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Session title: New Frontiers in Leveraging z/OS Real Storage for Optimal Db2 Performance
Session abstract: z/OS LPAR real storage resources are getting larger and larger, and Db2 keeps providing new ways to leverage that resource for enhanced application performance. In this session, I’ll talk about assessing a z/OS LPAR’s real storage resource, and then I’ll explain how to optimize a Db2 buffer pool configuration, utilize thread memory for CPU savings, effectively manage EDM pool space, and more.
Speaker biography: Robert Catterall is a Senior Consulting Db2 for z/OS Specialist with 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, and blogs about Db2 for z/OS at http://robertsdb2blog.blogspot.com/.