Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Private Clouds and DB2: Webcast on Wednesday

The next DB2 Chat with the Lab is this Wednesday. I'll be helping answer your questions in the Q&A, so naturally I encourage everyone to join:
Easily Deploy Database Workloads on Private Clouds
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 (29.6.2011)
Time: e12:30 AM – 2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET)
11:30 AM Central / 9:30 AM Pacific / 17:30hrs London / 18:30hrs Frankfurt, Paris / India 10 PM
As more and more businesses look for ways to reduce costs within IT, their research typically discovers cloud computing. However Public Clouds are not an option for many enterprise workloads and applications with strict security and privacy requirements. Organizations with such needs can benefit from building Private Clouds within their own data centers. In this webcast we will look at a fast path to deploying private clouds for database workloads.
We will specifically look at instant provisioning of DB2 systems and databases in a private cloud infrastructure using the IBM Workload Deployer (IWD), previously called the WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance. We will also look at how IWD can be easily used for implementing complete web application patterns with web servers, application servers (WebSphere), and DB2 database servers with high availability options. 


Leons Petrazickis
DB2 Community Team

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Overview: DB2 on Campus book series

DB2 on Campus is a community-driven series of free ebooks. As of June 2011, it includes the following books:
If you are interested in translating one of the books into your native language, or applying your technical skills to review the fine details, you can email the DB2 on Campus program via db2x [at] ca.ibm.com

Some of the books above are used as reference texts in the free courses on DB2University.com

Leons Petrazickis
DB2 Community Team

Monday, June 06, 2011

Free ebook: Getting Started with pureQuery

Getting Started with pureQuery is the latest free ebook in the DB2 on Campus book series. It aims to help you:
  • Learn how to use pureQuery in Optim Development Studio
  • Write efficient Java database apps using pureQuery
  • Understand how pureQuery can optimize Java Persistence API and Hibernate apps
  • Practice while developing a sample Java app
A good way to get started with pureQuery is to get the following:
If you are a Java dev, you might also want:

    Leons Petrazickis
    DB2 Community Team