About the Show
Create Database is a podcast where Ian Bjorhovde interviews members of the DB2 Community to explore their past and consider how they arrived at where they are in their careers today.
Episode 13: Kurt Struyf
June 16th, 2017 | 44 mins 33 secs
Kurt Struyf is a Belgian IBM Gold Consultant and the owner of Lone Star Consultancy. Kurt is known around the world for his technical skills and teaching, having delivered IDUG presentations in Europe, North America, Australia and India.
Episode 12: Surekha Parekh
May 17th, 2017 | 21 mins 49 secs
Sureka Parekh is a Worldwide Marketing Program Directory for IBM, based in the United Kingdom. Surekha has been a fixture in the DB2 community for many years, working on IBM’s marketing efforts for DB2 and helping the DB2 community grow around the world.
Episode 11: Guy Lohman
April 18th, 2017 | 46 mins 1 sec
Guy Lohman is an IBM Master Inventor with over 35 patents, who recently retired from the Almaden Research Lab. His career spans 40 years, and the products of his research can be seen throughout DB2 – from the optimizer to autonomic features to pureXML and BLU.
Episode 10: Terry Purcell
March 22nd, 2017 | 48 mins 19 secs
Terry Purcell is the development leader and architect of the DB2 for z/OS Optimizer at IBM. He has worked with DB2 for nearly 25 years, spending over 10 years as a customer and consultant, before he made the move into DB2 Development. He's a very well-known speaker at conferences, and has been named a Top 10 speaker at over 15 IDUG conferences.
Episode 9: Calisto Zuzarte
February 21st, 2017 | 26 mins 53 secs
Calisto Zuzarte is a Senior Technical Staff Member from the IBM Toronto Lab. Calisto has been involved in DB2's development from it's start, has worked on the SQL Compiler team for a number of years, and is famous at conferences for his mind-bending presentations on SQL optimization.
Episode 8: Craig Mullins
September 14th, 2016 | 46 mins 37 secs
Craig Mullins is an IBM Gold Consultant, well-known author and owner of Mullins Consulting. Craig has worked with DB2 since its inception, working for many different vendors and educating the DB2 community.
Episode 7: Saghi Amirsoleymani
August 16th, 2016 | 34 mins 13 secs
Saghi Amirsoleymani is a Principal Solution Adviser at Rocket Software, working with DB2 Tools. Although she is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, if you are involved in DB2 and live anywhere on Earth, you have almost certainly met Saghi.
Episode 6: Dan Luksetich
August 3rd, 2016 | 45 mins 41 secs
Dan Luksetich is the owner and principal consultant at DanL Database Consulting. He's an IBM Gold Consultant, frequent speaker at IDUG and other conferences around the world, and has a well-known passion for beer.
Episode 5: Mike Krafick
July 18th, 2016 | 44 mins 15 secs
Mike Krafick is a Database Engineer at Rosetta Marketing. He's a well known speaker; he won the DB2's Got Talent competition in 2014, and went on to win awards as Best User Speaker at both the IDUG North American and IDUG European conferences in 2015.
Episode 4: Iqbal Goralwalla
July 5th, 2016 | 34 mins 23 secs
Iqbal Goralwalla is an IBM Gold Consultant and the Head of Midrange DB2 at Triton Consulting. He has worked with DB2 in the IBM Toronto Lab and as a consultant for nearly 20 years, and was the Chair of IDUG's Conference Planning Committee for the EMEA Conference that took place in Brussels in 2016.
Episode 3: Adam Storm
June 20th, 2016 | 43 mins 57 secs
Adam Storm is an IBM Master Inventor and former member of the DB2 development team in the IBM Toronto Lab. He was instrumental in the development of the Self Tuning Memory Manager, and also made significant contributions to both pureScale and BLU. While he's now in a new role, he tries to stay current in all matters DB2 (LUW) related.
Episode 2: Fred Sobotka
June 6th, 2016 | 37 mins 27 secs
Fred Sobotka is an IBM Gold Consultant and the proprietor of his eponymous consultancy, FRS Consulting. Fred is an active speaker and volunteer at IDUG conferences around the world, and helps make his customers' applications fly.
Episode 1: Melanie Stopfer
May 23rd, 2016 | 37 mins 39 secs
Melanie Stopfer needs no introduction. If you've been anywhere around DB2, it's rather difficult to have not come across her work as a DB2 educator. She's been teaching both customers and IBM staff about DB2 since its inception.