Monday, September 19, 2016

A New DB2 Web Query Redbook Coming!

No matter where I have lived or where I am at the time, Fall has always been my favorite season of the year. The days are shorter but beautiful as the temperatures have cooled down from the dog days of summer, and the leaves on the trees turn amazing colors of orange, red and brown! That’s happening right now for those of us north of the equator!

Fall also signals a transition back into work mode. The kids are back in school, vacation pictures put away, and we have a renewed energy that says it’s time to get to work.

And that’s what the DB2 Web Query team is doing this September! I’m excited to announce that we are working hard on an update to the very popular IBM DB2 Web Query Redbook. You may know that IBM Redbooks are traditionally point in time publications with a lot of “how to” information. But that also means they are not necessarily updated. In the case of the DB2 Web Query Redbook, we’ve performed an update once already – in 2012. We are now at it again! The timing is perfect, as so much has been enhanced in the past few years.

We’ve gathered our strong team of DB2 Web Query experts together in Rochester, Minnesota for 3 weeks of heads down work to update, create, and organize content; content that represents the latest product features, functions, and benefits. Our esteemed group of DB2 Web Query expert contributors: 

Simona Pacchiarini in IBM Systems Lab Services flew all the way in from Milan, Italy

Jim Bainbridge and Rob Bestgen are also part of IBM Systems Lab Services based in Rochester, Minnesota. Rob is also the product development manager for DB2 Web Query.

Kevin Trisko, from the IBM Support team, works with DB2 Web Query customers day in and day out.

Kathy Steinbrink is our lead developer for DB2 Web Query and we’re happy to steal her for this project.

Mike Cain is providing guidance and contribution across the board, and we’d be lost without our project manager, Hernando Bedoya – Mr. Redbook!

I can’t leave out our team from IBM China. Zhi Yu Zhe, Su Lin Lin, and Wang Yu Yu are working diligently on refreshing the fourteen chapters of tutorials from their home base in Beijing. 

In the coming weeks I’ll be posting updates and more information about some of the deliverables and new functions such as: 

  • New auditing reports
  • New sample reports for IBM i work management
  • Delivery of Query/400 discovery and analysis tools and reports
  • The IBM PowerSC security compliance and monitoring solution
  • Leveraging DB2 for i 7.3 OLAP and Statistical capabilities

 And much more!

So stay tuned and reach out to me at mackd AT or on twitter @mckdrmoly if you have questions or need assistance!