Replay- The DataView Show #17: Best Developer Features for Db2 z/OS V9-12 and LUW

Our special guest, Tony Andrews, shared his favorite newest developer features found in recent releases of IBM Db2. The enhancement lists are impressive, but the SQL tips are awesome! Be careful, you might get addicted to this replay!


  • Highlight the many new SQL enhancements and features from V9 to V12
  • Highlight the SQL enhancements that were especially helpful and efficient for developers
  • Covers SQL coding, optimization, and application design
  • Take away many great SQL examples

BIO for our special guest, Tony Andrews:
Tony Andrews has more than 25 years’ experience in the development of IBM Db2 relational database applications. Most of this time, he has provided development and consulting services to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Tony has written literally thousands of queries and programs during his development years, and he has also served as a Db2 database analyst. For the past 10 years, Tony has been splitting his time between consulting engagements and training. His main focus is to teach today’s developers the ways of RDBMS application design, development, and SQL programming— always with a special emphasis on improving performance.

Tony is a current IBM champion and regular lecturer at industry conferences and local user groups. You may have seen him present at such events as IDUG NA and EMEA, and many regional users groups. He is a published author and is well known for his “Top 25+ Tuning Tips for Developers” presentations. Tony was awarded a ‘Best Speaker’ at the IDUG NA 2019 conference.

Tony Andrews, Db2 z/OS Expert, Teacher, Consultant
Tony Andrews, Db2 z/OS Expert, Teacher, Consultant, Themis Inc.


This show is 1hr 14 minutes long. Don’t miss a minute of it!


Tony was kind enough to share a PDF of his presentation. CLICK HERE to get your copy! Thanks!

Replay- The DataView Show #16: Db2 11.5 Updates with Keri Romanufa, IBM Canada Lab

During Episode #16 of The DataView Show, Keri Romanufa, IBM STSM and Db2 Chief Architect, gave highlights of everything that is new in Db2 11.5, plus did a deep dive on her favorite “Top 10” new features and capabilities.

Keri also fielded dozens of great questions from our HUGE live audience. 99% of our studio audience learned something from Keri – what will you learn? Some questions were asked during Keri’s awesome presentation, but most are asked and answered near the end during the Q&A.

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Keri Romanufa, IBM STSM and Db2 Chief Architect
Keri Romanufa, IBM STSM and Db2 Chief Technical Architect


This show is 1 hour 22 minutes long thanks to all the great questions that our audience asked. Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy the show!


IBM Virtual User Group Days

Replay- The DataView Show #15: ALL ABOUT IDUG, Conferences and Resources, plus IBM Community News

In addition to hosting conferences around the world, the International Db2 User Group also provides many valuable educational resources. During this show, IDUG volunteers Dustin Ratliff, 2020 CPC Chair, and Javier Benavides, Chair-Elect Content Committee, shared news about IDUG 2020 conferences, blogs, articles, channels, and many more helpful resources that will be useful in enhancing Db2 IT Professional careers. Visit

IDUG North America, Dallas, TX June 7-11, 2020
IDUG North America, Dallas, TX June 7-11, 2020 (Postponed, TBD)

IBM announced Virtual Community Days on May 19 and May 20. Top speakers and user groups will be providing interesting and helpful presentations. IBM is launching IBM TV too. Refer to the included PDF below for more information, and then visit

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Visit The IBM Community

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IDUG Presentation – includes many helpful URLs

IBM Virtual User Group Day May 19/20 – Learn more from this one page summary!

Replay- The DataView Show #14: SQL Performance Best Practices – especially for Big Data

This presentation discusses the SQL best practices that are critically important as databases get bigger and more complex. This presentation will discuss the SQL writing techniques, table cardinality, index factors, and other consideration that make your SQL run faster. You will learn through this presentation SQL best practices tuning tips, the real life issues, and agile SQL considerations for working with Spring Batch, Docker Containers and other agile tools.

This presentation was developed for application developers to help them understand high performance SQL factors for running against tables that contain billions of rows. These SQL techniques, table factors and index considerations discussed show how small critical factors can make a big performance difference against big data tables. SQL functions, UDFs, common table expressions CTE and other SQL techniques are only some of the factors that need to be considered in the SQL development cycle. This presentation will help you understand all these SQL performance factors and the best practices used to get the fastest SQL results from your biggest tables.

About our special guest:
Dave Beulke and Associates is a customer-focused and results-oriented DB2 consulting, DB2 training and education and software company specializing in overall performance for all aspects of information technology. We specialize in IBM’s DB2 database running on any platform and help companies reduce CPU demands by as much as 40%, saving our customers millions of dollars. Through focused DB2 performance consulting engagements, we have improved computing performance of systems, databases, application and SQL reducing total cost of ownership and eliminating the need to upgrade computing hardware.

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Dave Beulke, IBM GOLD Consultant and Champion
Dave Beulke, IBM GOLD Consultant and Champion


97% of our HUGE live audience learned something! What will you learn?


A PDF makes great reference material, but you are cheating yourself if you don’t watch the video above! Dave elaborates key points and addresses several audience questions! Get the PDF here!

Replay- The DataView Show #13: IBM THINK Updates plus Data Science Masterclass and Hackathon

During this show, Colleen Bisconti, IBM VP Global Events and Conferences, gave us an update on the new, re-imagined, IBM THINK virtual conference May 5-7, 2020. Get the scoop from Colleen during the first 15 minutes, then visit to register for this FREE virtual conference!

Following Colleen, Aylee Nielsen, IBM Community Manager, and Austin Eovito, Data Scientist, gave a compelling presentation about the new Data Science Masterclass and Hackathon with an $8,000 prize pool. Austin’s presentation on EXPLAINABILTY was very intriguing. To learn more about the Masterclass and Hackathon, visit:

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Think about THINK plus Data Science Hackathon
Think about THINK plus Data Science Hackathon

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IBM THINK updates during first 15 minutes, then news and information about Data Science Masterclass and Hackathon during the remainder of the show.

Get a PDF!

CLICK HERE to get a PDF copy of Austin Eovito’s presentation on Explainability. His presentation includes references to several helpful resources and papers.

Replay- The DataView Show #12: Protecting Sensitive Data with IBM Guardium – Customer Experiences and Advice

During this show, our guest speaker, Tim Tait, IBM Champion, covered an overview of Guardium and its many features that can be used to monitor and protect Sensitive Data. He also covered examples of how data security practices are implemented within his organization using Guardium.

About our special guest:
Tim Tait is a data security professional who has been working with Guardium for 9 years. He has been the driving force for the shift from compliance reporting to a security focused Guardium environment. He is responsible for all facets of Guardium including infrastructure and data administration. Tim is an IBM Champion and is highly regarded as a top expert in his field by many IBM professionals.

Tim Tait, Data Security Specialist, IBM Champion

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Don’t miss a minute of it! Our audience asked great questions!

Useful Links

Guardium Supported Platforms

Integration of Guardium with Cloudera Hadoop

IBM Security Guardium User Community

Replay- The DataView Show #11: IBM Cloud- Get Started and Make your business Agile!

No slides! All Demo! 100% of our audience learned something! #Awesome

Our guest, Simon Lightstone, demonstrated how to build a Chatbot in less than 15 minutes, and then he demonstrated using IBM Db2 in the Cloud. And you can do all this yourself for FREE (no credit cards required)!

Simon Lightstone, Managing Partner, Levion Partners
Simon Lightstone, Managing Partner, Levion Partners

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2020 State of the Db2 Universe Study

There is still time to participate in the 2020 State of the Db2 Universe Study! You could win a badge to IDUG Dallas June 4-7 or one of five $50 gift cards, or you can opt out of winning if you hate winning. Study results will be shared with participants (must provide your email). Make your Db2 voice heard by CLICKING HERE and completing the survey. The study closes 2 March 2020 at 9pm CST. Thank you!

New shows Scheduled!

The DataView Show is super excited to present Raghu Cherukuru, aka “Raghu on Tech” on 21 November 2019, 11am Central. Raghu will teach his best Db2 LUW Performance Tips and Tricks! CLICK TO REGISTER!

On 5 December 2019, The DataView Show will host the FAMOUS Paul Zikopolous, VP of Big Data Cognitive Systems, IBM. Paul has been on TV shows, written 19 books, and appeared on many top lists of “who’s who” in Big Data. “The SPEEDup of Everything will talk about some AI uses cases, the problem with data, how AI is going to help us … and how you get your AI going faster.” CLICK TO REGISTER!