Virtual Users Group “DB2 Connect: History, Today’s Functionality, and What’s Next”

Posted by Frank Fillmore on December 14, 2010 under DB2 Connect, DB2 Education, DB2 for i, DB2 for VSE&VM, DB2 for z/OS, International DB2 Users Group (IDUG). Tags: , .

Curt Cotner presents DB2 Connect from a technical, historical perspective.  In his presentation Curt explains how DB2 Connect evolved as a technical solution, describes the changes to DB2 Connect and why organizations should consider eliminating the gateway.  Curt looks at what the future holds for DB2 Connect.  Curt covers best practices for moving from three-tier DB2 Connect topology using a gateway to the recommended two-tier architecture so attendees can begin to figure out how to get their organization from here to there.


Also, we would like to thank everyone for volunteering.  We are hoping to have three meetings a year and will be posting them through the IDUG website.  A special thanks to Michael McBride for all of this assistance with the website.

Please feel free to invite your friends and colleagues to join the Virtual Users Group!  Contact Blaire Crowley at for details.

3 Comments so far

  1. Peter Backlund December 14, 2010 12:07 pm

    Unfortunately I couldn’t follow this – presumably – interesting presentation as it required a call to an 800-number which is not accessible from Sweden


    I could, however, download the material, thanks!

  2. Mike Buchanan December 14, 2010 2:45 pm

    Good information. We are primarily users of DB2 for ODBC purposes to DB2. Most of the presentation is other than our needs. Interesting, none the less. I’m always curious why the Thin Client config is not discussed more often. It seems like a very good arrangement and eases support. Thx, Mike

  3. Wayne Heleniak December 15, 2010 1:15 pm

    Nice job by Curt Cotner and everybody. Helped clear some of the confusion.
    Hope to see more Webinars especially dealing with DB2 Connect 9.7. I’m in the
    Middle of a 20,000 Windows workstation and few hundred LUW servers upgrade to 9.7
    From 9.1. What a ride so far.

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