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  • -IPT-1829A Managing Your Mobile Data in IBM Worklight with IBM DB2 and Informix
    Do you want to learn about the latest in database technology for mobile devices? Do you want to learn more about managing your mobile data with IBM DB2 and Informix? Do you need a light-weight, in-memory database that integrates seamlessly with DB2 and Informix? Do you want to learn more about our state-of-the-art application development tooling with IBM Worklight? If you answered yes to these questions, this session is for you. In this session, you gain an overview of the overall tooling with Worklight and the latest database solution. You also learn about the overall mobility strategy.
    Speaker: George Farr, IBM, Senior product manager; Raj Balasubramanian, IBM, Product Design & Architecture; Tracy Hutcheson, IBM, UI and Mobile Strategy Architect
  • -IPT-1961A Scientific Research with DBaaS on IBM PureApplication and PureData for Transactions
    This session describes an innovative experience of using the database as a service (DBaaS) delivery on IBM PureApplication and PureData for Transactions to support scientific research. This session reviews the business values and technical drivers for such an approach. This approach offers a way for scientists and database professionals to come together and exchange experiences in processing scientific data with DBaaS. You can pose questions about a specific implementation and then gather ideas about other use cases that best demonstrate the value of PureData for Transactions.
    Speaker: Thomas Jackman, DRI, Senior Director, Computing, Visualization & Modeling;MARIA SCHWENGER, IBM, CTP
  • -IPT-1999A IBM InfoSphere Optim Database Management Tools: Ready for the Future
    This session provides an overview of the IBM InfoSphere Optim database management products and capabilities. These tools have helped many clients design, test, deploy, manage, monitor and optimize their IBM databases. Some key use cases and client success stories are covered that demonstrate the value of these capabilities. The session also covers aspects of this portfolio that enable it to be ready to use the latest database and infrastructure technologies.
    Speaker: Madhu Kochar, IBM, Director, Optim Data Tools Development; Atul Chadha, IBM, Program Director Database Tools Dev and Enablement
  • -IPT-2059A JSON Document Support in IBM DB2 Schema Flexibility in a Trusted Database Environment
    Today's mobile, social, and analytic applications demand the agility of a flexible data model. This need largely explains the recent interest in NoSQL databases. Change management processes associated with relational databases can impede this continuous integration. A popular NoSQL approach is to use a ""document database,"" where documents are stored with a flexible format, such as JSON. Existing NoSQL solutions offer these advantages, but can sacrifice ACID characteristics that are taken for granted in IBM DB2, notably transaction control, recoverability and update concurrency. This session examines how the JSON document store in DB2 provides an intuitive API to manage JSON documents and all the quality of service that you expect with DB2.
    Speaker: Bill Bireley, IBM, Senior Software Engineer; Skyla Loomis, IBM, Program Director, Optim Tools Development
  • -IPT-2085A Row Permissions, Column Masks and Trusted Contexts: Making Security Compliance Easier
    Fine-grained authorization is a key requirement for complying with industry standards and regulations. In essence, fine-grained authorization is the ability to control access to tables at the row and column levels. Three-tier applications add more challenges to an organization’s compliance efforts. Specifically, without the ability to propagate user identities to the database, enforcing fine-grained authorization becomes challenging. Row and column access control (RCAC) and trusted contexts are two security capabilities that are implemented uniformly across the DB2 family. This session explores these capabilities and provides tips and proven methods to help you implement fine-grained authorization in the most cost-effective way.
    Speaker: Walid Rjaibi, IBM, Chief Security Architect for IM
  • -IPT-2119B Big Data Disaster Recovery Performance
    Big data disaster recovery can be a challenge. In this session, you learn the latest techniques and design architectures for the best big data disaster recovery performance. Various hardware and software techniques are discussed that highlight flash copy and replication procedures. Performance and system availability have always been paramount. Today’s big data systems make your design architectures, hardware and software choices critical. In this session, you learn about your architecture choices for hardware and software settings to help you avoid problems in your environment and keep your big data application available. You also learn from real-world experience how to avoid issues with your big data disaster recovery performance.
    Speaker: Dave Beulke, Pragmatic Solutions, Inc, Principle Consultant
  • -IPT-2136A End-to-end DB2 Performance Monitoring - Extended Insight is the Secret Sauce
    This session discusses one of the under-utilized features of Optim Performance Manager and OMEGAMON XE for DB2 Performance Expert - Extended Insight. What is this feature, what business problems does it discuss, and what is the customer experience from those that have tried it.? This session includes lessons learned from customer engagements and how those are being addressed moving forwards and what the current best practices are for setting up Extended Insight.
    Speaker: Brent Gross, IBM, Architect
  • -IPT-2150B IBM Data Retrieval Technologies: RDBMS, BLU, IBM Netezza, and Hadoop
    IBM offers four distinct data retrieval technologies: the traditional RDBMS, which primarily relies on indexes to speed access; the new BLU Acceleration columnar compression database; IBM PureData System for Analytics (IBM Netezza), which deploys racks of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) processors to parse the data; and IBM InfoSphere BigInsights, which is the IBM distribution of Hadoop. Choices are good to have, but how do you choose which technology to apply to a particular business use case? In this session, you learn how these techniques differ, including their relative strengths and weaknesses, to help you make an informed choice.
    Speaker: Frank Fillmore, The Fillmore Group, Inc., President
  • -IPT-2216A Taking Advantage of the Advanced SQL Features in IBM DB2
    Functionality is an important part of the database engine and is key to fast application development, flexibility and performance. IBM DB2 offers several highly advanced SQL features that enable extreme functionality with minimal coding. In addition, placing data-intensive code within the database engine can save shipping large quantities of data across servers and allows centralized application functionality. This session explains such advanced SQL features as common table expressions, recursion, OLAP functionality, joins and antijoins, nested table expressions, and user-defined functions. Each feature is explained in a manner in which an application to real-world situations becomes obvious.
    Speaker: Daniel Luksetich, DanL Database Consulting, Consultant
  • -IPT-2501A A Simplified Enterprise Configuration Management Service
    Every client faces challenges with configuring the various components that make up the complex technical solutions required to compete in the market today. Many components, such as IBM DB2, applications and connections, require extensive management of various configurations to operate. In this session, you learn about how IBM InfoSphere Optim Configuration Manager offers an enterprise solution to centralize configuration management for all components, tracks their changes and automatically alerts when they are out of synch. This configuration manager provides a single source for configuration impact analysis and problem determination. It also offers generic configuration and allows you to specify and track key value pair configurations.
    Speaker: Daniel Galvin, Galvin Consulting, Inc., Consultant; Somil Kulkarni, IBM, Sr Technical Mgr
  • -IPT-2639C Best Practices for Boosting Java Application Performance and Availability on IBM DB2
    Adoption of Java applications has proliferated as more distributed workloads run on IBM DB2 for z/OS. Although JDBC programming is not new, customers find it difficult to develop applications that are high performing with large volumes of complex data and that have continuous availability. This session is geared toward mitigating these challenges through techniques drawn from client engagements such as for identifying application bottlenecks, DB2 tuning, programming techniques for efficient connection and result set management, optimal client-server configuration for load balancing, and failover. This session provides a more holistic view to help bridge the chasm that exists in most companies between applications and DB2.
    Speaker: Pallavi Priyadarshini, IBM, Tehnical Manager, DB2 Connect; James Pickel, IBM, STSM
  • -IPT-2726A Time Travel Queries and Temporal Data Storage: What You Need to Know
    Temporal tables and time travel queries are a popular feature of IBM DB2 10 for z/OS and DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. They are one of the most powerful, automated database features available. This session explains what you need to understand and prepare for before using temporal tables. This session addresses proper table, index, and table space design and configuration, in addition to the ongoing management of these objects. Plus, it explains how time travel queries work, the complexity with period specifications, and the performance implications. If you want your time travel queries to perform, plan to attend this session.
    Speaker: Daniel Luksetich, DanL Database Consulting, Consultant
  • -IPT-2909B Embracing NoSQL: IBM and the Community
    The NoSQL movement emerged as born-on-the-web applications required scalable storage with simpler access patterns than traditional RDMBSs. With maturity, these applications are infiltrating the enterprise and require more traditional enterprise capabilities. IBM is embracing the NoSQL movement by making enterprise capabilities that complement the NoSQL capabilities. This way, sticky applications can mature and gain enterprise qualities while maintaining their original architecture. This session explains IBM DB2 NoSQL capabilities and how they work with community drivers. It also highlights how IBM is adapting our broader information management capabilities, such as security and data integration, to work well with the open-source offerings.
    Speaker: Bobbie Cochrane, IBM, Executive Strategist for Information Management; Ron Ben-Natan, IBM, DE and CTO for Data Security, Compliance, and Optimization; Sriram Padmanabhan, IBM, Chief Architect, IBM Information Server
  • -IPT-3070A Expert Exchange: Extending Information Management Solutions with NoSQL Capabilities--XML, RDF and JSON
    This is your opportunity for dialogue with IBM product experts and your colleagues. These sessions are primarily driven by your questions and comments.
    Speaker: Jan-Eike Michels, IBM, Software Engineer; Bill Bireley, IBM, Senior Software Engineer; Susan Malaika, IBM, Senior Technical Staff; Bobbie Cochrane, IBM, Executive Strategist for Information Management; Atul Chadha, IBM, Program Director Database Tools Dev and Enablement
  • -IPT-3149A Big Data, Hadoop, and NoSQL: A Crash Course for a Fearless IBM DB2 Practitioner
    Big data, Hadoop, and NoSQL have become buzzwords in the IT community. However, few database practitioners understand what these technologies are, their advantages and disadvantages, and whether and how they fit in the relational data processing landscape. Nearly all sources on these topics target software developers, but not data professionals. In this session, you hear the story and principles behind NoSQL, Hadoop, and big data. You learn about the angle you can take to quickly become productive with big data, to apply your SQL skills and to integrate your NoSQL systems with IBM DB2. The demos and examples in this session use the IBM InfoSphere BigInsights implementation based on Hadoop.
    Speaker: Vladimir Bacvanski, SciSpike, Founder
  • -IPT-3278 Hands on lab: Best Practices for Troubleshooting IBM Data Studio
    IBM Data Studio provides a rich interface for database administration and development. More users use Data Studio as one of their major database tools. Even though documentation, tutorials, and forums are available, Data Studio users can still run into problems or questions from time to time. In this lab, you learn what to do when you are in this situation. This lab addresses the common pitfalls that one Data Studio client encountered. It also provides strategies and guidance when you tackle the sample customer challenges in the lab. By attending this session, you will be able to use the best practices for troubleshooting Data Studio in the future.
    Speaker: Emily Zhang, IBM, Advisory Software Engineer/Data Studio Continuing Engineering Team Lead
  • -IPT-3789A Expert Exchange: IDUG Presents a DB2 Dojo
    This is your opportunity for dialogue with IBM product experts and your colleagues. These sessions are primarily driven by your questions and comments.
    Speaker: Kurt Struyf, suadasoft, senior consultant; Daniel Luksetich, DanL Database Consulting, Consultant
  • -IPT-3800A Expert Exchange: Everything you want to know about big data and System z but were too afraid to ask
    This is your opportunity for dialogue with IBM product experts and your colleagues. These sessions are primarily driven by your questions and comments.
    Speaker: Mark Simmonds, IBM, IBM Enterprise Architect and Senior Product Marketing Manager ;Harry Batten, IBM, IBM System z Data Serving Strategy Manager; Kyle Charlet, IBM, STSM, IMS SOA and Modernization

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