IDUG – EMEA – 15th – Day Two

Been a long day at IDUG today with talks starting at 0830 till 1645 today, which is a lot to take in back to back but I will attempt to summarise and say what I have learnt quickly before I turn in for the night:

Smarter Analytics for big data – Steven Sit

Informative talk with some topics and content covered in other talks but good for reinforcement and introduction of new stuff. Things I learnt:

  1. Big data is about Volume, Velocity and Variety.
  2. It is iterative and you are probably not going to get it right first time.
  3. Get ready for Zettabyte!
  4. Learn JAQL and a whole lod of other languages for big data processing.

SQL on Fire – Serge Rielau

This was next level stuff, with him creating and testing functions and other things for problems that I have never considered, but may need now with Big data coming into the warehouse. This presentation will definatly take another look or two to understand what is going on in some of the code.

DB2 and Cloud computing why should I care? – Leon Katsnelson

This was a very good foundation and refresher for the concepts, uses and vendors of the cloud. Will defiantly be firing up some free instances once I get back home, and find the time. I learnt that:
  1. A US agency has managed to define what a cloud should be in a two page document.
  2. The cloud has use cases make sure yours is right

ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE() the new DBA’s Swiss army knife

Again this will take another look through to full appreciate, but on the face of it could be a good way to move say a testing table to production without too much hassel as long as you set it up right and dont fall into a GOTCHA.
  1. ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE does not have to be done all at once, and can be done in stages and equally cancelled.
  2. Does not move foreign keys!!

Stuffed with great enhancements DB2 9.7 FixPacks – Melanie Stofer

All kudos to  Melanie she went through 60 slides in 60 mins and there is 120 in the download! A lot of information to take in and no time to make notes at the pace she went through stuff, but all very useful stuff.

The evening was good with free beer from IDUG and a trip out to the Steak house round the corner on Triton Consulting with the guys from Triton and DBI software thank you very much, very tasty and good conversation. Freebies again were good with an excellent glass from Triton and I got my Ticket for the IBM customer dinner tomorrow night, dont forget to get yours!

Tomorrow I will be hopefully going to:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

08:30 AM – 09:30 AM
Session 9
09:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Session 10
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 11
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Wednesday Lunch
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Wednesday SIGS
02:15 PM – 03:15 PM
Session 12
03:15 PM – 03:45 PM
Wednesday Coffee Break
03:45 PM – 04:45 PM
Session 13
05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Session 14

For the SIG session I am torn between Data Warehousing and DB2 LUW Upgrade or Migrate to New features. I would like to know a lot more about what the agenda is for them. Anyone got any offers?

So may see you around tomorrow have a good night.

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