RSVP MWDUG 3rd Quarter 2017

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08:30am - 09:00am Registration – Coffee, juice, soda and rolls
09:00am - 09:15am Welcome and IBM Announcements
Troy Coleman, IBM
09:15am - 10:30am Db2 Analytics Accelerator:  What's new and what's coming?
Gary Crupi, IBM

The Db2 Analytics Accelerator is a revolutionary technology that complements Db2 for z/OS to transform the mainframe into the industry-leading transaction and analytic processing environment. This architectural approach drives out cost and complexity and enables real-time analytics on live transactional data, so you can leverage your business-critical data where it originates. During this session, Gary will discuss the latest enhancements to the Accelerator. He will help you understand how these new developments will strengthen important use cases, such as hybrid transactional and analytical processing (HTAP), and about capabilities that drive new use cases and additional value for your business.
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am -  11:45am SEGUS Tool Talk
Ulf Heinrich, Software Engineering GmbH


11:45am - 12:45pm

12:45pm -  01:45pm Db2 V12: Continuous Delivery
Ulf Heinrich, Software Engineering GmbH

Fundamental changes in the Db2 z world often lead to concerns. Let's face it - some changes force us to change! While a Db2 version migration usually took months, or even years, there will be no new Db2 version after 12, but continuous code drops. This will have a tremendous impact on migration strategies, because we must find a reliable way to test these code deliveries in a fraction of time. If we make it, Business Divisions will become enthused at how quickly new technology becomes available for new applications. This presentation will describe the difference between Code, Catalog, Function and Application Levels, how you can control them and how you can fallback in case of anomalies. It also illustrates how we still can be pro-active in testing without burning weeks and months. Learn how to choose from four different levels of testing and a new way of automation. CD-Screening allows you to pick and choose from KPI based test automation. The levels include simple anomaly alerting, access path verification, clone Pre-apply and even workload capture/replay to easily discover different behavior resulting from a new code level.
01:45pm - 02:00pm Break
02:00pm - 03:00pm Db2 for z/OS Provisioning - Heavy Lifting Ahead
Paul Bartak, IBM

System provisioning, DevOps, Continuous Delivery / Integration are all modern-day initiatives that accelerate the delivery of business applications. Each may have requirement for a copy of an entire DB2 subsystem or portions thereof to obtain full value. How do you scale your database administration staff to meet the increasing demands of application & BizOps teams, who are, in turn, pressured to meet agile delivery targets? Today’s tools have the capabilities to clone objects and data to efficiently scale your administration teams. In some cases, these tools can use today’s fast copy technology in conjunction with DB2 page set preparation techniques to provide consistent & coherent test or production subsets. The key to fitting in to modern processing is support for REST. The next time you are asked if you can fulfill the data requirements for one of today’s delivery methods, be armed with ideas to get it done.