Baltimore / Washington DB2 Users Group Annual Education Day

Henry Nalven

Baltimore / Washington DB2 Users Group Annual Education Day

BWDB2UG DB2 Educational Session



Our annual DB2 Educational Session will be held this upcoming March.  It's a great value for individuals to receive a full day of DB2 training (which would cost substantially more if purchased directly from an education vendor).  Both developers and DBAs will learn useful information they can apply at their organization. We hope to see everyone there and please forward this newsletter to others who may be interested in receiving quality instruction at a significant discount.


Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

(registration at 8:30)


Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel

1739 W Nursery Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Meeting Fees:

Pre-registered: $250 

(lunch and break refreshments included) 

At-the-door: $350 

(lunch and break refreshments included)

Tony Andrews of Themis will cover the following topics at the annual Baltimore/Washington Db2 Users Group education session meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the BWI Hilton. This full-day session consists of topics selected specifically to assist developers with DB2 SQL programming performance and best practices. 

Attendees will gain knowledge of SQL programming, performance and tuning, and the SQL-PL native Stored Procedure language.


The material provided to each attendee will include:

  • SQL Standards and Guidelines
  • SQL coding best practices
  • SQL-PL coding best practices
  • Many great SQL examples on rewrites
  • SQL and program tuning tips
  • SQL and program tuning step by step processes

Session Topics:

  • Learn the top reasons for poor performance
  • Learn our top SQL rewrites every developer should know
  • Learn our top SQL Tuning Tips for developers
  • Learn our top reasons why you have to watch out for null columns
  • Learn the top reasons why developers need to know their data
  • Learn what filter factors are and why they are so important
  • Learn our top 10 steps to tuning a query or program
  • Learn our top SQL-PL stored procedures best practices


To register, please visit our website.

We hope to see you there!

The Board of Directors 

The Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users' Group


Please note: Cancellation refunds will not be granted after the pre-registration closing date for seminars.  However substitution of another person to attend can be made up until the meeting date.


Speaker Background  

Tony Andrews has more than 25 years' experience in the development of relational database applications. For most of this time he has provided development and consulting services to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Tony has written literally thousands of queries and programs and has also served as a database analyst. For the last 10 years Tony has been splitting his time between performance and tuning consulting engagements and training. His main focus is to teach today's developers the ways of RDMS application design, development and SQL programming -- always with a special emphasis on improving performance. He is a current IBM Champion, and regular speaker at many regional user groups, IDUG NA, and IDUG EMEA. He is also the author of a book for developers titled 'DB2 SQL Tuning Tips for z/OS Developers'.


Henry L Nalven

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