Presenting The Launch of
Dubuntu X – DB2 on Ubuntu Software Appliance –
Full Screen Recommended 🙂 for HD Viewing
An All in One Web Stack (Ubuntu, Apache, DB2 and PHP) that enabled Developers and DBAs to use DB2 in their Virtual Environments for FREE!!!
The appliance has one key Message!
“Enhance The UX of using DB2 for the masses”
I will be sharing the Download link as soon as it is uploaded. I just wanted to launch it on 7-Oct-2012.
Thanks and Enjoy the Dubuntu Experience!
Principal Innovator and Architect of Dubuntu Series of Appliances
Join us for the first Q Replication Virtual Users Group meeting with a one-hour webinar to be delivered by DB2 Gold Consultant Frank Fillmore.
Frank and The Fillmore Group’s consulting team have been working with Q Replication customers for over five years, completing implementations, assisting with tuning, and delivering the IBM Authorized Training class for Q Rep.
What can Q Replication do that goes beyond delivering high availability? How about replicating data to support database migrations, or even platform migrations? Join us for this session showcasing a successful Oracle to DB2 migration as an example. In this session you will learn how a world-wide Top 50 financial institution migrated data from Oracle to DB2 with a minimal application outage usingInfoSphere Replication Server’s heterogeneous replication (Q Replication) from Oracle to DB2.
I just thought of posting all my DB2 Appliances link for download
[Dubuntu Server V5]
[Dubuntu Server V4]
[Dubuntu Server V3]
OVF Supportin files
Wonder what I am talking about, secret sauce and all that?
Well, as many of you are aware that IBM DB2 pureScale was launched last year.
The secret sauce here I am referring to is none other than DB2 pureScale.
I have had the good fortune of reading a book on the subject sent by IBM.
The book is called DB2 pureScale Risk Free Agile Scaling by IBM Press
I am pleased to write my review on the book for my fellow DB2 readers.
The book is a very short, precise and easy to understand on the topic.
This book is certainly gonna appeal to Technocrats out there, who believe in the blending of Business with Technology.
The book starts off with the basics of HA solutions available from IBM DB2, then slowly transitions to the basics of DB2 pureScale Architecture
Chapters from 5-7 get an indepth overview of pureScale Operations 101, that explains with visually appealing diagrams, on how to implement this powerful technology.
Chapter 7 is of keen interest as it covers the WorkLoad Balancing and Automatic Client re-route functionality.
In short, I managed to read through this wonderful book in less than a week, given the time, I need to travel and do my other official work.
Overall, A great book written by a team of talented IBMers, one of whom, I look upto, Paul Z.
Happy reading and
Stay tuned for more as I explore indepth in my blog post.
Information on Demand India 2011 aka IOD India 2011 – An event to Cherish – Yes indeed.
I was invited to participate in IBM’s Premier and Exclusive event of the year IOD India 2011 held at Mumbai’s Hyatt Regency.
This was indeed one of the best of breed sessions that combined Technical Sessions as well as Business Gyan for the Technical folks.
This event was attended by folks far and wide ranging from Customers, Partners and the IBM Community.
This blog will contain images from various places I could get access to.
The first one was from the Registration
The below image comprised of the Agenda for the day.
Next we all entered the Grand Ballroom 1 to watch the Keynote.
Audiences eagerly awaiting to Nitin’s Keynote and the commencement of IOD India 2011.
That’s Nitin Singhal to the extreme left getting ready.
Recognize who that is?? It’s Ms Madira Bedi, yup, the famous Cricketing Anchor whom we all have seen on the Tele, now I got to see her Live on Stage in a Technical Conference, how cool is that :)!
Nitin Singhal, Country Manager – Information Management Software, IBM India/SA joins Mandira on stage to commence IOD India 2011!
After Nitin’s keynote, we had on stage,
Martin Wildberger, VP – Development, Information Management Software, IBM Inc.
Martin’s talk was very interesting when he spoke about some of the great work, that IBM has been doing recently in the Smart Analytics space. He spoke about Data Baby, here is a video of what he was referring to.
This was next followed by
Sandeep Phanasgoankar – Group CTO and President, Reliance Capital
Sandeep’s talk was interesting to the fact that it referred to Indian scenarios on how Insurance companies today need access to the right information.
Followed by Sandeep was an even more exciting talk by Vishal Daga, Director – Netezza (An IBM Company)
on choosing the right Datawarehousing platform.
During the talk of of Vishal, A customer who uses Netezza and found the benefits for the same shares with the audience, their experiences.
It now the time we had all been waiting for!!!
Yes, Leander Paes had entered the room. He did share his passion for Tennis and playing for the India and inspired us all.
And we all gave him a standing ovation about his achievements.
The following are just various pictures from the talk.
Oh yes, I did win an Autographed Tennis Ball, signed by Leader Paes and given to me by Mandira Bedi.
After that we all broke for Lunch.
After lunch we resumed to enter the Realm of deep dive technical sessions.
The first one for the afternoon was from Serge, from IBM Toronto Labs.
The DB2 9.7 Oracle Compatibility session.
Finally, it was time for me to attend the Expo booth at IOD India 2011.
Since I being the President of the DB2 India User Group, thought to visit the Community booth first and then the vendor booths.
Overall, my experience has been simply “Scintillating”
Kudos to the IBM team that organized this awesome event.
We shall look forward to many more and in more cities going forward.
Thank You IBM and wishing the event more success in the years to come.
This is DB2Hitman signing off from IOD India 2011.
See you in IOD India 2012!!
My Fellow DB2 Fans –
I thought, after having a hectic 2010, its time to do something for the community.
After the success of Dubuntu Version 1 , I jumped a release and added DB2 Express-C 9.7.2 with db2has and PHP automated script, that will allow you all to build robust DB2 Powered PHP Web Applications.
So, After 2 Recycles – Dubuntu is now in Version 3. Unlike Version 1, this release is not bloated, the original size of 4 GB has been reduced to 1.4 Gigs now :).
I am very happy to be sharing it with you all.
Download it @ Here
Do let me know your feedback at anil dot mahadev at gmail dot com
Dubuntu Appliance Architect
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- Ever wanted to get proactive checks done for you?
- Ever wanted to get the Best Practices made by the Best DB2 Experts available for your DB2 system?
- O/S level Checks / DB Parameter checks?
- Love Reports, but never wanted to build for your weekly / monthly Health Checks with the above checks directly from IBM ?
What if a there was a tool that did all of the above for you and did I mention, The word “FREE” 🙂 and yes its from IBM
I thought that would bring your attention 😉
Yes, Presenting the DB2 Health Advisory Service – Your DB2 Doctor!
A simple command that runs a set of pre-defined and common best practices tests for your DB2 System.
DB2 versions supported 9.1, 9.5 and 9.7.
OS Platforms, *NIX flavors only for the moment.
In versions 9.7.1 and above, you will find a neat utility called the db2has , aka, The DB2 Health Advisory Service.
You can try out DB2 9.7.2 directly as it comes bundled.
Download DB2 Express-C 9.7.2 here
Let’s see how the DBA Doctors should perform the Initial Diagnosis 🙂
- Login to your *NIX system and su to your db2inst1 instance user
- Run the following command with the following parameters
- -icn – Stands for your IBM Customer Number
- -systype – A system name that you can identify on which the test will be performed
- -email – Your e-mail address to which the diagnosis report will be sent upon diagnosis by IBM
- -send – This is the command that sends this diagnosis check report to IBM
Now enter the following command
db2inst1@yourhost> db2has -icn “Your IBM Customer Number” -systype “Give it a name like Test, Dev or Prod” -email “Your e-mail ID” -send
Now the tool runs a series of tests and finally gives you, a nice looking report as a PDF attachment in your e-mail, sent to you from IBM DB2 Health Advisory Service, as shown below
And in my system’s case, I had an KPI given to me change the RQRIOBLK parameter for better performance as shown below.
Well, this should give a fair idea on how powerful it is.
Take DB2HAS for a spin Today!
More posts coming on other DB2 Topics soon, so keep visiting.