April 15 SIRDUG meeting featuring Robert Catterall, Roger Sanders, and George Wang from IBM, and Paul Turpin
To download Robert Catterall's "Let Me Make This Clear (Things That Plenty of DB2 for z/OS People Get Wrong)"
To download Roger Sanders' "DB2 Security: From the Data Center to the Cloud"
To download Paul Turpin's "R You Ready to be a Data Scientist"
To download George Wang's "Benefits of Apache Spark on z Systems"
SIRDUG is very pleased to announce that the first 2016 SIRDUG meeting will be held on April 15, and will feature previews of 2106 North American IDUG
conference presentations from Robert Catterall, Roger Sanders, and George Wang from IBM, and Paul Turpin.
The IDUG 2016 DB2 Tech Conference in Austin, Texas will be held May 23th through May 26th. If you are not able to attend this year's
IDUG North America Conference, the SIRDUG Preview Session is your opportunity to catch a piece of the action.
To see details about the IDUG DB2 Tech Conference click here
WHEN? April 15 (Friday)
WHERE? Lowes (Mooresville, NC)
See directions below
COST? $25 cash or check (tentative price), at the door.
We do not accept credit cards.
April 15 (Friday)
Featured Speakers - Robert Catterall, Roger Sanders, George Wang, Paul Turpin
8:00 - 8:50 - Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
9:00 - 9:10 - SIRDUG announcements and speaker introductions
9:10 - 10:10 - Robert Catterall - "Let Me Make This Clear (Things That Plenty of DB2 for z/OS People Get Wrong)"
10:10 - 10:25 - Mid-Morning Break
10:25 - 11:25 - Roger Sanders - "DB2 Security: From the Data Center to the Cloud"
11:25 - 12:55 - Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 - George Wang - "Benefits of Apache Spark on z Systems"
2:00 - 2:15 - Mid-Afternoon Break
2:15 - 3:15 - Paul Turpin - "R You Ready to be a Data Scientist"
3:15 - 3:30 - SIRDUG business, Adjourn
Get off at Exit 31 on I-77, which is Mooresville, NC.
Go to 1000 Lowes Blvd
From a security and guest registration standpoint, all SIRDUG attendees should enter the campus via the Langtree entrance from I-77 Exit 31.
Registred attendees will be emailed, a parking pass and campus map. Please download the Parking Pass and Print it. Put the Parking Pass on your dashboard before entering the Lowes facility. THANKS!
The address for GPS should be 1000 Lowe's Blvd., Mooresville, NC 28117.
Directions from Charlotte
Go north on I-77 to Exit 31 Langtree Road.
Take a right at the top of the exit and go about 3/10 mile and make a slight left turn onto T Lane. Follow T Lane to the security guard building. Give them your name and that you are here for SIRDUG, and the security guard will direct you from there to the NB parking lot.
Directions from Statesville
Go south on I-77 to Exit 31 Langtree Road.
Take a left at the top of the exit and go about 6/10 mile and make a slight left turn onto T Lane. Follow T Lane to the security guard building. Give them your name and that you are here for SIRDUG, and the security guard will direct you from there to the NB parking lot.
After parking in the NB parking lot, go to the ground floor lobby entrance of the NB office building.
The registration tables for SIRDUG will located on the left side of the NB lobby.
We will escort groups of SIRDUG attendees to the correct meeting rooms, as they check in.
Robert Catterall works for IBM as a Senior Consulting 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, and a member of IDUG's
Speakers Hall of Fame. He presents frequently at conferences, and blogs about DB2 for z/OS at http://robertsdb2blog.blogspot.com/.
Abstract: Some aspects of DB2 for z/OS technology are plain as day; others, less so. Questions I get from DB2 users worldwide have highlighted for me things that a lot of folks - even
very experienced DB2 people - get wrong. In this session I'll try to bring clarity to oft-misunderstood areas of DB2 for z/OS technology.
Roger E. Sanders is a DB2 for LUW Offering Manager at IBM. He has been working with DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows since it was first introduced on the
IBM PC (as part of OS/2 1.3 Extended Edition) and is the author of 23 books on relational database technology (22 are on DB2 and one is on ODBC).
Roger authored the Distributed DBA column in IBM Data Magazine (formerly DB2 Magazine) for 10 years and has written numerous tutorials and articles for IBM's developerWorks website
as well as for publications like Certification Magazine and IDUG Solutions Journal (the official magazine of the International DB2 User's Group). He has also helped
IBM develop 23 DB2 certification exams. From 2008 to 2015, Roger was recognized as an IBM Champion for his contributions to the IBM Data Management community; in 2012 he was recognized as
an IBM developerWorks Master Author, Level 2 (for his contributions to IBM developerWorks).
Abstract: This presentation will provide an overview of the DB2 10.5 security capabilities that are available and then bring you up to speed on things that must be taken into
consideration if you plan on moving your database environment from the data center to the cloud.
George Wang is a software engineer at DB2 for z/OS Development from IBM Silicon Valley Lab. He is the technical advocate and liaison for large banking customers on z system.
He is the Chair of DB2 Design Review Board overseeing the review and approval of all DB2 technical designs. His technical expertise focuses in architecture design of core system engine
components for developing high availability features and providing solutions for warehouse applications in support of high volume online transactional database processing. He engages on
multiple projects for cutting edge technologies to incorporate advanced in-memory analytics with big data support on DB2 for z/OS.
Abstract: Today, DB2 XML users can write query expressions to navigate through XML's hierarchical data structures, and receive sequences of XML documents, but achieving streaming
historic and real time analytics becomes more difficult, and yet there will be more pervasive demand to process data in XML documents using analytical query processing support. This
presentation explores a solution to enable applications with the analytic capability against XML for querying on big data server for better performance and higher efficiency. It also
signifies that DB2 clients will be capable for high volume Online Transactional Processing (OLTP) on DB2 of z/OS database, in the meantime, to accomplish the goal of OLAP processing on
Big Data server on XML. In addition, the presentation showcases how to run XML analytics with Spark SQL with data stored on DB2. This enables heavy-lifting analytical workload outside DB2.
Paul Turpin is a consulting database administrator for a large financial institution, supporting SAP. He specializes in DB2 for LUW on
large systems. He enjoys exploring new features and functionality in DB2. He has spoken at IDUG North America, IDUG Europe, SHARE,
IBM’s Information on Demand conference, and several RUGs. Paul currently serves as the IDUG Treasurer and President-Elect. He was one of IBM's
inaugural Information Champions.
The job market for data scientists is hot, but what exactly are they? More importantly, how can a data scientist work with DB2? The R language is mentioned a lot in data
science conversations. What is it and how do you use it with DB2? These questions and more will be answered in this session.
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