September 27, 2016 2 Comments
by Sajan Kuttappa, Marketing Manager- IBM Analytics Platform
IBM Insight, the premiere data, analytics and cognitive IBM conference, is now part of IBM World of Watson 2016 to be held at Las Vegas from October 24-27. This year attendees will be able to experience first-hand a world of cognitive capabilities that IBM has been at the forefront of. World of Watson incorporates the kind of information you gained from IBM Insight — the tools and best practices to manage your data — and raises the game. You’ll also see how Watson’s capabilities give you a broad view of your business, its competitive landscape and what it takes to make your customers act. Our CEO – Ginni Rometty will deliver a keynote at this year’s conference. And on the evening of October 26th, our special event will feature Grammy winner Imagine Dragons.
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned DB2 professional, there is a treasure trove of information that you could walk away with. IBM experts and your peer speakers will share information about migration guidelines, new features of recent releases, implementation experiences, and much more. Likewise, our hands-on-labs (HOL) complement these topics to further enrich the experience.
For users new to DB2, we recommend attending session 3585 on “DB2 v11.1 Fundamentals” by Roger Sanders. This presentation will provide a great overview of DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows. It will take attendees through the concepts covered on the DB2 11.1 Fundamentals certification exam: planning, security, working with databases and data objects, using SQL, and data concurrency. It will also provide a brief introduction to other DB2 based offerings like DB2 on Cloud and dashDB.
IBM provides number of database options for organizations who would like to deploy applications on the cloud – be it fully managed or hosted environment. IBM dashDB for transactions provides a fully managed database service in the cloud that is optimized for online transaction processing workloads. DB2 on Cloud is a hosted service that offers the agility of cloud deployment and the management control you enjoy with the on-premises software.
- If you would like to understand the capabilities of the dashDB for Transactions offering, consider attending session 3471 on “dashDB for Transactions: Fully Managed and Truly Awesome,” where we will discuss key features of this enterprise class service and its design and implementation for availability and performance.
- DB2 on Cloud offering gives you everything you know and love about DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows software in a cloud environment hosted by IBM. You still have full DBA control to customize the database. You can rapidly provision it for instant productivity. And the monthly subscription-based licensing makes it easier to predict and control costs. As with any OLTP database supporting your critical applications, high availability and disaster recovery concerns are top of mind. We have lined up a session (Session #1439) that will help you understand how to “Implement High Availability and Disaster Recovery for DB2 on the Cloud.”
You can learn how to further optimize DB2 performance with management tools like IBM Data Server. The Hands-on-Lab 3141A- Secrets of the Pros: Using Data Server Manager to Monitor, manage and Mitigate Performance Problems will teach you how to use the latest version of IBM Data Server Manager to diagnose and resolve performance problems.
We hope that you can take advantage of these sessions by attending the World of Watson conference. Stay tuned for our next article on sessions for “Intermediate” skill sets and “Advanced” users.
We look forward to seeing you in Vegas. If you have not yet registered, please visit this link for more details – http://bit.ly/WorldofWatson