March 29, 2018

Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Sponsored By: 
Syncsort
Theme: 
Performance & Capacity
Agenda: 
9:00
Opening Remarks
9:15
Unleash the Power of Your Data with Database Replication and Transformation
10:30
Break
10:45
From Virtually Constrained to Really Overcommitted
12:00
Lunch
1:00
Capacity Planning and Management, Multi-Platform Approach
2:15
Break
2:30
Lessons Learned from 360 Studies
3:45
Wrap Up
Abstracts and Biographies: 

Unleash the Power of Your Data with Database Replication and Transformation - John Gay - Technical Specialist and Solution Architect, IBM Power - Syncsort

Abstract: Are you ready to unleash the power of your data by making it available wherever it's needed in real time? Whether you need to eliminate database silos, offload data from production databases for reporting and analytics, consolidate data into data warehouses, or re-platform databases for increased efficiency, this session is for you. We will look at how MIMIX Share addresses the challenges of sharing data between databases in real time. A live demonstration of MIMIX Share will be provided, showing the power of this innovative database replication and transformation solution.

  • Challenges enterprises wrestle with when integrating structured data from a variety of database sources for centralized reporting, business intelligence, platform migrations, and other business needs
  • A demonstration of configuring a database movement model in MIMIX Share to replicate and transform data between databases
  • Real world uses of MIMIX Share to address a wide variety of scenarios including offload reporting, data warehousing, business application integration, migration, replatforming and more

Bio: John is a Technical Specialist and Solution Architect for Vision Solutions, where he has worked since 2002. His focus is currently IBM Power (AIX, i5 and Linux) as well as database replication technologies across all platforms. Prior to working at Vision Solutions, John worked in the business intelligence space at Informatica and DataMirror. He also spent many years in software development at IBM and Sterling Software.

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From Virtually Constrained to Really Overcommitted - Adrian Burke - IBM

Abstract: With the 31-bit virtual storage relief of DB2 and other z/OS middleware customers no longer need to rely on the old ‘diet plan’. However the answer is not to simply open the gates for more threads/connections to come in. Real storage usage and conservation becomes the next major bottleneck. Things like persistent thread, long running units of work, and parallelism can exacerbate the real storage usage. Understanding what to look for, and what functionality can affect your stance on real storage is key to staying ahead of the game. We will look at DB2, z/OS, and Sort product parameter settings, as well as general best practices to keep your systems running safely.

Bio: Adrian Burke is an Open Group Master Certified IT Specialist on the DB2 SWAT team based out of the Silicon Valley Lab, lead by John Campbell. In this role as a technical advocate for DB2 for z/OS Adrian conducts consulting and educational workshops, DB2 health checks, and availability studies for DB2 for z/OS customers. Previously, as a DB2 Advisor, Adrian supported hundreds of DB2 for z/OS customers from a technical sales perspective delivering consultative and educational workshops. Adrian has spoken at numerous DB2 Regional User Groups both in the U.S. and abroad as well as presented at IDUG, SHARE, and IOD. He is also a published Redbook author on material dealing with DB2 performance.

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Capacity Planning and Management, Multi-Platform Approach - Dale Feiste - Consultant, Capacity Planning and Management - Syncsort

Abstract: The mainframe has traditionally adhered to its own set of procedures, processes, and reporting, as it was a mature discipline within an organization.  That has often led to a silo mentality; in many cases, new technologies were not considered in its purview.  These new technologies include Cloud, Hyper-Convergence computing, and Big Data.  Capacity management for the mainframe, to be successful, needs to stretch out its arms and embrace these new platforms:  they are integral to the success of the enterprise.  The disciplines developed for the mainframe can be used to assist in the maturing of these other areas if everyone comes at it with an open mind.  The skillsets needed by Capacity Managers these days must broaden as there are few individuals to perform that function.  The landscape is continually evolving within the enterprise and we need to embrace and contribute to all areas, and not focus on just our discipline.

  • Understanding the Top 5 Performance and Capacity Management Challenges. Introduction of Cloud Applications, New technologies for IBM z Systems, Big Data & Analytics, Complex Multi-Tier Applications/Mobile, The evolution of the Capacity Management staff.
  • The Dynamics of the Multi-tiered applications.  DB2 Developers/Application Owners have been asked to come out of the Mainframe silo. Aligning Business and IT for Optimized Planning.
  • A demonstration on how we Automate the Capacity Planning and Management process with Syncsort Athene.   Product Demo, and DB2 reporting illustrations. 

Bio: Dale is a consultant at Syncsort with over 18 years of experience in systems performance and capacity management. Dale has broad knowledge in many aspects of capacity management and performance engineering. He has worked at some of the largest financial firms in the United States. He has held many certifications across a diverse set of technologies, and has a degree in computer information systems from Excelsior college. Dale has presented many papers at various conferences around the country.

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Lessons Learned from 360 Studies - Adrian Burke - IBM

Abstract: During many trips domestically and abroad the DB2 SWAT team notices patterns in the issues experienced by our customers. Trends in technology and newer releases of DB2 can lead customers into situations that would not have appeared just a few years prior. Currently topics such as real storage control, online release migration, zIIP capacity, preventative service, distributed access, and mass data recovery have garnered the attention of our team, and warrant a further discussion.

Bio: Adrian Burke is an Open Group Master Certified IT Specialist on the DB2 SWAT team based out of the Silicon Valley Lab, lead by John Campbell. In this role as a technical advocate for DB2 for z/OS Adrian conducts consulting and educational workshops, DB2 health checks, and availability studies for DB2 for z/OS customers. Previously, as a DB2 Advisor, Adrian supported hundreds of DB2 for z/OS customers from a technical sales perspective delivering consultative and educational workshops. Adrian has spoken at numerous DB2 Regional User Groups both in the U.S. and abroad as well as presented at IDUG, SHARE, and IOD. He is also a published Redbook author on material dealing with DB2 performance.