DB2 11 for z/OS - IDUG User Experiences

Session Number: 1422
Track: DB2 for z/OS II
Session Type: Podium Presentation
Primary Presenter: Julian Stuhler [Principal Consultant - Triton Consulting]
Moderator: Paul Murray
Time: Oct 15, 2013 (03:15 PM - 04:15 PM)

Speaker Bio: Julian is a Principal Consultant with Triton Consulting, and has over 23 years relational database experience working in a number of clients within the insurance, telecommunications, banking, financial services and manufacturing sectors. In that time he has gained a significant amount of practical knowledge in many aspects of the IBM Information Management portfolio, including experience in application programming, Database Administration, technical architecture, performance tuning and systems programming.

Julian is an IBM Redbook author and IDUG Best Speaker, and has lectured widely on DB2 subjects in the UK, Europe and US. This includes presentations for the International DB2 Users Group (IDUG), Candle Performance Seminars, , BMC Seminars, and European GUIDE meetings. He is also a regular teacher for IBM throughout Europe.

In 1999 Julian was invited to join the IBM Gold Consultants programme, used to recognise the contributions and influence of the world's 100 leading database consultants. In May 2008, Julian was recognised as one of IBM’s inaugural Data Champions – a programme to recognise individuals for outstanding contributions to the data management community.

Julian served on the IDUG Board of directors from 2003 to 2010, and is an IDUG Past President.
Audience experience level: Select a Value
Presentation Category: Implementing New DB2 Releases and Features
Presentation Platform: DB2 for z/OS
Audiences this presentation will apply to: Application Developers, Data Architects, Database Administrators, Systems Programmers, New Users, IT Managers
Technical areas this presentation will apply to: New Release (DB2 for z/OS)
Objective 1: Provide a brief overview of the aims and objectives of the IDUG DB2 11 Technical White Paper.
Objective 2: Share insights gained by the editorial committee regarding the value proposition and practical usage experiences for the major new DB2 11 features.
Objective 3: Summarise overall impressions of the new release, and inform attendees how to download full white paper.

Abstract:  In March 2013, twelve volunteers bravely set out to explore the new features within DB2 11 so they could write a detailed technical white paper for the IDUG community. Working alongside IBM's formal ESP programme, over the following 5 months the Editorial Committee gained valuable insight into exactly what makes the new release tick. This presentation will summarise the major findings contained within the IDUG DB2 11 for z/OS Technical White Paper, including practical experiences and independent evaluations of the new features.