Information for October 2002
The next meeting of the LA Area DB2 User Group will be held on
October 3, 2002 at the Sheraton Cerritos. This is a full day presentation
which includes early coffee, continental breakfast and a catered lunch. The meeting room will open at 8:30am
for coffee and refreshments with the first presentation beginning around
Due to overwhelming demand we ask that you
register for this meeting. There is no cost to members of LAADB2UG and
non-members pay only $15.00 at the door.
Click here to reserve your seat today.
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.
Chuck Hoover is a consulting
database engineer. Chuck has over 38 years experience in information
processing with Compuware and IBM where he was a District Specialist on
both IMS and DB2. He has specialized in database for the last 30 years
starting with IMS/360 Version 2. His experience with DB2 began with the
early installation program for Version 1 Release 1 in 1983 at his former
major account, the General Motors Corporation.
Relational database management systems are actually
only one step ahead of flat files, inverted file systems and hierarchical
and network databases. However, it is a major step forward. With a
relational system application programmers and query writers can think in
terms of a result set or table rather than individual records or segments.
The relational database management system retrieves the result set with an
access strategy determined by the system not the programmer. The
techniques available are no different from what programmers have always
done with disk access methods. Yet consultants and educators like to wrap
the simplicity of these access techniques within a raft of new names and
terminology. Meanwhile, specific performance data is rarely, if ever,
This presentation follows a simple approach to
understanding how DB2 accesses data and the costs of that work. The
meeting will be held at the Sheraton Cerritos. We will have a full day
meeting including continental breakfast and lunch. I do anticipate that a
large number will be interested in attending this session, so please send
your confirmations as early as possible so we can reserve the room and
count for the food servings.