Db2 – The AI Ready Database – Hybrid Data Management Strategy

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Session title: Db2 – The AI Ready Database – Hybrid Data Management Strategy

Session abstract: Companies are trying to leverage data to transition into data driven businesses. In this session we will go through IBM’s Hybrid Data Management strategy and, in particular, how IBM’s data platform can ensure you are ready for AI. Continue reading “Db2 – The AI Ready Database – Hybrid Data Management Strategy”

Data & Artificial Intelligence : What’s Happening

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Session title: Data & Artificial Intelligence : What’s Happening

Session abstract: This session will provide a brief overview of what’s happening with AI with a particular emphasis on data and then provide a summary of the IBM offerings and products that support AI and Data Science.

Speaker biography: Susan also leads a tech community of a few hundred volunteers in the New York area & she loves hackathons. For more information about Susan please see: https://developer.ibm.com/opentech/category/susan-malaika/

Lets go with the IBM’s Always-on Architecture -keeping your service up for DECADES!

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Session title: Lets go with the IBM’s Always-on Architecture -keeping your service up for DECADES!

Session abstract: In this presentation we will discuss how IBM has implemented its “Always-on” architecture, providing the ability to keep services up without any outages.  This architecture was originally designed for sports venues, e.g. Olympics, Wimbleton, Masters, … but now has been adopted by several private companies who are unable to take any service outages.

Speaker biography: Dale has a B.Sc.(CS) from the University of New Brunswick and a Masters of Engineering(M.Eng) from the University of Toronto. Dale joined IBM in 1988, and worked in the DB2 development team from 1992 -2014. Dale’s area of expertise includes DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows Kernel development, where he led teams that designed the current backup and recovery architecture and other key high availability and disaster recovery technologies. He has obtained eleven (11) patents in the area of database resiliency. Dale is a popular speaker at the International DB2 Users Groups (IDUG) conferences worldwide, as well as DB2 Regional users groups and IBM’s Information On Demand (IOD) conference. His expertise in the area DB2 availability area is well known in the information technology industry. Dale spent 10 months as the IBM Cloud Data Services Chief Availability Architect, and now Dale is now on the North American Hybrid Data Management Technical Sales team.

My Favorite Db2 Problem Determination Tricks

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Session title: My Favorite Db2 Problem Determination Tricks

Session abstract: As a member of the Db2 LUW development and support team, Pavel uses Db2 problem determination techniques on a daily basis. Whether it is problems reported by test teams, related to his newly written code (rarely happens ;-), or tough customer reports from the field, there are techniques that can lead to a problem resolution more quickly. Continue reading “My Favorite Db2 Problem Determination Tricks”

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”