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

When? Thursday, June 11th, 2015, 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 for z/OS Backup and Recovery: Basics, Best Practices, and What's New
  Robert Catterall, IBM

Most anyone involved in supporting a DB2 for z/OS environment will readily acknowledge the importance of sound data backup and recovery plans and procedures, but how is that concern reflected in the backup and recovery policies actually in effect at DB2 for z/OS sites? In this presentation, I will review the basics of DB2 for z/OS data backup and recovery, along with common pitfalls seen in the real world. I will also cover best practices regarding backup and recovery, and some recent enhancements in this area delivered by DB2 for z/OS versions 10 and 11.

  10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
  10:30 - 11:45 DB2 Recovery Planning and Modernization Techniques
  Hendrik Mynhardt, IBM
  In this session the components of DB2's backup and recovery functions will be discussed as well as new modern ways to speed up you copies and reduce recovery time to meet your RTO (Recovery Time Objectives). All the stand-alone and DB2 DSNUTILB utilities will be covered in detail as it relates to best practices. At the end of this session you will know all the functions and features DB2 provides for backup and recovery as well as the integration with your storage subsystem and DFSMS family of products.
  11:45 - 12:45 Lunch
  12:45 - 2:00 IBM DB2 Recovery Expert
  Paul Pendle, Rocket Software

What are the biggest challenges when performing DB2 Recovery? Diagnosing root cause? Determining a recovery point? Finding all related objects that need to be restored together? Concerns about availability? Management breathing down your neck? This session will demonstrate how you can overcome these obstacles in confidence, in the fastest and safest way possible. In addition to traditional recovery strategies/techniques this session will discuss DB2 Recovery Expert DBA rich functionalities that will assist in every day productivity.

  2:00 - 2:15 Break
  2:15 - 3:30 DB2 11 for z/OS – How the Navy Federal Credit Union Got There
  Paul Walters, Navy Federal Credit Union
  Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU), the world’s largest Credit Union, ordered DB2 V11 on day one when it became GA. NFCU had not been part of the ESP program. NFCU had just completed a DB2 V10 upgrade in June 2013. Why would a conservative banking customer make this choice? And why should you be considering the same thing. What are the key success features that made this a smooth implementation?

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.

Member Registrations
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2) To pay by check, mail the check with attendee and company name to:

NOTE: New Address

The Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users' Group
P.O. Box 1027
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

All pre-registrations must be received by Friday, June 5th, 2015.

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
Robert Catterall is an IBM Consulting DB2 for z/OS specialist. He started his IT career with IBM in 1982, and worked throughout the 1990s as a member of the Company's DB2 for z/OS National Technical Support team. From 2000 to 2007, Robert worked as a database technology strategist for CheckFree (now part of Fiserv). After working for three years as an independent DB2 consultant, he rejoined IBM in 2010. Robert is a past President of IDUG, and a member of IDUG's Speakers Hall of Fame. He presents frequently at conferences, and blogs about DB2 for z/OS.
Hendrik "Hennie" Mynhardt is an Executive IT Specialist with IBM's z Analytics Group. He has lead and worked on different technical projects for database customers worldwide. His special interests are systems performance tuning and backup / recovery. He currently provides technical consulting and pre and post sales support for DB2 for z/OS itself and related IBM DB2 tools solutions.
Paul Pendle is a 35-year veteran in the IT industry working on both Mainframe and distributed platforms. He has worked on MVS, VSE and VM as well as AIX, HPUX and Solaris. Paulís focus over his career has been on databases and their performance and in his latest position at Rocket Software he is working with DB2 for z/OS tools. Paul is an IBM Champion, well-known speaker at conferences, and a published author.
Paul Walters has over 22 years of application design and development experience using and exploiting DB2 for z/OS. Paul has performed roles in application support, architecture and new product development. Currently, Paul is working as a DB2 Database Administration at Navy Federal Credit Union with a focus on performance and exploitation of DB2 features. Paul was a speaker at IDUG NA speaker in 2010, 2009 and 2008 and on the IDUG NA CPC in 2011 and 2012.
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