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Please take a moment to review our site.  Our next meeting will be held Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the IBM Chicago Technical Exploration Center (TEC). The IBM TEC is located in the Hyatt Building at 71 South Wacker in Chicago.

Click here to register for the 2nd Quarter Meeting - June 9, 2016.

Walk-ins are welcome for only $35.00 daily fee applicable to a full year membership.


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MWDUG c/o Technical Registration Experts, Inc. (TREX) 
303 West State Street
Geneva, IL 60134  
Phone: 630-578-3991
Fax: 630-262-1520 
E-mail:  mwdug@trexperts.com

New Contact: Jeffrey Miller or Sue Reed
Website: http://www.mwdug.org


Speaker Bios

Jase Alpers is part of the DB2 for z/OS optimizer development team out of the IBM Silicon Valley Lab. He is a frequent speaker on DB2 query optimization having presented at IOD as well as many DB2 user groups over the years. Jase has more than 15 years’ experience with DB2 in application development, consulting, DB2 support, and DB2 optimizer development. Prior to joining the DB2 optimizer team, Jase led the SQL performance and Relational Data Systems DB2 support teams. Jase's work is focused on driving improvements to DB2 query optimization as well as deep dive analysis and resolution of SQL

Ulf Heinrich is the Director of Solutions Delivery at SOFTWARE ENGINEERING GmbH. He specializes in DB2 recovery issues and database maintenance, focusing on the growing requirement for cost reduction and 24×7 operations. As a consultant at large customer sites, he has implemented database maintenance procedures and recovery strategies, and also experienced the pitfalls of recovery scenarios under real-world recovery pressure. His activities cover EMEA, as well as North America through SE’s U.S. subsidiary, SEGUS Inc. He’s involved in the development of SE’s maintenance and recovery solutions.

Rick Weaver Over the past 25 years, Rick Weaver has become a well-known mainframe expert specializing in database protection, replication, recovery and performance. Because of his vast expertise, he has authored numerous articles, white papers and other valuable pieces on database technologies, and frequently spoken on the subjects of database recovery and performance at conferences, symposiums and user groups.

Agenda for 2nd Quarter Meeting - June 9, 2016

Agenda for 2nd Quarter Meeting - June 9, 2016

08:30am - 09:00am Registration – Coffee, juice, soda and rolls
09:00am - 09:15am Welcome and IBM Announcements
Sheryl M. Larsen, BMC
09:15am - 10:30am DB2 Utilities Trends and Directions
Craig Friske, IBM

DB2 utilities have a long history of providing new functional support, performance, availability, and usability improvements.  This presentation covers the what and why of recent enhancements delivered outside release boundaries.  It will then shift to focus on some of our strategic building blocks in releases, past, present and future to see how they fit into IBM's broad vision for DB2.
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm

V11 DB2 Utilities Update
Craig Friske, IBM

DB2 for z/OS V11 is another release filled with enhancements for DB2 utilities.  This presentation covers utility enhancements which improve the use, availability, and performance of individual utilities in V11.

12:00pm - 01:15pm

01:15pm - 02:30pm

DB2 12 Sneak Peak
Charles Lewis, IBM

The DB2 12 for z/OS Early Support Program is underway and the participants are already installing, migrating, comparing performance numbers, and testing some of the exciting new features.  This session will give an overview of the DB2 for z/OS strategy roadmap and will describe the specific performance, availability, application enablement, Cloud and Mobile features that are planned for DB2 12 delivery.

02:30pm - 02:45pm Break
02:45pm - 04:00pm

Application-enabling features of DB2 for z/OS
Charles Lewis, IBM

The value of an organization's data assets is related to the value of the applications which access that data.  Data powers the applications, and the applications power organizational performance.  In this topic you will hear about recent DB2 for z/OS features that enable efficient and agile development of new applications.  Topics to be covered include new analytics capabilities, temporal data enhancements, new SQL Procedure Language features, advances in large object management, enhanced XML support and integration with Hadoop-managed data.