F06 - Get Ready for Big Data with IBM System z and DB2 for z/OS

Session Number: 206
Track: Big Data and Analytics
Session Type: Podium Presentation
Primary Presenter: Mark Simmonds [IBM Corporation]
Time: May 01, 2013 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Room: Bonaire 5&6

Speaker Bio: Mark Simmonds - Systems architect and product manager, works in the IBM Software Group Information Management division focused on Information Governance and Big Data for the System z® portfolio. He has 16 years IBM service in Information Management, WebSphere and spent 3 years as an IBM systems architect responsible for infrastructure design and corporate technical architecture in large financial institutions. Prior to joining IBM he was head of Information and IT for an organization in the National Health Services (Wales, UK). He has a number of author recognition awards, written articles for technical journals and business magazines and is a recognized thought leader on Information Governance and SOA.

Audience experience level: Intermediate
Presentation Category: Big Data
Presentation Platform: DB2 for z/OS
Audiences this presentation will apply to: Database Administrators
Technical areas this presentation will apply to: Connectivity, Information Integration and Replication, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, Security (DB2 for z/OS)
Objective 1: Show why System z is pivotal to a big data strategy
Objective 2: show how DB2 for z/OS integrates with big data environments
Objective 3: explain how the System z data warehouse, DBMS and information governance solutions leverage and incorporate big data.
Co-speaker Name: Harry Batten
Co-speaker Bio: Harry Batten - System z Data Serving Strategy Manager - joined IBM 1984 after working as Facilities Manager for Daimler Benz SA. Harry worked in large systems support mainly in banking. He spent 5 years as onsite support representative for ABSA Bank and subsequently was country SME for MVS/OS390/zOS. After his International Parallel Sysplex assignment in Montpellier he joined IBM USA and spent 4 years as On-site Lab advocate to the Charles Schwab Corporation at the time one of the largest Parallel Sysplex customers in the world.
Today Harry works as part of the z Brand Strategy Team as zSeries Information Management Strategy Manager, assisting with setting of the technical direction for all aspects of z architecture and software such as data derving, high speed data movement and analytics including Big Data.

Abstract:  With volumes of data growing exponentially big data has risen to the top of the CIO's agenda and is heading your way soon! But where and how do you start? While 80% of data might be unstructured most enterprises' core business data resides in multi-terabyte databases like DB2 for z/OS and hence System z has become pivotal to the success of big data. Its ability to scale to meet unexpected workloads, protect and govern data like no other platform, record breaking database performance, productive tools, predictive analytics and accelerators make it the logical place to start your successful big data projects.

Attend this session and learn where big data is helping to further lower risks and costs for businesses, entry points for where to begin as well as real life examples of organizations using DB2 for z/OS and the Information management portfolio for big data benefits.