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Meeting Information for November 2003

The November meeting of the LA Area DB2 User Group will be held on November 6, 2003 at the Sheraton Cerritos. The meeting room will open at 8:30am for coffee and refreshments with the first presentation beginning around 9:30.

This is a full-day seminar which includes a catered lunch. Due to overwhelming demand, preference will be given to LAADB2UG members.

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.


PRESENTER: Craig Mullins of  BMC Software
Craig S. Mullins is a Director of Technology Planning for BMC Software, located in Houston, TX. Craig has extensive experience in the field of database management having worked as an application developer, a DBA, and an instructor with multiple database management systems including DB2, Oracle, and SQL Server.

Previously, Craig worked as a Research Director with the Gartner Group covering the field of database administration. Craig is the author of DB2 Developer's Guide, the industry-leading book on DB2 for OS/390, and a new book titled Database Administration: Practices and Procedures, which was published by Addison-Wesley in June 2002.

Additionally, he is a contributing editor and regular columnist at www.dbazine.com, he writes the monthly DBA Corner column for Database Trends & Application magazine, the z/Data Perspectives column for z/Journal magazine, a regular column called The Buffer Pool for IDUG Solutions Journal, and for The Data Administration Newsletter portal he writes the quarterly Database Report column.

PRESENTATION:  DB2 Database Design: From Logical to Physical
Properly designed DB2 databases are critical to the usability and performance of the resulting databases and application that use them. This presentation covers the discipline of designing proper relational databases from initial specifications through the conceptual and logical data modeling phase and out to the final physical database structures.

In other words - database design from inception to implementation.

Topics covered will include:

  •  Data Modeling

  •  Conceptual and Logical Database Design

  •  Critical Input to the Design Process

  •  From Logical to Physical Design

  •  Physical Database Implementation Issues


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