The Most Important Stuff You Should Know About Db2 12 for z/OS

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Session title: Db2 for z/OS: Exploiting Large Real Storage Resources on IBM Z

Session abstract: Db2 12 for z/OS is packed with new features and functions. It’s easy to talk all day about Db2 12, and I do that on a regular basis. For this session, I’ve boiled down what I consider to be the most important Db2 12-related information into a 75-minute presentation.

 I cover Z hardware and z/OS exploitation, performance enhancements, package bind possibilities, utility goodies, SQL capabilities, smarter data sharing, and more. This is my take on the best of the best of the Db2 12 story.

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