Issue II
IDUG: An Investment That Always Pays Off 
With a 30+ year legacy of delivering unparalleled technical training, IDUG conferences give you the chance to grow your skills. Many IDUG events also offer IBM professional certification exams, hands-on labs, migration planning workshops, and so much more.
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What's New with BLU in Db2 11.5 (and Beyond!)
by Christopher Drexelius & John Hornibrook
Abstract : Db2 with BLU Acceleration provides industry leading performance for analytical applications running complex queries through its advanced column-organized table technology. Db2 11.5 continues to extend the reach of BLU capability to more Db2 features so that its superior performance can be applied to a broader range of applications. Additionally, BLU storage and compression technology has been enhanced to make it more effective and even easier to use.
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In 2020, IDUG will be hosting conferences all over the world. We'll continue adding events throughout the year, so stay tuned.
IDUG Db2 Data and AI Technical Summit
Bengaluru & Chennai, India
March 24 & 26, 2020
The early bird rate has been extended to February 28.
IDUG North America Db2 Tech Conference
Dallas, Texas
June 7-11, 2020
The Early Bird rate saves you over $300.
IDUG Db2 Seminar
Brazil & Mexico
August 2020
Registration opening soon!
IDUG Australia Db2 Tech Conference
Canberra | September 14-15, 2020
Sydney | September 16-18, 2020
Registration opening soon!
IDUG EMEA Db2 Tech Conference
Edinburgh, Scotland
October 25-29, 2020
The Early Bird rate saves you almost €300.
President's Letter
This month, IDUG President Billy Sundarrajan looks at how IDUG is transforming to better serve its members.
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