6/23/05 Central Pennsylvania Regional DB2 User Group

Terry Gawlas

6/23/05 Central Pennsylvania Regional DB2 User Group

The Central PA Regional DB2 User Group has been scheduled for June 23,
2005. Below you will find the details, hope to see you there!

Central PA Regional DB2 User Group

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2005
Place: Camp Hill Corporate Center, Building 300, Large Auditorium
Cost: FREE
Reservations: Email or call: [login to unmask email] (717) 302-3991
For details and directions: See http://www.db2parug.org

Agenda for June 23nd, 2005
8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 DB2 and Storage Management, a Guide to Surviving a
Perfect Marriage
Presenter: John Iczkovits, IBM
Does you Storage Administrator sometimes leave you wondering?

Do you sometimes ask the following questions:

1. How do I know I have enough DASD space for my DB2

2. I hear about different DASD model types, what does it

3. How does DB2 work with SMS, and why should I care?

4. How does fragmentation effect my DB2 volumes?

5. Why do I need to care about items in the VTOC and ICF

6. My shop has a mix of DASD (IBM and third party). Isn’t
disk just a disk?

7. There are SnapShot, FlashCopy, and TimeFinder; are
they all the same thing?

8. What are extended format data sets, and how can they
help me?

Come and join this session and get answers to your Storage

10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:45 Fun with Cursors - Understanding Dynamic Scrollable
Cursors in DB2 Version 8
Presenter: John Iczkovits, IBM
Yes, you too can enjoy your cursors. Just attend this
presentation that covers all aspects of cursor processing in
DB2 from a simple DECLARE statement to static and dynamic
scrollable cursors. Find out how DB2 for z/OS Version 8 affects
cursor processing and join in the discussions of the things you
can do with cursors.

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch, Compliments of LBSC
Lunch and Learn Session
Presenter: Todd C Blandford, LBSC / Duke Univ. Health
Topic: Top 10 Excuses given by customers for
why they aren't going to V8

& Top 10 Reasons to migrate to V8.

12:45 - 1:00 Break
1:00 - 2:15 Application Performance: The Red Flags to Look For
Presenter: Joe Burns, Highmark, Inc.
Application programmers and DBAs both have a vested interest in
ensuring good application performance. But inevitably
performance issues will arise, and it can be difficult to
decide where the problem is. Or in some cases even if there is
a performance problem. In this presentation we will look at
performance terms like synchronous I/O, Getpages and DB2 Class
2 times. We’ll also look at what they should mean to us when
we are trying to resolve a performance issue. Programmers and
DBAs alike should leave with a better understanding of the red
flags that can point to potential performance problems.
2:15 - 2:30 Closing