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The DB2 Analytics Accelerator transforms your mainframe into a highly-efficient transactional and analytics processing environment. This enables you to exploit your z Systems data at the right time to take advantage of new opportunities to improve efficiency and drive smarter outcomes. Join this complimentary webcast to learn the latest news, trends and directions of IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator. The webcast will be immediately followed by a live question-and-answer session. This webcast will also be available for replay after the event.
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The journey to deliver on an enterprise analytics infrastructure that can encompass the impact of big data, cloud, mobile and heightened customer expectations can be multifaceted. Join Gary Crupi, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Analytics Client Advisor for a webcast where he will discuss his experiences with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator and how clients are expanding its use to deliver even broader value across the business. He will share insight on the importance of creating an enterprise-ready analytics environment that can quickly integrated Analytics Accelerator value into daily processes and address critical initiatives like high availability and disaster recovery. Plus, hear more about the latest enhancements to DB2 Analytics Accelerator and the positive impact these new capabilities are having on client initiatives.
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This webcast is available on demand  join John Campbell @GURUDB2, John will focus on "DB2 11 Migration Planning" and Real Customer Experiences . This is PART 2 of the webcast series. John Campbell will provide planning information about migrating to DB2 11 for z/OS and continue to share surprises, pitfalls and lessons learned; provide hints and tips; discuss enabling fast start; and share the latest news about migrations.

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DB2 11 for z/OS introduces the concept of Application Compatibility to simplify migration. This session will introduce the concept and provide the information you need to know to exploit this new capability to simply your migration from DB2 10 to DB2 11. We will also cover how to exploit this new capability to identify changes you need to make to applications that may be affected by incompatible changes in DB2 11. Chris is a Distinguished Engineer with the DB2 for z/OS Development team where he has worked for 26 years. Chris is the team lead for the RDS Execution Engine team and has contributed to the design and implementation for many SQL related items over the 11 releases of DB2 he has worked on. More recently, Chris has been working on improving the performance and scalability of DB2 for z/OS, as well as working with customer and vendors to successfully deploy DB2 based solutions.
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DB2 for z/OS in the Big Memory Era DB2 for z/OS in the Big Memory Era. This presentation provides an overview of the radical changes that are happening to the System z platform with regard to real storage, and how DB2 for z/OS is evolving to exploit them to deliver improved price/performance. Presenter Julian Stuhler Triton Consulting Director / Head of Solutions Delivery An IBM Gold Consultant, Data Champion and former IDUG President, Julian has over 25 years of relational database experience. Julian is a highly experienced DB2 consultant with over 25 years relational database experience working with a number of clients within the insurance, telecommunications, banking, and manufacturing sectors. In that time he has gained a significant amount of practical knowledge in many aspects of IBM's Information Management products, including experience in application programming, database administration, technical architecture, performance tuning and systems programming.
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Abstract: This session will introduce and discuss the valuable and much needed major enhancements in DB2 11 related to continuous availability including data sharing. The Data Sharing enhancements will include: group buffer pool castout, CF DELETE_NAME, Restart light, locking, indexing and DSNB355/356I messages. The Availability enhancements will include: BIND/REBIND/DDL/Online REORG break-in with persistent threads, IFCID 306 support for old compression dictionaries, online alter partition limit keys, deferred alter PIT recovery, DROP Column, Workfile instrumentation, defer define object processing, extended RBA/LRSN, and auto clean-up of pseudo- deleted index entries.
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This session will introduce many of the enhancements contained in QMF 11.2.1 announced on May 10, 2016. This release offers a new data services option which expands the reach of QMF's analytics capabilities to new sources on System z: VSAM, IMS, ADABAS, Sequential data, and SMF data. This adds to QMF's ability to access most structured and nonstructured data sources such as Oracle, Sybase, Hadoop and more. Additionally, this release has added a new, self-service Business Analytics interface that provides an easy to build and share capability for creating a multitude of charts, dashboards, and more. The new theme for QMF is: QMF Analytics: anytime, anyplace, anyone. We will highlight the options that prove this claim. This release of QMF offers advanced data federation capabilities that deliver data with speed and simplicity using System z resources such as zIIP processors up to 99% utilization and query parallelism for optimal performance. We will conclude with a demonstration of the new QMF self-service Business Analytics feature as well as the ability to access multiple data sources.
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Many organizations have workloads that could be described as a mix of short transactions and long-running queries having heterogeneous business importance. A common characteristic is the unpredictability of resources demand for each execution, but end user's response time expectations are always high. How could we tune a system to protect the important work, penalize bad behaving jobs, and keep end users satisfied?   The z/OS component workload manager (WLM) is a great tool that can help you on this task. We will discuss WLM from a DB2 person point of view, and about the things that you should know to get the advantages of WLM for DB2 workloads. This presentation is aimed to provide you an understanding of the concepts that are of most use for DBAs, and the tricks and tips that can help you to protect that work that matters. It comes from personal experiences and industry feedback.
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DB2 V11.1 provides a number of new features to extend DB2's analytics capability and provide improved performance. Leading the list is BLU Acceleration in a massively parallel processing (MPP) configuration, which allows DB2's leading edge compressed column-organized table support to run across multiple servers to provide the ability to support databases that are hundreds of terabytes in size. Additionally, a number of improvements have been made to BLU join, sort, correlated subquery and analytic function processing to provide even better performance in all BLU configurations. In addition to analytics performance improvements, DB2's SQL repertoire has been expanded to provide more compatibility for Netezza, Postgres and Oracle applications. This session will include deeper details on these new features and show the value they provide to your analytics applications
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Often times there can four, five, even six different ways to write an SQL query and get the same results back. What makes one way better than any of the others? Is there any way that is always better or always worse? Sometimes rewriting one predicate in an SQL statement can be enough to cause the DB2 optimizer to choose a different access plan. This presentation breaks down many examples of query rewrites and how they can affect performance and optimization. A strong understanding of SQL is a great skill when it comes to performance and tuning of queries.
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This presentation will cover the current performance landscape of DB2 LUW that coincides with the release of Version 11.1. Topics to be discussed are the new optimizations and best practices in V11.1 that can impact your database performance including: 2016 Hardware overview Scalability enhancements Performance monitoring PureScale on PPCLE Scaling BLU MPP & scale-out Native columnar operations ETL enhancements Improved memory utilization
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The goal is increasing workload while reducing costs. IBM tooling in support of developers, administrators and analysts is becoming an important consideration in driving OLTP and Analytics data store growth and extending deployments into new LOB environments. Data Server Manager provides core Administration, Monitoring, Tuning and Configuration and now supports heterogeneous IBM Data Stores including DB2, DB2 on Cloud, DB2 on z/OS, dashDB, and BigInsights SQL. You'll learn about moving customers from legacy Optim products to Data Server Manager and in addition insight into full scale production deployments of DSM. Finally we'll review some recent capability deliveries related to enhancing the value of DB2 PureScale, BLU, and dashDB environments. We'll also discuss our common data server driver environment and DB2 V11 deliveries including support extensions related to throughput, manageability and new environment support like iOS. We'll also discuss how this relates to the DB2 Connect extension supporting System z and IBM i platforms.
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Historically, DB2 for z/OS Development have delivered the majority of new function as part of a new version or release that ships with a cadence of approximately every three years. Moving forward DB2 for z/OS will be moving to a new delivery model for many new functions which will make them available to you in months rather than years. In this webcast John Campbell and Chris Crone will introduce and discuss the reasons for change, the product strategy going forward, how corrective/preventative maintenance will be applied, how new function will be consumed and activated, and what enhanced documentation will be provided to help understand and manage continuous delivery.
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More organizations are becoming data driven, enabling widespread use of analytics across the enterprise, which requires collaboration and interaction with data coming from many sources to gain greater insights. This is creating different user roles who now drive application design. The use of new technology opens the aperture for greater analytic insights, while reducing complexity, data latency and operating costs. This webcast focuses how IT is critical to realizing the goals outlined by the application users. We’ll cover specific customer use cases using the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator and the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Loader.
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Many organizations are deploying databases in the cloud, either entirely or as part of a hybrid environment, to reduce capital IT expenditures and conserve on-premises data center resources. How do you keep data protected at all times? With data security threats becoming ever more prevalent and powerful, security is a critical part of any database environment. But are you giving it diligent attention every time you build, upgrade or migrate your organization’s database? If cloud computing is in your plans (or already in use at your organization), be sure your cloud database offers data protection that’s as strong as its on-premises equivalent. This presentation will provide an overview of the security mechanisms that are available with IBM DB2. We will also go over key considerations when planning to move your database environment from the data center to the cloud.
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This session will focus on the benefits of the new QMF 12 version, which transforms QMF from an analytics solution focused mainly on DB2 for z/OS into an analytics solution optimized for the z Enterprise. QMF delivers one-stop analytics for z and non-z data. QMF 12 also delivers comprehensive support for non-structured data sources such as web services and Spark. With QMF 12 customers can create Spark applications that access QMF objects and also create QMF applications that integrate Spark.   QMF 12 supports analytics to z and non-z data sources from all its client interfaces: TSO/CICS, web, workstation, and mobile. With QMF 12 customers can create applications that can access sources such as VSAM, IMS, DB2 and Spark in one SQL statement and create dashboards with live federated data with a new easy intuitive interface called QMF Vision.  Attend this session to learn how QMF 12 makes in-place analytics possible anyplace, anytime, anyone.
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In this session, we will give an overview of recent SAP on DB2 extensions and highlight the DB2 V11.1 features that are most important for SAP applications. SAP made a fundamental paradigm change transferring SAP application processing into the database using the SAP framework "Core Data Services (CDS)". We will demonstrate further DB2 optimizations for this important SAP CDS framework. We will also cover improved monitoring capabilities, further BLU optimizations, IBM Text Search integration into SAP and DB2 backup performance improvements
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Title: DB2 12 Latest News & Updates: DB2 for z/OS Undisputed Leader Empowering Enterprises of the Future! Abstract: Join this webcast and hear the latest news and updates on DB2 12 for z/OS and beyond from top lab experts including Jeff Josten – DB2 for z/OS Chief Architect. DB2 12 is the next release of DB2 for z/OS, it is built on the core capabilities of DB2 11, and gives businesses the capabilities needed to meet the business demands of the future by: • Providing scale and speed for next era of Mobile and Interconnected devices • Application support for Cloud, Analytics and Mobile • Delivers faster analytical insights • Speedy In-Memory database Performance IBM DB2 for z/OS is still the undisputed leader for storing and leveraging mission critical data when it comes to system availability, scalability, security, performance and cost effectiveness. A majority of Fortune 500 companies, including the world’s top banks, retailers and insurance providers trust DB2 for z/OS for storing mission critical data. This webcast will help you gain deeper insight into how the DB2 for z/OS portfolio will help empower enterprises of the future exploit mobile, cloud, and analytics technologies to gain a competitive edge. Agenda • Introduction - Tom Ramey IBM DB2 for z/OS Director • DB2 12 Highlights - Jeff Josten IBM Distinguished Engineer • DB2 12 Tools, Utilities & Analytics - Udo Hertz IBM Analytics & Tools Development Director • Business Value of Enterprise Database – Julian Stuhler Independent Gold Consultant
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Are you looking for new ways to solve some of the same complex DB2 for z/OS administration tasks? This session will help you learn new methods that can also save you time and duplication. We’ll cover some of the new features in change management, additional product integration, usability and additional support for DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS. If you are a new, existing or potential IBM DB2 Administration Tool and/or Object Comparison Tool user, you’ll see the continued investment that IBM is making to improve your data management tasks.
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DB2 12 is the latest release of DB2 for z/OS. It expands on features and functions of DB2 11 to provide your organization with capabilities needed to meet growing demands of the future with more scalability and speed, support for the next era of applications and devices, and faster analytics insights. This session looks at how the IBM portfolio of DB2 Utilities and Tools for z/OS allows you to unlock those features of DB2 12 on your timeframe to meet your business needs and stay competitive. We’ll go into details on some of the most anticipated and tested features from the DB2 12 Early Support Program. The support you rely on in IBM’s DB2 Utilities and Tools will let you take advantage of DB2 12 faster and easier.
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This is a two part webcast presented by IBM DE John Campbell, which will share lessons learned, surprises, pitfalls with DB2 12 for z/OS. The speakers will provide hints and tips, address some myths, provide additional planning information, and provide usage guidelines and positioning on new enhancements. The main objective is to help customers migrate as fast as possible, but safely.
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This is PART 2 of our most popular webcast series of the year :- DB2 12 for z/OS Technical Overview . This part of the webcast will give you an opportunity participant in a LIVE Q&A with John Campbell and DB2 Lab Experts,  Part 2 this webcast which will provide a technical overview of DB2 12 for z/OS which will cover the follows: goals and highlights, performance enhancements for traditional workloads, performance enhancements for modern workloads, application enablement enhancements, reliability, availability, scalability, security, and migration.

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Options abound for moving data and workloads to the cloud. For some clients, a managed service with fully-configured settings is ideal for turnkey solutions. And some clients prefer hosted solution that grants them full control of the environment and the ability to customize. DB2 on Cloud is a hosted solution for managing DB2 data servers in the cloud. DB2 on Cloud provides an easy onboarding and migration process that allows DBAs to move data from on-premises to the cloud while retaining full control of the environment. Whether you’re considering to move a high performance transactional environment or an analytics workload to the cloud, DB2 on Cloud offers the flexibility you need for total control. Join us to learn how your business can leverage DB2 on Cloud to easily deploy new DB2 database or move existing ones to the cloud with DB2 11.1.
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Deriving insight from data is vital as organizations strive to deliver competitive insight and gain optimal business advantage. Maximizing the value of “all” data, now requires a new type of analytics ecosystem. This session will discuss modern approaches to integrate current IT investments with new open source and hybrid cloud options to become a truly data-driven organization. The session will include discussions on: Gaining continued value from established data warehouses and BI systems; extending core capabilities with Zones of Capability including the Data Lake and Data Labs; making data more easily accessible to emerging personas like data scientists, citizen data analysts, and application developers; and delivering multi-speed IT services through hybrid cloud and other appropriate architectures. Creating an analytics-ready ecosystem by leveraging and extending your existing investments will enable you to better protect sensitive data; assure the integrity of production environments; make the complexity and inconsistencies of production data more consumable to data scientists and analysts; integrate new innovations in data platforms and analytics engines more easily; and help your users quickly find and employ the data they need to generate high impact business decisions.
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As the title says, I'm not a developer, but DBAs NEED to BE developers! DBAs frequently or even constantly get asked to develop “quick” database scripts and programs, never mind that we don’t have the time, the tools, or the training. From a quick, little RUNSTATS script in Korn shell, to a full-blown application to load data or to “just fix a few rows”, it seems that if the data is in the database, it’s my job to fix it. This presentation demonstrates how to manipulate data in DB2 for LUW via several commonly-used scripting and programming languages: Korn shell, DBI in Perl, and JDBC, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each. Heavy emphasis will be placed on error handling, as it is one of areas most often under-developed if not overlooked entirely. I will also share some of my favorite utilities, tools, tips and tricks to help DB2 DBAs get things done.
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This webcast covers the IBM premier DB2 for z/OS monitoring solution, OMEGAMON XE for DB2 (OMPE). We’ll focus on the latest enhancements delivered in the V540 release that was delivered in the 4th quarter of 2016. OMPE was overwhelmingly used by the IBM DB2 12 Early Support Program (ESP) customers. This session will cover: •DB2 12 for z/OS support •Monitoring improvements, including customer requirements •Extended monitoring support for DB2 Analytics Accelerator Norbert Jenninger is part of the IBM Analytics (DB2 Tools group) at the IBM Germany R&D lab. He joined the DB2 Performance Monitor team in 1994 with responsibilities for development and architecture after 16 years in application development for a production planning system. In his current position, he works as a customer advocate and product manager for DB2 Performance tools. Norbert is the focal point for requirements and market needs.
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DB2 12 for z/OS was released on October 25, 2016. The IBM DB2 Utilities were there every step of the way providing complete, unquestionable support, even before the start of the Early Support Program (ESP). Many of you will be aware of the agile development model that has characterized the IBM DB2 Utilities Suite over recent years, a model that is inherently suited to the IBM utilities and the Continuous Delivery process in DB2. It is a model that, beyond DB2 12, has delivered over 30 enhancements since the start of 2016 alone. Find out why customers and software providers trust and rely upon the IBM Utilities Suite to manage their data now and into the future. Join Haakon Roberts, IBM DE and Architect, who will provide a comprehensive overview of what is new in IBM utilities in DB2 12 and also cover a number of the recent major availability, performance and usability improvements that have been delivered via APARs that you can take advantage of today.
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Your business processes thousands or millions of transactions a day from hundreds of applications. You need a database infrastructure that is ready for the workload, compatible with your applications, and is simple to start using. IBM dashDB for transactions provides a fully managed database service in the cloud that is optimized for online transaction processing workloads. In this session, we will discuss key features of this enterprise-class service, and also get into the technical side of how it is designed and implemented for availability and performance. We will talk about how the service is managed and operated for you, so you can concentrate on more important things in your job and in your life.
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DB2 11 Migration Planning by John Campbell -IBM DE

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DB2 11 Migration Planning PART 1 by John Campbell - IBM DE

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Over the course of the past several releases of DB2 for z/OS, IBM has added many features and capabilities that are transforming the platform. This presentation by IBM Gold Consultant and famed DB2 author Craig S. Mullins takes a look at the big changes that have been introduced to DB2 including new SQL, universal table spaces, improved security, and more. The session also offers guidance on how to continue improving your DB2 environment to keep up with industry, technology and DBA trends circa 2016.
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Since DB2 11.1’s release in June 2016, we have made numerous updates enhancing functions and introducing new ones. Matt and Roger will kick it off with an overview of new features and enhancements in the latest release in December 2016. Here are the highlights: · Performance enhancements with improved synopsis table management, memory use, and BLU Acceleration exploration on new hardware · Native encryption master key management with a single PKCS #11 keystore to manage encryption keys for many databases · Simplified upgrade for pureScale and HADR environments, and other HADR functions · New configuration parameters in DB2 workload manager (WLM) to define resource entitlements and CPU limits for the entire database · New O/S support and more Roger will also go over the new product signature designation and what that means for you. For example, he will show you how to quickly determine a particular release as a fixes-only pack vs. new features and fixes. Kick off 2017 with a bang. Join us to learn how you can amplify DB2 performance gains, simplify security management, and streamline workload management with DB2 11.1.
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QMF 12 introduced transformative updates to the QMF TSO client which modernize the TSO client into an analytics tool not just for DB2 for z/OS, but for the entire enterprise. Join Robin Zalud in this webcast to gain an understanding of all the new benefits of the QMF 12 TSO client, including its new abilities to analyze non-DB2 data such as VSAM and Oracle. Other updates include additional IDAA support, performance and storage improvements, folder support, and an enhanced editor.
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This is PART 1 of a two part webcast which will provide a technical overview of DB2 12 for z/OS which will cover the follows: goals and highlights, performance enhancements for traditional workloads, performance enhancements for modern workloads, application enablement enhancements, reliability, availability, scalability, security, and migration PART 2 will be available on 22nd March. Please register for PART 2 using this link :- .http://ibm.biz/BdrLrz
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This is a two part webcast presented by John Campbell which will share lessons learned, surprises, pitfalls with DB2 12 for z/OS. The speakers will provide hints and tips, address some myths, provide additional planning information, and provide usage guidelines and positioning on new enhancements. The main objective is to help customers migrate as fast as possible, but safely.
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The evolution of Data Server Manager into IBM DB2 tooling continues. This webcast looks at the recent enhancements delivered in IBM DB2 performance tools that are realized in Data Server Manager (DSM) for z/OS. We’ll focus on application performance showing how you can easily identify and prioritize your top SQL statements displaying more information while using less system resources. Learn how you can tie in application performance with database performance to get maximum results using less resources. We’ll also show an example of how to perform end-to-end tuning of your application, pulling in the necessary information that lets you: • Define the collection period you need • Access and refine view of your system's query activity • Collect host variable and parameter marker information • Deploy selectivity override profiles for access path improvements • Compare workloads to see access path improvements and improved CPU consumption Saghi Amirsoleymani is a WW Principal Solution Advisor at Rocket Software and IBM Champion, where she evangelizes solutions for customers and partners on IBM technologies. She travels throughout the world presenting on various topics related to Data Studio, Data Server Manager, Analytics and Performance at conferences, users groups, webcasts and events.
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Maryela will show how existing assets on z/OS can be made available in the era of application assembly through new functionality in DB2 and z/OS Connect V2. She will introduce new DB2 V11 functionality to define SQL and Stored Procedures as services. The Application Programming Interface (API) Economy has changed how developers think about building application and how organization deploy software as a service. Mobile devices have accelerated the shift to provide services via API. Maryela will show how existing assets on z/OS can be made available in the era of application assembly through new functionality in DB2 and z/OS Connect V2. She will introduce new DB2 V11 functionality to define SQL and Stored Procedures as services which can be called from anywhere through REST API with enterprise-level scalability and performance. The DB2 support integrates with additional service management capabilities offered in z/OS Connect.
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What's new from the optimizer in DB2 12 for z/OS? The performance focus from DB2 10 and 11 for z/OS has resonated very well with customers, and DB2 12 for z/OS takes this further to deliver significant performance improvements to new query workload patterns, and for improved scalability of your existing applications. This session will highlight the UNION ALL and outer join performance improvements, sort optimizations, improved predicate indexability and tighter integration of the Optimizer and RUNSTATS. And you will learn how these and other enhancements can enable improved exploitation of other DB2 features such as temporal or archive transparency, and allow analytics and other processing on real-time data with minimal impact to your operational systems.
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DB2 12 for z/OS was released for general availability on October 21st 2016. There are many new features and functions that are driving the move to DB2 12. Also important is making sure your database tools and utilities provide not only the support you rely on and need, but that they improve your DB2 12 experience. This webcast looks at some of the most anticipated features that customers have requested and how the IBM DB2 utilities and tools enhance their use in your environment. Craig Mullins, an IBM Gold Consultant, and President of Mullins Consulting Inc., will cover the top features and how IBM’s DB2 tools and utilities complete your DB2 12 story to deliver robust performance, round-the-clock availability, and scalable applications. Craig will cover: •Partition-by-growth Relative Page Numbering Universal Table Spaces (PBG RPN UTS) •Index Fast Traverse Blocks (FTBs) •Temporal Improvements •Dynamic/Static SQL Management •Online Schema Enhancements •Continuous delivery
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DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows introduced support for JSON in Version 10.5 through the use of a MongoDB wire listener, a NoSQL command line, and Java API support. What we didn't tell you was that there were some functions under the covers that you can take advantage of to use JSON natively within your SQL. This session will uncover some of these new features and show you how you can take advantage of them in your application development.
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IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator is one of the most exciting technologies implemented for DB2 for z/OS and z Systems in years. It has been widely adopted by numerous organizations that enjoy its unprecedented business value. A unique combination of the superb transactional capabilities of DB2 for z/OS and the industry-leading performance for complex queries of the IBM PureData System for Analytics appliance unites transactional and analytical applications while optimizing the use of z Systems processing resources.Join this webcast to hear the latest news from "the father of IDAA" and a key product architect and to learn about the exciting plans on the horizon for the DB2 Analytics Accelerator. Understand how your organization can benefit from the trends and directions in which this technology is developing, and how the Accelerator’s roadmap will strengthen important use cases, like hybrid transactional and analytical processing (HTAP), and expand to include new use cases that drive additi

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There are rich new features in DB2 12 to extend the Data Sharing capabilities that so many DB2 environments rely upon. These features address performance, availability and flexibility requirements. This session will cover asynchronous lock structure duplexing for same-site or multi-site Parallel Sysplex performance, lock avoidance improvements, page registration reduction, automatic retry of GRECP/LPL recovery, DB2 peer recovery, and enhancements for DDF clients including session tokens and XA global transaction support.
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DB2 for z/OS and FlashCopy: Practical Use Cases With the explosion of data volumes today, businesses are looking for ways to copy huge volumes of data very quickly – from seconds to minutes – with minimal disruption to the running of applications. In this presentation, you will hear about practical use cases for IBM FlashCopy technology in a DB2 for z/OS environment including non-disruptive data integrity checks, FlashCopy image copies allowing for instant restore, SHRLEVEL(CHANGE) consistent image copy backups, system-level backup and recovery. We will provide many hints and tips on how to set up your environment, share lessons learned from customer experience and address common pitfalls.

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QMF 12 delivered powerful functionalities that can transform QMF TSO users into data visionaries. QMF 12 supports DB2 9, 10 11 and 12. Join us for this QMF Webcast where Doug Anderson and Robin Zalud will explain how QMF can take existing QMF TSO queries and use them to create insightful visualizations. This powerful capability quickly leverages the existing inventory of QMF queries in the enterprise, allowing all users to use the intelligence gathered over the years to be used in new business dashboards. Users with approved access credentials can be BI Super Heroes, by quickly deploying in-depth self-service analytics to their entire enterprise. And with QMF 12, those existing TSO queries can be joined with data from most enterprise data sources, making citizen data scientists out of all QMF users!
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Machine learning can help optimize every interaction with your customers, anticipate risk more accurately and improve your organization’s operations. It uses historical data to train predictive models that can then be used to anticipate future behavior. When combined with your most current enterprise data, machine learning can help you make the right decision, at the right time.

Please join this webcast hosted by IBM and Rocket Software where Jonathan Sloan, IBM Analytics Executive Consultant will share his insight on how IBM Machine Learning for z/OS can make it easier for you to develop, deploy and maintain behavioral models to generate high quality predictive insights. He will be joined by Gregg Willhoit, Chief Technologist from Rocket Software who will discuss the role of data virtualization in today’s analytics initiatives and the value it brings to IBM Machine Learning for z/OS.  Register today at http://ibm.biz/april25webcast


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DB2 11 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows includes a broad set of enhancements to BLU Acceleration, taking the columnar in-memory database technology to a new level of maturity, performance, and scalability. This session provides an overview of new features and improvements in BLU Acceleration, including BLU DPF, native columnar sort and OLAP processing, columnar temporary tables, insert and update parallelism, richer support for SQL functions, ETL improvements, extended codepage support, and other functional and performance enhancements. The new features will be presented through a series of examples with usage guidelines and best practices.
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How can QMF help you leverage IBM Machine Learning for z/OS?

Machine Learning is a key technology that can revolutionize the way z Systems data can be analyzed to model better business outcomes. And, an integral part to the Machine Learning process is the preparation of raw data that is fed to the Machine Learning workflow. DBAs and data architects can leverage QMF to access and prepare raw data from a wide spectrum of data sources while providing data scientists secure access and governance.

Join us in this webcast where Steve Mink and Doug Anderson will explain the benefits of QMF for Machine Learning environments, and Doug will demo the ease of using QMF to deliver z Systems data to your Machine Learning environment



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