Is Your Database a Hero or a Hindrance?

Is Your Database a Hero or a Hindrance?


Available On Demand
Duration 60min
Kelly Schlamb
Data Management Specialist
Kelly Schlamb
Kelly Schlamb has been working with DB2 for LUW for over 18 years, spending the majority of his career in the DB2 Kernel development group in the IBM Toronto Lab. Kelly was a long time member of the Buffer Pool Services & Storage Management team, working on various new features and capabilities in this area. This included leading the team that introduced Automatic Storage and adding various enhancements to it in the DB2 releases that followed. Subsequently, Kelly spent over five years as the technical lead and manager of the DB2 pureScale Recovery development team. This team was responsible for designing and implementing logging, crash recovery, rollforward, and transaction management in the DB2 pureScale environment. In 2011, Kelly moved out of his lab development role into the Worldwide Information Management Technical Sales Acceleration organization as a DB2 pureScale specialist. In this role he is responsible for educating and assisting both IBMers and clients alike, helping them be successful with DB2 pureScale and the IBM PureData System for Transactions.

In today’s fast paced world, adapting quickly to changing business requirements adds a tremendous amount of pressure to an IT organization. In addition to aggressive Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for high availability and fast performance, IT must ensure transaction scalability for rapidly growing data stores and provide a flexible database platform for application developers to spin up new applications quickly and easily.

In meeting these needs, your database can be a hero, or it can be a hindrance. Does your database:

  • Recover from a node failure in seconds, or minutes?
  • Minimize the amount of tuning to keep it running at peak performance?
  • Optimize both the speed and cost of different types of storage?
  • Give applications transparency to the underlying database architecture?
  • And lastly, does your database require too many staff, and is it too costly?

Attend the webcast to learn which database works for you vs. against you. See how the right database architecture can help you achieve your SLAs and give application developers the freedom and flexibility to focus on their code, not the underlying infrastructure.

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