IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Denver, Colorado, USA 2012
Denver Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
May 14-18, 2012

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The Latest on DB2 for z/OS Continuous Availability

Session Number: 328
Track: Technical Networking Opportunities
Session Type: Technical Networking
Primary Presenter: Haakon Roberts [IBM]
Co-Presenter: Randy Ebersole [IBM]
Co-Presenter 2: John Tobler [Ibm]

Room 107 & 109 => Wed, May 16, 2012 (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)

Speaker Bio: Haakon Roberts has 25 years' experience working with DB2 on the mainframe platform, spanning various aspects of systems programming, database administration and software support. Since 1999 he has worked for DB2 for z/OS development and is a Distinguished Engineer at the IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory in San Jose, California. He is the technical lead for DB2 for z/OS Utilities, responsible for overall utility strategy and is also focused on availability, service and serviceability issues. He is a regular speaker on these and other topics.

Randy Ebersole is a Senior Certified IT Specialist in IBM's Information Management DB2 for z/OS Lab Services organization. Randy provides onsite technical consulting to customers around the world. With over 25 years of practical, hands on DB2 experience, Randy has expert level skills in database and application database design, DB2 system and application performance and high availability.

John Tobler is a senior developer and designer for DB2 for z/OS. He has worked extensively on instrumentation, agent services, and storage
management. He has lead numerous projects focused on autonomics,
serviceability, and performance. John has chaired the DB2 for z/OS Service Advisory Team and Design Review Board. He is currently oversees all development and design for the core engine components of DB2.

Audience experience level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Presentation Category: Managing Availability
Presentation Platform: DB2 for z/OS
Audiences this presentation will apply to: Application Developers, Data Architects, Database Administrators, Systems Programmers, New Users, IT Managers
Technical areas this presentation will apply to: High Availability (DB2 for z/OS)
Objective 1: Develop a network of peers and experts to continue the discussion after the conference.
Objective 2: Learn about new features of DB2 for z/OS that help improve availability.
Objective 3: Learn about creative application and database design techniques that can be used to improve availability.

Abstract:  Are you facing ever increasing demands to deliver higher availability? Are you currently having issues with system outages? Looking for new features of DB2 for z/OS that will help you keep your systems running smoothly? If you can answer yes to any of these questions then this SIG is for you. Join our panel of IBM experts for a comprehensive discussion on DB2 for z/OS continuous availability.

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