Virtual Conference, Data Studio Chat, FYI - I also blog at

This post a melange of several topics ...

1. Anyone who attends conferences knows that attendance at most events has been dwindling this year. While there may be no substitute for in-person interactions, many online events are enjoying greater popularity, and some are coming close to simulating real-world conferences with booths, 1-1 chats, etc. The Data in Action Virtual Conference next week is a good example and is worth checking out. If you haven't registered yet, check out the details:

2. The registration for the next DB2 Chat with the Lab is now open. The topic for this webcast is:
Simplify DB2 Administration and Development with IBM Data Studio
So block your calenders from 11:30-13:00hrs Eastern on Thursday 27 Aug 2009.
For more info visit:

3. Like many people who were on vacation, if you missed the last (july 2009) episode DB2 Chat with the Lab, a 90min replay, including 30min of Q&A, is posted on ChannelDB2:
Enabling applications from Oracle to DB2 the easy way

4. Deep Compression technology was first introduced in DB2 v9.1 on Linux, UNIX, and Windows. Since then this feature has become really popular amongst DB2 users because of the ability to reduce disk requirements dramatically and cost savings potential. InV9.5 automatic compression capability was added. In new in DB2 9.7 is the ability to compress indexes, XML, temp tables ... watch this screencast to learn more:

5. FYI, most of my cloud computing related posts are going on juiceDB i.e.

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