Hands-On Labs

IDUG Hands-On Labs are an opportunity to take a deep dive into specific aspects of Db2 with some of the most renowned speakers in our industry. You will not only have the opportunity to listen to these speakers, you will have the opportunity to learn from them in a hands-on environment as well. 

Select from the following session topics:

Db2 LUW Forensic Investigation: Guide to Diagnosing Performance/Hang Problems
Monday, June 3, 2:00 - 5:35 PM

Learn how to efficiently analyze instance/database hangs and performance problems. Get a deep understanding of diagnostic logs, techniques, and advanced diagnostic tools shipped with the product. Explore the product's FODC capabilities. Learn how and when to use these troubleshooting tools for a quick problem resolution. The presentation contains a live demo during which the audience will be given an opportunity to perform an interactive investigation of real problems reported in the field.

 Hands-On Lab IBM Machine Learning for z/OS V1.2
Tuesday, June 4, 8:00 - 10:35 AM

Data is everywhere and organizations that are able to sift through the mountain of data for key insights will emerge ahead of their competition. Machine Learning for z/OS (MLz) is designed to help you extract value from your data on IBM Z. Learn how to build models to address business questions from your data. In this lab, you will go through each stage of the machine learning workflow from model development to deployment. You also will learn how to manage the life cycle of each model post deployment to production. Focus will be on new features that have been made available through V1.2.


Db2 for z/OS in a DevOps World
Monday, June 3, 2:00 - 5:35 PM

There are multiple studies that show the relationship between an agile organization and its success in the marketplace. At the same time, the competitive marketplace is tougher than ever, with technology savvy innovators entering industries and challenging mainstay enterprises. DevOps encapsulates the efficiencies necessary for the rapid, quality delivery of the software that drives these innovators. The database portion of the application is just as important as the application code and has been identified as a major contributor to DevOps friction. These labs provide practical examples to experience the administration and operation of Db2 for z/OS in DevOps processes. Develop your understanding of this product which elevates Db2 for z/OS into the fast-paced, innovative world of DevOps.


Db2 for z/OS and Mobile: Native REST
Tuesday, June 4, 8:00 - 10:35 AM
Db2 for z/OS can expose SQL statements or stored procedures as services for invocation by mobile applications. This workshop will introduce the topic, then provide attendees the chance to use a REST client or a Db2 interface to create, discover, invoke, and delete native REST services.


What's Next for the Db2 Data Management Consoles? Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Tuesday, June 4, 2:20 - 4:40 PM

Review the latest versions of foundational user interfaces such as SQL editor, object navigation and management, database monitoring, and rapid problem detection by joining IBM design and offering management for an interactive workshop session. A lot of exciting work is being done to create a unified experience across Db2 related offerings. In this session, we'll invite you to share feedback with us so that we can improve the overall experience for you!



Automating development, testing and deployment on z/OS using JavaScript, Jest, Jenkins and Zowe
Tuesday, June 4, 2:20 - 4:40 PM

Zowe opens up z/OS to the open source tools and technologies that are commonly used to automate development, testing and deployment of software on other platforms.In this session you will have the opportunity to review the elements of a modern DevOps pipeline for a CICS transaction application written in COBOL and running on IBM dB2. In the first part of the session a members of the Broadcom engineering team contributing to Zowe Command Line Interface will walk you through the automation set up and the demonstration and in the second part of the session you can join one of the lab stations to update the automation code and discuss your use cases with the Broadcom technical team and other workshop participants.
Prior experience in DevOps and modern scripting languages can be of help, but it is not required to participate.



The Analytics Modernizaion Journey with Db2 and IBM Cloud Private for Data
Wednesday, June 5, 1:05 - 4:55 PM

In this bring your own laptop hands-on lab session, we will learn how you can leverage IBM Cloud Private for Data and IBM Cloud to accelerate your analytics initiatives leveraging DB2, the Common SQL Engine (leveraging the IBM Data Server Client), and data virtualization.

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