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Grainger Database Solutions Ltd was started in late 2009 following Phil Grainger’s departure from CA (Computer Associates) where, for some 10 years, he had been one of their key DB2 specialists and Senior Principal Product Manager for their line of tools for DB2 on z/OS.

Phil has over 20 years of experience with every release of DB2 but one (from V1.2 right through to DB2 10) and has particular skills in Performance Management and Backup & Recovery.

He is a well known speaker at user groups, IDUG events worldwide and Cogitos DB2 Tech Talks providing quality education presented in a relaxed, yet memorable, style. With IDUG, Phil has been a Top 10 presenter many times over the last few years.

In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Phil was honoured by IBM as an IBM Champion and is a member of the DB2 Consultant Advisory Council.

In support of the DB2 community, Phil is a special advisor to the UK GSE DB2 group as well as now being chair-elect of the IDUG Global Marketing Committee

In June 2012, Phil accepted a new permanent position as Product Manager, DB2 at BMC Software. As a result, Grainger Database Solutions is now mothballed and all contact with Phil should be made through BMC Software

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