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Session title: Running Db2 PureScale in a public cloud
Session abstract: This presentation will describe the steps required to get a Db2 pureScale environment running in the IBM public cloud. We will describe the hardware required as well as what was required to configure the environment to work properly.
Speaker biography: Dale McInnis is a Certified Executive Technical Sales Specialist from the IBM Toronto Canada Lab. He has a B.Sc.(CS) from the University of New Brunswick and a Masters of Engineering(M.Eng) from the University of Toronto. Dale joined IBM in 1988 and worked in the DB2 development team from 1992 – 2014. Dale’s area of expertise includes DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Kernel development, where he led teams that designed the current backup and recovery architecture and other key high availability and disaster recovery technologies. More recently he has expanded his knowledge to include RedHat Open Shift, Kubernetes, Docker and the containerization of applications. He has obtained eleven (11) patents in database resiliency. Dale is a popular speaker at the International DB2 Users Groups (IDUG) conferences worldwide, as well as DB2 Regional Users Groups and IBM’s Technical conferences. In 2018, Dale was appointed to the IDUG Speaker’s Hall of Fame for being awarded best overall presentation at an IDUG conference several times. His expertise in the area DB2 resiliency and is well known in the information technology industry. Dale spent 10 months as the IBM Cloud Data Services Chief Availability Architect, and Dale is now on the North American Data and AI Technical Sales team. Dale has recently been appointed to IBM’s Academy of Technology (an action-oriented society of IBM’s leading thinkers and problem solvers).