Distributed access to DB2 for z/OS: the state of the art in 2018

Cristian Molaro, M Consulting - Tuesday 29 May - Session 2

With todays complex n-tier architectures and heterogeneous applications and platforms, optimization and availability can be a challenge. Fortunately, the ways on which DB2 communicates with its distributed clients is evolving and presents exciting new possibilities and opportunities.This seinar will deep dive into DRDA and into the topics that can help to optimize your environment. What did I miss in DB2 10? What is new in DB2 11? What is new in DB2 12?
Must know tips and hints. Performance and high availability best practices. Bring your own questions!


  • Distributted access to DB2: ecosystem overview
  • DRDA Connectivity options
  • Why to keep clients updated?
  • Demistifying pooling
  • Workload balancing and automatic client re-routing
  • Data sharing considerations
  • Sysplex Distributor and Distributed DVIPA
  • Client Sysplex Workload Balancing
  • Best practices
  • Recommendations for application development
  • Review of z/OS system parameters
  • WLM and distributed access to DB2
  • Performance topics
  • Accounting and Statistic instrumentation for DRDA

Platform: z/OS


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About: Cristian Molaro


Cristian Molaro is an independent DB2 specialist and an IBM Gold Consultant. He is recognized by IBM as an Information Champion since 2009. His main activity is linked to DB2 for z/OS and LUW administration and performance. He is a certified DB2 for z/OS and LUW professional and was recognized by IBM as "TOP" EMEA Consultant in 2011, 2013, and 2016.

Cristian was awarded ”Platinum RedBook author" for his contribution to 10 IBM Redbooks related to DB2. His latest RedBook is  "DB2 12 Performance Topics”. He also contributed as a Technical Editor for IBM's publication "DB2 Essentials" by Raul Chong and Clara Liu.

He has presented papers at several international conferences and local user groups in Europe and North America. Cristian is past-Chairman of the IDUG EMEA Conference Planning Committee, and he is Chairman of the DB2 LUW User Group BeLux. He can be reached at cristian@molaro.be