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Forum 2004

Solutions for IBM Informix and DB2 Users

A One-Day User Group Technical Conference

Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, VA

The Washington DC Area Informix Users Group (WAIUG) proudly announces its 6th user group technical conference:  WAIUG Forum 2004, the largest convocation for IBM database users on the U.S. East Coast!  This key event featured multiple tracks concentrating on database engine performance tuning and management, SQL and effective product usage. 

This exciting event included:

  • 14 Technical presentations by the top Informix and DB2 Speakers (6 IBM Data Management Gold Consultants, Speakers from IBM Labs)
  • Three tracks Covering:
    • Informix Adminstration and Performance
    • DB2 Administration and Performance
    • Tools and Applications for DB2 and Informix Users
  • Product exhibits and demos from our sponsors
  • CD with public domain software, and
  • A chance to meet and network with other IBM database developers, programmers, DBAs, and users.
  • Lunch and Refreshments (morning & afternoon)

Pictures from the Forum


DB2 Administration and Performance Track

  • DB2 V8 Data Warehouse Performance - David Beulke, President - International DB2 Users Group
  • Powerful SQL: Past, Present & Future - Sheryl M. Larsen, Sheryl M. Larsen, Inc.
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  • DBA Checklist - Dwaine R Snow, IBM Canada
  • A Technical Comparison of DB2 and Informix - Dwaine R Snow, IBM Canada
  • Informix to DB2 Migration: A DBA's Story (2 sessions) - J. Warren Donovan and Robert Carts, SAIC

Informix Administration and Performance Track

  • Monitoring and Tuning Your Informix Server - Lester Knutsen, Advanced DataTools Corporation
  • Database Design for Success ( 2 sessions) - Jack Parker, Database Consultant
  • WebSphere for Informix DBAs - Michael Chaney, ChainLink Networking Solutions, Inc.
  • Performance Tuning Stories From the Road (2 sessions) - Mark Scranton, IBM
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Tools and Applications for DB2 and Informix Track

  • Overview of Four J's Next Generation 4GL Product "Genero"
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  • 4GL Developers, Improve Productivity: FourGen CASE Tools and FourGen Accounting Software - Syed Kamal, Gillani, Inc.
  • Using Perl and DBI/DBD with Informix Databases (new tricks and tips) - Darryl Priest, Piper Rudnick LLP
  • Informix SQL Performance Tuning (2 sessions) - Mike Walker, UCI Consulting
  • WebSphere / J2EE Implementation Made (Very) Easy - Jean Georges Perrin, Awoma

Forum 2004 Flyer in Adobe PDF Format 

Forum 2004 is Sponsored by

Premier Sponsor - IBM DB2 Information Management

Advanced DataTools


Four Js

Gillani, Inc.

Click here for more information on our sponsors!