Db2 for z/OS, the Next Frontier

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Session title: Db2 for z/OS, the Next Frontier

Session abstract: Db2 has kept pace with technological and business challenges for over 3 decades. Addressing data friction in modern DevOps processes by offering Db2 Database as a Service, may be the biggest challenge to date.

This next frontier will not just be a new or enhanced feature within Db2. It will not just be an extended use of existing tools. For Db2 to be a first-class participant in an organization’s competitive innovation delivery, requires a forward-thinking culture that can adapt Db2 processes and tooling to meet today’s demands to outperform competition.

In this session we will explore relevant industry trends and considerations, and a comprehensive solution that can start and grow with you and your DevOps journey.

Speaker biographies:

Dan Luksetich is a Db2 DBA consultant. He works as a DBA, application architect, presenter, author, and teacher. Dan has been in the information technology business for over 36 years and has worked with Db2 for over 31 years. He has been an application programmer, Db2 system programmer, Db2 DBA, and Db2 application architect. His experience includes major implementations on z/OS, AIX, i Series, Windows, and Linux environments. His industry experience includes retail, banking, fraud detection, analytics, government, and utility. He specializes in highly available, high-volume transaction processing against very large database systems. Dan is an IBM Gold Consultant and an IBM Champion.

Paul Bartak has been working with IBM databases since 1985, including the first version of DB2 on MVS. As an IBM customer for 14 years Paul worked in Application Development, Database Administration, and DBA. He joined IBM in 1999 as an Information Management Technical Specialist, teaming with the Sales force to present, design, install, demonstrate, and evaluate IBM Information Management solutions in a pre-sales environment; gaining multiple certifications in Database Administration, Data Replication, Blockchain, and Cloud Computing. As a Db2 for z/OS Advisor, Paul developed the first four generations of the DB2 Migration Planning Workshops from DB2 V8 for z/OS, to DB2 11 for z/OS. Currently, as a Distinguished Engineer, with Rocket Software, Paul is focused on the tools used to maximize z/OS platform value, with emphasis in database administration, cloning and DevOps processes. He supports multiple Db2 User Groups, has been a speaker at several IDUG, IBM Z Day, and Insight/Think conferences, is a Redbook/Redpaper author, and IBM Champion.