Friday, October 15, 2010

Learn DB2 with a free online course and get a free DB2 Certification voucher!

Hi everyone!

After a successful trial-run last September, I'm happy to announce that we are having another "Learn DB2 with a free online course and get a free DB2 Certification voucher!" event.

This will be the same course we held in September with some different assignments and other few changes made based on the feedback received.

I will be giving away free IBM DB2 certification vouchers to the top 25% of the students who take the course to a maximum of 50 vouchers. The vouchers are valid to take any DB2 certification exam at any time before March 31st, 2011. They can be used anywhere in the world where there is a testing center such as Prometric. Typically taking a DB2 certification exam can cost between $30 to $120 dollars depending on the location, so this is a great offer!

I will be emailing the details about how to enroll to the course this Monday October 18th, 2010. Please make sure you join the DB2 on Campus Facebook group since I will be messaging all the members with the instructions.

I hope you can participate!

Cheers, Raul.

Monday, October 11, 2010

CC4D - Cloud computing for developers - FREE webinars

This Oct 12 and 13, 2010 attend free Cloud Computing Webinars organized by IBM developerWorks.

I will be presenting on Oct 13th. My session is #3 and is titled "Database design for multi-tenancy and resiliency" ( 2:30PM-3:30PM EST = Toronto time). I will be talking about Amazon's and DB2's offerings/features for Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors who use multi-tenancy to reduce costs. I will also discuss about DB2's HADR feature as part of the resiliency section, and provide a demo to set it up using Rightscale.

It's not late to participate!. Register to the Cloud Computing for developers (CC4D) event!

Hope to "see" you there,


Friday, October 8, 2010

CRN news on DB2 Express-C

Interesting article about DB2 Express-C:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New eBook: Getting started with DB2 Application Development

Hi All,

As part of the DB2 on Campus book series ( we have just published a new FREE ebook:

Getting started with DB2 Application Development



Tuesday, October 5, 2010

More features for DB2 Express

Today, IBM announced that DB2 Express (Fixed Term License or FTL) will also allow you to use Optim Development Studio and Optim Database Administrator free of charge. These tools increase development efficiency by 50% for Java data access, help pin-point query bottlenecks, automate data migration with object dependencies, and provide a full range of functionality for database administration and development. In addition the cost of the FTL subscription has been cut in half. Read more about the DB2 Express new features and new pricing!

Cheers, Raul.