The main point of this blog is to share my knowledge, developments and findings in the world of databases. I make no bones about it is going to mainly going to be about IBM DB2 LUW as thats what I work with day in and day out in my role as a DB2 DBA at Holiday Extras. I have previousely blogged at my old “personal” site but I want to take this in a different direction, and after taking inspration from a book recommended by another DB2 Blogger @ember_crooks (db2commerce.com) I have decided to make a dedicated database site.
I am going to re-blog some content from my old blog so if your were an avid reader before then some of it will be similar but I also plan to look into doing some new things that I have not wrote about before and are challenges that I have plans to overcome in future. I will be looking into overcoming common and less common issues in our day to day development and administration lives.
I will be looking at issues on the development side like how to get a random set of rows for a result set and what you can do with that or how to automate some of the mundane tasks that we as DB2 DBA’s have to do. But equally how to solve those annoying errors that you get that have a non simple answer.
Call for content
Just like any good conference I want this please to be a melting pot of of ideas and resources. So if you feel you have something you would like to add to the blog then please feel free to get in touch “admin at dangerousdba dot com”. I am looking to get guest bloggers in to bring in other knowledge bases to enrich the content of the blog, like some posts from mainframe side of DB2. I would be happy to have articles from people who work with other RDBMS’s or even graph databases as well on how you guys do the same things to get comparisons.