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Previous Meetings

 
Next Meeting Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Doors open at 8:30 AM

 
Next Meeting Location: Jack Henry & Associates, Inc
7800 Willow Chase Blvd
Houston, TX 77070

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JHA is North FM 1960 & TX-249. Take the TX-249 feeder North from FM 1960. The first street on the right is Willow Chase Blvd. JHA is 100 yards on the left; 7800 Willow Chase Blvd.

The building should be entered through the Main Entrance (side facing Willow Chase Blvd.). You should park on that side of the building in the spaces designated for visitors.

Next Meeting Agenda:
 
8:30 AM   Continental Breakfast
Sponsered by Jack Henry & Associates, Inc
 
8:50 AM   Welcome
  Topic IBM Technical Update (The State of DB2)
  Speaker: Willie Favero
  Handout Download to View        (PDF size: 000 KB)
 
 
9:00 AM Topic: Key Metrics for DB2 for z/OS Performance Monitoring: Part 1

Abstract
Monitoring tools and various DISPLAY commands make available to you a dizzying array of informational items pertaining to the performance of an IBM DB2 for z/OS subsystem and of applications that access DB2. You can wade through all that information or focus on the handful of metrics that will enable you to efficiently and effectively assess DB2 performance in your particular environment. Drawing on over 20 years of experience in analyzing and using information in monitor reports and displays, and in DB2 command output, I'll describe in this two-part presentation the fields that contain the highest-value information and how to use it.
 
  Speaker: Robert Catterall
Consulting IT Specialist, Information Management
IBM US - East


Robert Catterall is an IBM DB2 for z/OS specialist. 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, is a longtime columnist for IBM Data Magazine, and blogs about DB2 for z/OS at http://robertsdb2blog.blogspot.com/.
 
  Handout Download to View       (PDF format - size: 434 KB)
   
 
10:15 AM   Break
 
10:30 AM Topic: Key Metrics for DB2 for z/OS Performance Monitoring: Part 2

Abstract
Monitoring tools and various DISPLAY commands make available to you a dizzying array of informational items pertaining to the performance of an IBM DB2 for z/OS subsystem and of applications that access DB2. You can wade through all that information or focus on the handful of metrics that will enable you to efficiently and effectively assess DB2 performance in your particular environment. Drawing on over 20 years of experience in analyzing and using information in monitor reports and displays, and in DB2 command output, I'll describe in this two-part presentation the fields that contain the highest-value information and how to use it.
 
Speaker:

Robert Catterall
Consulting IT Specialist, Information Management
IBM US - East

 
  Handout Download to View       (PDF format - size: 403 KB)
   
 
12:00 PM Topic: Q&A Free-for-All and Closing
We'll try to answer any and all questions you have about DB2 for z/OS!
 
Speakers

Robert Catterall
Consulting IT Specialist, Information Management
IBM US - East
 

 
Moderator:

Willie Favero
System z Data Warehousing Swat Team (DB2 SME)
IBM Silicon Valley Lab

 
12:30 PM   Meeting end
 


 
The Host and Sponsor of our April meeting is:         Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
 

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