Free High Availability Presentation Invitation - May 3rd - Towson, MD

Lori A Galluzzo

Free High Availability Presentation Invitation - May 3rd - Towson, MD

Database High Availability: Make it Work for Your Organization
Join database experts The Fillmore Group, IBM and xkoto for this seminar
on
Thursday, May 3, 2007, at the Sheraton in Towson, MD from 8:30am -
3:30pm
High Availability - an organization's ability to maintain accessible
data around the clock - isn't just for banks
and hospitals anymore. It is for ANY organization that operates a 24 X 7
business, which seems to include
most of us these days. IBM's High Availability solutions offer a variety
of options to customers - including
customers with Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, My SQL and non-relational
databases.
In this free seminar learn about each of IBM's High Availability
options, see examples of how they are working
for companies today, find out what they cost and complete a structured
exercise with the seminar presenters to
determine which product best addresses your organization's high
availability needs.
A detailed agenda with information on the day's presenters and topics is
included below, including keynote
Debbie Landers, IBM Vice President, Worldwide Client Support,
Information Management, as well as a link to
register for the seminar. Or, feel free to call me with any questions.
I hope you will join us.
Kim
Kim May, VP of Business Development
The Fillmore Group, Inc.
(410) 465-6335 office
(443) 956-0288 mobile
www.thefillmoregroup.com < http://www.thefillmoregroup.com/ >
The Fillmore Group, an IBM Business Partner that specializes in DB2, has
provided technical services to clients
worldwide since 1987. Led by DB2 Gold Consultant Frank Fillmore, The
Fillmore Group offers relational database
sales and services including architecture, implementation, authorized
DB2 training and tuning.
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2007
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Sheraton Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD, 21204
Directions: http://www.sheratonbaltimorenorth.com/directions.html
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Agenda
8:30 - 9:00am Registration, networking and continental breakfast
9:00 - 9:45am Keynote: Information on Demand and High Availability: Why
You Need Both Today
Presenter: Debbie Landers, Vice President, Worldwide Client Support, IBM
Information Management
Abstract: IBM's Information on Demand initiative is aimed at helping
clients compete and pursue new business
opportunities by using information as a strategic asset. With the amount
of digital information expected to double
every 11 hours by 2010, customers are confronted by a convergence of
information-centric challenges each day -
including globalization, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory
compliance. These factors have fueled customer
demand for new technologies and capabilities that enable them to
innovate and grow their businesses, while tackling
global competition and an avalanche of information. IBM's High
Availability offerings are included in the initiative as
we work with customers to enable the ability to productivity use data 24
X 7.
9:45 - 10:30am High Availability Options: What is Available Today-And
How Does It Work?
Presenter: Frank C. Fillmore, Jr., President, The Fillmore Group
Abstract: IBM offers four different High Availability solutions and each
has a unique strategy to address High Availability. Not all HA solutions
deliver true 24 X 7 data availability; in fact, continuous availability
requires more hardware and
software and, not surprisingly, costs the most. In this presentation DB2
Gold Consultant Frank Fillmore describes
each of the four HA solutions available today and gives a high-level
overview of their architecture. Included in the
presentation are examples of High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR),
SQL Replication, Q-Replication, and IBM's
latest HA offering, Continuous Availability Server (CAS) from xkoto. The
goal is to understand each option and enable attendees to differentiate
between the offerings to determine which is the best fit for their
organization.
10:30 - 10:45am Break
10:45 - 11:45am Q-Replication: Low Latency, Bi-directional, Precision
Technology
Presenter: Ray Houle, Senior Consultant, The Fillmore Group
Abstract: IBM has delivered a major advancement in database replication
with Q replication. This new replication architecture emerged from the
need for high performance: high transaction volume combined with low
latency,
shortening the elapsed time from committing database changes on the
source database to committing on the target database. Q replication uses
WebSphere MQ Series message queues to transport transactional data
changes between source and target in near real-time fashion. This
session details Q-replication architecture, discusses what levels of
performance to expect and the factors that influence that performance,
and includes examples drawn from customers Ray has worked with to
implement Q-replication on Windows, Unix and z/OS platforms.
11:45 - 1:00pm Lunch Rain 903 Restaurant
1:00 - 2:00 xkoto - the latest IBM addition - Continuous Availability
Server
Presenter: Roger Walker, Vice President of Sales, xkoto
With GRIDSCALE(tm), customers gain a number of benefits including
continuous availability 24x7, data scalability on demand, the
elimination of down time/maintenance windows, complete safety for data
across multiple sites, and better utilization of hardware assets. Learn
why xkoto's Shared Nothing Architecture and Continuous Availability are
gaining market share and why their product has been added to the IBM HA
portfolio as "Continuous Availability Server". Using examples drawn from
customers currently in production, attendees will gain an understanding
of the xkoto methodology that enables the segregation of the transaction
layer.
2:00 - 2:15pm Break
2:15 - 3:30pm Next Steps: what to chose, what it costs, how to get
started
Moderators: Frank C. Fillmore, Jr., Ray Houle, Kim May and any other
presenters
This interactive session will begin with a review of the High
Availability offerings from IBM and an explanation of their hardware and
software requirements. Session attendees will be given a worksheet with
five simple questions to answer about their organization's environment
and High Availability goals, and will use their answers to complete a
sample HA architecture and estimate its cost. Session presenters will
work with attendees to answer questions regarding functionality and
options. Our goal is to give session attendees a worksheet with the best
HA option for their organization to take away, and an understanding as
to why this option is best for them.
Presenters
Debbie Landers, Vice President Worldwide Client Support, IBM Information
Management
In her current position as Vice President of IBM Information Management
Worldwide Client Support, Debbie leads over one thousand employees
around the world responsible for the resolution of clients' questions
and problems with IBM software. Focused on client satisfaction and
providing optimal value for investment, Debbie's team deals with a broad
set of global clients with diverse issues, 7 X 24. Debbie's team also
focuses on identifying opportunities to improve the client experience
with IBM software via investments in offerings, process improvement,
tooling, and product usability and serviceability. Debbie also
participates in teams defining the future of Client Support in IBM, and
guiding the investments to get there. She has been in this position
since September of 2004.
Debbie joined IBM in 1985 and held technical and management positions at
IBM's Toronto Lab before moving into the Data Management Marketing and
Channels organization. From 1999 through early 2001, Debbie was
responsible for the technical team in the DB2 IM Channels and Services
Development organization. In 2001, she was asked to participate in the
integration of the Informix family into IBM - with the leadership role
for integrating the customer support, services and education functions
into IBM. This role, which helped to form a key new part of the DB2 IM
division focused on these areas, lead to her current role at IBM.
In addition to her business responsibilities at IBM, Debbie runs the
Women's Leadership Council for Software Group Canada, a team put in
place as part of IBM's commitment to diversity and developing the full
potential of all IBM employees. In this capacity Debbie also represents
the IBM Software Group Canada as one of the Executive Advisors to the
Canadian Women's Leadership Council. In March 2002, Debbie was
additionally asked to take on the responsibility of Executive sponsor to
the IBM Canada Women in Technologies outreach program for Kindergarten
through Grade 12.
Frank C. Fillmore, Jr., President, The Fillmore Group, Inc.
Frank C. Fillmore, Jr. is the Founder and President of The Fillmore
Group, Inc., a Towson-based IBM Business Partner specializing in
information management software, services and training. Prior to
founding the company in 1987, Frank worked as a database administrator
and part-time professor in the Robert G. Merrick School of Business at
the University of Baltimore, teaching technical courses including
relational database fundamentals.
Since 1987, The Fillmore Group (TFG) has delivered technical services to
clients worldwide with a focus on the IBM Information Management product
family. Frank currently leads a team of expert consultants often
deployed through relationships with IBM's services delivery
organizations such as Global Technical Services and SWG Lab Services. In
addition to pure database consulting, TFG delivers authorized DB2
training, having become an IBM Technical Education Services (ITES)
partner in 1994 and the first partner qualified into the IBM Education
Centers for IBM Software (ECIS) education delivery program in 2004.
A knowledgeable and engaging speaker, Frank has presented at regional
and national IDUG events and served on the Experts Panel at IDUG Europe.
In 1998 he was honored by IBM's invitation to become a DB2 Gold
Consultant, and continues to enjoy the interactive process that IBM
facilitates between the Gold Consultants and their product development
teams.
Ray Houle, Jr., Senior Consultant, The Fillmore Group, Inc.
Ray Houle has twenty years experience working with distributed database
products as a database administrator and developer, including the past
ten years as a senior consultant and certified instructor at The
Fillmore Group. A recognized expert on such products as SQL Replication,
Q-Replication, DB2 Connect, Websphere Federation Server, and DataJoiner,
Ray's schedule includes over thirty weeks a year onsite at customer
locations and several weeks delivering IBM DB2 technical education. Ray
frequently presents at DB2 technical conferences and participates in the
preparation of Redbooks and white papers for IBM.
Ray's recent engagements include an eight-week engagement with a
California healthcare provider to define and implement SQL replication
and a two-month effort in Qatar leading a Q-replication implementation
project. An advocate for the use of the autonomic features incorporated
into DB2 Ray will deliver his presentation, "Must Have Tricks for DBAs!"
at the North America IDUG Conference May 9th.
Roger Walker, Vice President of Sales, xkoto
Roger Walker is Vice President of Sales for xkoto. Roger has nearly 25
years technology sales experience, with 20 of those years as a Sales
Manager, Regional Manager or VP of Sales.
Before joining xkoto, Roger was a Regional Manager for Oracle managing
one of their largest core database technology regions. Roger has also
held VP of Sales positions at Open Text and Microsoft Gold Portal
Partner Corechange, a company he helped build from 6 to 160 employees.
Roger was also a founding partner of SDLC Technologies, a premier
education and database software conversion company subsequently
purchased by Cambridge Technology Partners. Prior to these positions
Roger was Sales Manager of On-Line software, a NASDAQ traded DB2 and IMS
database tools company and held positions at Informix and LogicWare.

Lori Ann Galluzzo
IBM DB2 V8.1 Certified Specialist & Solutions Expert
EDS - Healthcare - Metavance Product ADU
( phone: +01-717-975-5482 (8-428)
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