Frank Van Der Wal

Speaker Details


Frank van der Wal is Technical Leader Data and AI on IBM Z for EMEA. In this role he is focussing on enhancing the adoption of Data and AI on the Z platform. He established, in his 25+ years of experiences in IT, a large international network of customers and colleagues and is a frequent speaker on events and is author of an IBM RedBook and numerous articles and blogs on Hybrid Multi Cloud and recently Data and AI on IBM Z. 

Past presentation
06 October 2020
16:15 - 17:00
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2020 Apples, Trees, Gravity, Data and ... IBM Z!

Just like Newton explained the attraction between objects by the Law of Gravity, we see a metaphor in data and applications. As datasets grow, they become harder to move and are likely to attract applications rather than moving data to the applications. As we all know, data on IBM Z both is significant in size as well as in freshness. We might ask ourselves why do we need to ETL, morph, and manipulate data off the platform to another place? And although this paradigm already exists for many years, we see that IBM has recently put together a significant amount of technologies that makes it worth while to re-evaluate Enterprise Data strategy. In this session you'll learn how data on Z might fit in such Enterprise Data Strategy while complying to a hybrid multi-cloud approach



SQL Adria is the independent, non-profit organization that gathers relational database users for Croatia and Slovenia. It was founded 1994. and in the same year it has become the regional user group.

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Events in 2020

Ljubljana - 
Belgrade - 
Šibenik - 4th - 8th October 2020
Zagreb - 25th September 2020
Opatija - 26th & 27th November 2020