The International DB2 Users Group (IDUG®) is an independent, not-for-profit, user-run organization whose mission is to support and strengthen the information services community by providing the highest quality education and services designed to promote the effective utilization of DB2. IDUG was founded in 1988. IDUG offers a range of forums and content to ensure year-round value and community development opportunities to its members, as well as annual conferences in EMEA, North America and Australasia. Through educational events, technical resources, unique access to fellow users, product developers and solution providers IDUG offers an expansive, dynamic technical support community that delivers quality education, timely information and peer-driven product training and utilization that enable DB2 users to achieve organizational business objectives, and to drive personal career advancement. IDUG is proud to offer the latest in DB2 information straight from those who know it best: database administrators (DBAs), database managers, application programmers and developers, vendors and other IT professionals who use DB2 daily.