An Audit A Day Keeps the Lawyers at Bay!

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Session title: An Audit A Day Keeps the Lawyers at Bay!

Session abstract: Audit and Compliance is one of the big challenges companies  are facing these days. With GDPR and a bunch of other laws either in force or “coming soon to an auditor near you” it is time to bite the bullet and start working with the auditor not against. Continue reading “An Audit A Day Keeps the Lawyers at Bay!”

The zGui (r)evolution – First hands on experience and best practices

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Session title: The zGui (r)evolution – First hands on experience and best practices

Session abstract: The evolution of the mainframe had a variety of GUI approaches, some lasted for a while, some never took off at all. However, it was never THE COMMON ecosystem used by all products and all vendors. At the 2018 SHARE, IBM, Rocket Software and CA Technologies announced ZOWE – THE z ecosystem to securely manage, control, script and develop. Of course, an announcement is probably not the final truth, but from what I’ve already seen and used I’m more than enthused. Continue reading “The zGui (r)evolution – First hands on experience and best practices”

zIIP Experiences – Exploitation, Not Abuse

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Session title: zIIP Experiences – Exploitation, Not Abuse

Session abstract: With the constant focus on controlling MIPs consumption on today’s mainframe, IT staffs are being pressed to get every cycle possible out of their System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) specialty engines and the now defunct System z Application Assist Processors (zAAP). Continue reading “zIIP Experiences – Exploitation, Not Abuse”

Db2 for z/OS Migration Planning and Early Experiences

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Session title: Db2 for z/OS Migration Planning and Early Experiences

Session abstract: This session will cover: share lessons learned, surprises, pitfalls; provide hints and tips; address some myths; provide additional planning information; provide usage guidelines and positioning on new enhancements; Help customers migrate as fast as possible, but safely. Continue reading “Db2 for z/OS Migration Planning and Early Experiences”

DB2 HADR Multiple Standby Deep Dive

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Session title: DB2 HADR Multiple Standby Deep Dive

Session abstract: In this presentation we will examine the HA and DR options available for DB2.  This will be followed by a deep drive in the workings of DB2’s HADR technology with a specific focus on how running HADR with Multiple Standbys changes operations.  We will walk to several failure scenarios describing how the HADR technology will react. Continue reading “DB2 HADR Multiple Standby Deep Dive”

Data Virtualization and Project Queryplex

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Session title: Data Virtualization and Project Queryplex

Session abstract: Regardless of the industry, data has become a fundamental driver in today’s business decisions.  Businesses pivot and remain competitive based on the analytics performed on that data.  Increasingly that data comes from more and more sources, its volume is increasing at an exponential rate, and need for insight is increasingly real-time. Continue reading “Data Virtualization and Project Queryplex”

Adaptive Workload Management in Db2 Warehouse

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Session title: Adaptive Workload Management in Db2 Warehouse

Session abstract: IBM’s Db2 Warehouse (and Db2 Warehouse on Cloud) has recently rolled out a new Adaptive Workload Management technology that allows you to easily manage your database resources across workloads and ensure they meet their desired performance objectives. Continue reading “Adaptive Workload Management in Db2 Warehouse”

Advanced Performance Diagnostics for SQL

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Session title: Advanced Performance Diagnostics for SQL

Session abstract: Db2 provides a number of important features for diagnosing and solving your SQL problems. Through a series of practical examples, this session will introduce you to the latest Db2 capabilities available for SQL diagnostics and show you how you can leverage them to solve query problems in your own environment. Continue reading “Advanced Performance Diagnostics for SQL”