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DB2 9.7: Get the Inside Scoop

The release of DB2 9.7 for Linux, Unix and Windows is creating quite a stir in the industry. CNET said that "IBM puts Oracle to the Sword." ZDnet commented that "IBM's latest DB2 woos Oracle customers." Industry analyst Merv Adrian said, "This is a BIG deal." Beta participants claim that "this is a paradigm shift" and "simply amazing."

IDUG is pleased to host this unique 60-minute webcast on Wednesday, June 24 at 12:00pm Eastern. In this free event, you'll discover the new features of DB2 9.7 that will save you time, improve performance and lower your management costs. You'll be the first to know about the new technology your peers will be buzzing about by hearing it directly from the source.

Join renowned DB2 evangelist and respected author Chris Eaton as he explains what the DB2 9.7 buzz is all about. Along with live Q&A, Chris will discuss DB2 9.7's new features for:

1. increasing performance, reliability and ease of use
2. lowering management costs
3. enhancing workload management
4. compatibility with Oracle Database SQL, PL/SQL, data types, scripting and more

In addition, IDUG President Michael McBride will discuss how this webcast is just one example of the many technical DB2 resources offered through IDUG's worldwide DB2 community.

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Michael McBride President, International DB2 Users Group (IDUG) IDUG President Michael McBride currently serves as a Senior Database Administrator at the Florida Department of Transportation. An IDUG volunteer since 1999, Michael's responsibilities on the Board of Directors have included Regional User Group (RUG) relations and IDUG Global Events. He has 17 years of technical database experience on various database management systems. Chris Eaton DB2 Technical Evangelist Chris Eaton is a DB2 Technical Evangelist for DB2 primarily focused on planning and strategy for DB2 LUW. Chris has been working with DB2 on the Linux, UNIX, Windows platfrom for over 17 years. From customer support to development manager, to Externals Architect and now as Product Manager for DB2, Chris has spent his career listening to customers and working to make DB2 a better product. Chris is the author of "IBM DB2 9 New Features" and "The High Availability Guide for DB2" and has one of the most popular blogs about DB2 on IT Toolbox at
International DB2 Users Group (IDUG)
Jun 24, 2009, 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

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