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

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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