COMPLIMENTARY: Planning for Db2 12 and Continuous Delivery

Presenters: Adrian Burke and Anthony Ciabattoni

Thursday May 3rd, 08:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Db2 12 brings with it a plethora of new features, as well as a new means to deliver those functions. Function levels that is, and beginning with V12R1M500 (what would have been called new function level if it were V11) these function levels will be shipped through the normal preventative service stream. Components like APPLCOMPAT will now become vitally important and operate at the subsystem level, application/package level, as well as the driver level (IBM Data Server Driver). During this session we will delve into best practices with regards to migrating to DB2 12, exploiting new functions there-in, and how to prepare for the march towards continuous delivery.

Speaker Bios:

Adrian Burke is an Open Group Master Certified IT Specialist on the Db2 SWAT team based out of the Silicon Valley Lab. In this role as a technical advocate for Db2 for z/OS Adrian conducts consulting and educational workshops, Db2 health checks, and availability studies for Db2 for z/OS customers. Previously, as a Db2 Advisor, Adrian supported hundreds of Db2 for z/OS customers from a technical sales perspective delivering consultative and educational workshops. Adrian has spoken at numerous Db2 Regional User Groups both in the U.S. and abroad as well as presented at IDUG, SHARE, and IOD. He is also a published Redbook author on material dealing with Db2 performance..


Anthony Ciabattoni A current member of the DB2 for z/Os development SWAT team Anthony has over 25 years of professional DB2 experience with expertise in high available 24/7 high transaction rate data sharing environments. Strong knowledge base in DB2 data sharing, DB2 system performance as well as high available systems. Experience in all aspects of DB2, DBA experience, DB2 system experience and experience in architecting a well tuned DB2 environment. Prior to joining the Db2 for z/OS development SWAT team, Anthony was a Db2 Technical Advisor in the DB2 Tools development lab as well as spending significant years as a high end customer participating in the Db2 engine CAC and a Db2 Information Champion.

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COMPLIMENTARY: App Dev Simplified with Db2

Presenters: George Baklarz and Michael Conner

Thursday May 3rd, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

New applications must often leverage multiple types of data from many sources; and you have to deliver fast. While relational or transactional data is at the core of applications, and now you must also integrate unstructured sources like geo-location information, emails, and more. Instead of coding with different databases for different data types, why not use a single database to reduce complexity and deliver applications faster?
IBM Db2 database software stores both relational data and unstructured data like JSON in a single database to make coding simple. Furthermore, Db2 meets requirements for enterprise scalability, availability and reliability. Why does it matter? Because you can do it right the first time without wasting time and productivity cycles to rewrite database components of your applications before deployment.


Attend this free workshop to learn the fundamentals of developing applications with Db2. We will go over:

  1. Supported languages, IDEs and available APIs
  2. Db2 architecture, including the ability to store unstructured data alongside relational tables
  3. Robust compatibility that lets you run SQL written for other platforms like Oracle, Netezza and Postgres
  4. BLU Acceleration for super-fast and efficient in-memory processing that delivers result very quickly
  5. Using Db2 with Node.js and OData / REST API programming projects
  6. Tips and tricks as well as SQL tuning and monitoring capabilities

If you know SQL and have some familiarity with programming database calls into your applications, then this workshop will get you productive on Db2 very quickly.
We will get you started with Db2 Developer Community edition, a free and full feature software that you can “download and go” on your laptop. We will also show you how to create a database and a table in Db2, then load data and point you to our sample applications.

Speaker Bios:

George Baklarz B. Math, M. Sc, Ph.D. Eng., is the Program Director, Core Databases Technical Sales Support. He has spent 30 years in IBM working on various aspects of database technology.

Michael Conner manages the Core Databases Db2 Tools offerings focusing on
Administration, Monitoring, Development, Modeling and Connectivity.
Michael is a 17-year IBM veteran with prior stints in WebSphere, Rational and
IBM Z.

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