Monday, June 16, 2014

November 6, 2014 – csDUG Conference

The Czech Republic and Slovakia DB2 Users Group (csDUG) is a new Regional User Group (RUG) that was created a year ago.
On November 6th 2014, we will be hosting our SECOND csDUG EVENT, sponsored by IBM and CA Technologies !

This is a full day FREE conference with top industry speakers - an great opportunity DB2 users to meet industry experts !

Agenda of the conference


IBM lab, building 4
V Parku 4, 148 00 Prague 4, Chodov
Czech Republic

Are you a qualified DB2 specialist? Do you want to discover what DB2 is or what it can do for you? Are you an experienced DBA in environments other databases and need support in DB2 for a new project? Are you interested in what role it can play a DB2 architecture of your business?
     --> Join the November 6 csDUG conference to listen to industry experts and network with other people interested in DB2!

Register to this FREE conference by sending an email to
Please specify your name, country/language(s), job title, and company.

Monday, June 9, 2014

News about the DB2 Analytics Accelerator

During SQL Adria conference, Namik Hrle (IBM Fellow) revealed some features that are likely to be delivered onto the DB2 Accelerator technology, hopefully soon. The DB2 Analytics Accelerator (formerly called IDAA) is an appliance that helps execute Business Intelligence (BI) queries much faster. DB2 for z/OS is built on an architecture  that is optimized for transactional queries, but admittedly falls short when running complex analytics that nowadays business demands. The DB2 Analytics Accelerator is the solution that IBM is pursuing to provide high-performance BI queries against DB2 data (almost) transparently. 

Namik used an interesting analogy, explaining that DB2 for z/OS with the DB2 Analytics Accelerator vision is to be like an hybrid car, that can decide to use either its petrol engine or its electrical engine, transparently to the driver (the end-user). Namik also indicated that the IBM lab is considering to provide the ability to:
* Create a table within the accelerator (that would reside solely in there, but would be accessible transparently through DB2)
* Provide a method to load non-DB2 data directly in the DB2 Analytics Accelerator (such as loading a flat file)

These 2 features would open the door to process complex BI queries, joining business data residing in DB2, and many other data sources, structures or unstructured …