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Category Archives: IDUG

DB2 11 for z/OS Comes of Age

Published March 2nd, 2016 - by

It’s easy to think of DB2 11 for z/OS as still being the new kid on the block, but it actually became Generally Available back in October 2013 – Miley Cyrus was getting plenty of airtime with Wrecking Ball and the movie Gravity was expertly inducing vertigo in audiences all around the world. New releases Continue Reading

Julian’s IDUG EMEA 2013 Review

Published October 21st, 2013 - by

Wow, what a week!   I just got back from attending IDUG’s annual European DB2 Technical Conference in sunny Barcelona. I’ve been attending IDUG events for nearly 20 years, and I can honestly say this was one of the best – especially fitting given that it also happened to be DB2’s 30th birthday and IDUG’s Continue Reading

Last Day At IDUG

Published October 18th, 2013 - by

Final day of IDUG EMEA 2013 and I was largely preoccupied with my own presentation. As it was my first time up at the front, rather than sitting and watching a presentation, I was concerned with not making a mess of it. I tried to keep it lively; it’s very hard to concentrate on a Continue Reading

IDUG EMEA So Far…

Published October 17th, 2013 - by

Day 1 The conference opened with motivational speaker Pete Cohen challenging the delegates to adopt a different mind-set. This included a lively session where he invited the audience to voice their stereotypes of various different nationalities. As this is an International conference this got off to a nervous start, but soon warmed up, with ribald Continue Reading

DB2 11 for z/OS – An IDUG Technical User Perspective

Published October 8th, 2013 - by

Yet another DB2 11 for z/OS white paper has been released! In March 2013 the IDUG DB2 11 Editorial Committee was formed, comprised of volunteers from IDUG’s worldwide community of DB2 users and consultants (including me). Working alongside IBM’s formal Early Support Program (ESP), the Editorial Committee gained valuable insight into exactly what makes the Continue Reading

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