XML sessions at IDUG North America 2011

April 25, 2011

Now it’s only one week until the International DB2 User Group (IDUG) holds their annual North American conference, this time in Anaheim, CA, on May 2 – 6. The conference agenda looks terrific, with more than 100 technical sessions, full-day seminars, panel discussions, vendor solution presentations, and of course lots of opportunity for networking.

The technical program also includes several sessions on XML:

Session G04: “Relational vs. pureXML: Battle of the Titans”
Konstantin Tadenev (UPS), Tuesday, May 3,  4:30pm

Session E08: “Real-World XML Application Development Patterns for DB2”
Fred Sobotka (FRS Consulting), Wednesday, May 4, 2:45pm

Session E14: “The XMLTABLE Function– A Swiss Army Knife for Application Developers!”
Matthias Nicola (IBM Silicon Valley Lab), Friday, May 6, 9:15am

I’m really looking forward these sessions.

Konstantin’s session should be particularly interesting, especially for those people who remain doubtful about XML performance. Konstantin and his colleagues have conducted a comparative performance study where they addressed a real-life business problem first with traditional relational database means and then with DB2 pureXML.  The results illustrate considerable throughput improvements and CPU time savings for the pureXML solution!

Fred’s session is certain to be very interesting as he will be sharing his rich experience from a variety of DB2 pureXML projects that he has been involved in. These include projects in e-commerce, government, and Fortune 500 companies where native XML storage, XML shredding, and construction of XML from relational data were required.

I hope to see you in Anaheim!


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