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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.

  • SAP on IBM i DB2 Optimization Workshop (April 14th to 16th, 2015, in Frankfurt, Germany)

  • IBM – SAP Power Summit (April 21st to 22nd, 2015, in Rochester, MN. USA)

More information about each event is listed below.

SAP on IBM i DB2 Optimization Workshop (April 14th to 16th, 2015, in Frankfurt, Germany)

This workshop is designed for DB2 on IBM i database specialists, system administrators and SAP basis consultants, who seek to optimize the SQL query and database performance of their DB2 on IBM i based SAP application systems.

Experienced database architects from the IBM US Lab Rochester will teach how you can best exploit the  powerful features and functions of DB2 on IBM i to achieve best performance of your SAP solutions.

Participants should have at least basic knowledge about SQL and relational DB concepts of the DB2 on IBM i database, as well as basics of the SAP implementation process.

Topics covered in this workshop are:

  • Introduction to DB2 for IBM
  • 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

To see more details and register, see http://www.cancom.de/Events/ca713–doCancom-712–DE-WFS-de_DE-EUR?aid=788

IBM – SAP Power Summit (April 21st to 22nd, 2015, in Rochester, MN, USA)

On behalf of IBM, we would like to invite you to the IBM – SAP Power Summit to be held on April 21 and April 22, 2015 at the IBM Executive Briefing Center in Rochester, Minnesota.

The Summit, now in its second year, is for IBM i customers running SAP workloads or considering SAP workloads on IBM i.  This event is designed to help businesses leverage IBM i and SAP technology, share best practices, and network with many other businesses running SAP workloads on IBM i.  Presenters include experts from both SAP and IBM, with many years of experience regarding SAP and IBM i technologies and solutions.  
By attending the IBM – SAP Power Summit and you can expect to:

  • Discover the latest Power Systems, IBM i, and SAP on IBM i trends
  • Network with many other SAP on IBM i customers as well as experts from IBM and SAP
  • Learn how to leverage both IBM and SAP technology in your SAP on IBM i environment

There is no cost for attending the event.  Business partners and IBM sales representatives are welcome to attend along with their clients.

Tuesday, April 21st will be a full day with a networking reception immediately following the last session.   The sessions on Wednesday, April 22nd, including lunch, are expected to conclude by approximately 2pm.

Currently, the following sessions are planned:

  • IBM Power for SAP Workloads Including HANA on Power
  • IBM i Roadmap and Strategy
  • DB2 for i Enhancements
  • An Insight into Analytics
  • SAP Performance Improvements with POWER8 and IBM i V7.2
  • Customer Value with SAP When Using DB2 for IBM i
  • Planning for Performance
  • Considerations for Upgrading Your SAP Solution (breakout session)
  • Leverage SAP’s DBACockpit (breakout session)
  • Business Resiliency (breakout session)
  • External Storage Overview (breakout session)
  • Is Your SAP Data Secure (breakout session)
  • Sizing Your SAP Workload (breakout session)
  • Customer Roundtable (breakout session)
  • Business Partner Forum (breakout session)

For a detailed list of the planned sessions and to register, see http://ibm.biz/ibmi_sap_summit.

A comparable event in Europe is tentatively planned in the fall of 2015.

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