For those of you who don't know me yet - my name is Kate Kurtz. I am part of the Lab Data Warehouse Business Acceleration Team, and I manage the best practice projects for data warehouse. Long title - but really all that means is that I do all kinds of things to help integrate what our customers are doing with how we develop our warehouse products. One of the things that I do is work with a great team of people on developing best practices and other technical articles. These articles are focused on what customers are doing, or perhaps what customers should be doing, with their InfoSphere Warehouse and IBM Smart Analytics System environments.
Here is an easy tip I wanted to share with you and it will hopefully get you some interesting summer reading. For me, summer is the time when I start looking for 'light' (ie. short) summer reading - something to to flip through while I am relaxing in the backyard with a cool drink, or something for the beach, or to read in the car while going up to the cottage .... Somehow there is something so enticing about a cool shady spot, a lounge chair, the sound of birds... it just makes digging in to a technical document so much pleasanter, and if you are like me, you are constantly trying to keep up with technical issues and current trends, so you can figure out how to address some of your longer term development plans.
Take a look at the Best Practice papers put together by the DB2 lab development team in partnership with our database technical field experts. The papers are available for download at the following site: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/data/bestpractices/. They cover a variety of topics, answering the questions that are coming to us from you (our customers) and addressing many of the issues you are dealing with in your environment today. In particular, take a look at the last one on the page, Building a recovery strategy for an IBM Smart Analytics System data warehouse: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/data/bestpractices/isasrecovery/index.html. It's brand new and packed full of tips on developing a strategy that meets your data warehouse backup and recovery needs.
Take a look - and let me know what you think!
Manager of IBM Smart Analytics System and InfoSphere Warehouse Best Practices