April 30, 2013

The World of DB2 for z/OS

One of my goals with this blog is to inform you of various DB2 educational and informational resources like IBM Redbooks and, of course, other blogs.

If you're interested in DB2 for z/OS information as well as interacting with other DB2 professionals, you should check out The World of DB2 for z/OS. IBMer Surekha Parekh maintains the site, which offers some great information and features.

To make full use of The World of DB2 for z/OS, you'll need to register (this can be done manually or through an existing account like Facebook, Twitter and Google) and provide some basic information about your company's computing environment and use of and plans for DB2.

One thing I like about The World of DB2 is its chat function. Perhaps you'll recognize someone online, or maybe you'll start a new relationship. Other features include:


  • My Page – Post comments and check for responses to your comments.
  • Events – This is a central place to see all the difference DB2 community events happening around the world.
  • Photos – View photos taken at different events and leave comments.
  • Wordpress – A list of postings by Surekha.
  • Leaderboards – Lists of the top content, members, events and posts.
  • Twitter – List of postings related to DB2 10.
  • Members – Member list.
  • Polldaddy – Poll questions Questions being asked about what topics you want more information on.
  • DB2 RUGs – Groups can add themselves to the list and create a virtual meeting place. When I checked there was only one group (Kolkata User Group). Hopefully this will expand as we go.

You'll also find links to IBM developerWorks (DB2 Hotline), the IBM Db2 for z/OS Library (DB2 Library) and various IBM marketing pages.

Incidentally, this week I'm attending the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference. If you're in Orlando, stop by the CA booth and say hi.