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Iqbal Goralwalla

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Head of DB2 Midrange and Managed Services

Favourite topics – DB2 LUW performance & performance tools, Remote DBA, Travels in Canada.
Our multi-lingual Head of DB2 midrange, Iqbal, has spent time working for IBM in their Toronto Labs. During his four years there he worked on several versions of DB2 UDB and published two IBM patents.

An experienced Information Management specialist, Iqbal has been involved in all aspects of relational databases including database architecture, strategy, design, modelling, development and administration. Iqbal heads up the Managed Services team who provide Remote DBA support. He also runs the DB2 Midrange consulting and education team and is also an active consultant and is engaged with customers for short, focussed assignments to help them will all DB2 issues.

Iqbal's Articles

Less Caffeine, More Compression

Published August 6th, 2013 - by

DB2 10.5 for Linux, Unix and Windows features exciting and ground breaking data management innovation for analytic processing. The addition of IBM’s BLU Acceleration technology makes it easier, cheaper and faster to analyse massive amounts of data.   The seven big ideas of DB2 with BLU Acceleration aim to provide extreme performance, lower operating costs Continue Reading

DB2 10.5 addresses Big Data challenges with BLU Acceleration

Published April 22nd, 2013 - by

The IBM BLU Acceleration technology, announced on April 3, 2013, features new innovations from the IBM Research and Development Labs that address the common Big Data issues of size, development time, and response times. This exciting, ground breaking data management innovation for analytic processing is due to be first available in the new DB2 10.5 Continue Reading

Top 10 DB2 LUW 9.7 Fixpack “Pearls”

Published August 20th, 2012 - by

  Iqbal Goralwalla, Principal Consultant at Triton Consulting, was again invited to present on the DB2Night Show webinar. A staggering 100% of the audience who watched said they learned something from Iqbal’s presentation on the subject of DB2 LUW 9.7 Fixpack "Pearls". We share these pearls of wisdom with you below, on the new commands and features Continue Reading

New Podcast! Inside SECADM

Published February 14th, 2012 - by

In the latest podcast we chat to Iqbal Goralwalla and Sathyaram Sannasi about SECADM. Take a look at Iqbal’s article below. I had fun with the new SECADM authority introduced in DB2 9.7 recently. I wanted to restore a database on a test server from a backup of the production database taken on a production Continue Reading

DB2DART – Hints & Tips for the DBA

Published January 17th, 2012 - by

The DB2 Analysis & Reporting tool or DB2DART is one of the lesser used performance tools and has traditionally been used with IBM support. However, DB2DART can be one of the most powerful tools in the DBA’s kit bag. It can help increase DBA productivity in crisis situations and earn the DBA some well-deserved brownie Continue Reading

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