April 15 meeting of the Seattle DB2 User's Group - hosted by PEMCO

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April 15 meeting of the Seattle DB2 User's Group - hosted by PEMCO

April 2009 meeting of
The Seattle DB2 User’s Group

DB2 Enthusiasts Invited!

Join us Wednesday, April 15, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM for a DB2 for z/OS
technical update.

For our User Group meeting, we will have 2 speakers from IBM: Bryan Smith
and John Iczkovits.

Bryan Smith will present IBM Data Studio - technical update for DB2 for
z/OS Users
and
John Iczkovits will present ATS DB2 for z/OS Health Check - what will the
specialist prescribe for you?

AGENDA
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
8:00 – 8:15 Networking and Breakfast sponsored by IBM DB2 for z/OS
8:15 – 10:00 IBM Data Studio - technical update for DB2 for z/OS Users
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 ATS DB2 for z/OS Health Check - what will the specialist
prescribe for you?

Fee: Free (sponsored by IBM DB2 for z/OS team)

Location: (provided by PEMCO) please see directions below

RSVP: Seating is limited, please RSVP for this event to [login to unmask email]
by Friday, April 10.
Catalin Comsia, IBM Liaison
206 954-7787
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DETAILS:
1. IBM Data Studio - technical update for DB2 for z/OS Users
Bio
Bryan F. Smith, an IBM Distinguished Engineer, has been with IBM for 19
years. For much of his early career at IBM, he was a software engineer
for the DB2 for z/OS product. He spent one year on a temporary
assignment at the IBM Design Center for e-transaction Processing in
Poughkeepsie, New York, where he helped customers leverage DB2 across
all of IBM's servers. Bryan spent three years as the CTO of the DB2 and
IMS Tools group focusing on strategic technical issues which include
some of the Autonomic Computing activities in the Information Management
division. Bryan then returned to development of the DB2 for z/OS
product as the technical lead for the DB2 for z/OS Utilities Development
and Service team. His current assignment is the technical lead for the
administrative tooling for the Data Studio product which promises to
revolutionize DBMS application and administration tooling. Bryan is a
frequent speaker at DB2 conferences, has represented IBM on the
Transaction Processing Council (TPC benchmarks), has published numerous
articles in information management publications, and has nine software
patents in relational database.
Presentation
IBM Data Studio - technical update for DB2 for z/OS Users.
IBM Data Studio software is part of the Integrated Data Management
portfolio, offering an integrated, modular environment to design,
develop, deploy, operate, optimize, and govern enterprise data,
databases, and data-driven applications. This presentation will
introduce the application development tooling, the pureQuery Runtime and
the administrative tooling and go into depth on pureQuery Runtime and
the admin tools. Both current capabilities and future plans will be
presented.

2. ATS DB2 for z/OS Health Check - what will the specialist prescribe for
you?
Bio
John Iczkovits is a Consulting IT Specialist with the IBM Advanced
Technical Support (Dallas Systems Center). He provides DB2 for z/OS
technical
support and consulting services. His areas of expertise include DB2
data sharing, performance, and availability. His work in IBM includes
experience
supporting DB2 as a Systems Engineer, Database Administrator, IT
Specialist, Consultant, and project lead. He has an operations background
and more
than 25 years of IT experience, ranging from database products such
as DB2 and IMS to MVS systems support, including storage management. He has
also co-authored IBM redbooks, red papers, white papers, and
presented at SHARE, the DB2 Tech Conference, the Information On Demand
Conference,
zEXPO Conference and at local DB2 users groups
Presentation
ATS DB2 for z/OS Health Check - what will the specialist prescribe
for you?
Maybe you are concerned about your DB2 environment or maybe just
want to validate your environment, so you are thinking about an ATS
(Advanced,
Technical Support) DB2 Health Check. You are thinking, what really
happens in a DB2 Health Check? What will I walk away with? Will my
management
approve of the final analysis? How will my company and I benefit
from the analysis? If you've seen the required documentation list, after
reviving yourself
you ask "is this all really necessary"? Why does ATS really need
this detailed information and what will they do with it? Find out the
answers to these
questions and more by attending this presentation. You will leave
understanding why the IBM ATS DB2 Health Check is truly one of the best in
the industry
and how it will benefit you and your company.


Location:
PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company
325 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98109

You can exit the Freeway at Mercer or Stewart.
PEMCO occupies the block just north of REI

Parking will be available free in the PEMCO Parking Garage.
Enter the Garage off Eastlake (driveway between two buildings)
Park on level 8 (Eastlake level) or go up to level 9 .
Have your license plate number (So you won’t get a ticket.))

Entering the Building.
You will be parking on the west side of the building and can enter at the
doorway with the blue and white awning that says " Northwest Entrance" on
it.
This will lead you to our Reception Desk where you will sign in and provide
them with your license plate number.

Someone will take you to the meeting room.

PEMCO Contacts:

Larry Krypel
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206 398-2669 Desk

Doug Gordon
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206 369-6789 Cell
206 398-2715 Desk



Regards,

Catalin Comsia
IBM Certified Database Administrator - DB2 9 for z/OS, DB2 Universal
Database V8.1 for z/OS
IBM Liaison for the Seattle, Alaska, Oregon and Idaho DB2 Users Groups

1200 Fifth Avenue - Seattle, WA 98101
Phone/FAX: 206-587-3464