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

Sheryl Larsen

When? Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 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 (lunch and break refreshments included)
At-the-door: $350 (lunch and break refreshments included)

Meeting Schedule:

  8:30 - 9:00 Registration
 
  9:00 - 10:15 SQL: What to Use When You Can and Cannot Touch It
  Sheryl Larsen
 
 

Between 2007 and 2010 IBM delivers a plethora of SQL and Optimization enhancements to DB2.  Come find out how to best utilize all these powerful features.  Misuse of SQL can cost significant resources. Issues discussed include non-optimal index design, access paths gone wild, Stage 2 predicates, misuse of SQL, excessive sorting, delayed filtering, lack of implementation of powerful new SQL features.  If you are unable to change the SQL, come learn what features you can implement to tune the frozen code.  Details on designing optimal indexes and MQTs for the workload will also be covered.

 
  10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
 
  10:30 - 11:45 SQL: What to Use When You Can and Cannot Touch It (cont.)
  Sheryl Larsen
 
  11:45 - 12:45 Lunch
 
  12:45 - 2:00 SQL: What to Use When You Can and Cannot Touch It (cont.)
  Sheryl Larsen
 
  2:00 - 2:15 Break
 
  2:15 - 3:30 SQL: What to Use When You Can and Cannot Touch It (cont.)
  Sheryl Larsen
 

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, March 5, 2010.

Please note: Refunds will not be granted for this seminar for cancellations after this date. However substitution of another person can be made up until the meeting.

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
Tom Howell has more than a decade of experience in the technology industry. He has spoken at numerous conferences, user groups and associations on topics ranging from data privacy and compliance to the implementation of data management strategies and the implementation of solutions to secure data in test and development environments. His background includes work with leading organizations such as Gryphon Networks, Princeton Softech, and currently IBM.
Patrick Bossman works on the DB2 for z/OS DB2 Query Optimization team. He has worked for IBM for 8 years and has 14 years of experience with DB2 as an applications developer, DBA, SQL writer/performance tuner, and now a member of the optimization development team. His current focus is on automating the identification and resolution of query performance problems.
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.
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