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!