23/03/2017 12:00

DB2 GSE Working Group Meeting on March 23 @BNPPBFortis, Brussels


Run and cry wolf?

Have you ever been in a situation where an uptake in activity triggers an alarm even when the activity level is “normal” for the particular time period? Well that’s the cry-wolf effect[1].

Nothing is “normal” in environments where digital business applications generate extreme high volumes of transactions, with unexpected or unpredictable usage patterns. All this places a massive challenge on DB2 management and monitoring.

What is needed for a healthy DB2 system?  What can trace data learn us? How to quickly recognize the impact of spikes in transaction volumes for mobile applications? How to differentiate between short duration spikes and increases in ongoing workload resource consumption?  

Nowadays, in your job role, you are asked to go beyond just monitoring to provide dynamic and proactive management of your DB2 environment.

Are you also looking for, or even better, do you want to share, how to determine what metrics to monitor, and understand what valid thresholds are based on current business demands ?

Don’t hesitate and register today for the next DB2 GSE user group meeting and join your peers for this afternoon packed with experiences and approaches for an in-depth insight in new and changed metrics, and a move to a more dynamic monitored DB2 environment.


Date : March 23, 2017

Location :     

Auditorium ‘Chancellerie’ @ BNPParisBasFortis

Kanselarijstraat / Rue de la Chancellerie 1 



By Train : Easily reachable from ‘Station Brussel-Centraal / Gare Bruxelles-Central

By car : Parking in the neighbourhood :

- parking Grote Markt -  Grasmarkt 104, 1000 Brussel

- parking Cantersteen - Cantersteen 39, 1000 Brussel

- parking Schildknaap -  Schildknaapsstraat, 11 - 17, 1000 Brussel




13:00 – 13:30 :   Registration

13:30 -  14:30 :    “Trace Records: The Answer to All DB2 for z/OS Performance Questions” – Bart  Steegmans, IBM

14:30 - 15:00 :    ‘Automation, Healthchecks, KPIs’ - Eddy Tiels, BNPPBF

15:00 – 15:30 :   Coffee break

15:30 - 16:00 :    ‘Automation, Healthchecks, KPIs’ – Gilbert Sieben, KBC

16:00 – 16:50 :    ‘A fresh window to DB2 – The DISPLAY command revisited’ – Phil Grainger, BMC Software

16:50 – 17:00 :   RFE - Bart Steegmans, IBM

17:00 - 18:30 :    Networking & Drinks sponsored by BMC Software



[1]fromthe fable “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” in which a boy who was watching some sheep called for help when there was no wolf attacking them and then got no help when a wolf did attack the sheep because no one believed him anymore.


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