Just three weeks from today IBM’s World of Watson conference begins! I am looking forward to attending and presenting, along with Frank Fillmore. If you’ve never attended World of Watson (aka WoW) there are hundreds of sessions and events and chaos spread around the Mandalay Bay Conference Center area in Las Vegas.
In reality no one has ever attended the actual WoW conference before – IBM previously hosted the more data-centric Information on Demand and IBM Insight conferences in past years at this location, during this time slot. And before that the DB2 Technical Conference and before that a gathering of clans.
I guess we are all sort of new to the conference. However, for The Fillmore Group, pre-conference means preparation for sessions and events. We are looking forward to attending the Break Free Forum, IBM’s session highlighting the competitive advantages of DB2 (vs. Oracle), the IDAA luncheon, and meetings with colleagues and customers.
Most importantly we are preparing for presentations. Our sessions and locations are below. Please join us if you can! And…more on WoW soon!
DMT-2435, Kim May and Frank Fillmore
DB2 Cloud Deployment Options for On-Premise DBAs
Mandalay Bay, Palm D
Tuesday, 10/25 4:00-4:45
Back in the day, when you wanted DB2 you installed DB2. That’s so last year. From the various “as-a-Service” (XaaS) options to pricing and other considerations, this overview is designed to help you ask the right questions and provide meaningful feedback when your CFO asks, “Are we cloud-ready?” This session covers both DB2 for z/OS and DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows, and addresses data loading and interoperability across data repositories, wherever they reside.
Run Your Organization’s Database for the Cost of a 2008 Toyota Matrix!
Expo Center Theater
Wednesday, 10/26 9:00 – 9:30
An Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) processor is used to run Linux workloads on IBM z Systems. IFL’s support Linux; they cannot run other IBM operating systems. The attractively priced IFL processor enables you to add processing capacity exclusively for Linux workloads. What does this mean to your average cost-conscious shop dealing with the “do more with less” message from management? You save – big money – on database software licenses. DB2 for z/Linux is not only priced competitively, it’s downright cheap. In fact, if you purchase an IFL, the DB2 Workgroup Edition for z/Linux license cost will be comparable to the price of a 2008 Toyota Matrix. Really!! Join me for a lesson in DB2 shopping at the World of Watson.
DMT-1153, Frank Fillmore
Mandalay Bay – Jasmine A
Thursday, 10/27 9:00 – 9:45
IBM z Systems (Mainframes!) for IT Architects and Data Scientists
Fifty percent or more of a large enterprise’s data—especially the lifeblood online transaction processing (OLTP) data—likely reside on IBM z Systems computers. The rich transactional data they contain are crucial to predictive analytics such as fraud detection, and real-time data warehousing applications such as point-of-sale market basket analysis. This session is intended for IT architects and data scientists who don’t have a mainframe background, but have been tasked by lines of business to develop new competitive insights into customers, supply chains, insurance claims, financial transactions and/or any of a variety of other opportunities to turn an enterprise’s OLTP data into big data.