developerWorks presents: Virtual Tech Briefings on IBM Information Management

Join our team of experts for a series of low-key and no-cost technical chats designed to get you up to speed on technology and products related to data management, data-centric application development, and more.

No budget for education or conference travel this year? Tired of webcasts that provide more style than substance? Join our team of experts for a series of low-key and low-cost (free to you!) technical chats designed to get you up to speed on technology and products related to data management, data-centric application development, and more -- and they are only an hour, so you can fit them into your schedule.

The focus of these online technical briefings will be on products and technologies related to IBM® Information Management products.

These online technical briefings are free. To participate, simply click on the appropriate registration link below. We recommend that you join the briefing a little early to do a system check.

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Each session may be recorded and each attendee may have the capability of distributing this recording. Each participant's use of recordings and participant information is subject to U.S. and international privacy laws.

XML and IBM DB2 pureXML for beginners

XML has emerged as a common standard data exchange format for e-business and Web applications. XML is used to construct data formats in SOA infrastructures, industry standards, and business applications such as electronic forms. IBM has introduced IBM DB2 pureXML to provide a powerful data storage facility for all off this important XML data. DB2 pureXML, available on the z/OS® and Linux®, UNIX®, Windows® platforms, provides a rich set of features that allow you to store, index, query and update XML data efficiently without the overhead of costly data conversions or application data manipulation. XML data in DB2 can be stored in the same table as relational data and can be accessed in the same query. This session will start with an introduction to XML and then describe the capabilities and benefits of DB2 pureXML technology for managing and querying XML data.

Speaker: Bryan Patterson, pureXML Solution Architect, IBM

Date and time: 24 February 2010, 1:00-2:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada), 05:00 GMT

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Showdown: DB2 vs. Oracle Database for OLTP

Learn how DB2 and Oracle databases compare when it comes to performance, availability, and scalability for OLTP environments. Examine logging in the respective database software, together with its impact on I/O and performance. Also, review available performance proof-points for both database servers.

Speaker: Conor O'Mahony, Program Director, IBM

Date and time: 10 March 2010, 11:00AM-12:00PM Eastern (US & Canada), 03:00 GMT

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IBM DB2 Near-Line Storage Solution for SAP BW

The SAP NetWeaver BW (SAP BW) application offers a Near-Line Storage (NLS) interface that enables you to separate frequently accessed BW data from “older” infrequently accessed BW data, yet keeping the data still accessible online. The NLS data is stored in a separate DB2 database, which can be installed on less expensive hardware and can be managed separately. This solution is fully integrated into the SAP BW. Reduced size of the operational BW data volume, less hardware costs, and better database performance are the obvious benefits. The NLS feature is becoming more and more important, because SAP BW database sizes are increasing significantly. Join us and learn how your SAP BW and your business can benefit from NLS new feature!

Speakers:
Karl Fleckenstein, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM
Edgardo Koenig, Senior Software Engineer, IBM

Date and time: 14 April 2010, 11:00AM-12:00PM Eastern (US & Canada), 04:00 GMT

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XML use cases: Customer strategies and experiences

The use of DB2 pureXML for data storage and manipulation is becoming increasingly common. This session describes some popular use cases that highlight where it makes sense to store, index, and query XML. Our speakers will describe examples that are applicable to a variety of industries, such as banking, insurance, healthcare and government along with their associated benefits. Learn about the impact on architects, designers, developers, data analysts and database administrators.

Speakers:
Susan Malaika, Software Architect, IBM
Matthias Nicola, Software Architect, IBM

Date and time: 18 May 2010, 11:00AM-12:00PM Eastern (US & Canada), 04:00 GMT

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Enabling from Oracle to DB2 9.7 the easy way

DB2 9.7 brought the biggest infusion of SQL features since DB2 V2.1. In this presentation, learn about features that lead to a ten-fold reduction in enablement costs when Oracle-based applications are enabled for DB2. The virtual tech briefing covers the following:

Speaker: Serge Rielau, DB2 SQL Architect, IBM

Date and time: 03 June 2010, 11:00AM-12:00PM Eastern (US & Canada), 03:00 GMT

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DB2 for SAP: High performance, ease-of-use, and low TCO for retail

DB2 optimized for SAP software offers high performance, ease of use, and low total cost of ownership, whether your business is small or large. In this presentation, learn about a joint IBM-SAP retail project focused on an end-to-end solution for store replenishment. SAP replenishment is an integrated solution spanning three components: SAP Merchandising for Retail (ERP), Forecast and Replenishment (SCM), and Point of Sales Data Management (SAP BW).

You'll learn about the challenges of each SAP component as seen from the database, and the DB2 functionality used to meet those challenges.

Date and time: 01 September 2010, 11:00AM-12:00PM Eastern (US & Canada), 03:00 GMT

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