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.These newer developments have delivered enhanced agility, resiliency, and flexibility, while conforming to the programming preferences of a new generation of application developers. This session will explore a variety of topics related to modern architecture for DB2-accesisng applications, including native SQL procedures, synergy with message queuing technology, support for Java and other modern languages, RESTful services, and leveraging developer-friendly DB2 features and functions.

Speaker biography: Robert Catterall is a Senior Consulting Db2 for z/OS Specialist. 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, and blogs about DB2 for z/OS at