows. Tags: , , , .

The Data Studio team suggested a review of a new article on developerWorks, and it’s great!

Performance monitoring and tuning are critical tasks for a database administrator (DBA). DB2® Performance Expert helps DBAs tackle immediate performance problems, as well as avoid problems in the future. This article is the first of two in a series that describes the top 6 things you can do to get the most out of DB2 Performance Expert.

The top 6 tips for a successful DB2 Performance Expert deployment for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, Part 1: Modifying settings, setting up alerts, and using System Health data views

When the next article is published I will post the link. Please let me know if you find this helpful.

DB2 Early Access Program

Posted by Frank Fillmore on April 30, 2009 under Cobra, DB2 for Linux Unix Windows. Tags: , , .

BETTER than an attachment on Cobra new features…here’s the link to the Early Access program site for Cobra.

The Early Access Program is designed to encourage DB2 users to check out DB2 new features in a sandbox environment. Sign up for the Early Access Program at:

They Set the Cobra Free!!

Posted by Frank Fillmore on April 27, 2009 under Cobra, DB2 Education, DB2 for Linux Unix Windows, DB2 Migrations. Tags: , .

As I hope many people know, IBM announced the release of Cobra (DB2 V9.7) last week.  In preparation for the early announcement I was invited to a briefing to review the new features.  The technical portion was delivered by Cobra guru Chris Eaton.  The presentation is scheduled to be released publicly this week and as soon as I get it I will add it to this blog.  The content is excellent and as you view it, you will see they tried to include a little something for everyone.  I hope you find it helpful – and hope to have it available in the next day or so.