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DB2 understands in-memory is important, so should the application developers


Stream: Becketts
Time: 12:00 - 13:00


The launch of Db2 v12 back in the fall of 2016 introduced in-memory tables to Db2 on z/OS to enable clients to reduce overall transaction times while scaling up their workloads and making the most efficient use of system resources.
Each new release of Db2 continues to evolve the use of these techniques, and others, for performance gains.
While there are many, most familiar to us are likely Buffer Pools and in-memory tables. 

Now, with all of the attention currently being given to Modernization, making sure your applications are optimised has never been more important - regardless of whether the platform is AWS or z/OS.

The problem with Db2 in-memory techniques is that it is Db2 that typically determines when, and how, these techniques are to be used.
This is obviously of limited value to those responsible for many pieces of the modernization effort – the application developers.

This session will provide some insight into tools and techniques that application developers should be aware of in order to get even more value out of in-memory processing.
For specific types of look ups, the transition time and overall CPU usage could be reduced by more than 100x.

Join this session to learn why it’s critical for your business’ application developers to be aware of these tools and techniques in their modernization efforts.


  • Nathan Brice at IBM UK LTD.
  • p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Lucida Grande'} Nathan Brice is a Program Director of Offering Management at IBM. His current role is to lead the offering team responsible for AIOps on IBM Z. Nathan is currently in the US on assignment with IBM in Raleigh, North Carolina. He's previously worked with IBM for more than 20 years in the Hursley Lab in Hampshire, UK. Nathan has held a wide variety of different roles in his career at IBM. Initially in test and development before going on to spend more than a decade in different development management and offering management roles. Nathan joined the IBM Z team in 2012 and has enjoyed helping some of the largest enterprise clients in the world embrace digital transformation on their mainframe



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