Namik Hrle IBM Fellow and Paul Zikopoulos IBM Vice President
are the Key Note Speakers this year at IDUG EMEA 2014 in Prague.
The session is called “DB2 Trends and Directions” and will take place on Tuesday, 11 November, 8:30 – 10:00. This is an unique opportunity to hear and meet two of IBM’s industry experts and must not be missed. If you have not registered yet – hurry and register before the EARLY BIRD discount runs out.
Business Analytics, Big Data and Systems of Engagement create new requirements that profoundly affect database management systems technology. Hybrid engines,columnar orientation, in-memory databases, no-SQL stores and APIs are the key trends that have already proven their values in some of the most challenging application workloads. At the same time, traditional, relational database management systems are still irreplaceable foundations for a large majority of mission critical, core business applications.
How is DB2 for z/OS affected by the new technology trends and business requirements?
Which of them are already available and which are being developed?
What is DB2 for z/OS strategy to stay industry leader under the new conditions and continue to be the prime choice for the most demanding data serving workloads ?
These answers and more will be answered in this keynote address.
Namik Hrle is an IBM Fellow and works in the IBM Boeblingen Development and Research Laboratory. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, IBM Software Architecture Board Steering Committee and many other expert teams. He specializes in information management technology and its usage by the enterprise applications. Namik works closely with the IBM labs worldwide, and helps customers deploy and optimally exploit information management products. He is currently developing the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator which augments DB2 with
industry leading complex query performance and appliance simplicity.
Paul C. Zikopoulos, B.A., M.B.A., is the Vice President of Technical Professionals for IBM’s Information Management division and leads the Worldwide Competitive Database and Big Data teams. Paul is an award winning writer and speaker with more than 20 years of experience in Information Management and is seen as a global expert in Big Data and Analytic technologies. In his spare time, he enjoys all sorts of sporting activities, including running with his dog Chachi, swimming and overall fitness training.