Baltimore / Washington DB2 Users Group
BWDB2UG LUW Quarterly Meeting

When? Wednesday, September 9, 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 members: $30
Pre-registered non-members: $40
At-the-door for members: $40
At-the-door for non-members: $50

Meeting Schedule:

  8:30 - 9:00 Registration
  9:00 - 10:15 DB2 9.7 What's New
  Chris Eaton, IBM

This presentation will provide an inside look at the enhancements delivered in the new DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX and Windows. It will provide you with an understanding of the new capabilities, the value they bring to the table and how to implement them. Topics covered will include: a brand new concurrency control model, advancements in compression, significant improvements in storage and table space management, new and improved mechanisms to reclaim space, new monitoring capabilities, new Oracle compatibility features, and much more.

  10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
  10:30 - 11:45 DB2 Java Performance with pureQuery & Data Studio
  David Beulke, David Beulke & Associates

In this presentation the many advantages of pureQuery and Data Studio will be discussed and demonstrated. Generating inLine statements, JAVA methods, object relational mapping or named queries through Data Studio offers the JAVA architect and programmer the flexibility to match their coding style with the application requirements. Data Studio and pureQuery offers the ability to code your JAVA database access in many different fashions to match whatever application requirements are necessary.

  11:45 - 12:45 Lunch & product demos provided by IBM Optim
  12:45 - 2:00 DB2 LUW for the z/OS DBA
  Chris Eaton, IBM

Are you an experienced z/OS DBA, but you are new to DB2 for LUW? If so, this session is for you. Often at a conference, you will find a lot of great sessions on advanced performance tuning, monitoring, backup/recovery, but sometimes we forget about people that are new to DB2 LUW and need some level setting first. In this session, Chris will take you through some of the basics of DB2 from storage management, to backup and recovery management to the processes model for DB2 and some simple diagnostics. Walk away with a translation guide for z/OS to LUW speak.

  2:00 - 2:15 Break
  2:15 - 3:30 DB2 Connect for DBAs
  Frank Fillmore, The Fillmore Group

Whether you are a DB2 for LUW DBA who would like to access enterprise information or a z/OS DBA wondering how all those Java and .NET programmers are getting to your data, DB2 Connect is the solution. This presentation will step you through a DB2 Connect primer from end-to-end. Drawing materials from experiences implementing, tuning, and training organizations in the use of DB2 Connect, the presentation will cover platform architecture, DB2 Connect configuration parameters, DB2 for z/OS DSNZPARMs, troubleshooting, and tuning. Case studies from large scale DB2 Connect healthchecks will be included.

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, September 4th, 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
Chris Eaton is a DB2 Technical Evangelist for DB2 primarily focused on planning and strategy for DB2 for LUW. Chris has been working with DB2 on the Linux, UNIX, Windows platform for over 17 years. From customer support to development manager, to Externals Architect and now as Product Manager for DB2, Chris has spent his career listening to customers and working to make DB2 a better product. Chris is the author of "IBM DB2 9 New Features" and "The High Availability Guide for DB2" and has one of the most popular blogs about DB2 on IT Toolbox at
David Beulke is an internationally recognized DB2 consultant, author, and teacher, known for his extensive expertise with database performance, data warehouses, and internet applications. He is an inaugural member of IBM's DB2 Data Champions program, one of the 45 IBM DB2 Gold Consultants worldwide, past president of the International DB2 Users Group (IDUG), columnist for DB2 Magazine for the last 8 years, co-author of the IBM V7 and V8 z/OS DB2 Certification exams, co-author of the Business Intelligence Certification exam, former instructor for The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI), and former editor of the IDUG Solutions Journal. David has experience working with DB2 on the mainframe, AIX/UNIX, and Windows over the last twenty two years in a variety of environments and industries. His clients save millions of dollars by reducing CPU demand, avoid unnecessary hardware upgrades, and improved application implementations through his customer focused solutions, performance tuning expertise, and expert business designs.
DB2 Gold Consultant Frank C. Fillmore, Jr. is the Founder and President of The Fillmore Group, Inc., an IBM Business Partner specializing in Information Management services and sales. Frank's areas of expertise include replication and high availability, InfoSphere, DB2 Server for VSE&VM, IBM Content Manager and technical Project Management. Frank oversees a staff of full-time employees and contractors who deliver consulting services to customers worldwide and delivers IBM authorized training classes at The Fillmore Group's headquarters in Towson, Maryland. Frank blogs on DB2 related topics at
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