We will have 2 great presentations from
CA for our February meeting. We have reserved time for questions and
answers for both presentations and they should be a terrific way for all
the members to learn and discuss specific needs. The morning
presentation will focus on DB2 plans, packages, etc. The afternoon
presentation will focus on performance and tools.
Abstract of the Morning
An in-depth understanding of DB2's use of
plans, packages and collections. Participants will gain a better
understanding of how to implement and manage their packages and plans. A
technical review of DB2's use and implementation of packages, including
the system tables that manage these objects. Suggestions on package
standards, problem solving and tuning these objects.
Biography of Robert
Degree from the University of Northern
Iowa in MIS. Accepted a Programmer/Analyst position with State Farm in
1990. Programmed against DB2 using PL/1, Cobol, REXX and Smalltalk.
Converted their Billing and Client systems from IMS DB to DB2. Became a
primary contact for the Client system including modeling, coding and
application DBA work. Responsible for DB2 application restart and
recovery logic development. Joined the Principal Financial Group in 1995
as a DBA and team lead. Responsible for application and subsystem
tuning, backup and recovery, object maintenance, and security.
Co-chaired DB2 training and standards projects. Joined Platinum as a
Senior DBA in July, 1998. Working on-site at MCI/Worldcom supporting
CA/Platinum's OS/390 products and assisting MCI/Worldcom with DB2
Abstract for the
For the afternoon 'open product
discussion and display' session, developer Roland Lebrun will be
discussing EDBC, which provides web access to mainframe data, fulfilling
the need to connect and extend OS/390 data sources to the Windows
client/server and Web-deployed world. EDBC consists of the following: *
A customized high-performance, multi-threaded, data access interface for
each OS/390 data source, A robust data communications server over
the TCP/IP network ,* Multiple industry-standard interfaces for the
client component (initially 95/98/NT) .Following Roland's presentation,
additional DB2 tools will be presented.
So see you all at the meeting.....