December 6 SIRDUG Technical Meeting Featuring Robert Catterall

This meeting features a longtime SIRDUG favorite speaker, Robert Catterall. The presentations are a good mix of application development and DB2 performance topics.

Robert will be presenting the following:

Key Metrics for DB2 for z/OS Performance Monitoring (a two-part presentation)
DB2 for z/OS: the Ultimate Data Server for Client-Server Apps
Application Development-Related Features of DB2 10 for z/OS

We are working on the DB2 for LUW topics and will be able to announce them very soon.



Meeting Details

WHEN? December 6 (Thursday)

WHERE?
The IBM Office (10330 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC) See directions below

COST? $10 cash or check, per day, at the door.
We do not accept credit cards.


Meeting Agenda

December 6
Featured Speakers - Robert Catterall, IBM.

 8:00 -  9:00  - Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
 9:00 - 10:30  - Key Metrics for DB2 for z/OS Performance Monitoring Part 1 - Robert Catterall
10:45 - 12:00  - DB2 for z/OS: the Ultimate Data Server for Client-Server Apps - Robert Catterall
12:00 - 1:00   - Lunch
 1:00 - 2:30   - Key Metrics for DB2 for z/OS Performance Monitoring Part 2 - Robert Catterall
 3:00 - 4:00   - Application Development-Related Features of DB2 10 for z/OS - Robert Catterall

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

Registration

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or
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Registration Note
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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 IBM Office (10330 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC) :

The address for GPS should be 10330 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC


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

On I-85
On I-85 (coming from either direction): Take exit 45B onto Harris Blvd. West. Turn Right at 2nd stop light onto David Taylor Drive. Go to 10330 David Taylor Drive.

South bound on I-77
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 Left onto David Taylor Drive. Go to 10330 David Taylor Drive.


Robert Catterall Biography

Robert Catterall is an IBM DB2 for z/OS specialist. He started his IT career with IBM in 1982, and worked throughout the 1990s as a member of the Company's DB2 for z/OS National Technical Support team. From 2000 to 2007, Robert worked as a database technology strategist for CheckFree (now part of Fiserv). After working for three years as an independent DB2 consultant, he rejoined IBM in 2010. Robert is a past President of IDUG, a member of IDUG's Speakers Hall of Fame, and was one of IBM's inaugural Information Champions. He presents frequently at conferences, is a longtime columnist for IBM Data Management Magazine, and blogs about DB2 for z/OS at http://robertsdb2blog.blogspot.com/.

Presentation Details

Key Metrics for DB2 for z/OS Performance Monitoring
Monitoring tools and various DISPLAY commands make available to you a dizzying array of informational items pertaining to the performance of an IBM DB2 for z/OS subsystem and of applications that access DB2. You can wade through all that information or focus on the handful of metrics that will enable you to efficiently and effectively assess DB2 performance in your particular environment. Drawing on over 20 years of experience in analyzing and using information in monitor reports and displays, and in DB2 command output, I'll describe in this two-part presentation the fields that contain the highest-value information and how to use it.

DB2 for z/OS: the Ultimate Data Server for Client-Server Apps
At some organizations, developers who work with Java and .NET and other such application servers say that they want nothing to do with mainframes, and IT executives view System z as just a platform for "legacy" applications; yet, at these same sites the DB2 for z/OS client-server workload is growing, and in some cases is already the largest part of the overall DB2 for z/OS workload - bigger than CICS-DB2, bigger than batch-DB2. In this session I will explain this seeming contradiction and will highlight the strengths in scalability, availability, security, and operational flexibility that make DB2 for z/OS not just a good, but a great data server for "modern," multi-tier applications.

Application Development-Related Features of DB2 10 for z/OS
DB2 10 for z/OS has been generally available for two years now, but there are still plenty of programmers and DBAs who are not very familiar with many of the application development-oriented features of this most recent version of the product. This presentation provides an overview of the DB2 10 for z/OS features that I believe are of the greatest importance with respect to application enablement. Examples include temporal data support, LOB processing enhancements, SQL PL in user-defined functions, and OLAP moving aggregates.


Download presentations

To download "DB2 for z/OS: the Ultimate Data Server for Client-Server Apps" click here

To download "Application Development-Related Features of DB2 10 for z/OS" click here

To download "Key Metrics for DB2 for z/OS Performance Monitoring - Part 1" click here

To download "Key Metrics for DB2 for z/OS Performance Monitoring - Part 2" click here




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