Baltimore / Washington DB2 Users Group
BWDB2UG LUW Quarterly Meeting

When? Wednesday, December 8th, 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 IBM vs. Oracle: An Overview of the Enhanced DB2 Migration Program: Part One
  Dwaine R. Snow, IBM

In the past IBM seemed content to co-exist with Oracle in the relational database marketplace. Recently, however, IBM has changed their stance, and at this year's IOD conference Steve Mills referred to the DB2 vs. Oracle competition as a knife fight. Why does IBM want to fight and how do they expect to win? Join DB2 Evangelist Dwaine Snow for a two-part presentation on IBM's strategy to enable Oracle customers to migrate to DB2 quickly and easily.

Dwaine's first session will focus on the Oracle takeout program - how it originated, which customers IBM feels are most likely to benefit from migrating to DB2, and how IBM has completely revamped the migration approach by offering native DB2 support for key Oracle features and what the most common migration steps are to complete a migration to DB2.

  10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
  10:30 - 11:45 Stream Computing: The Evolution of Data Analysis
  Warren Heising, 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.

  11:45 - 12:45 Lunch
  12:45 - 2:00 IBM vs. Oracle: An Overview of the Enhanced DB2 Migration Program: Part Two
  Dwaine R. Snow, IBM

Dwaine's second session will focus on the mechanics of application migration to DB2, including how the MEET (Migration Enablement Evaluation Tool) tools cans and identifies Oracle database objects and statements that will run on DB2 without modification, noting incompatibilities. Dwaine will take a deeper dive into the Oracle features supported in DB2 9.7, and how they reduce the need for manual application migration. Dwaine will also discuss two successful Oracle migrations and how these organizations leveraged the new toolkit to accelerate their move to DB2. This session will conclude with a question and answer period and distribution of a self-assessment for organizations considering a migration.

  2:00 - 2:15 Break
  2:15 - 3:30

User Experience: Reducing MIPS Using InfoSphere Optim Query Workload Tuner

  Lloyd Matthews, United States Senate

Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users Group board member Lloyd Matthews of the United States Senate will reprise his successful 2010 Information on Demand user experience presentation on the U. S. Senate's implementation of InfoSphere Optim Query Workload Tuner. Lloyd's team needed a tool to capture, analyze, tune and make recommendations for dynamic SQL and static SQL for simple and complex queries. They also needed to perform analysis on workloads. IBM Optim Query Workload Tuner is used to identify performance problems before outages occur, reduce skill requirements, provide expert guidance, and produce reports.


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 3rd, 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
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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