Issue IX
IDUG EMEA 2020 Is Going Virtual
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Quick Guide to Compression for Db2
Column-Organized Tables
IBM Db2 with BLU Acceleration is commonly used in warehouse environments to facilitate industry-leading analytical processing of data. This technology is composed of many valuable pieces, but two that we regularly highlight are extreme compression and advanced query performance. While both of these features are extremely valuable, they are also tightly coupled. 
Be a Speaker at the IDUG Db2 Seminars in
Mexico and Brazil
We're currently accepting abstract submissions for the virtual IDUG Db2 Seminars in Mexico and Brazil this December. This is a great chance to share your expertise with the wider IDUG community. Presentations will be accepted in English and Spanish for our Mexico event and English and Portuguese for Brazil.
Send your ideas in by September 6, 2020 to be considered.
Thank You for an Incredible North America Conference!
Earlier this month we wrapped up our four-week virtual 2020 North America Conference, which brought 1,150 attendees together. Read more about the event in our wrap-up blog. If you attended, please be sure to take the attendee survey to tell us what you thought.
We're excited to look ahead to next year, and we're currently accepting abstracts for 2021. If you're interested in speaking at next year's conference, submit your ideas today!
Featured Presentation
AI for the Db2 Professional Learning the Lingo and
Getting Started
by Kelly Schlamb
While you're likely a data expert and might already be helping drive the flow of data for AI initiatives in your organization, you might not feel confident when discussing some of the terms and concepts used by those working on these initiatives. This presentation will help you better understand the language of the data scientist and make the world of ML and DL less mysterious.
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Join the IDUG Content Team
The IDUG Content Committee is looking for an additional volunteer to help us put together content for the IDUG website. Members review and occasionally write content with the intent of posting a new article every week. This is a great way to give back to the community and share your knowledge.
President's Letter
This month, IDUG President Bob Vargo talks about how IDUG is creating meaningful connections in the virtual space.
Upcoming Webcasts & Community Events
Enhance your Db2 for z/OS skills this summer! Check out all webcasts replays for Db2 for z/OS 2020 and increase your skills. Get ready for Db2 12 for z/OS certification test.
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