• October 15, 2019

Connect with the Rocket Software team at SHARE’s spring event in Seattle

SHARE Seattle

Now celebrating their 60th year, technology association SHARE will be hosting their annual spring event March 1-6 in beautiful Seattle, Washington and the Rocket team will be there too. Here’s a preview of where we’ll be, and what we’ll be talking about.

Everything You Wanted to Know About DB2 Logs, But Were Afraid to Ask

Wednesday, March 4, 2015: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Speaker: Paul Pendle (Rocket Software, Inc.)

DB2 logs might seem boring to some, but there is a wealth of information that can not only help you run DB2 more safely and efficiently, but also solve real business needs!  This intermediate to advanced session is an in-depth study of the DB2 logs. What they are, what they contain and how you can leverage them for surgical transaction recovery, auditing, and replication.  Included in this session are performance and management tips for the system layer and at the SQL layer.

Accelerate Your IMS Data!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Speaker: Timm Zimmerman (Rocket Software, Inc.)

The IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS provides a significant return on investment by accelerating complex analytic queries and providing superior performance and scalability. IBM IMS is widely used across many industries in the world’s enterprise computing.  It is built to manage mission critical assets and  designed for high-volume transactional workload computing. These workloads contain a wealth of valuable data about customers, interactions, and business trends. Prospecting that information requires complex queries, pre-warehousing staging and ETL processing. In this session, Timm will take you on a tour to discover how to mine the enterprise key information of your IMS data by making it accessible for IBM DB2 Analytic Accelerator without moving it off the mainframe.

Introduction to ICF Catalog Tuning Techniques

Wednesday, March 4, 2015: 11:15 AM-12:30 PM

Speakers: Janet Sun (Rocket Software, Inc.) and Michael E. Friske (Fidelity Investments)

The primary consideration when defining ICF catalogs is recoverability.  After that has been addressed you can take a look at performance.  The BCS is a VSAM KSDS and is tuned in a very similar manner to any other KSDS.  As with most data set tuning, a major facet of improving performance is to speed up, reduce or eliminate I/O.  Janet and Michael will discuss monitoring the catalog address space, caching of catalog records, Enhanced Catalog Sharing and RLS for catalogs.  The role of a catalog is to locate your data.  You can help ensure that it does its job efficiently.

How Does Cloud Computing Impact the Data Center?

Thursday, March 5, 2015: 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Speakers: Laura Knapp (AES) , Diana Donnellan (Sunrise e-Services) , Frank DeGilio, Distinguished, Engineer (IBM Corporation) , Rebecca Alexander, Sr., Product, Manager (CA Technologies) , Bryan Smith (Rocket Software, Inc.) and Stephen P. Dickens (IBM Corporation)

As cloud computing continues to evolve, a major consideration is the impact will it have on today’s data center. A panel of distinguished IT personnel will gather to discuss this topic. At the heart of the discussion, “Is the data center being replaced?” Join us with your questions and experiences for this highly interactive and always popular session.

USS Ported Tools for z/OS: What’s New

Friday, March 6, 2015: 8:30 AM-9:30 AM

Speaker: Kevin Shaw (Rocket Software, Inc.)

In this session, Kevin will cover the current status and recent changes to software ported to z/OS UNIX System Services in z/OS. The discussion will cover types of ported software, updates, security updates, and levels of support available to companies and developers. The speaker will also cover some functionality and ports that are new to the USS platform. This session will be of interest to system programmers, application programmers, or anyone who has an interest in open source software on z/OS.

IDAA Ecosystem

Friday, March 6, 2015: 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Speaker: Tim Willging (Rocket Software, Inc.)

The IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator provides a significant return on investment to customers by accelerating complex queries and providing superior performance and scalability, but why stop there? Come hear customer challenges and learn how to greatly increase the usage and value of the Accelerator through the use of new and modernized tools and techniques.  Discover how to leverage the accelerator by analyzing more types of data, increasing load performance, identifying new workloads to accelerate, and lowering the overall total cost of ownership (TCO).

You can find the Rocket team in the SHARE expo hall (booth 604), so even if you can’t attend one of the sessions above, be sure to stop by, say “hi” to the team, and take a look at the latest Rocket tools. The expo hours are:

Monday, March 02           4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 03           4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 04     10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

We hope to see you there!

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I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order. Director of Marketing Communications here at Rocket.

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