IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Prague, Czech Republic 2014
Business Analytics, Big Data and Systems of Engagement create new requirements that profoundly affect database management systems technology. Columnar orientation, in-memory databases, no-SQL stores and Hadoop integration are the key trends that have already proven their values in some of the most challenging application workloads. At the same time, traditional, relational database management systems are still irreplaceable foundations for a large majority of mission critical, core business applications.
Where does DB2 fit in with these new technology trends and business requirements? Which of them are already available and which are being developed? What is IBM's strategy to remain as the industry leader under these new conditions and continue to be the choice for the most demanding data serving workloads. These answers and more will be answered in this keynote address which will discuss how IBM is bringing together all data in all paradigms (transactional, analytical, unstructured, etc.). We will even demonstrate how the latest releases of DB2 are allowing clients to run analytics and transactions on the same server simultaneously and where IBM is going in the future with this technology.
Namik Hrle is an IBM Fellow and works in the IBM Boeblingen Development and Research Laboratory. Hrle is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, SWG Architecture Board Steering Committee and many other IBM expert teams. He specializes in information management technology and its usage by the enterprise applications. Hrle works closely with the IBM labs worldwide, and helps customers deploy and optimally exploit information management products. He is currently developing an IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator which augments DB2 with industry leading complex query performance and appliance simplicity.
Paul C. Zikopoulos, B.A., M.B.A., is the Vice President of Technical Professionals for IBM’s Information Management division and leads the Worldwide Competitive Database and Big Data teams. Paul is an award winning writer and speaker with more than 20 years of experience in Information Management and is seen as a global expert in Big Data and Analytic technologies. In his spare time, he enjoys all sorts of sporting activities, including running with his dog Chachi, swimming and overall fitness training.
"Competing on Information" is clearly on the mind of today’s successful organisations. Big Data, Master Data Management and analytics are some of the trending concepts and techniques that generate value out of your organisations data. Additionally there is increased pressure on the information risk side as there is an increase in governance and compliance rules that try to protect society and personal information.
Many companies recognize that information is a business asset but struggle to setup the proper roles, processes and architectural principles to manage the information asset? There are often poor governance processes, lack of ownership and most certainly inaccuracy and lack of trust. The solution is not just identifying which information has the highest value or poses the highest risk. The answer is management buy-in that results from the true understanding of the link between the business strategy and information assets.
This keynote will cover the techniques you need to master for engaging your business and have them take the lead and recognize the value of information. An information risk framework allows you to quantify the issues. Your role is to move towards policy driven decision-making and of course sell your information strategy.
Jan Henderyckx is a highly rated consultant, speaker and author who has been active in the field of Information Management and Relational Database Management since 1986. He has presented, moderated and taught workshops at many international conferences and User Group meetings worldwide. Jan's experiences, combined with information architecture and management expertise, have enabled him to help many organisations to optimise the business value of their information assets. He is a Director of the Belgium and Luxembourg chapter of DAMA (Data Management Association) and runs the Belgian Information Governance Council. He has published articles in many leading industry journals, and has been elected to the IDUG Speakers Hall of Fame, based upon numerous Best Speaker awards.