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May 18, 2012 | Volume 9 Issue 20


TOP STORY: New Tools, Insights, and Solutions Mark COMMON 2012 Vendor Announcements
FEATURED ARTICLE: Book Review: DB2 10 for Z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study Guide
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: COMMON Membership Elects New Board Members for 2012 – 2013
WHITE PAPER: Modern Monitoring Methods for Power Systems
FORUM: SQL Error 802 Type 6 - Numeric Handling for Joins?
EVENT: Townsend Security: Four Solutions for Data Privacy Compliance
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Feature Article - Analysis
New Tools, Insights, and Solutions Mark COMMON 2012 Vendor Announcements

MC Press Online talks with more than 20 vendors to find out what the latest technology announcements are coming from the COMMON expo floor.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

COMMON this year was held in the happiest place on earth—Disneyland. It's a great place to vacation, and I hope many of those attending the conference and expo took advantage of the entertainment and vacation opportunities either before or after the show. Living only about 35 minutes from Disneyland, I of course haven't set foot in the place in 20 years. A lot has changed in that time, it turns out, and it is way more fun than it used to be. It's also way more expensive, but so is everything.


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Feature Article - Database
Book Review: DB2 10 for Z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study Guide

Whether you're trying to get certified or you just need a great reference book, this is the book for you.

prasad_maniReviewed by Prasad Mani

The DB2 10 for Z/OS Database Administration Certification Study Guide (Exam 612) is goal-oriented and successfully fulfills its primary goal of helping those who want to certify on DB2 Z/OS as a DBA. The authors, Susan Lawson and Daniel Luksetich, have ensured that the contents are well-written and appropriately categorized so that both aspiring and experienced DBAs can use this guide with ease and better understand the database concepts. In addition, this book covers all the key aspects of database administration that a DBA needs on a day-to-day basis, and hence will easily serve as the go-to guide for any firsthand information.


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