March 24, 2022

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Data Fabric, and Db2 utilities enhancements
Opening Remarks
Data fabric - Establish an architecture to simplify data access for your users - Cuneyt Goksu
Break - Virtual Coffee
Db2 for z/OS utilities enhancements delivered in the Db2 V11-V12 time frame - Hennie Mynhardt
Raffle for free pass to IDUG 2022 North America Conference (sponsored by IBM)
Abstracts and Biographies: 


Mehmet Cuneyt Goksu

Mehmet Cuneyt Goksu is an Executive IT Specialist for IBM Z solutions in the context of Data and AI on IBM Z in IBM Germany development lab. He holds a Bachelor Degree, MBA and PhD in Computer Science. He is actively working with Db2 for z/OS and Z Platform more than 30 years of experience. Cuneyt is primarily participating DB2 Analytics Accelerator and Data Gate proof-of-concepts, customer deployments, migrations, resolution of critical situations and enjoys working with diverse, complex projects with customers. Before joining IBM, Cuneyt was a member of IBM's Db2 Gold Consultant Team, named IBM Champion, Member of BOD in IDUG community and worked as a regular instructor for IBM Education Programs. He is a L3 Certified IT Specialist attends actively certification board reviews and participated many Redbook projects.

Hendrik "Hennie" Mynhardt 

Hendrik "Hennie" Mynhardt is an Executive IT Specialist at IBM. He has lead and worked on various technical projects for database customers in the USA and overseas. His special
interests are systems performance tuning and backup recovery for Db2 for z/OS. He currently provides technical consulting and pre- and post-sales support for Db2 and related
technology for the zData and AI space. Hennie has co-authored many IBM Db2 related Redbooks amongst it Db2 Utilities In Practice which is being updated again for Db2 vNext




Sessions and Abstracts:

Data fabric - Establish an architecture to simplify data access for your users

As business needs evolve, new applications and supplementary services are added, and an organization’s data architecture becomes increasingly complex. But given the complexities involved in data management, and the different needs in many business units, the common practice in many organizations is a piecemeal approach to analyzing data. By themselves, individual self-service data analytics and data science tools do not address an organization’s big picture data management challenges, indeed, they often make things more difficult – because they can create tiers of data competency and varying points of view or interpretations of the same data! This Session explains What is Data fabric in the context of IBM Z, what business problems are addressed and what are the components of it. Session explains entry points to Data Fabric concept, use cases and IBM product mapping.


Db2 Utilities Update and some best practices

During this session you will hear the very latest enhancements and updates for the IBM Db2 Utilities for z/OS. In addition, some utility-related best practices will be shared, based on real-world experiences and usage scenarios. And as a little something extra, the session will cover some future directions in the Db2 utilities space.