November 7 SIRDUG Technical Meeting Featuring Bill Arledge



Meeting Details

WHEN? November 7 (Friday)

WHERE?
The Baxter Hood Center (Rock Hill, SC) See directions below

COST? $20 cash or check, per day, at the door.
We do not accept credit cards.


Meeting Agenda

November 7
Featured Speaker - Bill Arledge

8:00 -  9:00  - Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
9:00 - 10:30  - Ins and Outs of Distributed Processing in DB2 for z/OS

		More and more DB2 application workload originates off
		the mainframe utilizing technologies like DB2 Connect,
		Websphere Application Server, and others.  This shift
		to increased distributed processing presents new
		challenges in understanding and managing DB2 application
		implementation.  This session discusses basic issues
		about distributed applications, including distributed
		fundamentals, implementation considerations, problem
		identification, and performance management for your DB2
		on z/OS distributed applications.

10:45 - 12:00 - Exploring the DB2 Directory

		Metadata information stored in the DB2 Catalog is very
		well known and easy to interrogate using SQL.  However,
		at run time, DB2 makes extensive use of the other
		primary DB2 system database, the Directory or DSNDB01.
		This presentation describes the contents of the Directory,
		explains how to look at its contents, and discusses how
		you can improve your overall system performance and
		recovery times by paying a little more attention to this
		often forgotten resource.

12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch

 1:00 - 2:30   XML - A Technical Overview

		DB2 on z/OS becomes a hybrid data server with the DB2 9
		release, providing comprehensive support for XML.  XML
		(eXtensible Markup Language) is a key enabler for
		Electronic Data Interchange allowing unstructured data
		to move within and across organizations.  This presentation
		will clear the air about XML, describing fundamental
		concepts as well as details about XML support in DB2 9,
		including XML tablespace structures, specialized indexes,
		and SQL access to XML data.

3:00  - 4:00  - Q&A with Bill Arledge

4:00  - 4:15  - Wrap up and adjourn

Registration

To pre-register please use our new online registration form at:
meeting registration form
or
email registration@sirdug.org and give us your name and company. If you are not already on our distribution list and wish to be, include your email address and phone number.

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Registration Note
SIRDUG will be calling or emailing a confirmation for each person who pre-registers by the deadline. If you have pre-registered and have not received a confirmation by the day after the deadline, please notify us as your registration may not have been received.

If you have not pre-registered by the deadline, you may pre-register after the deadline or register at the door, but the availability of presentation handouts and lunch can not be guaranteed and confirmations will not be sent.


Directions to to The Baxter Hood Center:

The Baxter Hood Center
452 S. Anderson Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
803-981-7100

Less than 2 miles from I-77 & Dave Lyle Blvd intersection (south side of Charlotte).



Bill Arledge Biography

Bill Arledge is an IT veteran with 33 years experience across a variety of roles, including application development and database administration. Bills database experience began in the late 1970s as an IMS DBA and developer. He began working with DB2 in 1984 as a database specialist at IBM. He worked with DB2 throughout the late eighties, consulting with numerous IBM customers on existing and planned DB2 implementations. Bill joined BMC in 1990 and is currently a technical product manager responsible for BMCs DB2 data management products. In that capacity he consults extensively with BMC DB2 customers and works closely with BMCs Research and Development organization to drive product direction.


Presentation Details

Ins and Outs of Distributed Processing in DB2 for z/OS
More and more DB2 application workload originates off the mainframe utilizing technologies like DB2 Connect, Websphere Application Server, and others. This shift to increased distributed processing presents new challenges in understanding and managing DB2 application implementation. This session discusses basic issues about distributed applications, including distributed fundamentals, implementation considerations, problem identification, and performance management for your DB2 on z/OS distributed applications.

Exploring the DB2 Directory
Metadata information stored in the DB2 Catalog is very well known and easy to interrogate using SQL. However, at run time, DB2 makes extensive use of the other primary DB2 system database, the Directory or DSNDB01. This presentation describes the contents of the Directory, explains how to look at its contents, and discusses how you can improve your overall system performance and recovery times by paying a little more attention to this often forgotten resource.

XML A Technical Overview
DB2 on z/OS becomes a hybrid data server with the DB2 9 release, providing comprehensive support for XML. XML (eXtensible Markup Language) is a key enabler for Electronic Data Interchange allowing unstructured data to move within and across organizations. This presentation will clear the air about XML, describing fundamental concepts as well as details about XML support in DB2 9, including XML tablespace structures, specialized indexes, and SQL access to XML data.


Download Bills's presentations

To download the New version of "Demystifying the DB2 Dynamic Statement Cache" (1.09 MB) click here

To download the "Ins & Outs of Distributed Processing in DB2 on z/OS" (703 KB) click here

To download the "XML Technical Overview" (616 KB) click here


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