Seattle DB2 User Group News

Barb Lidstrom

Seattle DB2 User Group News
I have had several opportunities sent to me, and I'd like to pass them
along to our user group membership.

From IDUG:

Volunteer Opportunity - Your Chance to Participate in a
Forrester Research Study of the Benefits of DB2

Please share this opportunity w/your User Group
Membership. We are looking for individuals interested in participating
in a Forrester Research Study of the Benefits of DB2 Autonomics. You can
locate the details on the IDUG News Webpage at:
http://www.idug.org/news/forrester.asp

Volunteer Opportunity - DB2 on Intel - OLTP Application

IDUG is looking for someone running DB2 on Intel,
supporting an OLTP application, who is willing to talk favorable about
their experience to another IBM customer.

Let me know if you know someone willing to speak to this
subject! Tks!

Help Determine IDUG Future Direction - Volunteer Opportunity

IDUG is moving forward w/an Marketing Research project
to better define what the worldwide DB2 Community would like to see IDUG
evolve into, to best support your DB2 needs going forward. This study
will have multiple vehicles for participation. From helping to assemble
the survey, to participation in the survey either via a conference call
and/or a face-to-face session. We're also looking for a diverse group of
participants too. So even if you do not hail from a traditional DBA
role, but you work with LUW / SMB / BI / App Dev, you're qualified.

NOTE: Even if you have NEVER attended an IDUG event, I
encourage you to consider getting involved. This effort is not limited
to defining IDUG Event Geographies but is so much more! So I look
forward to User Group involvement from across the globe!

Interested in helping shape IDUG's future direction?!
Then rsvp to [login to unmask email] Tks!

SAVE THE DATE: IDUG 2006 - North America, Tampa, Florida, May
7-11

Go beyond traditional classroom training and experience
real-world, independent insights into topics essential to advance YOU
and YOUR company.

With a technical agenda that offers more sessions and
variety than comparable training events, IDUG delivers maximum ROI for
your time and budget. Featured topics include DB2 for Linux, UNIX,
Windows, including the most relevant information on the VIPER release.
Learn from the experts about Version 8 - the latest release for DB2 for
z/OS - and how to implement a successful migration to Version 8. Plus,
for the second year in a row the International Informix Users Group
(IIUG) has partnered with IDUG to bring real-world experience related to
Informix.

IDUG 2006 - North America provides content for MORE than
just database administrators and systems programmers. Offerings on .Net,
JAVA, XML, SQL, Stored Procedures, UDFs, and more compliment IDUG's
robust technical agenda.

As the year winds down, don't leave available 2005
educational budgets on the table. Go further and apply them toward IDUG
2006 - North America, thereby reserving your participation now.
Registration is now open.

Visit www.IDUG.org for the latest event information.

IDUG - North American RUG coupon

All the members of your RUG are eligible to receive a
$50 registration discount to IDUG 2006 - North America. Access the RUG
coupon at:
http://conferences.idug.org/namerica/2006/IDUG_0800905_RUG_R4.pdf



From IBM:

DB2 for z/OS and Oracle RAC - webcast - Nov 22

Please join us for on November 22nd for a Webcast on DB2
UDB for z/OS and Oracle RAC: The Value of DB2.

Title: DB2 UDB for z/OS and Oracle RAC: The Value of DB2

Available: November 22, 2005, 11:00 am Eastern Standard
Time

Audience: IT Managers, Systems Architects,
Line-of-Business Executives

Technical level: Intermediate

Your business demands 24x7x365 availability today and
the ability to grow tomorrow. How can you be sure that your IT
infrastructure will easily grow to keep up - while keeping costs down?

If you're thinking Oracle, think again. The solution is
IBM DB2(r) UDB for z/OS(r) and zSeries(r). To learn why, attend an
informative Webcast, "DB2 UDB z/OS and Oracle RAC: The Value of DB2." It
will show you how the unique capabilities of DB2 UDB not only can
outperform Oracle, but also deliver the highest availability,
scalability and security in the industry.

In this Webcast, you'll learn how DB2 UDB for
z/OS-architected specifically to take advantage of the zSeries
platform-can help you:

* Make applications available 24x7x365 by minimizing
outages (both planned and unplanned) and security breaches
* Maximize utilization of your hardware, software and
staff
* Reduce total cost of ownership and enhance customer
value

You'll learn about the differences between parallel
sysplex and shared data implementations, and how those differences can
impact availability, scalability, reliability and total cost of
ownership. And you'll discover how to successfully support and drive
your company's core business needs.

Speakers: Bob Picciano, Vice President, IBM Information
Management Database Services; Jeff Josten, Distinguished Engineer in IBM
DB2 for z/OS; Terrie Jacopi, IBM DB2 for z/OS Marketing Manager

We hope you can join us for this valuable Webcast.

Register now at
http://www.ibm.com/software/zseries/webcast/nov22

Please direct questions to Jennifer Shear at
[login to unmask email] or 513-826-1461, t/l 663-1461.


Barb Lidstrom
Seattle DB2 User Group
http://www.db2seattle.org
[login to unmask email]
425 865-1584

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Jeff Kluth

Re: Seattle DB2 User Group News
(in response to Barb Lidstrom)
Hi Barb ! Jeff Kluth here, I am back on the mainframe now at WAMU
[login to unmask email] When is the next Seattle meeting ?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lidstrom, Barbara" <[login to unmask email]>
To: <[login to unmask email]>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 9:03 AM
Subject: Seattle DB2 User Group News


I have had several opportunities sent to me, and I'd like to pass them
along to our user group membership.

From IDUG:

Volunteer Opportunity - Your Chance to Participate in a
Forrester Research Study of the Benefits of DB2

Please share this opportunity w/your User Group
Membership. We are looking for individuals interested in participating
in a Forrester Research Study of the Benefits of DB2 Autonomics. You can
locate the details on the IDUG News Webpage at:
http://www.idug.org/news/forrester.asp

Volunteer Opportunity - DB2 on Intel - OLTP Application

IDUG is looking for someone running DB2 on Intel,
supporting an OLTP application, who is willing to talk favorable about
their experience to another IBM customer.

Let me know if you know someone willing to speak to this
subject! Tks!

Help Determine IDUG Future Direction - Volunteer Opportunity

IDUG is moving forward w/an Marketing Research project
to better define what the worldwide DB2 Community would like to see IDUG
evolve into, to best support your DB2 needs going forward. This study
will have multiple vehicles for participation. From helping to assemble
the survey, to participation in the survey either via a conference call
and/or a face-to-face session. We're also looking for a diverse group of
participants too. So even if you do not hail from a traditional DBA
role, but you work with LUW / SMB / BI / App Dev, you're qualified.

NOTE: Even if you have NEVER attended an IDUG event, I
encourage you to consider getting involved. This effort is not limited
to defining IDUG Event Geographies but is so much more! So I look
forward to User Group involvement from across the globe!

Interested in helping shape IDUG's future direction?!
Then rsvp to [login to unmask email] Tks!

SAVE THE DATE: IDUG 2006 - North America, Tampa, Florida, May
7-11

Go beyond traditional classroom training and experience
real-world, independent insights into topics essential to advance YOU
and YOUR company.

With a technical agenda that offers more sessions and
variety than comparable training events, IDUG delivers maximum ROI for
your time and budget. Featured topics include DB2 for Linux, UNIX,
Windows, including the most relevant information on the VIPER release.
Learn from the experts about Version 8 - the latest release for DB2 for
z/OS - and how to implement a successful migration to Version 8. Plus,
for the second year in a row the International Informix Users Group
(IIUG) has partnered with IDUG to bring real-world experience related to
Informix.

IDUG 2006 - North America provides content for MORE than
just database administrators and systems programmers. Offerings on .Net,
JAVA, XML, SQL, Stored Procedures, UDFs, and more compliment IDUG's
robust technical agenda.

As the year winds down, don't leave available 2005
educational budgets on the table. Go further and apply them toward IDUG
2006 - North America, thereby reserving your participation now.
Registration is now open.

Visit www.IDUG.org for the latest event information.

IDUG - North American RUG coupon

All the members of your RUG are eligible to receive a
$50 registration discount to IDUG 2006 - North America. Access the RUG
coupon at:
http://conferences.idug.org/namerica/2006/IDUG_0800905_RUG_R4.pdf



From IBM:

DB2 for z/OS and Oracle RAC - webcast - Nov 22

Please join us for on November 22nd for a Webcast on DB2
UDB for z/OS and Oracle RAC: The Value of DB2.

Title: DB2 UDB for z/OS and Oracle RAC: The Value of DB2

Available: November 22, 2005, 11:00 am Eastern Standard
Time

Audience: IT Managers, Systems Architects,
Line-of-Business Executives

Technical level: Intermediate

Your business demands 24x7x365 availability today and
the ability to grow tomorrow. How can you be sure that your IT
infrastructure will easily grow to keep up - while keeping costs down?

If you're thinking Oracle, think again. The solution is
IBM DB2(r) UDB for z/OS(r) and zSeries(r). To learn why, attend an
informative Webcast, "DB2 UDB z/OS and Oracle RAC: The Value of DB2." It
will show you how the unique capabilities of DB2 UDB not only can
outperform Oracle, but also deliver the highest availability,
scalability and security in the industry.

In this Webcast, you'll learn how DB2 UDB for
z/OS-architected specifically to take advantage of the zSeries
platform-can help you:

* Make applications available 24x7x365 by minimizing
outages (both planned and unplanned) and security breaches
* Maximize utilization of your hardware, software and
staff
* Reduce total cost of ownership and enhance customer
value

You'll learn about the differences between parallel
sysplex and shared data implementations, and how those differences can
impact availability, scalability, reliability and total cost of
ownership. And you'll discover how to successfully support and drive
your company's core business needs.

Speakers: Bob Picciano, Vice President, IBM Information
Management Database Services; Jeff Josten, Distinguished Engineer in IBM
DB2 for z/OS; Terrie Jacopi, IBM DB2 for z/OS Marketing Manager

We hope you can join us for this valuable Webcast.

Register now at
http://www.ibm.com/software/zseries/webcast/nov22

Please direct questions to Jennifer Shear at
[login to unmask email] or 513-826-1461, t/l 663-1461.


Barb Lidstrom
Seattle DB2 User Group
http://www.db2seattle.org
[login to unmask email]
425 865-1584

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Welcome to the DB2 User Group - Seattle list. To unsubscribe, go to the
archives and home page at
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"Join or Leave the list". The IDUG Listserv FAQ is at
http://www.idugdb2-l.org. The DB2 User Group - Seattle List Admins can be
reached at [login to unmask email] Find out the latest on
IDUG conferences at http://conferences.idug.org/index.cfm

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Welcome to the DB2 User Group - Seattle list. To unsubscribe, go to the archives and home page at http://www.idugdb2-l.org/archives/DB2-UG-Seattle.html. From that page select "Join or Leave the list". The IDUG Listserv FAQ is at http://www.idugdb2-l.org. The DB2 User Group - Seattle List Admins can be reached at [login to unmask email] Find out the latest on IDUG conferences at http://conferences.idug.org/index.cfm