2024 Posted by Carol Davis-Mann

IBM TechXchange Turns Good, Bad and Ugly in Barcelona

We are pleased to announce that Mark Gillis, Principal Consultant at Triton Consulting has been selected to present Table Partitioning: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly at IBM’s TechXchange in Barcelona.

IBM TechXchange takes place at the Barcelona International Convention Centre from 23rd January to 25th January.

The event offers a wealth of learning experiences and tailored sessions for all attendees in various technical roles from developers, data scientists, IT architects, operations professionals, and cyber security experts to infrastructure architects. There is something for everyone.

Attendees will have access to keynote presentations and over 500 technical breakout sessions, hands-on experiences, product demonstrations, instructor-led labs, and certifications to help expand their knowledge and skills.

It will be Mark Gillis’ debut at the conference. He will be sharing the benefits, pitfalls and gotchas of incorporating and maintaining Range Table Partitioning in a Db2 LUW database.


Table Partitioning: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Table Partitioning has been a game-changer in database management since V9.7. It can significantly enhance performance and streamline data archiving. However, like any tool, it can go awry when mismanaged. Mark will shed light on the world of Table Partitioning, offering practical guidance and real-world examples to help you navigate its intricacies successfully.


  • Overview: Understanding Table Partitioning and its implementation.
  • Benefits (the Good): Exploring the advantages of Table Partitioning.
  • Gotchas (the Bad): Recognising the potential pitfalls and challenges.
  • Where it can go seriously wrong (the Ugly): Avoid common mistakes.
  • How to convert existing tables into Partitioned: Practical tips for a seamless transition.
  • How to manage admin and housekeeping on your Partitioned tables: Efficient housekeeping strategies.

Suitable Audience:

  • Application Developers
  • Data Architects
  • Database Administrators
  • Experience Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Additional Info

  • Date and time: Wednesday, January 24, 14:45 – 15:30 CET
  • Code: 6573
  • Session Type: User Group Session
  • Topic: Data

If you’re looking to enhance your database management skills, optimise performance, and avoid common pitfalls in Table Partitioning, then be sure to attend Mark Gillis’ presentation on Wednesday January 24, 2024 14:45 – 15:30 CET . Learn more.

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