Extensive opportunities for networking with both your peers and industry experts
To add to the list of reasons IBM will be launching their NEW DB2 for z/OS book in recognition of our 30th Anniversary. Not only have we managed to get top IBM technical experts like John Campbell & Terry Purcell contribute to this book (anyone that knows John Campbell will know how difficult it is to find time on John's busy calendar), we also managed to have Don Haderle - "The FATHER of DB2" contribute to our book. This book is not only full of RICH, TECHNICAL content but is will also be a "keepsake" for DB2 fans for years. This is a limited edition book and limited copies will be printed so don't miss the book signing event on Monday 12:30 – 1:30 at bookstore.
Book Abstract & Introduction
IBM DB2: The Past, Present and Future
The launch of DB2 on June 7, 1983, marked the birth of relational database as a cornerstone for the enterprise; 30 years later DB2 for z/OS is still the undisputed leader in the RDBMS market and the envy of its competitors when it comes to total system availability, scalability, security, reliability and cost effectiveness. A majority of Fortune 500 companies, including the world’s top banks, retailers and insurance providers, store mission critical operational data in IBM® System z® and DB2® for z/OS®.
Why? It seems everyone offers a marketing bundle “just like the mainframe,” and while some of these solutions have some basic capabilities, DB2 for z/OS and System z continue to lead the way with fresh capabilities to handle rapidly changing, diverse and unpredictable workloads while maximizing resource utilization and investment.
During 2013 IBM will celebrate the 30th anniversary of DB2 with customers, business partners, users, employees and DB2 fans all around the world.This book is packed with rich information to help you manage your business systems. Don Haderle the father of DB2 shares with us the history and growth of DB2; this is followed by detailed overview on the planning stage of migrating to IBM DB2 10 and technical overview of DB2 Optimiser.
We hope you enjoy this new book. Find out why DB2 is still growing after 30 year and how it is helping our customers to reduce costs and grow.
WW DB2 for z/OS Marketing Program Director