Baltimore / Washington DB2 Users Group
BWDB2UG z/OS Quarterly Meeting

When? Wednesday, September 15th, 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 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 An overview of the Strange New World of the Clone Table
  Richard Wolfson, Principal Consultant, CA

In previous releases of DB2, users expressed the need for functionality similar to an online LOAD REPLACE utility. Introduced in DB2 9, clone table support provides users with the ability to generate a table with the exact same attributes as a table that already exists in the current DB2 subsystem. The clone is created within the same universal table space as the base table, and is structurally identical to the base table in every way. Once created, a clone table can be manipulated independently of the base table, and you can exchange data between the base table and the clone table. Clone tables thus provide the functional equivalent of an online LOAD REPLACE utility, allowing users to, for example, reload table data multiple times a day while still being able to access the existing data with read-only operations. This presentation will examine the new clone table feature, discussing concepts, features, commands and restrictions (including the new UTS table space type).

  10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
  10:30 - 11:45 Harnessing the power of the DB2 Logs
  Rich Wolfson, Principal Consultant, CA

DB2 logs are a vital part of DB2 and DB2 recovery, as we look deeper into the logs, and start to exploit its content, many day-to-day tasks can be changed for the better This presentation will look at real-life scenarios of how DB2 sites are squeezing the most out of the log to manage audit control, application recovery, change propagation, application QA, and assist in disaster recovery scenarios.

  11:45 - 12:45 Lunch
  Optional product-specific lunch presentation Introduction to CA's New Role-Based Mainframe Workspace (presented by Troy Coleman , Principal Product Manager)
  12:45 - 2:00 Building and Managing Efficient Data Access to DB2
  Vijay Bommireddipalli, IBM

Managing performance of your mission critical applications can be a challenge, especially for growing workloads. In this session we will look at options for increasing throughput and reducing CPU utilization for new and existing Java and .Net applications. We will look at options available to stabilize the performance of applications. Finally, you will also see how to proactively avoid problems by taking advantage of database best practices during the development phase.

  2:00 - 2:15 Break
  2:15 - 3:30 DB2 Tablespaces - What's new with V9 NFM and how to implement them
  John Lantz, Federal Reserve Board

When NFM mode of V9 is enabled, the DBA now has more choices when implementing tablespaces.  There is a lot more things to consider then just segmented and partitioned. We will discuss how to implement each type (e.g. partition by range, partition by growth) and some of the things we have learned at the Federal Reserve Board as we go forward with V9.


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 10th, 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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