Technical Session featuring Craig Mullins

SIRDUG Meeting August 14th, 2009

Featuring: Craig Mullins

SIRDUG is very pleased to announce that the August 14th SIRDUG meeting will feature Craig Mullins. Craig is a well-known DB2 author and frequent speaker at events like IDUG.

Download Craig's presentations

To download "DB2 9 For Developer's Only" click here

To download the "Performance Tuning Roadmap" click here

To download the "zPrime Technical Overview" click here

Meeting Details

WHEN? Friday, August 14, 2009

WHERE? IBM Harris Blvd facility

COST? $35 cash or check, in advance or at the door.
We do not accept credit cards.

Tentative Meeting Agenda

Tentative Meeting Agenda

 8:00 -  8:50 - Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
 8:50 -  9:00 - SIRDUG announcements and speaker introductions 
 9:00 - 10:30 - Craig Mullins - "DB2 Performance Tuning Roadmap"
10:15 - 10:35 - Mid-Morning Break
10:35 - 11:50 - Craig Mullins - "DB2 Performance Tuning Roadmap" 
11:50 - 12:50 - Lunch
 1:00 -  2:30 - Craig Mullins  - "DB2 9 for Developers Only!"
 2:30 -  2:45 - Mid-Afternoon Break
 2:45 -  3:15 - Q & A / Book Drawing
 3:30 -  4:00 - Networking, Adjourn

We are still working on the exact agenda, so what you see may change 
a bit.


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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 the meeting site:

The meeting is in the IBM Harris Blvd facility

North bound on I-77 (from the Rock Hill direction):Turn right onto I-85 North and follow next directions.

On I-85 (coming from either direction): Take exit 45B onto Harris Blvd. West. Turn Left at 2stop light onto IBM Drive and follow the directions below.

South bound on I-77 (from the Statesville direction) Turn left onto Harris Blvd. East (exit 18) Go approximately 6.3 miles to the 10th stop light (counting the one at top of I-77 ramp) Turn Right onto IBM Drive (Don't turn onto the IBM Drive at the 7th stop light).

Once on IBM Drive, Turn Right at 2nd drive. Look for the SIRDUG parking sign on the right side of the road. We are to park in the lower visitor parking lot. Enter the Visitors Lobby and follow the SIRDUG signs to the Cafeteria Conference Room.

Craig Mullins's Biography

Craig S. Mullins is a data management strategist for NEON Enterprise Software, Inc. Craig has extensive experience in the field of database management having worked as an application developer, a DBA, and an instructor with multiple database management systems, including working with with DB2 for z/OS since Version 1. Craig is also an IBM gold consultant and is the author of two books: - DB2 Developerís Guide; and Database Administration: The Complete Guide to Practices and Procedures.

Presentation Abstracts

DB2 Performance Tuning Roadmap

This presentation will discuss DB2 for z/OS performance management and tuning issues. It offers multiple guidelines and tips for achieving optimal performance broken down into specific categories. The presentation will touch on many aspects of DB2 performance that span the application, the databases, and the overall system. Refresh your knowledge of DB2 performance with these handy DB2 oppor-TUNE-ities.

Key topics covered include:
*    The Tuning Progression: development versus maintenance
*    Application Tuning: application code and SQL
*    Database design and implementation: DDL, indexing, and organization
*    System Tuning: DB2 subsystem issues
*    The Environment: OS, TP, Network

DB2 9 for Developers Only!

This presentation highlights the DB2 9 for z/OS enhancements that directly impact DB2 application developers. Every release of DB2 is chock full of new features and functionality and that can make it hard to focus on those things that are most helpful for programmers. So instead of scanning volumes of manuals, you can watch this presentation distills the DB2 9 information down to cover what should be most important to programmer/analysts.
Examples of areas this presentation will cover include:
*     A brief overview of DB2 9 XML capability
*     New data types and functions
*     New SQL statements like INTERSECT, EXCEPT, MERGE, and TRUNCATE
*     The ability to SELECT FROM and UPDATE, DELETE, or MERGE statement
*     Improvements to existing SQL
*     And more...

If you are a programmer wanting to learn more about DB2 9, or a DBA
looking for the programmer's perspective on DB2 9, this presentation
should have something to offer you.

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