Baltimore / Washington DB2 Users Group
Archived
BWDB2UG LUW Quarterly Meeting

When? Wednesday, December 9th, 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 Scaling OLTP Applications on DB2 for LUW with Clustering Technology
  Paul Westfall, IBM
 
 

Organizations running online transaction processing (OLTP) applications on distributed systems that require high availability can now utilize cluster technology similar to DB2 for z/OS shared-disk storage that enables multiple nodes to operate against a single physical database. This delivers scalability, high-availability and the ability to load balance.  This presentation will explain in detail how it works and how it compares with other high availability solutions available for DB2 for LUW.

 
  10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
 
  10:30 - 11:45 Revolutionizing the Data Abstraction Layer
  Curt Cotner, IBM
 
 

Looking for a more flexible and efficient way for Java programs to access the database? Join us as we explore how you can bridge the gap between Java and relational databases. Enhance your Java environment with access layer generation, data access best practices, traceability between Java packages and SQL statements, improved impact analysis, and more. And most importantly, see how new technology can improve not only new development, but existing applications as well.

 
  11:45 - 12:45 Lunch
 
  12:45 - 2:00 Case Study: Implementing an Archiving Solution
  Steve Rosenberger, FEPOC
 
 

In this presentation Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users Group Board Member Steve Rosenberger will present a case study on his organization's implementation of an archiving solution.  The Service Benefit Plan Administrative Services Corporation (SBPASC), aka Federal Employee Program Operations Center (FEPOC), a subsidiary of CareFirst BCBS, implemented an archiving solution for their claims DB2 database.  Steve will review the factors considered prior to implementation, the implementation plan and process followed, and suggestions for other organizations considering an archiving solution.

 
  2:00 - 2:15 Break
 
  2:15 - 3:30 Accelerating Solution Delivery for Data-Driven Applications
  Curt Cotner, IBM
 
 

Accelerate your existing Java applications, leverage static SQL, reduce cost, and gain insight, reliable performance, problem determination, and control over which SQL is issued from where in your Java applications. Whether your application uses Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), the Java Persistence API (JPA), Hibernate, Spring or IBatis, existing programs can be improved without changing the code.

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, December 4, 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 it.toolbox.com/blogs/db2luw.
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 www.thefillmoregroup.com/blog.
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