IDUG Europe Conference

Monday, August 14, 2006

Maximise Your IDUG 2006 - Europe Experience with Educational Seminars

Stay a day after the full IDUG 2006 - Europe conference, scheduled for 2-5 October at the Hilton Vienna in Vienna Austria, and attend a One-Day Educational Seminar (additional fee required).

Focusing on specific DB2 and Informix topics, these in-depth and hands-on full-day seminars are being offered on Friday, 6 October from 8:30 - 17:00.

The industry's leading authorities and instructors will present workshops on the following hot topics:


  • DB2 9 Technical Deepdive - Rahul Kitchlu, IBM Toronto Lab
    DB2 Viper is the latest release of DB2 for Linux, UNIX, Windows. There are many new exciting features for performance, security, scalability, application development, ease of management and availability. This one day seminar will go into great detail on many of the new features in Viper taking you from the high level value of the feature right down to the implementation details including syntax, best practices, and potential pitfalls you should watch out for. Topics covered will include pure XML storage, Table Partitioning, Compression, Self Tuning Memory Manager, Automatic Storage, Label Based Access Control, Autonomics and more.
  • Top Application Impacts on Performance - Sheryl Larsen, Sheryl M. Larsen, Inc.
    The past twenty years of DB2 has offered us many ways to architect an application. SOA, web services, and the like, have changed our thinking, but has SQL performance improved? Come find out what DB2 features impact response time, throughput, peak response time, hits, and sessions per second for the better, and for the worse. Sheryl will discuss with you the many faces of SQL. This seminar is packed with performance hints and tips and even contains materials about DB2 versions yet to be released.

  • DB2 for z/OS Java Administration Masterclass - Julian Stuhler, Triton Consulting
    Up until a few years ago, Java on the z/OS platform was a new technology which was not embraced by many customers. Today Java is the de facto language in which many enterprise e-business applications are written. A lot of legacy data is resident on the mainframe, and more and more z/OS users are looking into opening this data to web applications. Many use IBM’s WebSphere framework to build these applications, but finding the best settings and making the right decisions is not an easy task. This “masterclass” takes a comprehensive look at the architecture, performance and administration issues associated with the use of Java applications on the z/OS platform. This is Julian’s new class for 2006, up-to-date with the latest releases and technologies.

  • Performance Checks for Your Data Sharing System - Bryce Krohn, Krohn Enterprises, Inc.
    This course presents three of the major mechanisms of DB2 data sharing: group buffer pools, global locking, and the role of XCF in supporting a data sharing installation. The major display commands and monitor reports that can be used to monitor and tune a data sharing installation are then explained, with suggestions on how to use those reports and commands to identify and tune data sharing performance problems.

  • Migrating to DB2 for z/OS V8 and Getting Ready for V9 - Bonnie Baker, Bonnie Baker
    Corporation, & Roger Miller, IBM Silicon Valley Lab

    The primary audience for this seminar is the DBA or programmer who performs the migration to DB2 for z/OS V8. Coverage begins at the planning level and stretches down to the implementation and parameter level. We will discuss the tasks and include V8 parameters that affect implementation of new & improved function. These presentations are adapted from the work of many others. Although this seminar touches upon the content of DB2 V8, it has a focus on the highlights and is not at all inclusive. The intent is to address those areas that have direct bearing on the task of migrating to DB2 V8. This material is a compilation of information from many sources, with usage & customer input added. It points out areas that have the most impact on the success of your migration.

Informix Half-Day Seminars
(registration includes admission to both morning and afternoon sessions)

  • 8:30 - 12:00:
    Hands-on with Advanced Features of IDS 10 - Carlton Doe, IBM
    This session will cover many of the new and important features and changes in IDS v.10. Topics include column-level encryption, table-level restore, multiple fragments in the same dbspace, configurable page size, truncate table and others. Hands-on demonstrations of many of these functions will be included.

  • 13:30 - 17:00:
    Using Perl, DBI & CGI with Databases - Daryll Priest, DLA PiperI
    This session will cover database access using Perl in conjunction with the DBI and DBD modules. Covered topics will be database connections, data selection, changes and deletions. The session will also show how to create Perl modules and use them to save coding time.

IDUG 2006 - Europe is the premiere event for DB2 and Informix professionals. We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!