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G02 - Explaining Tuning Results to the C-level

Session Number: 245
Track: Ala Carte - I
Session Type: Podium Presentation
Primary Presenter: Thomas Baumann [Swiss Mobiliar]

Bonaire 7&8 => Tue, Apr 30, 2013 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

Speaker Bio: Since 1992, Thomas Baumann has been focusing on understanding how the DB2 engine works. He has a master degree of computer sciences from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and is currently working as production and security architect at Swiss Mobiliar Insurance in Berne, Switzerland. If he is not in his office trying how to get the most out of DB2, he is somewhere lecturing on database optimization or recovery. Thomas is a certified information systems auditor (CISA), holds a CRISC (certified in risk and information systems controls) certificate, and is a member of the IDUG speaker hall of fame.
Audience experience level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Presentation Category: Managing Performance
Presentation Platform: Cross Platform
Audiences this presentation will apply to: Application Developers, Data Architects, Database Administrators
Technical areas this presentation will apply to: Database Performance (DB2 for LUW), Database Performance (DB2 for z/OS)
Objective 1: Learn how to explain and present tuning efforts to a C-level audience
Objective 2: Learn how to periodically report tuning benefits
Objective 3: Learn how to link end user experiences to DBA activities
Objective 4: Detect DB2 from a C-level perspective
Objective 5: Start to think from the end user

Abstract:  Although the DBA’s tuning efforts often result in both a decrease of CPU consumption and end user response times, the percption of DBA activities at the C-level sometimes is more of the kind “why didn’t they do that before?”.
This presentation helps you to better understand the C-level perspective and shows you how we managed to improve the image of the DBA team from a reactive team of techies to a proactive team that is directly involved in improving the business results.

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