Monday, February 18, 2019

My Thoughts on Think

Last week I had the great pleasure of attending the IBM Think 2019 conference in San Francisco. There were many great sessions and content covering my interest areas, including AI, machine learning, analytics, data governance, Db2, digital transformation, and more. 

Part of the difficulty of attending such an event is deciding what to attend from a list of competing, interesting topics. And another is trying to piece together everything you hear into a cogent, comprehensive message. 

Instead of writing down all of my thoughts I decided to make a quick video on YouTube summarizing my takeaways from the conference. Let me know what you think...

Monday, February 04, 2019

The Tao of Db2 - a 15 part blog series

A couple of years ago I published a series of blog posts, very loosely based on the Tao te Ching, under the title of The Tao of DB2 (yes, the "B" was capitalized back then). 

In this series of posts I follow an intern Db2 DBA as he learns the ins and outs of Db2 from his mentor before he retires. The series of posts is actually based on a presentation I did for IDUG several years ago under the same title...

So why am I telling you this? Well, since there are 15 posts spread over several months of posting, it has been difficult to refer people to the series. For that reason, I am compiling links to all 15 posts in the series and publishing them here for easy consumption!

So, click on the links and follow our intern as he learns "The Way" of Db2 from his seasoned DBA mentor...

So give them a read... and share this series with your new Db2 DBAs (it might be helpful). 

And, as always, let me know what you think of the series (comments accepted here or on any individual entry in the series).