Thursday, June 16, 2016

Now available: DB2 Version 11 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows

The new version 11.1 of DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows (DB2 LUW) is now available. Enjoy many product improvements for analytic and OLTP scenarios. Here is how to get started:

With that, let's get started and have a save and successful journey with the newest DB2 version, DB2 11.1.

P.S.: Don't forget to try out IBM dashDB, the DB2-based cloud offering.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Learn DB2 and dashDB with Stack Overflow

Top-voted DB2 questions on Stack Overflow
When I want to learn more about the ins and outs of DB2 or dashDB or when I have some spare time and want some fun sharing my knowledge I visit Stack Overflow. Stack Overflow (SO) is at the core of a network of question & answer websites. Here is a quick introduction with hopefully some deeper discussion in a future blog post.

If you are not signed up with Stack Overflow, you can use these links to see DB2 and dashDB questions:
Once you are logged into Stack Overflow it is possible to combine several tags (such as "db2" or "dashDB") in a single search. It also is possible to search for a specific keyword related to a tag. Putting "[db2] XML" into the search box results in all questions and answers that were labeled (tagged) "db2" and contain the word "XML". Want to know more about question related to dashDB and R? Try "[dashdb][r]".

Questions related to programming belong to Stack Overflow, topics around operating DB2 should be in the DBA channel for Stack Exchange.

I am sure there will be more questions coming up once DB2 V11 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is released - hopefully next week.


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