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Should Your Next Warehouse be on DB2 for z/OS? (B10)

Topic: 2008 EU

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

DATE: 2008-10-15 (13:30 - 14:30)
SPEAKERS: Willie Favero (IBM Silicon Valley Lab)

In recent years there has been an increased interest in using DB2 for z/OS as the database of choice for data warehousing. This resurgence is in part due to the introduction of new features and functions in DB2 Version 8 and DB2 9. But it also has a lot to do with the decreasing cost of doing business on System z, introduction of new specialty engines, operating system improvements, and other hardware advances. This presentation will explore these advances in technology explaining why they are important to you as you decide to move, create, or maintain your data warehouse on the mainframe.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced


Explain a hybrid warehouse solution using DB2 for z/OS as the data server

Critique the reasons the mainframe should be the location for your data warehouse

Differentiate the advantages and disadvantages of placing a data warehouse on different platforms

Evaluate the data warehouse advantages when a specialty engine is considered

Illustrate how System z hardware can be a data sharing cost advantage

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