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Please take a moment to review our site.  Our next meeting will be held Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the IBM Chicago Technical Exploration Center (TEC). The IBM TEC is located in the Hyatt Building on 71 South Wacker in Chicago.

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Agenda for Our Next Meeting
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Agenda for 1st Quarter Meeting - March 6, 2014

  DB2 FOR z/OS TRACK DB2 FOR LUW Track
08:30am - 09:00am Registration – Coffee, juice and rolls Registration – Coffee, juice and rolls

 

09:00am - 09:15am Welcome and IBM Announcements
Sheryl Larsen, IBM

Welcome and IBM Announcements
Dave Majcher, IBM

09:15am - 10:30am Build your DB2 11 Plan in Advance - Part I
Paul Bartak, IBM

DB2 11 is now generally available.  The migration steps look similar, but there are some key considerations and differences this time around.  Several items can be checked before ordering DB2 11.  The Migration Planning Workshop is a full day event, and this 2-part presentation will cover the Migration portion of the MPW.  Prerequisites, incompatibilities, new deprecated items, and the process will be covered to assist with advanced DB2 11 planning.  There are sections dedicated to the new Application Compatibility and Extended RBA/LRSN features.  DB2 11 parameters, panels, and catalog evolution provide a good view into many new DB2 11 capabilities.

DB2 BLU Acceleration/DB2 Cloud and beyond...Presentation
John J. Park, IBM Product Manager for DB2 with BLU Acceleration

Technology is synonymous with change...
Come discuss the ins and outs of DB2's BLU Acceleration technology and why its the first step in a new direction for IBM's flagship distributed database product.  BLU Acceleration is a 90-degree shift, literally, to traditional data stores leveraging the latest in-memory and CPU technologies.  Learn what makes BLU Acceleration tick, how fast it ticks and how to make DB2 tick at the speed of business.  Discuss how BLU Acceleration is racing into the stratosphere and what cloud means to IBM.  Change is inevitable.

10:30am - 10:45am Break Break

 

10:45am - 12:00pm

Build your DB2 11 Plan in Advance - Part II
Paul Bartak, IBM

DB2 11 is now generally available.  The migration steps look similar, but there are some key considerations and differences this time around.  Several items can be checked before ordering DB2 11.  The Migration Planning Workshop is a full day event, and this 2-part presentation will cover the Migration portion of the MPW.  Prerequisites, incompatibilities, new deprecated items, and the process will be covered to assist with advanced DB2 11 planning.  There are sections dedicated to the new Application Compatibility and Extended RBA/LRSN features.  DB2 11 parameters, panels, and catalog evolution provide a good view into many new DB2 11 capabilities.

DB2 BLU Acceleration/DB2 Cloud and beyond...Demo
John J. Park, IBM Product Manager for DB2 with BLU Acceleration

Technology is synonymous with change...
Come discuss the ins and outs of DB2's BLU Acceleration technology and why its the first step in a new direction for IBM's flagship distributed database product.  BLU Acceleration is a 90-degree shift, literally, to traditional data stores leveraging the latest in-memory and CPU technologies.  Learn what makes BLU Acceleration tick, how fast it ticks and how to make DB2 tick at the speed of business.  Discuss how BLU Acceleration is racing into the stratosphere and what cloud means to IBM.  Change is inevitable
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 01:15pm

Lunch - free, onsite Lunch - free, onsite 

 

01:15pm - 02:15pm

The Present and Future of Large Memory in DB2
Jay Yothers, IBM

With the flattening of Moore's Law, processor speeds will not serve as a significant source of performance improvement in coming years.  Database systems are looking to use large real memory to avoid I/O latency and processor overhead.  IBM DB2 10 and future releases of DB2 are looking to use large real memories and IBM z/OS features, such as large page sizes and flash memory.  This session highlights the potential performance benefits of large real memories and how the DB2 development team plans to exploit such opportunities.

Systemzilla
Huy Ly, IBM Product Technical Sales Specialist

The downward trend of solid state drive (SSD) prices is driving database adoption of flash storage technology.  This session will examine two user cases with SSD, covering OLTP (2TB0 and warehouse (76TB) environments.  The topics will include performance gains, throughput, and implementation practices.
02:15pm - 02:30pm Break Break 

 

02:30pm - 03:45pm

What Happened to My IBM DB2 Server?  The Top Missteps in High Availability
Jay Yothers, IBM

IBM DB2 and IBM z/OS provide unmatched availability to meet the demands of enterprise applications.  When properly configured, DB2 can meet even the most stringent 24x7 availability requirements.  This session covers the key configurations and features that are needed to achieve high availability.  Real-world examples are provided that illustrate potential pitfalls.  This session addresses such areas as specialty engine configuration, Workload Manager definitions, extended common service area (ECSA) management and real storage control.


How to identify and justify DB2 financial metrics
Justin Racklin, WW Information management CVE Program Leader

Understand how IBM Information Management advanced technologies can impact business operations, business results and IT optimization.  There is no more a difficult task in any organization than to articulate how new advanced technologies can economically influence an IT organization with goals to become faster and more agile, more responsive and ultimately become strategic partner to the business to drive greater profits.  Learn how to build a strategy that bridges this difficult task to calculate and communicate the value more effectively.

Speaker Bios
Paul Bartak has been working with IBM databases since 1985, including the first version of DB2 on MVS. As an IBM customer for 14 years Paul worked in Application Development, Database Administration, and DBA Management - working with IBM & ISV Labs on various projects. Since joining IBM in 1999 his role has been that of an Information Management Technical Specialist, teaming with the Sales force to present, design, install, demonstrate, and evaluate IBM Information Management solutions in a pre-sales environment. He is certified in Database Administration for DB2 for z/OS Version 9, 10, and 11; and in DB2 Data Replication. Paul has developed the four generations of Migration Planning Workshops from DB2 V8 for z/OS, to DB2 11 for z/OS; and the enablement for pureXML and Temporal features which are in use worldwide.

Huy Ly is an Information Management Technical Specialist at IBM for 15 years. He has a keen interest in system performance, finding patterns in data, and data encryption. He is currently looking for an opportunity to implement the next 'Frankenserver' - DB2 BLU on SSD.

Justin Racklin is an IBM Worldwide Information Management Client Value Engagement (CVE) Program Leader with 13 years experience in understanding how Enterprise IT drives value for business.  Justin developed and built the strategy for the CVE Program at IBM which now comprises of over 100+ business consulting leads that work with clients to help develop strategies and communicate value to their business stakeholders.  The IBM Information Management CVE Program works with the top companies in every sector and every continent.  The program strives to take what it learns, develop them into best practices that can be used at other organizations to help them drive their own strategies.

Jay Yothers is a DB2 for z/OS architect.  He has been part of the DB2 Development organization since the very first release of DB2 and has designed and developed many key features of DB2 for z/OS.  He has been awarded over 20 patents for his work in DB2 for z/OS.  He is a frequent speaker at conferences such as IDUG and IOD, seminars, web casts, user group meetings, and executive briefings, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to such events.

 


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