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

When? Wednesday, June 14th, 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: $5
Pre-registered non-members: $5
At-the-door for members: $10
At-the-door for non-members: $10

Meeting Schedule:

  8:30 - 9:00 Registration
 
  9:00 - 10:15 DB2 12 for z/OS and Beyond
  Jeff Josten, IBM
 
 

This presentation gives a high level overview of DB2 12, and also some other interesting features which have shipped recently on DB2 11 (and sometimes DB2 10) including native DB2 RESTful services, DB2aaS cloud-style provisioning, and IDAA on Cloud. We will also take a peek into the future for what is planned beyond DB2 12.

 
  10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
 
  10:30 - 11:45 DB2 for z/OS Continuous Delivery
  Jeff Josten, IBM
 
  DB2 for z/OS is moving to a continuous delivery model for shipping new features. The main objectives are to speed up delivery of important new functions and to make it easier for customers to manage DB2 upgrades. This presentation will give an overview of the continuous delivery mechanisms and suggested best practices for managing DB2 in this continuous delivery world.
 
  11:45 - 12:30 Lunch
 
  12:30 - 1:45 DB2 Autonomics
  Sowmya Kameswara, IBM
 
  An overview of the no-charge product the Data Server Manager (DSM) and the new IBM DB2 Autonomics for z/OS. The DB2 Autonomics can help you in closing the gap between yesterday's IT implementation and tomorrow's IT demands while eliminating the mundane repetition of manual day-to-day tasks. DSM is a web browser is the weapon that can help your organization to fight the constant skills and resource gaps.
 
  1:45 - 1:55 Break
 
  1:55 - 2:15 API Economy
  Jeff Bisti, IBM
 
  Microservices are a take on API Enablement that are quickly becoming a new standard in many customer shops. The goal is to avoid building the next generation of “monolithic” applications, and instead build functionality with modular web services, which can be repurposed by a wider variety of developers. Microservices can excel on the mainframe System of Record when they take advantage of where the platform itself excels. In this session, Jeff Bisti will present the benefits of thinking in terms of microservices, introduce some of the tools that are available to developers and architects, as well as the importance of an overall API strategy.

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:

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 9th, 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.

Five Dollar Registration!
The Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users Group has been supporting the local DB2 community for 25 successful years. Our quarterly meetings are packed with interesting, relevant information about how to best leverage IBM's relational database solution DB2. Many of the region's largest businesses and agencies regularly attend our meetings and benefit from the presentations and networking opportunities as some of the most highly skilled developers and database administrators in the Mid-Atlantic are frequent attendees.
Because our group has been so successful our board decided to offer a special $5 pre-registered rate to attend our June meeting. We have 3 expert presenters from IBM joining us - including IBM Distinguished Engineer Jeff Josten.
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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.