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

When? Wednesday, September 13th, 2017, 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 12 Continuous Delivery - New challenges for deployment
  Ulf Heinrich, Director of Solutions Delivery at SOFTWARE ENGINEERING GmbH
 
 

Starting with version 12, DB2 goes agile and code fixes, as well as new features and functions will be delivered in a continuous stream, so called Continuous Delivery. While this change intends to make new technology available faster than in a three-year cycle it'll also affects the way we did DB2 migration and testing before. This presentation provides an overview about DB2 Levels and how they affect the DB2 subsystem, the Catalog/Directory, SQL and DDL. More importantly, I'll show how changes can be applied safely and what levels of quality assurance and testing can be passed to assure Continuous Delivery goes well with Continuous Availability.

 
  10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
 
  10:30 - 11:45 Compliance with compliments! Viable DB2 z/OS workload tracking
  Ulf Heinrich, Director of Solutions Delivery at SOFTWARE ENGINEERING GmbH
 
  Audit and Compliance is a need that many companies want and have to fulfill. There's different ways and tools that promise to be able to do it, but what can they really do and what are the associated costs?

This presentation introduces DB2 10/11 technology exploitation that delivers any DML, DDL, DCL being executed in a DB2 environment along with identification details. Learn how you can run Audit analytics against a long-term repository, pinpointing who executed a query, when and from where. Analyze your entire workload to understand access patterns and abnormalities.

 
  11:45 - 12:30 Lunch
 
  12:30 - 1:45 DB2 for z/OS is in The Cloud! Using z/OSMF to Install, Migrate, and Provision DB2
  John Iczkovits, IBM
 
  These are exciting times and you may not realize it, but DB2 for z/OS is in the cloud! You may be thinking, what exactly does that mean? Many of your z/OS colleagues are already using z/OSMF for all sorts of functions. Come learn how to use z/OSMF to manage DB2 software, install, migrate, and provision data for DB2 and what the cloud means to us.
 
  1:45 - 1:55 Break
 
  1:55 - 2:15 QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms
  Frank Fillmore, The Fillmore Group
 
  In July, QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms became generally available.  Like QMF for z/OS, this solution delivers QMF's visualization, dash boarding and graphical ad-hoc query capabilities, and enables users to leverage their existing QMF assets - queries, forms, procs from legacy QMF.  In this session Frank Fillmore will provide an overview of the features of QMF Analytics for Multiplatforms and perform a demonstration that includes new updates to QMF's data visualization interface.

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.

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

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

All pre-registrations must be received by Friday, September 8th, 2017.

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.

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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
Jeff Josten is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the lead architect of DB2 for z/OS. He has worked in DB2 Development at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab since 1985. He owns several patents in the area of data base technology, and is a frequent speaker at user group and customer meetings.
Sowmya Kameswaran is a Lead Architect working at the IBM Silicon Valley lab San Jose, CA. Sowmya is the Development Lead for the IBM DB2 Autonomics and the IBM Data Server Manager (DSM). Sowmya has conducted many customer presentations and hands-on-labs at the IBM World of Watson and the IDUG conferences.
Jeff Bisti is a solutions architect with IBM, working with forward-thinking enterprise customers in the Poughkeepsie IBM Design Center. With a background in Linux, z/OS, WebSphere and Storage, Jeff is into anything new that provides meaningful enterprise-grade solutions.