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February 15, 2011

Heading to SHARE

I'll be on hand for the SHARE conference in Anaheim, Calif., from Feb. 27 to March 4.

Despite SHARE's relevance to the mainframe world, I actually hadn't attended a conference in many years until I went to the one in Boston last summer.

I enjoyed that conference because I got a chance to see old friends from the DB2 community. I also made plenty of new friends between networking with folks in different areas of z/OS management and talking to young professionals involved in the zNextGen Project.

At the Anaheim conference, SHARE is specifically organizing sessions on these topics:

  • Using zEnterprise to deliver value while reducing the cost of managing your data center.
  • Virtualization to make better use of existing resources.
  • Virtualization as a cost-effective approach to delivering new services.
  • Security and privacy practices that keep you compliant and that avoid compromise costs.
  • Effective application technologies and architectures that deliver timely business solutions.


Since my primary interest is DB2 (surprise), I searched and found that this conference will have 74 DB2 sessions.

If you're going to the conference, here are a few DB2 sessions you won't want to miss:

  • 8356 -- DB2 10 performance topics (Roger Miller, IBM)
  • 8786 -- IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer for DB2 for z/OS: How Does it Work? (Willie Favero, IBM)
  • 8789 -- The DB2 Catalog Has Come a Long Way Since 1983 (Favero)
  • 8823 -- Comparing and Contrasting XML Features of DB2 and COBOL: When to Use Which One? (Tom Ross, IBM)


Roger and Willie are simply two of the best speakers you'll ever hear. And as one who's written extensively about XML and COBOL, I'm also looking forward to Tom's presentation on that topic. It's good to see IBM involved in this area.

If you're attending SHARE, please stop by and say hello. I'll be at CA Technologies booth showing off my new product, Chorus.