Baltimore / Washington DB2 Users Group
Archived
BWDB2UG z/OS Educational Session

Bonnie Baker

When? Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 9:00AM-3:30PM (registration at 8:30)

Where? Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD (410) 730-3900

Meeting Fees:
Pre-registered: $250
At-the-door: $350

Meeting Schedule:

  8:30 - 9:00 Registration
 
  9:00 - 10:15 New Locking Issues in V8 and V9 SQL
  Bonnie Baker
 
 

V8 and V9 of DB2 for z/OS have brought locking changes by the bucket full. Your old knowledge just may not apply anymore. This session will cover how certain locking functions used to work compared to how they work now. Topics include new features to take advantage of as well as changes to old features, such as BIND parameters and locking protocol. It also covers how these issues affect programming techniques and data integrity.

 
  10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
 
  10:30 - 11:45 New Locking Issues in V8 and V9 SQL (cont.)
  Bonnie Baker
 
  11:45 - 12:45 Lunch
 
  12:45 - 2:00 Performance Issues in V8 and V9 of DB2 for z/OS
  Bonnie Baker
 
  In every release of DB2, developers strive to introduce performance improvements. This session will cover not only the new performance features but will also cover improvements to old functions. Topics include changes in I/O techniques, optimizer improvements, and new SQL features.
 
  2:00 - 2:15 Break
 
  2:15 - 3:30 Performance Issues in V8 and V9 of DB2 for z/OS (cont.)
  Bonnie Baker
 

To pre-register, you can 1) use PayPal or 2) mail a check.

1) To pay via PayPal, simply click the link below and follow the directions; then send us an email to let us know the names of everyone in your group who will be attending.

2) To pay by check, mail the check with attendee and company name to:

The Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users' Group
P.O. Box 18554
BWI Airport, Maryland 21240

All pre-registrations must be received by Friday, February 27, 2009.

Directions to the Sheraton Columbia Hotel
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From Baltimore and North
Take I-95 South and exit Rt. 175 West (exit 41B). Travel 6 miles on 175 West. After crossing Rt. 29, go through 5 lights. After the 5th light, make first left onto Wincopin Circle. The Sheraton Columbia Hotel and Conference Center is located at the end of the Wincopin Circle, on the lake.
From Washington and South
Take I-495 East to I-95 to Rt. 32 West. Travel 3 miles North to Rt. 29 North. Travel 2 miles on Rt. 29 North to Broken Land Parkway (exit 18B). Follow signs for Columbia Town Center to Little Patuxent Parkway. Turn right and go through 3 lights. Wincopin Circle is on the right. Go to second entrance of Wincopin Circle and turn right. The Sheraton Columbia Hotel and Conference Center is located at the end of Wincopin Circle, on the lake.
Speaker Backgrounds
Bonnie Baker is a consultant and educator specializing in applications performance issues on the DB2 OS/390 and z/OS platforms. She is an IBM DB2 Gold Consultant, a five-time winner of the IDUG Overall Best Speaker award and a member of the IDUG Speakers' Hall of Fame. She is best known for her series of seminars entitled "Things I Wish They'd Told Me 8 Years Ago."
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The Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users' Group welcomes suggestions for topics of interest for future meetings. Drop us a line if you have a particular topic you feel would be of interest. If you would like to share, then volunteer as a speaker and gain the satisfaction of helping other DB2 professionals benefit from your experiences.