June 28 SIRDUG Meeting

Meeting Details

WHEN? June 28 (Friday)

The Charlotte Marriott Executive Park (Charlotte, NC) - See directions below

COST? $20 cash or check, in advance or at the door.
We do not accept credit cards.

Meeting Agenda

Featured Speakers - Craig Mullins

 8:00 -  9:00  -  Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
 9:00 - 10:10  -  Craig Mullins - "Database Trends"
10:10 - 10:30  -  Mid-Morning Break
10:30 - 11:40  -  Craig Mullins - "Database Trends (continued)" 
11:40 - 12:30  -  Lunch
12:30 -  1:40  -  DB2 Connect High Availability Options 
 1:40 -  2:00  -  Mid-Afternoon Break
 2:00 -  3:30  -  DB2 Common Client
 3:30 -  4:00  -  Networking, Adjourn


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 Monday June 24th. 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 at the Charlotte Marriott Executive Park
5700 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

From Airport: Billy Graham Parkway East to Tyvola Road Exit. Tyvola Road (1st exit) - pass Coliseum (approximately 2 miles).

From I-85: I-77 South. Exit Tyvola Road (Exit 5). Turn left at light on to Tyvola Road. Turn right at Westpark Drive (1st light). Follow drive around to the Marriott Executive Park.

From I-77 South: Exit Tyvola Road (Exit 5). Turn left at light on to Tyvola Road. Turn right at Westpark Drive (1st light). Follow drive around to the Marriott Executive Park.

From I-77 North: Exit Tyvola Road (Exit 5). Turn right at light onto Tyvola Road. Turn right at Westpark Drive (1st light). Follow drive around to the Marriott Executive Park.

Presentation Details

Craig Mullins - Biography

Craig S. Mullins is director of DB2 Technology Planning for BMC Software. Mullins 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 DB2, Oracle and SQL Server. Additionally, Mullins worked as a research director with the GartnerGroup covering the field of database administration. He is the author of DB2 Developer's Guide, and he has published over 100 articles on database technology.

Presentation #1: "Database Trends"

Database Management Systems are at the heart of most modern computer applications. Whether you use DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, or some other DBMS, chances are you rely on a database to store, protect, and serve your organization's data. But what is a DBMS really? Of course, there is a simple answer at the core that most of us know - but database technology is changing very rapidly. This presentation will take a look at the major trends impacting DBMSs in order to help clarify all of that new stuff your DBMS does - or will do very soon.

Jay Aiken - Biography

Jay Aiken has been with IBM for 29 years, and has had a checkered past: Office Products Division in Austin, an assignment in IBM Japan, an assignment in Kingston, NY with Communication Products Division hardware staff, working with Bellcore to develop the telephone companies' Intelligent Network, a stint at IBM Corporate Headquarters in Armonk, and with VTAM and TCP/IP for the last ten years in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Jay is at present a Senior Software Engineer with current responsibilities for designing TCP/IP enhancements for Parallel Sysplex exploitation in z/OS.

Presentation #2: "DB2 Connect High Availability Options"

Abstract: DB2 Connect provides the application enablement and communication infrastructure for connecting Web, Windows, UNIX, Linux, OS/2 and mobile applications to S/390. This presentation will describe Dynamic VIPA support and the ability for VIPA, a new function in V2R8, to automatically allow takeover from another host in the event of a failure within the sysplex.

Martha Fields - Biography

Martha Fields is a Certified I/T Specialist with IBM's Data Management group. She has supported DB2 on MVS, NT,UNIX, VM and VSE since the products were announced. During her career with IBM, Martha has had regional support responsibilities for DL/1, IMS, DB2, and CICS. She has also worked on many beta installations including DB2 Data Sharing and UDB EEE (DB2 Parallel Edition). Based in Greensboro, NC, Martha supports customers in the North Carolina and South Carolina geographies and is responsible for technical sales assistance for a broad range of IBM Data Management products including DB2 on various platforms, IBM's Replication products, Relational Connect, DB2 Connect, and DB2/IMS Tools.

Presentation #3: "DB2 Common Client"

Abstract: This presentation provides a technical overview of the new Java Common Client that will ship with the next release of DB2 UDB. Java Common Client provides new JDBC and SQLJ drivers that provide support for all servers in the DB2 family. This will include: a "no install" type 4 JDBC driver, new JDBC 2.0 functions, new SQLJ functionality and significant performance improvements.

SIRDUG 2002 - Tentative Schedule for events and Educational Seminars

Note: There will be additional cost for Educational Seminars.

February 15   -  User Speakers, Robert Catterall, Dan Alion, Paul Turpin
                 IDUG NA 2002 Comes To You
April 11      -  Joel Goldstein & Scott Hayes
                 Monitoring, Tuning, & Bufferpools
June 28       -  Let's Look Into the Future 
August 22,23  -  Bonnie Baker - Educational Seminars: ?????
September 26  -  Database Vendor fair
October 11    -  Linda Claussen - Education Seminar - Stored Procedures

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