DB2 Tech Talk: What's new in the world of high availability for DB2 in 10.5

Webcast | April 30 at 12:30 p.m. ET

For followers of DB2, you're sure to have noticed all of the great enhancements and capabilities that have been made to DB2 since 10.5 was released less than two years ago. In particular, there has been a continued focus on availability improvements, and in particular with the DB2 pureScale feature, right from the original release of 10.5 through the various fix packs that have been released since then.

In this session, you will hear about all of the most recent updates, including some very exciting new features that improve availability, scalability and usability. There are also some things available that make it much easier for you to try pureScale. If you are using pureScale today or are thinking about using it in the future, you’ll want to see how you can take advantage of these latest and greatest features.

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How the Internet of Things Fuels Smarter Green Retail Decisions

Webcast | May 13 at 2:00 p.m. CT

Sponsored by IBM, hosted by Green Retail Decisions


  • Dr. Claire Penny, World Wide Industry Leader, Internet of Things, IBM Corporation
  • Niall Brady, Senior Research Engineer - Intelligent Buildings/Smart Energy, IBM Research
  • John Walsh, Energy and Carbon Manager, Tesco Ireland

Today’s emergence of the Internet of Things currently has over 9 million devices around the world connecting to the internet and this number is expected to increase dramatically within the next decade, with estimates ranging from 50 billion devices to reaching 1 trillion.*

Every “thing” around us is getting smarter by the day – now is the best time than ever to embrace the Internet of Things and transform the management of your store’s facilities and assets – and ultimately the business – using big data analytics.

Join this webcast with guest speakers from IBM and Tesco Ireland, an affiliate of Tesco PLC, a supermarket and retail company to learn how retailers can use the Internet of Things as the fuel for basis of smarter green retail decisions, including how to:

  •  Optimize the performance of your in-store refrigerators
  •  Reduce energy costs in your stores by up to 20 percent
  •  Improve store operations and maintenance with predictive analytics

*Source: Disruptive Technologies, McKinsey Global Institute, May 2013