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Central Canada DB2 Users Group

April 29, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Central Canada DB2 User Group

In its 34th year, the Central Canada Db2 User Group continues to offer quality technical Db2 education. This 2-day conference brings together many of the best speakers from IDUG NA and the Db2 Labs: Haakon Roberts, Sheryl Larsen, Bernie O’Connor, Steen Rasmussen, George Baklarz to name a few. For a fraction of the price of larger events, we bring you two days packed with educational opportunities within the professional surroundings of the Bank of Montreal Institute for Learning.

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Compuware is proud to sponsor the following session and participate in the vendor expo.

Tuesday, April 20 | 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Suppress Depression with Compression
James Magill – BMC Software

Fixed Length Data Compression has been around a long time in DB2. It promised performance gains for your application coupled with disk savings! What is new is Huffman Data Compression which is variable length. It promises even better savings since your using less storage to represent you data. This presentation provides an overview of fixed length and Huffman compression features, and discusses some of the performance characteristics. Then we will walk through at the page level and point out the differences.  Finally move on to pros and cons, and a process for taking advantage of the feature.

James Magill is a Lead Developer in Data Management organization in R&D at BMC Software. He has worked at BMC since 1996, in Db2 Backup and Recovery, as a developer, lead developer for Unload Plus, and has held his current position as Lead Developer for SCC that is responsible for all the common code that DB2 applications uses.  Prior to joining BMC Software, James worked at Texas Instruments in the Jes3/BDT group and developed and marketed the EDI Gateway, a communication product developed to send/receive EDI records intercompany wide for 12 years.  James has a B.S in Computer Science with a Math minor from Texas A&M University.


April 29, 2019
April 30, 2019
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