IBM recently put out a video with a few quotes from customers who’ve had a chance to try DB2 9.7 in production. At times the editing is a bit cheesy, but what our customers are saying is factual. DB2 9.7 is quite a breakthrough and it can save millions of dollars for large companies.
Recently I sold my old, damaged MacBook Pro on eBay, and in doing so I claimed that there was a chance that it could be repaired (by Apple) for free. But how, you may be wondering, could I make such a bold claim? Was it all a strategy to over-sell my broken laptop? Not
This is a great day for those of us who love DB2, as DB2 Express-C 9.7 has just been released. As mentioned before, this is the best DB2 ever, and an extremely important release. To learn more about what’s new in this release, please check out the recording of our latest webinar: If you
A few days ago I placed my old MacBook Pro up for auction on Ebay, with a starting price of $200 and no reserve. While the auction has generated interest, so far there has been only one bidder. The auction ends in a little over two days. If you are interested, please read the
Pat Eyler just published an interview/discussion with Dave Thomas, Cory Foy, Tim Bray and I on the subject of code reading and testing legacy code. I think the resulting article is a very interesting read with a lot of insight (thanks to the other participants). It was a fun discussion which left me feeling
Counting rows is an ubiquitous operation on the web, so much so that it’s often overused. Regardless of misuse, there is no denying that the performance of counting operations has an impact on most applications. In this post I’ll discuss my findings about the performance of DB2 9.5 and MySQL 5.1 regarding counting records.