NEDB2UG Thursday, September 26 meeting Theme: Operational Perspectives and Db2: DevOps and Other Things
er 26, 2019 Meeting
LOCATION: OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE
The next meeting of the New England Db2 User's Group will occur on Thursday, September 26 at the Fuller Conference Center at Old Sturbridge Village.
Keith Sisson, Compuware
Kelly Vogt, Compuware
David Seibert, Compuware
Andrew Jepeal, Compuware
Milan Babiak, IBM
Whether you're a developer, a dba, a performance analyst, or a system programmer, this meeting has a lot to offer anyone who cares about DevOps and related topics.
Operational Perspectives and Db2: DevOps and Other Things
Registration will be $20 again. The third person in rule is in effect. The third person from a customer company who attends gets in free. Sorry, this discount is not available for vendors.
Please register by September 19 to help us and the facility plan better.
Nine Steps to Agile Mainframe Ops Getting Maximum Long-term Value from Your Core Systems - Keith Sisson & David Seibert
Break with Refreshments
Modern Mainframe Unit Testing for Db2-based Applications, Minimizing the Need for Actual Db2 Resources - Andrew Jepeal
Db2’s Awkward Relationship with Batch - Kelly Vogt
Break with Refreshments
The Largest Software Project in History - Milan Babiak
Wrap Up - Discuss December Presentations
Compuware Raffle Prizes
Keith Sisson is the Director of Customer Success and Technical Services at Compuware. His teams are responsible for providing technical support to both external and internal customers. His teams also support product manufacturing and delivery, and a wide range of software and services. He has over 30 years of experience in operations, tech services, application development, and has provided IT consulting services to a number of Fortune 500 companies. Keith is a two time winner of the ‘Best Session Award’ at Share and he holds a B.S. in Information Systems from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Andrew Jepeal has been a Compuware employee for over 20 years specializing in Application Performance Management and Automated Testing. Prior to joining Compuware, Andrew led a team of Systems Programmers responsible for the installation and maintenance of mainframe operating systems and subsystems, ISV products as well as the performance and tuning of the mainframe ecosystem.
Kelly Vogt is a Compuware solution consultant with expertise in Compuware ThruPut Manager for automated batch processing as well as Compuware Strobe for application performance management and analysis. He recently retired from Humana Inc. where he managed an evolving batch strategy, improving batch services for his customers, while reducing operating costs and risks by fully automating batch processing. He has nearly 40 years of z/OS systems programming, performance tuning, capacity planning, operations and management experience.
David Seibert has 35 years as database administrator, developer, software architect and strategist, with specialized experience in database design, performance, and maintenance, as well as software product design. David also developed and taught technology courses, focused on programming languages and relational database. He is experienced with MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle,and DB2. David has exceptional communications skills; respected resource and mentor.
Milan is an IBMer, regular presenter and motivational speaker at conferences, IBM educational seminars, customer workshops, and Toastmasters meetings in Canada, USA and Europe. His passion is explaining complex technical topics in a simple, understandable language to wide audiences. Milan earned his Master of Computer Science degree from Slovak Technical University Bratislava, Slovakia. He is also an active member and club executive at IBM Toastmasters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Sessions and Abstracts:
Nine Steps to Agile Mainframe Ops
Keith Sisson and David Seibert
Getting Maximum Long-term Value from Your Core Systems
The mainframe remains the most reliable, scalable, high-performance, secure and cost-efficient computing platform on the planet. That’s why large enterprises continue to run their core business applications and critical transaction processing systems on it. Almost every application/system is a combination of different technologies, from Mobile to Mainframe, how do companies decide what function runs where? Why are we limiting the mainframe to existing workloads and not fully capitalizing on the platform that best performs the function? This presentation presents some technical and managerial decision points, ideas, examples, and lessons learned from moving distributed functions to the mainframe, from on-prem distributed to Cloud SaaS, and including services from all technology to provide the best possible solutions!
The presentation focuses on the Ops side of DevOps journey and outlines steps for this essential migration, including information on technology we have built using Db2 & SQL to integrate, automate, and improve operational support functions.
Modern Mainframe Unit Testing for Db2-based Applications, minimizing the Need for Actual Db2 Resources
Testing Db2 application without a Db2 subsystem
With Agile development becoming more popular on z/OS, testing is becoming more critical, must occur more frequently and must be done earlier in the development cycle. But setting up the Db2 subsystem, creating tables and loading and refreshing data is placing a huge burden on already overloaded DBAs. What if we could do preliminary testing of Db2 applications without this continuous set up work? Come see how.
Db2’s Awkward Relationship with Batch
Db2 for z/OS physical database design has changed with the introduction, via recent Db2 releases, of new options that DBAs can exploit to improve performance, availability, and security - without requiring application code changes. This session will provide information on leveraging features related to data partitioning, table space type, LOB management, data protection, index design, data archiving, insert throughput maximization, and more.
The Largest Software Project in History
When you paid at WALMART recently - where was that computer that processed your payment transaction, from the POS Terminal, through your credit card company, all the way to WALMART? The last time when you paid your credit card bill, did you know about the computer that processed your online banking payment? When you booked your airline ticket, did you think of the computer that made your reservation?
It is the same computer system, for all those transactions. Did you think about the thousands of other travelers, shoppers, bank customers who did similar transactions as you, at the same time? Did you think about the capacity, speed, and security of that computer? It is the same, big, powerful and the most securable computer system, for all those transactions. It is The IBM Z mainframe. Z = Zero downtime for 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for mission critical applications.
How is the hardware and software for that system developed? How is it tested? Please join me on the historic journey of a computer system, a platform announced on April 8, 1964. The story of a system that runs on principles.
- IBM mainframe history overview 1964-2019
- Book: "The Mythical Man Month" & the largest hardware and software project in IT history
- Key design principles: backward compatibility, effectiveness of the User Interface
- Key operational principles: 24x7 availability, security, scalability
Complete bios and abstracts are on our website.
Please help us keep our costs down by registering on our website by September 19.
Payment is due at the door, either in cash or check. Cash preferred. If you must use a check, MAKE IT OUT TO OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE.
Earl W. Dugan