August 2010 Blog Posts (8)

DB2 9.7.2 packaged for Ubuntu 10.04

IBM DB2 9.7.2 was added to Canonical Partner Repository. You can install it into Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 by following these instructions.

It is very simple way to get DB2 going and and it is fastest way how to get started with DB2 on Ubuntu. Another good options for easy DB2 deployments are Dubuntu and…


Added by Radim Kolar on August 31, 2010 at 5:05am — 2 Comments

Self Tuning Memory Manager

One of DB2 9 features heavily marketed by IBM is without doubt STMM. When i heard about it first time, i didnt liked that idea. What a nonsense, database administrators trained performance tuning for years and now they can be replaced by some program? What can program know about database tuning. After thinking about it for a while - if we take human knowledge about db tuning and put it into program it might do something. But i was kinda skeptic because all previous attempts to do auto tuning…


Added by Radim Kolar on August 27, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Job internship opportunities at the IBM Toronto Lab (Canada)

This August, Henrique Copelli Zambon, a student from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil started his 16-month internship with the DB2 Competitive team at the IBM Toronto Lab in Canada. Henrique was selected from hundreds of students who applied. Henrique will be working on cool projects that use mobile technologies (iPhone, Android), Web services, and Cloud technologies; all of them in conjunction with… Continue

Added by Andrea Rodacki on August 24, 2010 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Call for Presentations for IDUG® 2011 - North America in Anaheim ends September 1st 2010

The planning committee for IDUG® 2011 - North America is currently accepting abstracts for presentations. If you have an interesting topic to share with the conference community, this is an excellent opportunity to to relate your experiences and to give others your…


Added by Dan Galvin on August 23, 2010 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Fast inserts with JDBC batch

More than year ago i presented simple document how to insert data into DB2 quickly using PHP and multi row insert statement. Today i will show you something for JDBC coders, similar but more flexible.

In JDBC you are free to use multirow insert with parameter markers too, but there is disadvantage because you don't know how much rows will be inserted. Most JDBC coders use different sized prepared…


Added by Radim Kolar on August 22, 2010 at 9:43am — No Comments

Data Replication for the IBM Smart Analytics System 7700

Someday after you get through reading the outstanding highlights in this week's announcement of the 7700, you may want to know what your replication options are. The answer is pretty much the same as it is for the 7600. I'll use this post to give you a…

Added by david t on August 20, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Free Database now Slimmer!

A slimmer / lighter, option of the free database, DB2 Express-C was recently made available. This is good news for many who just want to use the core database features and not have to wait to download extra features they are not going to use. Those with not so good bandwidth are going to… Continue

Added by Rav Ahuja on August 6, 2010 at 2:19pm — 1 Comment

Using DB2 with Open Office Base

How to use DB2 with Open Office Base

Open Office Base is entry level database program for creating reports and forms. It is part of Open Office productivity suite. It does not have native support for DB2 unlike MySQL and Oracle, but it can use user provided JDBC driver. I will show you how to use it.

First you need to get DB2 JDBC database drivers. You need JDBC driver and license file. Newer DB2 drivers can work without license file…


Added by Radim Kolar on August 5, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

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