Db2 for z/OS and FlashCopy: Practical Use Cases and Customer Experience

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Session title: Db2 for z/OS and FlashCopy: Practical Use Cases and Customer Experience

Session abstract: With the explosion of data volumes today, businesses are looking for ways to copy huge volumes of data very quickly – from seconds to minutes – with minimal disruption to the running of applications. In this presentation, you will hear about practical use cases for IBM FlashCopy technology in a Db2 for z/OS environment including non-disruptive data integrity checks, FlashCopy image copies allowing for instant restore, SHRLEVEL(CHANGE) consistent image copy backups, system-level backup and recovery. We will provide many hints and tips on how to set up your environment, share lessons learned from customer experience and address common pitfalls.

Speaker biography: Florence Dubois is an IBM Executive IT Specialist and a member of the Db2 for z/OS Development SWAT team. In this role, she consults for worldwide customers on a variety of technical topics, including implementation and migration, design for high performance and availability, performance and tuning, system health checks, disaster recovery. Florence presents regularly at conferences and has co-authored several IBM Redbooks publications.

Let Me Make THIS Clear – More Oft-Misunderstood Db2 for z/OS Concepts and Facilities

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Session title: Let Me Make THIS Clear – More Oft-Misunderstood Db2 for z/OS Concepts and Facilities

Session abstract: At a Tridex meeting earlier this year, I talked about Db2 for z/OS concepts and facilities that many people know of but are not clear on. I’m back with more of the same, Continue reading “Let Me Make THIS Clear – More Oft-Misunderstood Db2 for z/OS Concepts and Facilities”

Enabling APIs in a Modern Hybrid Cloud Environment

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Session title: Enabling APIs in a Modern Hybrid Cloud Environment

Session abstract: One of the key underpinnings of the Hybrid Cloud transformation movement is APIs. Linking applications to services to Systems of Engagement, APIs provide developers the ability to tap into functionality that far extends what was previously available to them. Continue reading “Enabling APIs in a Modern Hybrid Cloud Environment”

Modernizing the Architecture of Your DB2 for z/OS-Accessing Applications

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Session title: Modernizing the Architecture of Your DB2 for z/OS-Accessing Applications

Session abstract: DB2 for z/OS has been around for more than 30 years, and there are applications written for DB2 in the 1980s that are running just fine today. That said, recent years have seen major changes in the architecture of DB2-accessing applications. Continue reading “Modernizing the Architecture of Your DB2 for z/OS-Accessing Applications”

Let Me Make This Clear (Things That Plenty of DB2 for z/OS People Get Wrong)

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Session title: Let Me Make This Clear (Things That Plenty of DB2 for z/OS People Get Wrong)

Session abstract: Some aspects of DB2 for z/OS technology are plain as day; others, less so. Questions I get from DB2 users worldwide have highlighted for me things that a lot of folks – even very experienced DB2 people – get wrong. Continue reading “Let Me Make This Clear (Things That Plenty of DB2 for z/OS People Get Wrong)”