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Fiserv: Existing Legacy DB2 Mainframe Application to Be More Agile and Efficient (E01)

Topic: 2011 NA

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

DATE: 2011-5-3 (12:45 PM - 01:45 PM)
SPEAKERS: John Campbell (IBM ), Anthony Ciabattoni (Fiserv)

Using DB2 V9 NFM functionality and specialty engines, existing DB2 mainframe applications can be transformed to execute more efficiently while adopting new functionality such as Native SQL Stored Procedures. For each topic area: John Campbell, IBM Distinguished Engineer, will introduce and discuss the various DB2 and associated product solution capabilities associated with each of the technologies; Anthony Ciabattoni, DB2 Engineering Architect at Fiserv, will present the customer perpective. Anthony will also present on the business reasons Fiserv has defined for the application transformation, process, challenges, successes and current day status of this transformation.

EXP. LEVEL: Intermediate


Business requirement/IT needsCPU efficienciesDevelopment efficienciesExposing mainframe application and data via web servicesCOBOL programmers are more difficult to acquireThere is not an overabundance of talent for new languages like C/C++Concerns about the operational efficiency of Java

Challenges/Steps to overcome challengesEarly adopter of a .Net/IBM driverPeers seeing capabilities and benefits of SQL stored proceduresIT change: going from older, familiar technology to new technologies

SuccessesCPU efficienciesCoding efficienciesPeer adoptionInfrastructure simplificationTesting and proving .Net/IBM driver is ready for production Additional transaction meta-data

Current Day StatusProduction infrastructure build outProven CPU savingsFunctionality used in production


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