Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Upcoming Db2 and IMS conference in Prague - csDUG 2019

As what has become a tradition: we have started preparing this year's csDUG and we are very excited about our upcoming free-of-charge conference. Currently, we are in "call for papers" mode but it does not mean we are only waiting. csDUG 2019 will be divided into 3 tracks as it was last year: Db2 administration, Db2 AppDev and IMS track.

The conference will take place 10th October in Broadcom's R&D lab. Although precise agenda is work in progress, you can rest assured that the topics will be interesting and delivered by database professionals.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

csDUG 2019 - The call for presentations is now opened !

Following our successful events in the past years, we are now planning the next csDUG conference!

This year, the conference will take place on 10th October 2019 (Thursday) in The Park, Building 8, Prague 4 - Chodov.

We are opening the call for presentations on this event. Contact me to sign up (by direct email, using twitter @Db2forZ, or by leaving a comment to this page), it is enough to state the title of your presentation and also short description of the main objectives. The presentation should not be longer than 55 minutes, including Q&A.

This year, we are welcoming topics for Db2 Database Administrators and Db2 Application Developers, and IMS for z/OS

The call for presentations will be opened until 30th August 2019.

The whole csDUG team is looking forward to our mutual cooperation!

The csDUG team

csDUG 2018

csDUG 2017

csDUG 2016

csDUG 2015

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Top 5 moments from IDUG 2019 Charlotte

IDUG is certainly an invaluable occasion for Db2 professionals to regroup, socialize, network, and get some premium education about this Database Management System. IDUG is actually more than a group of people, it’s a real community of professionals who meet to help each other with the business challenges they face in their daily jobs.

Just saying, the Data in Db2 tables across the globe are critical for most Fortune 1000, and thus the world’s economy is dependent on Db2 availability, performance, recoverability, and security. IDUG helps those professionals working on Db2 (SYSPROGs, Database Administrators, Application Developers …) to maintain their skills to stay up for this challenge!

IDUG announced the location of next year Conference: Dallas !

IDUG Expo opening:
 Broadcom brought a NASCAR into their booth,
 and a legendary NASCAR Driver (Michael Waltrip)
to sign autographs (on Db2 for z/OS posters – lol!)

Example of Technical session:
Denis Tronin explains the API world of Db2

FUN with SQL : the most popular session at IDUG

IDUG Closing Keynote
 about the Open Mainframe project: Zowe

Also worth noting, Broadcom recently acquired CA Technologies, one of the leading Independent Software Vendors for Db2 for z/OS. David Stokes explained that Broadcom is doubling-down on the Mainframe during Monday’s Spotlight Lunch at IDUG:

Broadcom doubles down on the Mainframe

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Retrospective of the Broadcom Users Day at SQL Adria Db2 event in Šibenik

SQL Adria (https://sqladria.net/) is the independent, non-profit organization that gathers relational database users for Croatia and Slovenia. It was founded 25 years ago, as a Db2 Regional User Group (RUG) of IDUG.

Since 2000, CA Technologies has been a proud sponsor of the summer event. At the end of last year, Broadcom acquired CA Technologies and so, nowadays, Broadcom is sponsoring SQL Adria. The first Day of the event (Sunday) is traditionally held by CA Technologies (a Broadcom Company), nowadays called the Broadcom Users Day.

Steve Thomas presents Broadcom to the audience,
explaining what it means to double-down on the Mainframe

Philippe Dubost presents the Vision and Strategy regarding to
Broadcom Database Management Solutions for Db2 for z/OS
(aka. Db2 Tools)
Denis Tronin explains our investments in the Open Mainframe area,
project ZOWE and Brightside.

Steve Thomas reveals new User Interfaces for Broadcom Db2 Tools

Emil Kotrc explains Continuous Delivery
in the Mainframe world to the SQL Adria audience

Tom Juhl discusses Mainframe Intelligent Technologies from Broadcom
Steve Thomas summarizes the latest new features
delivered in Broadcom Db2 Tools

On behalf of Broadcom, let me extend a big Thank You to the numerous Db2 for z/OS professional who decided to spend their Sunday to listen to our presentations at the Broadcom Users Day during SQL Adria !

Thank You!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

IDUG Db2 Tech Conference in Malta – November 4-8

If you are not aware, the biggest Db2 conference in Europe is upcoming in a month. It takes place in Malta, over a week:

Established some 30+ years ago, IDUG stands for International Db2 Users Group, this non-profit organization aims to provide high quality education and services designed to promote the effective utilization of Db2.

By attending the next IDUG conference in Malta, you may expect the opportunity to:

  • Meet and network with ~500 Db2 professionalsAttend best-in-class technical sessions
  • Meet with Db2 vendors, consultants, and services companies at the Conference Booths
  • Ask any question on your mind during the Expert Panels
  • Pass complimentary Db2 Certifications
  • Network and have fun at the Evening Vendor networking events
  • Meet me at the conference and it will be my pleasure to introduce you with the Conference Chair, Mateja Jankovic.

Learn more and register for IDUG Malta at https://www.idug.org/emea2018

Top Tips:
  1. IDUG is not only a set of events, it’s also a website full of valuable content: https://www.idug.org
  2. Make sure to register to the Db2-L list-serv (forum)
  3. Learn about Db2 on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/user/IDUGDB2/
  4. Register to another great Db2 site : http://www.worldofdb2.com/

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

6th csDUG Conference: A great success!

The 6th csDUG Conference happened yesterday (Sept 25), in Prague.

This year, in addition to the traditionnal 2 Db2 tracks (Database Administrators and Database Developers), we had a third track, focusing on IMS. The conference was attended by 70 Db2 and/or IMS users, mainly from Czech Republic and Slovakia. The event was held in the CA Technologies lab in Chodov, and was sponsored by CA Technologies and IBM. Thanks to all the speakers who made the trip to share their expertise and give presentations about Db2 for z/OS and IMS.

A few pictures from the sessions

Db2 12 Continuous Delivery by Emil Kotrc

IMS Continuous Delivery by Deepak Kohli

Db2 for z/OS zPARMs by Rodolfo Custodio

Db2 for z/OS Optimizer presentation by Michal Bialecki

Proactive Management using Analytics by Steen Rasmussen

Group Picture at the 6th csDUG Conference

Additional pictures of the event can be found at https://twitter.com/search?q=csDUG

Presentations available here : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1iJFqTR2gMlb0Od4Ih31TTW6sbevxom56?usp=sharing

If you missed the conference this year you will have opportunity to attend next year. As we shape the next event, we would like to hear from you with your preferred city (Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Bratislava, or ...), the most convenient time of year for you, and what topics are you interested in.

If you attended the Conference, feel free to leave a comment below to indicate, for example, which session / presenter you enjoyed the most !

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

25. September, 2018 – csDUG Konferencia

Česká a slovenská skupina užívateľov DB2 (csDUG) je regionálna skupina užívateľov (RUG), ktorá bola založená pred 6 rokmi.
Týmto vás pozývame na 6. ročník konferencie csDUG konanej 25. septembra 2018. Tento rok bude konferencia prebiehať v troch súbežných smeroch.
Táto udalosť je sponzorovaná spoločnosťami IBM a CA Technologies.

Jedná sa o celodennú konferenciu s voľným vstupom. Prednášajúcimi sú uznávaní experti v odvetví. Nenechajte si újsť jedinečnú príležitosť stretnúť sa s odborníkmi osobne!

Program konferencie

Download the conference agenda, abstracts, and speakers' bio [here]

Db2 Devleoper Track

Db2 DBA Track

IMS Track

Miesto konania

CA Technologies lab, 3. poschodie
V Parku 8,
148 00 Prague 4, Chodov
Česká Republika
è   Budova sa nachádza v areáli pred pôvodnou budovou, kde sa konali predchádzajúce ročníky konferencie csDUG. (Nemôžete zablúdiť.)
Ste kvalifikovaný DB2 alebo IMS odborník? Zaujíma Vás, na čo všetko môžete DB2 a IMS použiť? Ste skúsený databázový administrátor (DBA) v iných prostrediach a databázach a potrebujete DB2, alebo IMS podporu pre Váš nový projekt? Zaujímalo by Vás, akú úlohu môže zohrať DB2, alebo IMS architektúra vo Vašom podnikaní?
>      Príďte 25. septembra na csDUG konferenciu, kde získate odpovede na tieto a dalšie otázky a zároveň budete mať možnosť stretnúť sa s ďalšími odborníkmi v týchto oblastiach!

Postup na registráciu s voľným vstupom na csDUG :
  • Pošlite email na register.csdug.25.sept@gmail.com – Uveďte nasledujúce podrobnosti:
    • Vaše meno,
    • krajinu,
    • pracovnú pozíciu,
    • spoločnosť (zamestnávateľ),
    • hlavnú oblasť záujmu (Db2 DBA smer, alebo Db2 Developer smer, alebo IMS smer) – medzi jednotlivými smermi sa môžete voľne pohybovať. Túto informáciu potrebujeme vedieť iba z organizačných dôvodov.
    • jazyky, ktorými sa dorozumiete
  • Ak sa zaregistrujete pred 27. augustom a nikdy predtým ste sa nezúčastnili na žiadnej IDUG konferencii, a máte záujem o voľnú vstupenku na IDUG EMEA (Malta, 4.-8. november, 2018), uveďte, prosím, túto skutočnosť vo vašej správe.
  • Staňte sa členmi virtuálnej skupiny csDUG na http://www.worldofdb2.com/group/csdug (Vaša registrácia nám umožní vyčísliť náklady na túto udalosť). Pokiaľ ešte nie ste členmi WorldOfDB2, je nutné sa najskôr zaregistrovať a až potom sa pričleniť do skupiny csDUG.

Prosím, berte na vedomie, že všetci účastnící konferencie sa musia zaregistrovať za účelom získania identifikačnej karty. Informácie, ktoré nám poskytnete, nám pomôžu Vás identifikovať.