Baltimore / Washington DB2 Users Group Meeting June 14 2017 - special pricing!!!!!

Henry Nalven

Baltimore / Washington DB2 Users Group Meeting June 14 2017 - special pricing!!!!!

BWDB2UG z/OS Quarterly Meeting

When? Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, 9:00AM-3:30PM (registration at 8:30)

Where? Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD (410) 730-3900

Meeting Fees: Pre-registered members: $5 Pre-registered non-members: $5 At-the-door for members: $10 At-the-door for non-members: $10

Meeting Schedule:

  8:30 - 9:00


  9:00 - 10:15

DB2 12 for z/OS and Beyond

Jeff Josten, IBM 

This presentation gives a high level overview of DB2 12, and also some other interesting features which have shipped recently on DB2 11 (and sometimes DB2 10) including native DB2 RESTful services, DB2aaS cloud-style provisioning, and IDAA on Cloud. We will also take a peek into the future for what is planned beyond DB2 12.

   10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

  10:30 - 11:45

DB2 for z/OS Continuous Delivery

 Jeff Josten, IBM

 DB2 for z/OS is moving to a continuous delivery model for shipping new features. The main objectives are to speed up delivery of important new functions and to make it easier for customers to manage DB2 upgrades. This presentation will give an overview of the continuous delivery mechanisms and suggested best practices for managing DB2 in this continuous delivery world.

   11:45 - 12:30


  12:30 - 1:45

DB2 Autonomics

 Sowmya Kameswara, IBM

 An overview of the no-charge product the Data Server Manager (DSM) and the new IBM DB2 Autonomics for z/OS. The DB2 Autonomics can help you in closing the gap between yesterday's IT implementation and tomorrow's IT demands while eliminating the mundane repetition of manual day-to-day tasks. DSM is a web browser is the weapon that can help your organization to fight the constant skills and resource gaps.

  1:45 - 1:55


   1:55 - 2:15

API Economy

Jeff Bisti, IBM 

Microservices are a take on API Enablement that are quickly becoming a new standard in many customer shops. The goal is to avoid building the next generation of “monolithic” applications, and instead build functionality with modular web services, which can be repurposed by a wider variety of developers. Microservices can excel on the mainframe System of Record when they take advantage of where the platform itself excels. In this session, Jeff Bisti will present the benefits of thinking in terms of microservices, introduce some of the tools that are available to developers and architects, as well as the importance of an overall API strategy.

To pre-register, you can 1) use PayPal or 2) mail a check.

1) To pay via PayPal, visit and follow the directions; then send us an email to let us know the names of everyone in your group who will be attending. 2) To pay by check, mail the check with attendee and company name to:

NOTE: New Address The Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users' Group P.O. Box 1027 Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

All pre-registrations must be received by Friday, June 9th, 2017.

Please note: Refunds will not be granted for this seminar for cancellations after this date. However substitution of another person can be made up until the meeting.