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Meeting 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 9:30.

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.

Driving 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.


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, given.

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.



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