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In-Database AI Client Experiences with Db2 for z/OS + Demo 

Don't  miss this live webcast on 2nd November 2021 - 11:00AM EST
Tom Ramey will highlight some of the key challenges facing Db2 for z/OS clients and how AI is a breakthrough technology, that when applied to Db2 for z/OS performance management and resiliency can have a major impact. Tom will be joined by Benny Van Straten from Rabobank and Tom Beavin from IBM.  Tom Beavin will share Db2 AI use cases and host a live Db2 AI demo.Rabobank is a Dutch multinational banking and financial services company; Benny will share first-hand experiences and lessons learnt around Db2 AI for z/OS and the power of in-database AI.

 What will you learn by attending this webcast?

  • Hear first-hand client feedback and experiences
  • Learn how Db2 AI improves SQL performance using machine learning based on unique patterns found when executing the queries in a production environment. 
  • Learn how Db2 AI automatically detects SQL access path performance regressions and automatically restores the performance back to its optimal level
  • Learn how Db2 AI automatically stabilizes dynamic queries with their optimal access path, reducing prepare overhead

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Tom Ramey IBM WW Director, Data and AI on IBM Z

Benny van Straten IT Specialist/DB2 Rabobank

Akiko Hoshikawa IBM Distinguished Engineer

Tom Beavin IBM Db2 AI for z/OS Development Machine Learning and Optimization

 

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REGISTER NOW starting at 11am EST 4pm UK
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Live Webcast 21st September 11:00 AM EST live Q&A panel
Title: Get ready for Vnext - become AI enterprise!

Get a sneak preview into what around the corner in the World of Db2, and get a head-start for planning your migration to Db2 VNext. This is an event you do not want to miss. 
IBM Db2 for z/OS is investing for leadership in the AI, cloud, and analytics era, extending our Z platform heritage of 24x7 availability, security, scalability & performance, while simplifying & modernizing to maintain Db2 as a top choice for next-gen IT professionals without requiring deep Z skills. This webcast will provide guidance on how to ensure that you get a head-start and are ready to upgrade to Db2 Vnext 

Cris Molaro - IBM Gold Consultant will be giving an independent user view regarding challenges clients are facing during the current technological industry trends. 

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Check out this new "Complimentary" Db2 AI for z/OS Version 1.4 Red paper Installation and Configuration

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Abstract

Artificial intelligence (AI) enables computers and machines to mimic the perception, learning, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities of the human mind. AI development is made possible by the availability of large amounts of data and the corresponding development and wide availability of computer systems that can process all that data faster and more accurately than humans can.

What happens if you infuse AI with a world-class database management system, such as IBM Db2®? IBM® has done just that with Db2 AI for z/OS (Db2ZAI).
Db2ZAI is built to infuse AI and data science to assist businesses in the use of AI to develop applications more easily. With Db2ZAI, the following benefits are realized:


  • Data science functionality
  • Better built applications
  • Improved database performance (and DBA’s time and efforts are saved) through simplification and automation of error reporting and routine tasks
  • Machine learning (ML) optimizer to improve query access paths and reduce the need for manual tuning and query optimization
  • Integrated data access that makes data available from various vendors including private cloud providers.

This IBM Redpaper® publication helps to simplify your installation by tailoring and configuration of Db2 AI for z/OS®. It was written for system programmers, system administrators, and database administrators.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Architectural overview
Chapter 2. Road map for planning to installing
Chapter 3. Planning
Chapter 4. Security and configuration considerations
Chapter 5. Installation, customization, and configuration
Chapter 6. Administration and maintenance

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Live Db2 12 Client Panel 30th June 2021 - Sign Up today!

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Summary

Db2 for z/OS is the strategic enterprise database that has evolved and adapted to meet client needs for over 35 years. John Campbell IBM Distinguished Engineer has been one of key developers from IBM Silicon Valley Lab that has been extremely influential in driving some of the innovation around the core strengths and business value of Db2 for z/OS.

We are bringing together some of our Db2 for z/OS clients so that they can share some of their "use cases" and experiences around Db2 12 upgrade journey and discuss how they are exploiting, planning to exploit the new technology to leverage  their Db2 for z/OS data to gain data insights and drive competitive business advantages.

Register Now to join this Db2 for z/OS client panel where John will host a live interaction panel with some of our clients that have traveled this journey with IBM.

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IBM Watson Machine Learning for z/OS 2.3 and IBM Db2 AI for z/OS 1.4 enhancements boost functionality, performance, usability, and simplify deployment

IBM Extends Industry-Leading Enterprise AI

Announcing Watson Machine Learning for z/OS 2.3 and Db2 AI for z/OS 1.4

 

IBM Z continues to deliver AI innovation to help customers take the greatest advantage of their mainframe application infrastructure and data with enhancements to Watson Machine Learning for z/OS and Db2 AI for z/OS.

 

Read the Announcement Letter  

 

IBM Watson Machine Learning for z/OS 2.3

IBM Watson Machine Learning for z/OS (WMLz) 2.3 is the enterprise machine learning platform on IBM Z. It enables organizations to build, deploy, and operationalize machine learning models for in-transaction AI and real-time insights.

 

The latest release, WMLz 2.3, is designed to significantly improve online scoring service performance for various types of machine learning models, especially for deep learning models in Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) format. It also includes enhancements for integration with IBM Cloud Pak for Data, installation, configuration simplification, and usability of WMLz base services, and a WMLz model Integrated Development Environment.

 

Also, look for the new IBM WMLz 2.3 Online Scoring Community Edition coming soon -- a lightweight version that provides a no-charge option for clients to try out the streamlined up-and-running WMLz model inferencing, in-transaction approach.

 

Learn more about Watson Machine Learning for z/OS

 

IBM Db2 AI for z/O 1.4

IBM is also announcing IBM Db2 AI for z/O 1.4 (Db2ZAI), a separately licensed product, that uses machine learning to improve the operational performance of Db2 for z/OS systems. It is built on the services that are provided by IBM WMLz to help optimize performance. Db2ZAI 1.4 includes the following enhancements:

 

  • Enterprise readiness, including simplified migration and high-availability management
  • System Assessment graph drill-down, which provides correlation from System Assessment exceptions to potential candidate SQL
  • Enhanced Distributed Connection Control visualization for historical trend analysis and improved profile management
  • SQL Optimization Value Dashboard, which provides a progress report that demonstrates the value provided by Db2 AI for z/OS SQL Optimization

 

Learn more about Db2 AI for z/OS

Join the Launch Webcast: What’s new in Db2 AI for z/OS and Watson Machine Learning for z/OS

Register at https://ibm.biz/BdffvM  This live webcast will take place on June 1, 2021 from 11:00 am–12:00 pm ET with a panel of IBM experts that will share the latest on the new releases of  IBM Watson Machine Learning for z/OS and IBM Db2 AI for z/OS.

 

Speakers include :

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Erika Adkins

Db2 for z/OS Program Director, IBM Silicon Valley Lab

Catherine Wu

Head of Development, Data and AI,  IBM China Lab

Eberhard Hechler

Executive Architect, Data and AI, IBM Germany R&D Lab

 

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The IBM Enterprise Data & AI Virtual Symposium is HERE

REGISTER NOW  https://ibm.biz/DTS27thApril2021 

Join the live client panel and hear directly from our customers, see how data originating on IBM Z is accelerating the "AI Journey" for enterprises.

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When:  Apr 27, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)

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Successful digital transformation demands integration between your AI and hybrid cloud strategy – with data at the core. This symposium will feature Tom Davenport who will share his insight on the role of AI and the new mandate to drive return on investment. 

IBM technology helps drive intelligent, efficient data serving for modern applications, real-time analytics from data at the point of origin and AI embedded transactions for insight when milli-seconds matter. This will be an event you do not want to miss! 

Keynote Tom Davenport - Return on AI:  The New Necessity 

Tom Davenport is an American academic and world’s top selling author specializing in analytics, business process innovation, knowledge management, and artificial intelligence. He has also been named one of the top three business/technology analysts in the world and one of the 100 most influential people in the IT industry. He earned his Ph D from Harvard University and has taught at the Harvard Business School, MIT and the University of Chicago, the Tuck School of Business.

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Infuse Data, AI and ML into your core business processes for actionable insight - Sam Buhler, IBM Director, Offering Management

Keeping pace today requires that IT organizations think differently about how to leverage and modernize existing resources to drive change and innovation. With all the hype around new technology, cloud platforms and development approaches, you might be wondering how IBM Z and the transactional data that resides on it fit into this changing landscape. The optimal position for today’s IT organization is to be a full-fledged partner with lines of business to drive revenue and deliver on an organization’s strategy but IT organizations need to modernize. 

Client Experiences on Data, AI, Analytics & Db2 for z/OS - Tom Ramey, IBM Director, Data & AI            

Tom will lead a discussion around key use cases involving Db2 for z/OS data.  This will cover how IBM clients are leveraging data, AI, Analytics, Machine Learning, DevOps Hybrid Cloud and more to drive a competitive advantage. 

Followed by Live Q&A with all our presenters

This will be an event you do not want to miss! 

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Register Now for this double Db2 for z/OS webcast which will be hosted by John Campbell and Frances Villafuerte

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Title: Achieving Optimal Availability, Usability and Performance with Universal Table Space - Part 1 & PART 2 

Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021  and Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Achieving Optimal Availability, Usability and Performance with Universal Table Space  -  Part 1 & 2 
In this two part webcast, John Campbell and Frances Villafuerte will introduce and discuss the various types of Universal Table Space type, and provide various hints and tips on how to best use and exploit Universal Table Space. In the second part of this webcast, John and Frances will discuss specifically discuss the performance impact of Universal Table Space, a case study on common PBG UTS INSERT performance issues and possible solutions, the insert space search algorithm for INSERT,  INSERT with APPEND, INSERT Algorithm 2 and index performance using FTB.

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Business and Technical Value of Top Ten Features in Db2 12 for z/OS Continuous Delivery
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Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Abstract

One of the most valuable resources for modern businesses is business critical data.  Data can be used to provide insight into every facet of the business from operations to market trends. Powerful data enables effective and efficient business decision making and your enterprise  data is only as powerful as your ability to harness it. Storing, analyzing, and managing data in today's world is a enormous undertaking as the amount of data continues to explode.  

Everyone knows that Db2 12 introduced a continuous delivery model so that we can be more responsive to our clients' needs. As a result we have delivered over 100 new enhancements in the maintenance stream to date including many features that increase availability, scalability and performance, and address the future of mobile and cloud computing.

Now with the prospect of Apollo on the horizon, Haakon Roberts, IBM Distinguished Engineer,  and Sowmya Kameswaran, Db2 Technical Lead,  will take a look at what has been achieved and what are generally considered to be some of the most important new features delivered in this timeframe and why they should matter to you.

Objective of Webcast

The objective of this webcast is to ensure Db2 for z/OS users are :-

  • Aware of the new Db212 features and functions since General Availability
  • Understand how they are addressing  the changing needs of enterprise clients
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Haakon Roberts
IBM Distinguished Engineer, Db2 for z/OS Development.
IBM

Haakon Roberts has nearly 30 years' experience working with DB2 on the mainframe platform covering various aspects of systems programming, database administration, software support and development. He is a Distinguished Engineer at the IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory in San Jose, California, the chief technical architect for DB2 for z/OS Utilities and Tools, and a leading expert in data integrity, availability and problem resolution. He is a regular speaker on these and other topics.

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Sowmya Kameswaran
Db2 technical lead for user experience and transformation
IBM

Sowmya Kameswaran works at the IBM Silicon Valley Labs in San Jose California and leads the User Experience modernization for Db2z platform and ecosystem. Understanding the way users interact with the system and building interfaces to provide the best user experience is what she enjoys to do. Being hands-on into software development helps her go end to end from understanding the kind of experience customers need to getting it built.

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Check out IBM Db2 for z/OS 2021 Complimentary Webcasts.
One click Registration

Register Now and gain complimentary access to all replays and webcast resources available for 12 months.

Title: Db2 12 delivering business agility and transforming enterprises

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021   Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Speakers: Julian Stuhler  IBM Gold Consultant  Triton Consulting   and  Sueli Almeida  IBM Db2 for z/OS Development

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Title: Business & Technical Value of Top Ten Features in Db2 12 for z/OS Continuous Delivery

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021  Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Speakers : Haakon Roberts  IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sowmya Kameswaran  IBM Db2 technical lead for user experience and transformation

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Title: Achieving Optimal Availability, Usability and Performance with Universal Table Space - Part 1 & PART 2 

Date: Tuesday, May 11 and 12 2021   Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Speakers: John Campbell  IBM Distinguished Engineer   

Frances Villafuerte  Senior Software Engineer  

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Learn How Db2 12 is delivering business agility and transforming enterprises in the digital era!

Date: 16th March 2021

Time 11:00 AM Eastern Time Zone

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PS: This will be available on replay however you must register to secure your access to the replay. Click Here

Abstract


Db2 for z/OS: The Evolution Engine - Julian Stuhler


For over 35 years, Db2 for z/OS has been the engine at the heart of many of the critical applications that run the world around us. From internet banking transactions to airline reservations and insurance quotations, Db2 for z/OS continues to power a huge array of today’s high volume, mission-critical enterprise applications. But how has Db2 remained so relevant given the huge technology changes that we’ve seen in the past 4 decades? This presentation will show how Db2 continues to evolve to meet the challenges of today’s (and tomorrow’s) applications, while the product’s core strengths of efficiency, resilience and openness remain as critical today as they have always been.



Following Julian, Maria Sueli from the IBM Development Lab will share with you how you can remove barriers that are holding your Db2 enterprise data captive in outdated methods and processes.  She will demonstrate how Db2 for z/OS application developers can create, change and destroy a development/test sandbox using self-service facilities. She will also demonstrate how through exploitation of APIs; application developers can be empowered with self-service capabilities that adhere to and follow established business rules set by the Db2 Database Administrator.


Objective of Webcast 


This is a great opportunity to learn how Db2 12 is evolving and responding to client's needs when it comes to changing data management requirements. 


Target Audience:
IT Decision Makers, DBA, App Dev, IT Architects, IT Engineers

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Julian Stuhler  IBM Gold Consultant Triton Consulting

Julian has over 30 years of Db2 for z/OS experience in application programming, database administration, technical architecture, performance tuning and systems programming. More recently, he has specialised in the implementation of DevOps practices within enterprise mainframe customers. He is an IBM Redbook author and regularly produces White Papers and other IBM publications covering new Db2 releases. In 1999 Julian was invited to join the IBM Gold Consultants program, used to recognise the contributions and influence of the world's 100 leading database consultants. In May 2008, Julian was recognised as one of IBM’s inaugural Data Champions – a program to recognise individuals for outstanding contributions to the data management community. He has been re-nominated each year since then.

Sueli Almeida  IBM Db2 for z/OS Development

M. Sueli Almeida is an IBM Certified Thought Leader and member of Db2 for z/OS development located at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab in San Jose, California. She has extensive experience with DB2, including database administration and systems programming. She has worked on DB2 for z/OS advanced technology and solution integration, such as Java support, its integration with WebSphere product family. Currently working on Db2 for z/OS support for Cloud provisioning Database-as-a-Services for sysprogs, DBAs and application developers/architects.

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Get a head start by registering for this *NEW* Db2 12 Technical workshop, Hosted by John Campbell - IBM DE and Anthony Ciabattoni from the IBM Db2 SWAT Team.

Secure your seats today http://ibm.biz/Db212TechnicalWorkshop

Feb 9th and 10th 2021

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Register for DB2 for z/OS technical sessions at Data & AI on IBM Z Technical Symposium

IBM will be hosting this complimentary virtual event to learn how you can use IBM Z data for modern engagement, analytics and AI applications to become truly insights-driven. We have 3 great Db2 for z/OS sessions. Register Now

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Live Db2 12 Migration Planning Webcast followed by Customer Q&A Panel   
Guest Speakers:- Ute Kleyensteuber - Commerzbank  and Howard Paxton - HSBC
Dates: 26th & 27th February 2020

Remember IBM has announced End of Service for Db2 11- 30th September 2020

This is Double Db2 12 Migration Planning Webcast  we have 2 clients that will join John Campbell during the live Q &A  session.  Attendees will have an opportunity to ask clients questions about their Db2 12 planning and  upgrade experiences.
Remember IBM has announced Db2 11 end of Service 30th September 2020
26th February 2020 & 27th February 2020 REGISTER NOW 
This webcast will help customers migrate as quickly as possible but safely to Db2 12 the latest version of Db2 for z/OS. This webcast is in two parts. It will cover the following:
Share lessons learned, surprises, pitfalls
Provide hints and tips; address some myths
Provide additional planning information
Provide usage guidelines and positioning on new enhancements
Help customers migrate as fast as possible, but safely.
Live Q & A with panel with John Campbell IBM DE and
Ute Kleyensteuber, Senior Product Owner at Commerzbank AG. Germany
Howard PAXTON HSBC United Kingdom DB2 z-Series Systems Programmer

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Latest Updates

  • Call for Presentations is OPEN
  • Registration is NOW OPEN

Three Great Tracks Under One Roof

  1. Db2 for z/OS
  2. Db2 LUW
  3. Application Development

Get extra value by adding the Certification Voucher to your registration!

As an added value, you will find an option to purchase a certification voucher with your registration. If you select this offer, your event package will contain a voucher allowing you to sit one exam from the range of IBM certifications. The voucher will be valid for 6 months after the event at any of the official PearsonVUE certification centers.
PLEASE NOTE: Certification vouchers are worth $200 dollars and will be distributed at the event to attendees who have purchased them with their registration. The voucher must be picked up in person at the event. IDUG reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at anytime.

Location

Hilton Chennai

124, 1, Inner Ring Rd, Poomagal Nagar, Guindy

Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600032

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Dear Db2 User Group leaders and extended community

If you manage or are involved  with Db2 User Groups or Db2 for z/OS event planning, IBM are working on our 2020 plans and speaker support.

Please can you add your 2020 Db2 User Group events on the World of Db2 so that we can review your requirements and plan in advance speaker support. In collaboration with IDUG Db2 User Community we will also offer User Groups a complimentary IDUG Conference Pass for you to raffle out at your next User Group evening.

Please feel free to share this with other Db2 User Group leaders

Here are the instructions on how to add your events to the World of Db2

How%20to%20Add%20Your%20DB2%20Event%20to%20World%20of%20DB2.pdf

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