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[A13] Analyzing DB2 for z/OS resource serialization and concurrency problems

While Locking and other means of concurrency control are essential to any database management system, they are often the cause of problems in today's production systems. Applications are not always designed with concurrency in mind, so it is not uncommon that with increased transactions volumes...


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New Year’s Resolutions: Help your DB2 Client Lose Weight

Nearly all DB2 DBAs are familiar with the big, heavy DB2 client - especially if you’ve had the misfortune of having to download the 400+ MB behemoth over a slow Internet connection. Some of us have started using the Runtime Client in the quest for a smaller client footprint; this provides...

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Federation From DB2 to SQL Server

We live in a heterogeneous data world. Sooner or later, we are going to have to integrate the data we have stored in DB2 with data stored in other database management systems. DB2’s federated support allows data from many different databases to be accessed as if it were local tables within a...

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Take a REST from using SOAP (F06)

DATE: 2011-5-4 (09:45 AM - 10:46 AM) SPEAKERS: John Mallonee (Highmark Inc. ) Representational State Transfer (REST) is a protocol that supports simplified web services over the HTTP protocol (you know that thing that supports basic transfers of information over the internet). Come learn about...


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Sneak peek at the future of DB2 application development (E05)

DATE: 2011-5-4 (08:30 AM - 09:30 AM) SPEAKERS: Leon Katsnelson (IBM ) iPhone, Android, Facebook, Twitter, Google ... they are changing the way we use technology as consumers. But this change is quickly permeating through the enterprise. This trend is called "consumerization of IT" and it is one...


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Don't copy Production Data into Test (DBAs behind bars!) (G06)

DATE: 2011-5-4 (09:45 AM - 10:45 AM) SPEAKERS: Robert Andresen (CA ) In my years of visiting my DB2 clients I am astonished by how many build their test databases by merely copying production data over to the test system. While this will guarantee extremely good test data, it's a horrible...