Matthias Nicola

Speaker Details


Matthias Nicola is the technical lead for IBM Cloud Data Services in Europe, with focus on dashDB and DB2 on Cloud. Previously he worked for 15 years in the DB2 development team at IBM's Silicon Valley Lab, USA. His expertise includes DB2 BLU, Temporal Data Management, data warehousing, pureXML, performance, and emerging technologies in DB2. Matthias works with customers and business partners to help them design, optimize and implement DB2 and Cloud solutions. 

Past presentation
15 June 2016
11:30 - 12:30
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2016 DB2 Offerings in the Cloud

This presentation provides an overview of the DB2-based cloud services: dashDB, DB2 on Cloud, and SQLDB. We'll discuss the differences between hosted and managed services and explain the different capabilities, configurations, and features of the three DB2 services. 

14 June 2016
16:00 - 17:00
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2016 Performance Tuning and Capacity Planning for DB2 BLU

This sessions provides recommendations for sizing hardware configurations for DB2 BLU and discusses how to tune BLU for best performance. These guidelines are based on experiences with DB2 BLU production deployments and extensive testing at the IBM labs. The presentation also includes detailed instructions for tuning and monitoring sort memory consumption, a particularly critical area for BLU performance

14 June 2016
10:15 - 11:30
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2016 Hidden Gems-The Top 10 Most Under-utilized Functions in DB2 LUW

The DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows releases in recent years have provided a rich set of functional improvements. In addition to the major flagship features, numerous small enhancements have found their way into the product as well. Among those are many hidden gems that are largely unknown and underutilized. This session presents 10 highly useful features and functions that are often overlooked and deserve more attention. Examples include the LISTAGG function, multiple-event triggers, usage lists, new options for db2look, and others. Attend this session to see how these gems can be valuable for you! 

19 November 2004
10:15 - 11:15
SQLAdria Seminar – Opatija 2004 Preview of new XML features in DB2 V9

19 November 2004
09:00 - 10:00
SQLAdria Seminar – Opatija 2004 Summary of XML Extender & SQL/XML, More Examples, Q&A

18 November 2004
15:45 - 17:15
SQLAdria Seminar – Opatija 2004 SQL/XML Publishing (V8)

18 November 2004
13:30 - 15:30
SQLAdria Seminar – Opatija 2004 DB2 XML Extender (V7, V8)

18 November 2004
11:30 - 12:30
SQLAdria Seminar – Opatija 2004 XML Fundamentals

18 November 2004
10:30 - 11:15
SQLAdria Seminar – Opatija 2004 XML and Databases



SQL Adria is the independent, non-profit organization that gathers relational database users for Croatia and Slovenia. It was founded 1994. and in the same year it has become the regional user group.

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