Development simplified: A workshop for app developers and DBAs

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Development simplified: leverage a single database for structured and unstructured data

New applications must often leverage multiple types of data from many sources; and you have to deliver fast. While relational or transactional data is at the core of applications, and now you must also integrate unstructured sources like geo-location information, emails, and more. Instead of coding with different databases for different data types, why not use a single database to reduce complexity and deliver applications faster?

IBM Db2 database software stores both relational data and unstructured data like JSON in a single database to make coding simple. Furthermore, Db2 meets requirements for enterprise scalability, availability and reliability. Why does it matter? Because you can do it right the first time without wasting time and productivity cycles to rewrite database components of your applications before deployment.

Attend this free workshop to learn the fundamentals of developing applications with Db2. We will go over:

  1. Supported languages, IDEs and available APIs

  2. Db2 architecture, including the ability to store unstructured data alongside relational tables

  3. Robust compatibility that lets you run SQL written for other platforms like Oracle, Netezza and Postgres

  4. BLU Acceleration for super-fast and efficient in-memory processing that delivers result very quickly

  5. Using Db2 with Node.js and OData / REST API programming projects

  6. Tips and tricks as well as SQL tuning and monitoring capabilities

If you know SQL and have some familiarity with programming database calls into your applications, then this workshop will get you productive on Db2 very quickly.

We will get you started with Db2 Developer Community edition, a free and full feature software that you can “download and go” on your laptop. We will also show you how to create a database and a table in Db2, then load data and point you to our sample applications.

Join the IBM Db2 team and the Twin Cities of Minnesota DB2 Users Group to learn how Db2 can help you simplify coding and speed your applications to market.


Who should attend this workshop?

Application developers, Java developers, DBAs. No prior Db2 experience required. If you know SQL and have some familiarity with programming database calls into your applications, then this workshop is for you.

Is free parking available?

Unfortunately, that is not available. Public transportation to downtown Minneapolis is your best option.

These are the parking lots close to the building:

Gaviidae Parking: South 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402 -, Early Bird Rate, In by 9 am, Out after 12 pm = $15.00
Northstar Ramp Parking Garage: 110 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402 -, Early Bird Special $13 (in by 9 am)

What can I bring into the event?

We recommend bringing your laptop to get hand-on experience. It's okay if you don't bring a laptop. We will send you links to download samples and tutorials.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact lynn.chou at, or send a private message on our Facebook page.

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