Author Archives: Paul Stoker

IDUG Day 2 – Expect the unexpected

Having been fortunate enough to have attended IDUG for many years I know what to expect. But I also know there will be some surprises and to expect the unexpected. I know at IDUG there will be the opportunity to … Continue reading

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IDUG EMEA 2015 Day 4

Dublin hosted IDUG EMEA for the first time and what a warm welcome we received. Plenty of great company, great food and of course great Guinness. Day 4 is always tinged with sadness as it is the end of IDUG … Continue reading

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Black Friday 2015 – can your databases cope?

Are you prepared for Black Friday? The 27th November is predicted to be the UK’s first £1bn online shopping day. The latest in a long line of imports from the US saw £810m spent by UK shoppers in 2014, and … Continue reading

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IDUG EMEA 2014 – Day 2

The sun has been shining and the weather mild so far in Prague for IDUG EMEA 2014. (Who says the British only talk about the weather?) However last time I was in Prague the temperature was -20C and I was … Continue reading

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Olympic Spirit at IDUG

Earlier on this year I was fortunate enough to spend several days at the Olympics. Other than watching Usain Bolt retain the 100M and witnessing Mo Farah win his second gold medal of the games, a more generic highlight for … Continue reading

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First Time at IDUG, Second Time Around

Not having attended IDUG for 5 years at least, registering for IDUG EMEA in Berlin I felt as apprehensive as the first time I attended IDUG. But it didn’t take long to bump into some old DB2 friends (colleagues I … Continue reading

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Paul Stoker chats to James Cockayne of EDS about some of the headaches of managing databases in a 24/7 environment.

Just how important is it for organisations to ensure they have a robust database availability & disaster recovery solution? The database is always the lynchpin of an application.  Without the database, the application doesn’t function, and there’s a bunch of … Continue reading

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IP Addresses of Database Connections

Ever needed to track down those pesky connections to a database you’re trying to backup? No idea how to work out who is constantly connected to a database via Command Centre? Well, below is a simple guide to finding out … Continue reading

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