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January 26, 2000

To: Los Angeles Area DB2 Users Group Members

The next meeting of the Los Angeles Area DB2 User Group will be on Thursday, February 3, at the Sequoia Conference Center in Buena Park. Directions: The Sequoia Conference Center is located at 7530 Orangethorpe Avenue, Buena Park, CA. Telephone is (714) 670-9252. It is one block north of the 91 Freeway at the Beach Boulevard exit (same exit as for Knott’s Berry Farm). Refreshments will be served at 8:30 am; the presentations will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at about 12:00. The meeting will be held in the Princeton Room.


Steering Committee

We are actively looking for new members to help out in our steering committee. We need some of your help to keep the group going with quality presentations and activities. If you think you might be interested and would like to know more about what’s involved, please give me a call – (562) 570-6317.


February Presentation:

For our February presentation, we are privileged to have Don Chamberlin from IBM speaking to us on the world of Objects in DB2. This is a topic that all DB2 DBAs and developers will soon need to know more about. Get in on the ground floor by attending this presentation.


Managing Objects in DB2:

Object-oriented concepts and languages such as Java are having an increasing impact on database systems. Several alternative approaches have been proposed for integrating object technology into relational systems. This talk will describe two approaches, which might be called "row objects"

and "column objects", each with its own advantages. It will also describe the object-oriented features of the SQL99 standard and compare them with recently announced features of DB2.


Don Chamberlin is co-inventor of SQL and author of two books on DB2. He is an ACM Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a recipient of the ACM Software Systems Award for contributions to relational database technology. Don is currently a staff member at the IBM Almaden Research Center, where he is working on object-oriented extensions to DB2.


I look forward to seeing all of you at the next meeting.


Tom Glass

President -- Los Angeles Area DB2 User Group



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