Heart of Texas DB2 User Group
First Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Location: Texas Dept of Transportation
Lone Star Room, Building 1
4000 Jackson Ave.
Breakfast Sponsor: Compuware
08:30 – 9:00 Registration and Breakfast
09:00 – 9:05 Business and Announcements, Bob Brock
09:05 – 10:30 Application Performance for DB2
Wayne Slomiany, Compuware
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Testing with Production Data, Best Practices in Data Privacy
Luis Gasca, Compuware
** Directions to TX Dept of Transportation **
The building is on the corner of 40th St and Jackson Ave. Jackson Ave is one block east of
Mopac (loop1). From Mopac exit 45th St heading east. Go south on Bull Creek Rd to 40th St. Or
you can exit Mopac at 35th St head east and take Jackson Ave north to 40th St. Due to limited
visitor parking, visitors are asked to park at the parking lot on Bull Creek Road, one block east of
Jackson on 40th St. Building 1 is the only five story red brick building on campus. When you
enter the lobby, a security guard will issue you a badge. We will be in the Lone Star Room, which
is located behind the security guard.
Application Performance Management for DB2 – Presented by Wayne Slominay
Using IBM’s DB2 Universal Database as the backbone of IT initiatives is a sound business
decision, but the resource challenges involved can appear daunting. In addition to higher levels of
system complexity, DBAs and developers must take on new and expanded responsibilities when
working with innovative DB2 technologies.
As DB2 has evolved, it has never been more important to improve the quality and performance of
DB2 applications in test and production. Wayne will discuss approaches that help users avoid
the inefficient use of DB2 system services and techniques to reduce excessive wait time or
execution in DB2 system services. Wayne will also offer approaches to help reduce resource
consumption and best practices to improve application performance.
Wayne Slomiany graduated from the University of Michigan with a Computer Engineering Degree
in 1977. He completed his Masters in Theological Studies in 2005. He has been in the IT
business for 33 years. He is proficient in many operating system environments both distributed
and mainframe. He spent time as a programmer, system programmer, and DBA. At Compuware
he began as a Product Manager helping design and implement new products. He then became a
Senior Consultant instrumental in the positioning of products and solutions to meet the changing
Business and IT requirements of the industry. He took over the Product Consulting Division as
Senior Director and is currently functioning as a Senior Subject Matter Expert for Compuware.
Testing with Production Data, Best Practices in Data Privacy – Presented by Luis Gasca
Complying with Data Privacy regulations, mitigating the risk of sensitive data exposure, and
obtaining Data Privacy audit certifications have become priorities for IT organizations. Research
indicates that the majority of data mishandling occurs internally. In addition to security measures
for production environments, organizations need to protect data used for application testing and
quality assurance. To address this issue, IT organizations must enhance their QA processes to
protect test data while maintaining integrity, consistency and usability. In addition to implementing
state-of-the-art technology to disguise and de-personalize sensitive information, a Data Privacy
project entails an adequate understanding of its ancillary tasks, deliverables and resources.
Through a Best Practices Methodology, IT organizations are better able to deploy enhanced test
data processes to improve application quality; minimize risks; lower the cost of regulatory
compliance; and maximize productivity.
This presentation has been featured at SHARE West 2007 under session numbers 1454
and 1765. It has also been delivered at several Compuware user group seminars, and
professional association meetings, such as local ISACA chapters, etc. It has also been
approved for SHARE East 2008.
With 20 years of experience in IT, Mr. Gasca has held numerous positions supporting the
enablement, development and implementation of enterprise-wide software solutions for global
retail, telecommunications, financial, government and manufacturing industries, throughout the
Americas. With Compuware, Mr. Gasca is a Senior Data Management Specialist, representing
the Data Management product line in North America since 1999. He as been instrumental in the
strategic development of the Compuware Data Privacy Solution. And is a key team member in
the product release planning process, and a co-author of the Compuware Data Privacy Best