February 25, 2014

IDUG Expanding Worldwide Presence

The International DB2 User Group (IDUG) has partnered with IBM to sponsor free technical seminars in India and Great Britain. The upcoming schedule currently consists of these three events:

1) IDUG DB2 Technical Workshop in Bangalore, India, on March 25.

2) IDUG DB2 Technical Workshop in Chennai, India, on March 27.

These speakers and presentations are scheduled for both events in India:


  • Chris Crone, IBM Silicon Valley
  • Matt Huras, IBM Toronto Lab
  • Maryela Weihrauch, IBM Silicon Valley
  • Pallavi Priyadarshini, IBM India
  • Steve Thomas, CA Technologies
  • Mario Briggs, IBM
  • Sweta Singh, IBM
  • Surekha Parekh, IBM
  • Jim Reed, IBM


  • DB2 for z/OS
    • DB2 for z/OS Trends & Direction and Technical Overview
    • DB2 and System z Synergy
    • The Online Schema (R)evolution
    • Continuous Availability and Scalability with DB2 for z/OS and WebSphere
    • DB2 11 Application Compatibility: What you need to know
    • Temporal Enhancements of IBM DB2 11 for z/OS
  • DB2 for LUW
    • DB2 10.5 including BLU Acceleration
    • Best Practices for Boosting Java Application Performance and Availability on DB2
    • DB2 pureScale Best Practices from Customer Experiences
    • DB2 on IBM Cloud: Managed services, self service and access from cloud environments
    • DB2 Performance Tuning: Tips & techniques

3) IDUG DB2 Technical Seminar in London on April 16.


  • John Campbell, IBM
  • Namik Hrle, IBM
  • Ian Cook, IBM
  • Oliver Bernin, IBM
  • Cristian Molaro, IBM Gold Consultant
  • Dualta Ó Briain, IBM


  • Track 1: DB2 for z/OS
    • DB2 11 for z/OS Technical Overview
    • IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator Trends & Directions
    • Efficient Monitoring & Tuning of Dynamic SQL in DB2 for z/OS
    • Planning and Executing a DB2 11 for z/OS Migration
  • Track 2: DB2 for LUW
    • DB2 BLU Acceleration: A Primer for sysadmin and DBAs
    • DB2 LUW HADR and pureScale demystified
    • Time Breakdowns: A novel way to analyze performance problems
    • A description of how to enable and use JSON in DB2 as part of the Big Data
    • Extend your pureScale cluster to another city: Geographically Dispersed pureScale Cluster

IDUG events feature great content and top speakers. With the addition of one-day technical seminars, IDUG and IBM are expanding the worldwide reach of DB2 education. I encourage readers in India and the U.K. to attend these events.

While I'm at it, I'll also note IDUG's 2014 technical conference schedule:

* IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., May 12-16

* IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Sydney, Australia, Sept. 10-12

* IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Nov. 9-14