DB2 User Group in Phoenix 10/2 and Los Angeles 10/3 - 10-2 with Robert Catterall and Les King

Mark DePledge

DB2 User Group in Phoenix 10/2 and Los Angeles 10/3 - 10-2 with Robert Catterall and Les King

The meeting is being sponsored by CA, who will be providing lunch for the meeting.

The meeting is being held at Wells Fargo’s offices in Chandler Tuesday, located at 2600 S. Price Road, Chandler, AZ 85286. We will be meeting in the Golden Nugget Room.  On Wednesday, the meeting will be held at Pacific Life 700 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660

Pre-Registration is Required to Attend.  If you like to attend Tuesday in Phoenix, please pre-register by visiting https://ti.to/dataproxy/swarug-october-2018  Pre-registration closes on September 27, 2018. For Wednesday in Newport, please register with Mark DePledge at [login to unmask email] or http://www.laadb2ug.org/.


10:00am – 10:15am

Introductions and Announcements
Mark DePledge, CA Technologies

10:15am – 11:45am

“Db2 for z/OS Gets Agile: Data-as-a-Service and Database-as-a-Service”
Robert Catterall, IBM

11:45am – 12:30pm

Lunch / Networking, Hosted by CA

12:30pm – 2:00pm

“SQL Enhancements Delivered with Db2 12 for z/OS”
Robert Catterall, IBM

“IBM’s Hybrid Data Management Strategy”
Les King, IBM - Newport Beach Only


Presentation Abstracts

Db2 for z/OS Gets Agile: Data-as-a-Service and Database-as-a-Service

This session describes recent Db2 for z/OS enhancements that allow developers to respond to an organization’s application requirements with greater speed and agility. Db2 capabilities related to both data-as-a-service (Db2’s native REST interface, and its relation to z/OS Connect) and database-as-a-service (automated provisioning, automated deployment, strategic direction, and what it all means for developers and DBAs) are covered.


SQL Enhancements Delivered with Db2 12 for z/OS

Every version of DB2 for z/OS introduces new SQL-related capabilities, and DB2 12 is no exception. In this session, I will describe new SQL features delivered with DB2 12, including temporal enhancements, the native REST interface, the new-and-improved MERGE statement, piece-wise DELETE, result set pagination, advanced triggers, “real” Unicode columns in EBCDIC tables, global variable enhancements, new built-in functions, and more.


IBM’s Hybrid Data Management Strategy 

There is a significant amount of new news in 2018 across our hybrid data management portfolio.  This includes a look at our 2018 roadmap as well.  We will cover new news and a peak at the roadmap for the Common SQL Engine, Db2, IIAS, the new Db2 Event Store, our plans in the Big Data space including a look at our partnership with Hortonworks, Db2 Big SQL and Spark.  We will also provide an update on our cloud offerings including how analytics is being leveraged in IBM’s new IBM Cloud Private (ICP) offering.  We will also talk about our new simplified packaging across this portfolio. 


About the Speakers

Robert Catterall is a Senior Consulting Db2 for z/OS Specialist with IBM. He started his IT career with IBM in 1982, and worked throughout the 1990s as a member of the Company’s Db2 for z/OS National Technical Support team. From 2000 to 2007, Robert worked as a database technology strategist for CheckFree (now part of Fiserv). After working for three years as an independent Db2 consultant, he rejoined IBM in 2010. Robert is a past President of IDUG, a member of IDUG’s Speakers Hall of Fame, and was one of IBM’s inaugural Information Champions. He presents frequently at conferences, and blogs about Db2 for z/OS at http://robertsdb2blog.blogspot.com/


Les King is Director of Big Data, Analytics, Database and Cloud Data Solutions at IBM.  He is an Information Management and Data Management professional with 25+ years of experience in industry and with some experience in academia. He has 24 years of experience with IBM DB2 as well as experience with other database management systems such as Informix, solidDB, SQLServer - and - newer technologies such as Spark, Hadoop, BigInsights, BigSQL, Cloudant and Compose.

Mark DePledge

RE: DB2 User Group in Phoenix 10/2 and Los Angeles 10/3 - 10-2 with Robert Catterall and Les King
(in response to Mark DePledge)

Reminder for LA.  There still is availability.  Let me know if you are interested at [login to unmask email]