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We would like to inform you about the following offerings by IBM for the SAP on IBM i community.  All presentations will be given in the English language and are open to SAP on IBM i clients and business partners around the world.

  • IBM POWER Technology for SAP Day for AIX, IBM i and POWER Linux during SAP TechEd && d-code (October 20th, 2014, in Las Vegas, NV)
  • SAP on IBM i Summit (November 5th to 6th, 2014, in Böblingen, Germany)
  • SAP on IBM i DB2 Optimization Workshop (January 20th to 22nd, 2015, in Frankfurt, Germany)

More information about each event is listed below.

(Updated September 29th with registration links for the SAP on IBM i Summit and the SAP on IBM i DB2 Optimization Workshop and October 21st with the agenda.)

IBM POWER Technology for SAP Day for AIX, IBM i and POWER Linux during SAP TechEd && d-code (October 20th, 2014, in Las Vegas, NV

On Monday, October 20th, 2014, IBM will host the annual IBM i and POWER Technology for SAP event prior to SAP TechEd && d-code in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This year the event has been expanded to include all POWER customers and includes a breakout session for AIX and Linux.  The event will be held on Monday, October 20 and will begin at 1:00 pm.  The following agenda is planned:

  • Welcome & introductions
  • IBM POWER update
  • Breakout sessions for AIX/Linux and IBM i
  • IBM preview of “Hot Topics” at SAP TechEd && d-code
  • Questions & answers
  • Cocktail reception / dinner

To see more details and register, see http://www.ibm.com/events/powertech2014.

SAP on IBM i Summit (November 5th to 6th, 2014, in Böblingen, Germany)

The “SAP on IBM i Summit” will offer a comprehensive overview of the business value and benefits of current POWER, IBM i and DB2 for i technology for SAP business solutions.  The planned agenda is designed for Chief Technology Officers (CTO) and IT management and will cover topics like: IBM Power status and roadmap, SAP on IBM i technical update, DB2 for IBM i benefits for SAP, best practices for SAP on IBM i, customer references and “Meet the Experts”.  The sessions will be presented by experts from the SAP and IBM i development labs in Böblingen and Rochester, MN.  The event will take place at the IBM Research and Development Lab in Boeblingen, Germany (near Stuttgart) on November 5th and 6th, 2014, attendance is free of charge.

This is the proposed agenda:

Day 1: November 5
10:30 A.M. Welcome Session
11:00 A.M. IBM SAP Partnership
11:30 A.M. Status and Roadmap of IBM POWER and IBM i

  • IBM POWER8 and IBM i
  • IBM Storage
13:00 P.M. Lunch
14:00 P.M. DB2 for IBM i – Technology and Directions
15:00 P.M. Coffee Break
15:30 P.M. DB2 for IBM i – Performance and Benchmarks
16:00 P.M. SAP on IBM i Customer Reference
17:00 P.M. Q+A – Meet the Experts
18:00 P.M. Food, Drinks, and Networking
Optional: Guided Tour of IBM “IT Museum”
20:00 P.M. Close
Day 2: November 6
8:45 A.M. Welcome Session and Wrap Up Day 1
9:00 A.M. “IT Study 2014: SAP in the small and medium-size business – Platform IBM i”
9:30 A.M. Customer Value from SAP using DB2 for IBM i
10:15 A.M. Coffee Break
10:45 A.M. SAP on IBM i Development Update
12:00 P.M. Best Practices for SAP on IBM i
12:30 P.M. Q+A – Final Discussion
13:00 P.M. SUMMIT Close and Lunch
13:30 P.M. SAP-IBM i User Group Meeting (open to SUMMIT attendees)
14:00 P.M. Kernel Switches & SGEN
14:45 P.M. ChaRM, CSOL und Incident im SolMan 7.1
15:30 P.M. SolMan 7.1 CSOL aus Kundensicht
15:50 P.M. Final Discussion
16:00 P.M. Close of User Group Meetings
Please note the agenda may change slightly closer to the event date

To see more details and register, see http://www.ibm.com/events/IBMi4SAP2014.

SAP on IBM i DB2 Optimization Workshop (January 20th to 22nd, 2015, in Frankfurt, Germany)

This workshop is designed  for IBM i database specialists, system administrators and SAP basis consultants who seek to optimize the SQL query and database performance in their SAP systems based on DB2 for IBM i.  The workshop will take place January 20th to 22nd, 2015 in the IBM Briefing Center in Frankfurt, Germany.  Topics covered in this workshop are:

  • Introduction to DB2 for IBM i
  • Science and art of SQL query optimization
  • Columnar database access defining and processing
  • Indexing strategies
  • SQL monitoring, analysis and tuning considerations
  • Application, system and database considerations for SQL performance
  • Native DB2 for IBM i database performance monitoring and analysis tools
  • SAP database and performance monitoring and analysis tools
  • Methods for analyzing and optimizing database performance in SAP environments

Speakers are developers and experts from the IBM i Development Lab in Rochester.

To see more details and register, see Events – CANCOM Events und Webinare.

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  1. Christian Bartels Post author

    Please note that you can now register for the SAP on IBM i Summit and the SAP on IBM i DB2 Optimization Workshop. Links to the registration pages with some more information about the events have been added to the blog entry.

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  2. Christian Bartels Post author

    I have updated the blog entry with the proposed agenda. The presentations will be given by key developers from IBM Rochester as well as key developers of the SAP on IBM i development teams located in Rochester, MN and St. Leon-Rot (Germany).

    There are still openings, so feel free to register if you want to know what’s happening with SAP on IBM i.

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