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May 31, 2000

To: Los Angeles Area DB2 Users

The next meeting of the Los Angeles Area DB2 User Group will be on Thursday, JUNE 8, at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel, 12725 Center Court Drive, in Cerritos. The hotel's telephone number is (562) 809-1500. The hotel is located just off the 91 Freeway, east of the 605 Freeway at the Shoemaker exit (if traveling east) or the Artesia/Bloomfield exit (if traveling west). Note: User group attendees may park in any lot within the Center Court facility, including the Systemhouse parking lot. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 am; the presentations will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end after included lunch at about 1:00 p.m. Thanks to Think Tank Systems, there will be no fee for non-members.

IMPORTANT: Please pre-register for the June meeting at http://www.laadb2ug.org/june2000form.htm as much in advance as possible.


At the LAADB2UG Steering Committee meeting held this month, the steering committee reaffirmed its intent to proactively provide for the needs of both the DB2 OS/390 and DB2 Unix/NT communities. DB2 Unix/NT is becoming increasingly important in the small business / dot. com / eCommerce sector as well as the Fortune 1000 / Government sector. Over the next several months, we will be revising our meeting formats to provide programs of specific interest to both groups, and will be increasing LAADB2UG awareness in all sectors.

We are actively looking for new members to help out in our steering committee. We need a little of your time to keep the group going with quality presentations and activities. If you think that you might be interested in assisting with publicity, newsletter publication and distribution, internet, graphics art, membership, speakers and programs, facilities, networking, or ideas, give me a call today - (562) 570-6317. I’ll tell you more about what’s involved. Helping out with the steering committee is a great way to gain recognition by the DB2 community.



I would like to thank Think Tank Systems, for sponsoring our June program, providing the meeting facility, lunch, and a speaker.

DB2 UDB V7.1 New Features –The DBMS That Does It All

Learn about the upcoming DB2 UDB Version 7.1 release on UNIX and Intel platforms. This release of DB2 not only does it all, but also does it better. If you want the technical detail instead of marketing speak, come and listen to David Graesser. Highlights include a new stored procedure language that simplifies the development of stored procedures, inclusion of DataJoiner functionality and Visual Warehouse and OLAP capabilities on some platforms, 64-bit engine support, incremental backup, and enhance statistical support at the SQL level.

David Graesser is a Software IT Specialist with IBM. He has been involved with relational databases and development tools for over 18 years. Dave has actively supported customers in UNIX, MVS, DEC, Windows, and Windows NT environments, specializing in distributed applications, networking, and messaging protocols.

Break – Networking and Refreshments

DB2 Connect in the Real World

After having listened to presentations on all the wonderful design features of DB2 Connect, it’s time to listen to someone who has been there, done that, more than once. John Carter will share with us his real world experiences with implementing, installing and troubleshooting DB2 Connect. An overview of the DRDA Architecture and details regarding connectivity using both personal and enterprise DB2 connect between an OS/390, RS/6000 and Win95/98 Clients will be discussed. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

John Carter is currently a consultant with Think Tank Systems, a Premiere IBM Business Partner. He has been involved with relational databases, ETL tools and programming for over 12 years. John has extensive experience in Data Warehousing, eBusiness and Data Base Administration and has spoken publicly at numerous technical conferences and user seminars, most recently about his involvement in a world-class E-Business project.

LUNCH – Hosted by Think Tank Systems



  • July – Holiday, no meeting.
  • August - DATABASE DEBUNKING, Fabian Pascal
  • September – Special Event – DB2, eCommerce, WWW, Watch for details

I look forward to seeing all of you at the next meeting. Please drop me a note or give me a call at 562 570-6317 if you wish any additional information.


Tom Glass

President -- Los Angeles Area DB2 User Group


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