December 14th, 2015 Meeting


The last HOADB2UG meeting for 2015 is coming up on Monday December 14th.  I am excited to have Linda Claussen, a Senior Systems Advisor for Themis, Inc. present for us.  Our morning guest speaker is Marichu Scanlon, who is with the IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory.
Here is the tentative agenda for the December 14th meeting:
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8:00 to 8:30 am Check in and continental breakfast
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8:30 to 8:35 am IBM
IBM Announcements – Shri Shrimali, IBM
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8:35 to 10:00 am –
Marichu Scanlon - Part 1
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10:00 to 10:15 am Break
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10:15 to 11:30 am –
Marichu Scanlon - Part 2
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11:30 to 12:30 pm Lunch
12:15 to 12:30 pm Optional presentation about Themis, Inc.
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12:30 to 2:00 pm – 
Linda Claussen - Part 1
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2:00 to 2:15 pm Break
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2:15 to 3:30 pm –
Linda Claussen - Part 2
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3:30 to 3:45 pm Stefan Kolev, President
User Group Announcements, Officer Elections and/or Vote of Confidence
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More Information:
Speaker Bios:
Marichu Scanlon has over 30 years experience in application development, software development, QA and customer advocacy.  She has co-authored 2 redbooks and a redpaper, and written several articles for developerWorks, and presented in several DB2 Technical Conferences,  DB2 User Groups and Insight (formerly known as Information on Demand) conferences.  She is currently an Enablement Specialist for the IBM Analytics Platform and works with clients to evangelize and deploy IBM Data Server Manager, Optim Performance Manager, Optim Configuration Manager for z/OS and LUW.  Before working in this group, she was a developer for Data Studio and was in QA for DB2 for z/OS.  She works out of the Silicon Valley Laboratory in San Jose, California.

Linda Claussen - A frequent speaker at conferences and user groups, Linda's 40+ years of experience spans the various roles of application developer, project manager, Data Base Administration and Systems Programmer. Linda's first exposure to DB2 started with DB2 1.1 and since the late 80’s she has been actively engaged in consulting and training assignments to large DB2 environments. She has frequently worked with new DB2 sites performing the initial DB2 install, providing training and consulting to the Project Leader, DBAs and Application staff responsible for the initial DB2 pilot project and conducting design reviews to insure successful project implementation. Linda is currently a senior systems advisor for Themis, Inc., a past member of the IBM DB2 GOLD Consultants program and a current member of the IBM consultants advisory counsel.
 
Abstracts:
Data Server Manager Overview and Demo
Customers have always had separate tools for database administration, performance monitoring, configuration management, and query tuning. Now you can do all of these tasks using one tool. IBM® Data Server Manager Base Edition (DSM) is available as a no-charge download from Developer Works. DSM Base Edition is a simple, scalable, and smart solution to administer, monitor, manage, and optimize the performance of IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows databases across the enterprise. Available with DB2 for Advanced Enterprise Server Edition and as a Business-value offering is the IBM Data Server Manager Enterprise Edition. The Enterprise Edition includes historical monitoring and analysis, smart alerting, client configuration and monitoring, query tuning, and more. Both editions offer a lightweight setup option for real-time monitoring and administration. DSM Enterprise Edition requires a repository database that can be created and setup before or after DSM is up and running. Today, you will see a high-level overview of DSM and then we will go through a demo of the product.
 
Using DB2 for z/OS Extended Features to Solve Complex Requirements
Throughout the last several releases of DB2 for z/OS IBM has introduced extended features to address complex data access requirements. Making informed choices in the utilization of MQTs, Table Expressions, Clone tables, Global Temporary Tables, Archive and Temporal Tables, surrogate keys, and more are critical to performance. This 2 part session helps the application developer and database administrator in the selection, use and implementation of the extended features of DB2 to solve complex performance problems.
Objectives:
          Create and manage array data types, surrogate keys,  MQTs, clones, triggers, temporal tables, temporary tables, hash tables, LOBs, and more
          Make informed advanced feature selection choices.
          Identify key strengths and weaknesses of selected features.
 
Member Fees
The membership fees for 2015 remain unchanged from 2014 and the breakdown is as follows:

2015 Fee Structure:
Annual Membership $180.00
Pay in Advance Single Event $ 55.00
Late Registration/Walk in Single Event $ 65.00
 
Please Note:  There are options to purchase annual memberships as well as individual meetings through the website.

Meeting Location
A reminder that our meetings are held at Kansas University -
Edwards Campus, Regnier Building at 127th and Quivira in Overland
Park.
*** Please note this is the Regnier Building at KU-E, NOT the ***
*** Regnier Building at Johnson County Community College. ***
  
Kansas University - Edwards Campus
12600 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66213-2402

Maps and directions are available here:
https://edwardscampus.drupal.ku.edu/campus-map#drivingdirections

The Regnier building is in the southeast corner of the complex, and you will find parking in front of that building off of 127th St. Our exact room will be posted on the information screen as you enter the building.
 
I hope to see you December 14th!

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