IDAA Lunch and Learn with Dwaine Snow

Posted by Kim May on June 13, 2012 under DB2 Stars, Frank Fillmore, IDAA, Netezza, Sidecar, Sidecar, TFG Blog, Uncategorized. Tags: , , .

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA) powered by Netezza Lunch and Learn

If you are in the Baltimore/Washington area and interested in learning more about the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerations – the IDAA – please join Netezza evangelist Dwaine Snow and DB2 Gold Consultant Frank Fillmore for lunch to learn about the new solution from IBM that merges System z with Netezza. The IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator creates an environment for operational data store, data warehouse and analytic marts on the same platform as operational systems, such as IMS™, CICS®, Java™, the Web and more.

Learn how you can use the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator to:
• Enable decision-makers to perform high-performance business analysis for better results
• Substantially reduce operational costs by removing the need for complex query tuning
• Drive immediate value to the bottom line by rapidly adding new applications and user requirements
• Extend the qualities of service in security and availability of System z, enabling business intelligence to deliver business changing analytics and reduce complexity by extending System z manageability

*** Session attendees may qualify to attend a free 2-day hands-on IDAA training session at The Fillmore Group’s Towson, MD office in July. ***

Date: Wednesday, June 27th 2012
Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel – Merriweather Room
   10207 Wincopin Circle – Columbia, Maryland 21044
Agenda:
10:30 – 11:30 IDAA Overview – Dwaine Snow
11:30 – 12:00  IDAA Enablement – Best Practices – Frank Fillmore
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch, Q&A, Open Discussion, raffle for Baltimore Orioles tickets (8/14 vs. Boston)  

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/tfgidaa 

Presenters:
Dwaine Snow
Dwaine is a Data Warehouse and OLTP Competitive Analyst and has worked for IBM for the past 21 years.   Prior to supporting Netezza, Dwaine was one of the senior product managers responsible for new releases of DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows.  Dwaine has written books, articles and tutorials, and has presented at numerous IDUG and RUG conferences. In addition to promoting Netezza and IDAA Dwaine is hoping to start writing his first Netezza book soon.

Frank Fillmore
DB2 Gold Consultant and IBM Champion Frank C. Fillmore is the Founder and President of The Fillmore Group, a Premier Business Partner specializing in Information Management software sales, consulting, and training. He has been providing IBM Information Management services for 25 years.  This past summer Frank worked with Sears to enable near real-time OLTP data loads to Netezza, and Frank recently coordinated hands-on IDAA training.

 

The Sidecar Superstars

Posted by Kim May on April 17, 2012 under IDAA, Netezza, Sidecar, Sidecar.

This week The Fillmore Group is welcoming Andy Perkins from IBM in Dallas, Texas, who is here to deliver hands-on IDAA training to a group of consultants from The Fillmore Group, a couple members of the IBM z/technical team, and a prospective customer.  What’s the big deal all about?

For starters, “Sidecar” is the nickname given to the IBM Data Analytics Accelerator, or IDAA (for short, if you consider a 4-letter acronym short).  The Sidecar, or IDAA, is a Netezza that attaches to an IBM mainframe and enables users to apply Netezza’s remarkable query speed to mainframe queries.  By doing so they can radically change the way they look at business analytics and evaluate their BI strategy.  Does an organization really need to move all the data to a separate warehouse to run reports?  How quickly can an organization run queries and put the results to work?

At The Fillmore Group we are convinced this is the next big thing and are excited to have consultants already skilled in the component parts – mainframe technology and Netezza – now becoming familiar with the installation process to get the Sidecar into production.    If you are as excited about it as we are, or just curious, let us know.