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Meeting Information for February 2002

The meeting will be held on February 7th, 2002 at the Sheraton Cerritos. The meeting will start at 8:30 AM and end around noon. The Speaker will begin around 9:15; this is done to give the folks with long commute to have time for coffee and refreshments between 8:30 and 9:15.

Directions: The Sheraton Cerritos is located at 12725 Center Court Drive, Cerritos CA 90703. Telephone is (562) 809-1500. It is one block south of the 91 Freeway in the Cerritos Towne Center. Click here for directions and a map.

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 presentation:

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 Crane, II:

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 efforts.

Abstract for the Afternoon Presentation:

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.....




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