Baltimore / Washington DB2 Users Group
Archived
BWDB2UG z/OS 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 DB2 and Work Load Management (WLM)
  Mark Rader, IBM
 
 

Confused about what exactly the IBM z/OS Workload Manager (WLM) is, how it manages work on your system, and how it relates to IBM DB2? In this session, we review the WLM features, including the types of goals you can set for each service class, importance levels and work classification. This information is the foundation for understanding how IBM DB2 for z/OS uses WLM, including advanced WLM functions such as enclaves and application environments. We also explain the relationship between the different types of DB2 work and WLM.

 
  10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
 
  10:30 - 11:45 Enhanced Monitoring support in DB2 v10
  Mark Rader, IBM
 
 

DB2 10 for z/OS includes several exciting enhancements for monitoring the performance of SQL in your system and for managing your distributed connections and threads. This presentation explains how these capabilities allow you a better view of systems performance and more granularity in managing static and dynamic SQL and distributed threads.

 
  11:45 - 12:45 Lunch
 
  12:45 - 2:00 SMS is Now Mandatory for DB2 V10! SMS Best Practices for DB2
  John Iczkovits, IBM
 
 

Confused about SMS? Do your Storage Administrators intimidate you when discussing how to best use SMS for DB2? Not sure if your company is conforming to best practises for SMS and DB2? Come and understand what SMS means and how to relate what your DB2 needs to the Storage Administrators.

 
  2:00 - 2:15 Break
 
  2:15 - 3:30 Static SQL and Access Path Review - Tips and Tricks
  Paul Walters
 
 

Demonstrate an approach for reviewing static SQL and Access Paths for zOS. Identify the impact of System Software, Statistics Changes and Application changes upon an access path at bind time. Review specific sources of information such as the DB2 Catalog, Plan Tables, Real Time Statistics and performance data that identify problems prior to impacting a production environment.

 

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
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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