Seminar Program

September 12, 2018

Location: Four Points by Sheraton, Novi

8:15 am - 9:00 am Check In and Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am Opening Comments
9:15 am - 10:30 am "Best Performance and Design Practices for Analytic Applications"
Speaker: Dave Beulke (Dave Beulke & Associates)
Download "Best Performance and Design Practices for Analytic Applications"
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm "Db2 Security Best Practices Volume II"
Speaker: Dave Beulke (Dave Beulke & Associates)
Download "Db2 Security Best Practices Volume II"
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (Provided)
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm "Data Server Manager on DB2 for z/OS"
Speaker: John Casey (Rocket Software)
Download "IBM Data Server Manager"
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm "• Data Virtualization Manager"
Speaker: John Casey (Rocket Software)
Download "IBM Data Virtualization Manager"
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm "Closing Comments "


Presentation Abstracts

Presentation #1:

Speaker: Dave Beulke - "Best Performance and Design Practices for Analytic Applications"

With today’s cloud, application appliance and columnar database alternatives implementing another analytic data silo is quickly and easily done. Architecting enterprise analytical systems requires comprehensive data management and usage analysis to build the proper performance infrastructure design pattern. Having designed, deployed and implemented successful 5 billion, 8 billion, and 22 billion row analytical database systems, this presentation will discuss the design patterns that provide sustainable performance for fast analytic answers. Through this presentation you will learn the enterprise analytics architectures, the special design patterns and techniques to maximize performance for fast analytic answers.

Presentation #2:

Speaker: Dave Beulke "Db2 Security Best Practices Volume II"

Implementing the best security techniques and strongest configuration is mandatory these days for safe guarding your data. This presentation discusses the latest DB2 security methods, procedures and techniques for fortifying DB2 systems, databases and applications. Security for your software configurations, application connections and best practices for applications are required for safe guarding your data against internal and external hacking threats. This seminar details DB2 z/OS and DB2 LUW security strategies such as the impacts of encryption, database design security techniques and how best implement a multi-layered DB2 security data perimeter. You will leave this presentation with the latest up-to-date DB2 security techniques and procedures that will help you guard against the many hacker treats and applications issues that can inadvertently expose your data.

Presentation #3:

Speaker: John Casey "Data Server Manager on DB2 for z/OS"


IBM Data Server Manager helps administer, monitor, manage, and optimize the performance of IBM data management platforms across the enterprise. Data Server Manager (DSM) was first introduced to DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows. This session looks at DSM and its support of DB2 for z/OS users. We’ll explore the Base Edition and how with one simple IBM DSM server installation, you can access multiple IBM data management platforms without the need to install or update any client code.

We'll also cover some of the current DSM support in DB2 for z/OS tools and solutions. We will provide a glimpse into future directions for DSM for z/OS to extend your current investment in DB2 tools and solutions.

Presentation #4:

Speaker: John Casey "Data Virtualization Manager"


In addition to being a standalone product, there is also a subset of it embedded in three other products – QMF for z/OS, Accelerator Loader and Open Data Analytics (a prerequisite for Machine Learning on z/OS).


Speaker Biographies

Dave Beulke (Dave Beulke & Associates)

Dave is an internationally recognized DB2 consultant with over 25 years in the industry, who performs application DB2 performance reviews for Fortune 500 clients. He is known for his extensive expertise in DB2 high performance development and tuning. Dave’s expertise is in business intelligence data warehouse, Internet applications, Java architectures and system/application performance. Dave is a frequent speaker at local, national and international conferences, as well as a columnist for DB2 Magazine and former editor of the IDUG Solutions Journal. Dave has also been an instructor for The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) and a past president of the International DB2 Users Group.

John Casey (Rocket Software)
John Casey is a Senior Solutions Advisor at Rocket Software. He works closely with IBM sales teams providing support to customers on the IBM data virtualization products. He joined Rocket in 2017 after twenty years as a technical specialist at IBM, where he worked with customers on the Db2 tools for z/OS.