B13 - It's Not Your Daddy's DB2!

Session Number: 3195
Track: DB2 for z/OS - II
Session Type: Podium Presentation
Primary Presenter: Craig Mullins [Mullins Consulting, Inc.]
Time: May 25, 2016 (03:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
Room: Trinity B

Speaker Bio: Craig is president & principal consultant of Mullins Consulting, Inc. He is also the publisher/editor of The Database Site, His working experience spans multiple industries (banking, utilities, software dev, research and consulting).

Craig writes for many computer/IT publications, having authored articles for many popular IT and database journals and web sites.

Craig is a frequent speaker at IT conferences, having spoken about database issues to thousands at conferences including SHARE, IBM Insight, IDUG, DAMA Symposium and many others. He has spoken at events on 4 continents (North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia).

Craig was named as one of the Top 200 Thought Leaders in BigData & Analytics by AnalyticsWeek. He is also an IBM Gold consultant, IBM Champion for Information Management, and the Craig is the author of two best-selling books: (1) DB2 Developer's Guide, published by IBM Press, offers over 1600 pages of in-depth technical information on DB2 for z/OS and (2) Database Administration: The Complete Guide to DBA Practices and Procedures, the industry's only guide to heterogeneous database administration.

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Audience experience level: Intermediate
Presentation Category: Emerging Technology, Implementing New DB2 Releases and Features
Presentation Platform: DB2 for z/OS
Audiences this presentation will apply to: Application Developers, Database Administrators, IT Managers
Technical areas this presentation will apply to: New Release (DB2 for z/OS)
Objective 1: Understand the industry trends that are impacting our ability to manage and administer DB2, including big data, downtime, autonomics, and DBA issues.
Objective 2: Review the latest and greatest database and DDL features and functionalities changing the way we use DB2 for z/OS
Objective 3: Review the latest and greatest security features and functionalities changing the way we use DB2 for z/OS
Objective 4: Review the latest and greatest development and SQL trends that impact DB2 for z/OS applications and DBAs
Objective 5: Provide guidance on dealing with DB2 for z/OS modernization

Abstract:  Over the course of the past several releases of DB2 for z/OS, IBM has added many features and capabilities that are transforming the platform. This presentation takes a look at the big changes that have been introduced to DB2 including new SQL, universal table spaces, improved security, and more. The session also offers guidance on how to continue improving your DB2 environment to keep up with industry, technology and DBA trends circa 2016.