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


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
Haakon Roberts
IBM Distinguished Engineer, Db2 for z/OS Development.

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.

Sowmya Kameswaran
Db2 technical lead for user experience and transformation

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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