Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users Group – Chris Eaton!!!!

Posted by Frank Fillmore on August 5, 2009 under Baltimore Washington DB2 Users Group, Data Studio, DB2 for Linux Unix Windows, DB2 for z/OS, DB2 Gold Consultants, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , , , .

I can finally announce it – it’s finalized – Chris Eaton will be here September 9th for the Baltimore/Washington DB2 Users Group meeting.  For me, this is a big, big deal.  The turnout for the June meeting was disappointing and the board agrees that the LUW and z/OS track folks really need to be meeting together to encourage networking and all the social aspects of the users group.  So we are doing both tracks together September 9th in Columbia, with the hotel offering us an extra room and the attendees all getting a sit-down lunch – together, in one dining room. 

The LUW agenda is below.  Joining Chris presenting are *two* DB2 Gold Consultants – Frank Fillmore (on DB2 Connect) and Dave Beulke (on Java tuning and Data Studio).  Registration and the z/OS agenda are on the website at  If you are in town, please join us – this is like getting best of IOD in one day!

9:00 – 10:15 DB2 9.7 What’s New
Chris Eaton, IBM
This presentation will provide an inside look at the enhancements delivered in the new DB2 9.7 on Linux, UNIX and Windows. It will provide you with an understanding of the new capabilities, the value they bring to the table and how to implement them. Topics covered will include: a brand new concurrency control model, advancements in compression, significant improvements in storage and table space management, new and improved mechanisms to reclaim space, new monitoring capabilities, new Oracle compatibility features, and much more.

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:45 DB2 Java Performance with pureQuery and Data Studio
David Beulke, David Beulke & Associates
In this presentation the many advantages of pureQuery and Data Studio will be discussed and demonstrated. Generating inLine statements, JAVA methods, object relational mapping or named queries through Data Studio offers the JAVA architect and programmer the flexibility to match their coding style with the application requirements. Data Studio and pureQuery offers the ability to code your JAVA database access in many different fashions to match whatever application requirements are necessary.

11:45 – 12:45 Lunch and Product Demos Provided by IBM Optim

12:45 – 2:00 DB2 LUW for a z/OS DBA
Chris Eaton, IBM
Are you an experienced z/OS DBA but you are new to DB2 for LUW? If so this session is for you. Often at a conference you will find a lot of great sessions on advanced performance tuning, monitoring, backup/recovery but sometimes we forget about people that are new to DB2 LUW and need some level setting first. In this session Chris will take you through some of the basics of DB2 from storage management, to backup and recovery manage to the processes model for DB2 and some simple diagnostics. Walk away with a translation guide for z/OS to LUW speak.

2:00 – 2:15 Break

2:15 – 3:30 DB2 Connect for DBAs
Frank Fillmore, The Fillmore Group
Whether you are a DB2 for LUW DBA who would like to access enterprise information or a z/OS DBA wondering how all those Java and .NET programmers are getting to your data, DB2 Connect is the solution. This presentation will step you through a DB2 Connect primer from end-to-end. Drawing materials from experiences implementing, tuning and training organizations in the use of DB2 Connect, the presentation will cover platform architecture, DB2 Connect configuration parameters, DB2 for z/OS DSNZPARMs, troubleshooting and tuning. Case studies from large scale DB2 Connect healthchecks will be included.

The presenters:
Chris Eaton, IBM
Chris Eaton is a DB2 Technical Evangelist for DB2 primarily focused on planning and strategy for DB2 for LUW. Chris has been working with DB2 on the Linux, UNIX, Windows platform for over 17 years. From customer support to development manager, to Externals Architect and now as Product Manager for DB2, Chris has spent his career listening to customers and working to make DB2 a better product. Chris is the author of “IBM DB2 9 New Features” and “The High Availability Guide for DB2” and has one of the most popular blogs about DB2 on IT Toolbox at

David Beulke, David Beulke & Associates

David Beulke is an internationally recognized DB2 consultant, author, and teacher, known for his extensive expertise with database performance, data warehouses, and internet applications. He is an inaugural member of IBM’s DB2 Data Champions program, one of the 45 IBM DB2 Gold Consultants worldwide, past president of the International DB2 Users Group (IDUG), columnist for DB2 Magazine for the last 8 years, co-author of the IBM V7 and V8 z/OS DB2 Certification exams, co-author of the Business Intelligence Certification exam, former instructor for The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI), and former editor of the IDUG Solutions Journal. David has experience working with DB2 on the mainframe, AIX/UNIX, and Windows over the last twenty two years in a variety of environments and industries. His clients save millions of dollars by reducing CPU demand, avoid unnecessary hardware upgrades, and improved application implementations through his customer focused solutions, performance tuning expertise, and expert business designs.

Frank Fillmore, The Fillmore Group
DB2 Gold Consultant Frank C. Fillmore, Jr. is the Founder and President of The Fillmore Group, Inc., an IBM Business Partner specializing in Information Management services and sales. Frank’s areas of expertise include replication and high availability, InfoSphere, DB2 Server for VSE&VM, IBM Content Manager and technical Project Management. Frank oversees a staff of full-time employees and contractors who deliver consulting services to customers worldwide, and delivers IBM authorized training classes at The Fillmore Group’s headquarters in Towson, Maryland. Frank blogs on DB2 related topics at

1 Comment so far

  1. Linda Snow August 20, 2009 5:19 pm

    Hey Kim and Frank,
    Love your blog! I’d love to get Frank to Philly to present at our user group meeting.

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