June 2 SIRDUG Meeting Featuring Roger Miller, IBM's Lead Strategist for DB2 for z/OS

Are you contemplating the leap to DB2 for z/OS Version 8? Are you curious about the recent announcement of DB2 for z/OS Version 9 Beta? Come hear Roger Miller, fresh from the IDUG North America conference, as he sheds light on DB2's current and coming capabilities. If you want to know the latest about DB2 for z/OS Version 8 and even DB2 for z/OS V9, this is the meeting for you.

Meeting Details

WHEN? June 2 (Friday)

IBM Harris Blvd facility (Charlotte, NC) - See directions below

COST? $40 cash or check, per day, at the door.
We do not accept credit cards.

Checks should be made payable to SIRDUG.

The mailing address is: SIRDUG
P.O. BOX 34641
Charlotte, NC 28234
We prefer checks to be hand-carried to the meeting to simplify receiving the checks. If the checks must be mailed make sure that a SIRDUG officer is informed in time to pick up the check from the PO Box.

Meeting Agenda

June 2 (Friday)
Featured Speakers - Roger Miller (IBM) and Paul Zikopolous (IBM)

 8:00 -  9:00  -  Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
 9:00 - 10:10  -  TBA
10:10 - 10:30  -  Mid-Morning Break
10:30 - 11:40  -  TBA
11:55 -  1:00  -  Lunch
 1:00 -  2:10  -  TBA
 2:10 -  2:30  -  Mid-Afternoon Break
 2:30 -  3:40  -  TBA
 3:40 -  4:00  -  Networking, Adjourn


To pre-register please use our new online registration form at:
meeting registration form
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. To pre-register please 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.

Pre-registration must be completed by 6 PM, Friday, May 26th. Please feel free to invite others from your company (just make sure they pre-register as well). If you know others in your company who are interested in attending future SIRDUG events, please encourage them to become members of our distribution list (we just need their names, email addresses and phone numbers).

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 1st stop 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.

Roger Miller Biography

Roger Miller has worked nearly a quarter century on DB2 development, product design and strategy. He often helps customers to use the product, answers many questions and presents frequently to user groups. He was a customer for ten years before working on many facets of DB2, ranging from overall design issues to SQL, languages, install, security, audit, standards, performance, concurrency, and availability. We sometimes call him a jack of all DB2 trades and a master of several.

Roger Miller' Presentation Details

What's New in DB2 for z/OS, V8 and DB2 V9 for z/OS
Roger Miller will discuss the latest news about DB2 for z/OS V8, which has been generally available for over two years now. We will discuss the new IBM System z9 Integrated Information Processor or zIIP and new z9 processors. Then the discussion will move DB2 V9 for z/OS. Data definition on demand extends the theme of online schema revolution from V8. Additional Unicode enhancements continue the work from V7 and V8. XML work across the DB2 family is a much larger step than in V7 or V8. SQL Procedures become more consistent across the family.

While V7 and V8 removed many differences from DB2 for Linux, UNIX & Windows, V9 takes the next big step to improved consistency. Utility enhancements help with new function, more LOB and XML support, better performance and improved availability, removing the BUILD2 step from online reorg. The vision for V9 is to enhance DB2's ability to handle new and enterprise applications. V9 improves the ability to handle new applications with XML, large objects, and many SQL and security improvements. V9 builds upon and extends DB2 traditional strengths and the ground-breaking V8 in many areas: online schema evolution, Unicode, XML, DB2 family SQL, utilities, security and 64-bit virtual storage.

Protect, Retain, and Comply with your DB2 Data
Regulatory compliance, security and audit are in the headlines and growing much more important. This session will discuss various practices for compliance and security. We will discuss how you can make improvements. This is a new presentation, showing how you can respond to increasing needs to protect security, integrity and comply with regulations. We'll talk about using the facilities you have and emphasize the improvements in DB2 for z/OS V8 and DB2 V9 for z/OS as well as within a number of different tools.

Download Roger's presentations

To download the New version of "DB2 UDB for z/OS Security: Protect Your Assets" (713KB) click here

To download the "DB2 UDB for z/OS Security: Protect Your Assets" (1.2MB) click here

To download the "Protect, Retain and Comply with Your DB2 Data" (1.9MB) click here

To download the "Best Practices in DB2 Security" (389KB) click here

To download the "DB2 V8 Roadshow" (429KB) click here

To download the "DB2 z/OS V8 & V9" (926KB) click here

To download the "DB2 z/OS V8 & V9 (Short Version)" (893KB) click here

Paul Zikopolous Biography

Paul C. Zikopoulos, BA, MBA, is an award-winning writer and speaker with the IBM DB2 team. He has more than ten years of experience with DB2 and has written over sixty magazine articles and several books about it. Paul has co-authored the books: DB2 V8: The Official Guide, DB2: The Complete Reference, DB2 Certification for Dummies, DB2 for Dummies, and A DBA's Guide to Databases on Linux. Paul is a certified DB2 Advanced Technical Expert and DB2 Solutions Expert. In his spare time, he enjoys all sorts of sporting activities, running with his dog Chachi, and trying to figure out the world according to ChloŽ Ė his new daughter.

Download Paul's presentations

To download the New version of "Viper Overview" (3.2MB) click here

To download the "Viper Compression" (675KB) click here

To download the "Viper Partitioning" (849KB) click here

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