Just a quick post to report on the first day goings-on at the IDUG North American conference in Tampa. As usual the keynote was entertaining and highly attended. Bob Picciano of IBM talked about "Information as a Service... A New Era in Databases." The basic thrust of the pitch was that SOA and services will provide organizations with the ability to better integrate information and transform and modernize their existing systems.
I also attended a great overview of DB2 Recovery by Robert Goodman of Florida Hospital. He outlined a series of more than 30 tips on how to best implement DB2 recovery practices and procedures.
I'm just now waiting outside the exhibit hall which will open in a few minutes.
As always, IDUG is living up to its reputation to be informative, exciting, and a great place to network. If you're not here this year it is not too early to start pleading your case to attend next year....