Db2 for z/OS Gets Agile: Data-as-a-Service and Database-as-a-Service

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Session title: Db2 for z/OS Gets Agile: Data-as-a-Service and Database-as-a-Service

Session abstract: This session will describe recent Db2 for z/OS enhancements that enable developers to respond to an organization’s application requirements with greater speed and agility. Db2 capabilities related to both data-as-a-service (Db2’s native REST interface, z/OS Connect, and what it all means for DB2 Connect) and database-as-a-service (automated provisioning, automated deployment, and strategic direction) will be covered.

Speaker biography: Robert Catterall is a DB2 for z/OS Specialist zChampion IBM. He started his IT career with IBM in 1982, and worked throughout the 1990s as a member of the Company’s DB2 for z/OS National Technical Support team. From 2000 to 2007, Robert worked as a database technology strategist for CheckFree (now part of Fiserv). After working for three years as an independent DB2 consultant, he rejoined IBM in 2010. Robert is a past President of IDUG, a member of IDUG’s Speakers Hall of Fame, and was one of IBM’s inaugural Information Champions. He presents frequently at conferences, is a longtime columnist for IBM Data Magazine, and blogs about DB2 for z/OS at http://robertsdb2blog.blogspot.com/