Db2 12 – 12 months agile production experience

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Session title: Db2 12 – 12 months agile production experience with more focus on the Data and less on the base.

Session abstract: Migrating to Db2 12 is pretty much the same procedure every 3 years. Then we get introduced to a variety of levels that control new features and functions beig delivered and realize that the every-3-years-same-procedure is history. The levels, their dependencies and behavior are a fundamental change, which was implemented to control agile and more specifically its associated Continuous Delivery of future upgrades and fixes. As usual, it comes with benefits, but also challenges. This presentation not only covers customer’s experiences migrating to Db2 12, but also how the changed maintenance approach has forced them to change existing procedures. The second part is the daily operation and exploitation using Db2 12 enhancements from customers of different industries. The over-all results aren’t bad, but a major conclusion is also that this Db2 version is significantly different than other versions before. It’s the first agile version with its pros and cons.
According to IBMs July 2017 announcement, the new database design “represents the elemental nature of Db2 (think periodic table) and connotes the fundamental importance of hybrid data management”. Where does this materialize in our daily work with Db2? Join this presentation and benefit from the experience of other Db2 customers around the world running Db2 12.

Presentation Outline:
1. Db2 migration and maintenance – meet the agile and continuous delivery face of Db2.
2. DB2 Code, Catalog, Function and Application Levels – differences, dependencies and how to successfully manage them.
3. Running Db2 12 and exploiting new features – what’s hot and how to exploit it best?
4. Emphasizing the Data – what has changed since July and what are the hybrid aspects managing Data?
5. Top 10 list of tips and gotchas from a year of Db2 12 production Data bases around the world.

Speaker biography: Ulf Heinrich is the Director of Solutions Delivery at SOFTWARE ENGINEERING GmbH. He specializes in DB2 operations and performance tuning, focusing on the growing requirement for cost reduction and 24×7 operations. As a consultant at large customer sites, he has implemented database maintenance procedures and recovery strategies, and also experienced the pitfalls of recovery scenarios under real-world recovery pressure. His activities cover EMEA, as well as North America through SE’s U.S. subsidiary, SEGUS Inc. As a member of SE’s Request Board he’s working closely with customers and the development labs.