October 17 SIRDUG Meeting Featuring Susan Lawson

Meeting Details

WHEN? October 17 (Friday)

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

COST? $25 cash or check, per day, at the door.
We do not accept credit cards.

Meeting Agenda

October 17
Featured Speaker - Susan Lawson

 8:00 -  9:00  -  Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
 9:00 - 10:10  -  "Table and Index Design for High Performance"
10:10 - 10:30  -  Break 
10:30 - 12:00  -  "V8 Impacts on Design and Performance"
12:00 -  1:00  -  Lunch
 1:00 -  1:15  -  SIRDUG Business Meeting (Elections)
 1:15 -  2:30  -  "Top 20 DB2 Performance Myths: Demystified"


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 Midnight, Friday, October 10th. 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 2nd stop light onto IBM Drive and follow 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. Go through gate (tell them that you are here for a SIRDUG meeting). 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.

Susan Lawson Biography

Susan Lawson is an internationally recognized consultant and lecturer with a strong background in system and database administration, and is a principal with YL&A. In the past, she has been an IBM Data Sharing advocate where she supported a variety of large DB2 customers. She provided technical expertise for migration to DB2 Data Sharing in a Parallel Sysplex environment, as well as troubleshooting performance problems during post-implementation. She currently works with several clients to help develop, implement and tune some of the world's largest and most complex DB2 databases. Her other activities have included authoring articles, presenting at user group meetings (where she has won best speaker awards), and providing technical editing for trade journals. She is an IBM GOLD Consultant for DB2 and S/390, and is an IBM Certified DBA and Application Developer for DB2 UDB Version 7 for OS/390. She is one of the authors of "DB2 Answers!" published by Osborne/McGraw-Hill, "DB2 High Performance Design and Tuning" published by Prentice-Hall, "DB2 UDB for OS/390 Version 7 DBA Certification Guide" published by Prentice-Hall, “DB2 UDB for OS/390 Version 7 Application Development Certification Guide” and “DB2 UDB V7 Family Reference Guide” published by YL&A.

Session Details

Topic 1: "Table and Index Design for High Performance"


Topic 2: "V8 Impacts on Design and Performance"


Topic 3: "Top 20 DB2 Performance Myths: Demystified"


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