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    Sep 05

    Upcoming IDUG Webcast - Performance Improvements in DB2 9 - Wednesday September 10 at 11 am US Eastern Daylight Time

    Chris Straub
    Pitt DUGgers, Greetings!

    Here's INFO on an upcoming webcast... see below.

    Also, mark your calendars for the next PITT DUG - TUESDAY OCTOBER 7, 2008.
    The agenda will be out in a few weeks.

    See you soon.

    email - [login to unmask email]
    phone - 412.544.5352


    The International DB2 Users Group (IDUG) is pleased to partner with CA to
    deliver a free Webcast by renowned presenter Phil Grainger, Sr. Principal
    Product Manager. This live event will run approximately 60 minutes and
    participants will have the opportunity to pose questions to the presenter.
    Capacity is limited, so register early.

    About the Webcast:

    Each new version of DB2 brings improvements in performance, and DB2 9 is no
    different. This, the latest in the DB2 9 for z/OS webcast series from CA
    and IDUG, looks at these improvements in more detail. During the webcast,
    we will consider utility CPU time reductions, histogram statistics, better
    page range screening, REOPT(AUTO), improvements in indexing, varying length
    row enhancements and sequential insert relief, among other items.

    About the Presenter:

    Phil Grainger, Sr. Principal Product Manager, CA, has more than 17 years
    experience with DB2, starting in 1987 with DB2 Version 1.2. Since then he
    has worked with all versions, including Version 8. Beginning as a DBA for
    one of the largest users of DB2 in the UK, Phil moved to PLATINUM
    technology and then to his present role as Product Management Director for
    CA solutions for DB2. Phil has always been a keen supporter of user groups
    and is a regular speaker at CA events, as well as independent industry
    events. He currently serves as the CA representative on the European IDUG
    Planning Committee, and is a regular contributor to the IDUG sponsored
    DB2-L discussion list.

    Webcast Schedule (USA time zones):
    USA (Eastern Daylight Time) 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10,

    To register:

    A replay of this Webcast will be available for a short period of time after
    September 10. Look for future announcements for direction on how to access
    the pre-recorded Webcast.

    IDUG is pleased to sponsor this free distance learning opportunity.
    Questions about the Webcast can be directed to [login to unmask email] Please make
    plans to attend other IDUG 2008 educational events including the European
    Conference, October 13 – 17 in Warsaw, Poland. For more information and to
    register, go to, and click on 'Conferences.'


    David Chapman.
    IDUG Webcast Coordinator.

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