November has been a really busy month for DB2 industry events so here is a quick overview:
IBM IOD. Triton Director, Julian Stuhler attended IBM’s IOD event in Las Vegas this year. As an IBM Gold Consultant he is invited to the special “Gold only” sessions where attendees are briefed on new technologies and strategies. IOD saw another record attendance, with an impressive array of new technologies on display. There was lots of buzz around DB2 10 for z/OS, but the most noticeable IM trends were Big Data and Analytics, with a slew of new product announcements, customer endorsements and technology demonstrations leaving no doubt that IBM is serious about providing credible solutions in these areas.
GSE UK As always, a relatively small (compared to IOD!) but friendly and well-organised conference with a rare chance to rub shoulders with technicians from non-DB2 disciplines. The DB2 for z/OS track was well attended and lively, and there were a couple of great keynotes to get people thinking at the start of each day. Julian Stuhler presented on DB2 10 – Temporal Data and one of our Associate Consultants, Sathyaram Sanassi, presented for the DB2 LUW track on HADR experiences.
IDUG EMEA We had a great time at IDUG this year. Triton normally sends one or two members of the consultancy team to IDUG to enable them to get the latest certifications and technology updates. However, this year we decided to do something different!
This year there were 3 of us representing Triton – The DB2 Geeks! Those of you who were able to attend would have seen us around the event in our DB2 Geek tshirts.
We ran a great competition so that attendees could test their DB2 Geek knowledge. We managed to uncover a top DB2 Geek – well done Sebastian Zok of ITGAIN Consulting who was the first person to successfully complete the quiz and he won an iPad for his trouble.
We were delighted that our very own Julian Stuhler was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the EMEA DB2 community at the IBM hosted dinner.
Some thoughts on the week from our team:
“There has been an amazing amount of discussion about DB2 10 here, with plenty of IBM presentations, user experiences and those irreplaceable “corridor conversations” that are one of the most valuable parts of being at an IDUG conference” Julian Stuhler
“Steve Rees (IBM) delivered an excellent presentation on performance monitoring in DB2 pureScale. It always amazes me how Steve can deliver so much information in such a palatable manner and in just 60 minutes!” Iqbal Goralwalla.
Migration Month We have been hosting a series of DB2 10 webcasts alongside IBM. The first two in the series took place earlier this month but you can catch them on demand here:
The last one will be broadcast on 1st December. Julian Stuhler will be joined by IBM Distinguished Engineer, Jeff Josten for a webcast looking at the secrets of scalability in DB2 10. Register here.