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F08 - Forty Plus Years of Enterprise Wide Testing: Hear How the FAA did it.

Topic: Cross Platform DB2 for z/OS & LUW

Subtopic: 2016



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Nate is a founding member of the IDUG BOD. He has fifty years of IBM mainframe innovative application development and performance tuning experience. Nate has been selected as an IBM Champion for the past eight years. He is Sr. Executive VP of Tcorem and President of Nate Murphy & Associates. He currently specializes in the conversion and testing of COBOL external stored procedures to native stored procedures. He has an extensive background in continuous operational mainframe mission-critical database management systems and is also one of those rare ‘fifth level’ assembler programmers. He is president of the Tridex LUW & z/OS database users groups in NY and Chairperson of the Philadelphia DB2 database users group.

Nate retired from IBM in 1990 and establishing Nate Murphy & Associates to conduct DB2 Vendor Fairs throughout the US in conjunction with IBM and local DB2 Users Groups. Prior to retirement Nate worked in several positions in the IBM DP Division, as a database, application development and data elements specialist. Prior to joining the IBM DP Division Nate spent nine years in the IBM Federal Systems Division (FSD) working on the development and implementation of the National Airspace System (NAS), which controls all the high altitude air traffic across the US. His last position on the FAA NAS project was field site training manager, responsible for training FAA and IBM field site personnel. This is the system the world saw on 911 displayed on the air traffic controller radar screens. Nate holds a B.A. degree in Accounting from Wichita State University.

Title: Forty Plus Years of Enterprise Wide Testing: Hear how the FAA did it

Abstract:
Enterprise wide simulation testing is a new concept to most IBM mainframe customers with the introduction of IBM's OPTIM Workload Replay (OWR). Learn how the FAA has been using workload replay enterprise wide simulation testing for over forty years to keep their NAS Enroute Air Traffic Control System running continuously 24 hours a day, seven days a week without outages. Hear about the other benefits the FAA has derived from simulation testing. We will suggest OWR techniques that can be used today to improve the quality and reduce the cost of testing your SQL .


Attendees will learn the numerous benefits of enterprise wide testing, including :
How to select a project to get started
Benefits of improved quality of testing
Reduction in skilled resource requirements
Learn why stress testing in important
How to track down those bugs with repeatable testing techniques



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