James Pickel

Speaker Details


James Pickel received his degree in Computer Science from University of California at Berkeley and is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM. He has been working at Silicon Valley Laboratory in DB2 for z/OS development since Version 1. He is one of the original designers of the DB2 Distributed Data Facility (DDF) and chief architect of the Distributed Relational Database Architecture (DRDA). Today his focus is on database security to meet the new demands for compliance and governance. Jim architected the new security features in DB2 9 and DB2 10 and is currently working on future security features across the DB2 family. He is a member of the Open Group Database Interoperability Group and his primary focus is distributed database and security technologies

Past presentation
23 November 2012
11:45 - 12:45
SQLAdria Seminar – Opatija 2012 DB2 for z/OS: Data Security Standard Compliance

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23 November 2012
10:45 - 11:45
SQLAdria Seminar – Opatija 2012 DB2 Trusted Contexts

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23 November 2012
09:00 - 10:30
SQLAdria Seminar – Opatija 2012 DB2 Connect: DB2 for z/OS Best Practices

The DB2 Connect clients have a large number of driver properties that can be used to improve your remote application performance. Many of the property defaults may not give you the best performance when accessing a DB2 z/OS server. This session goes through each client property and provides ways to improve your elapsed time while minimizing DB2 costs. This includes properties that can be changed to obtain the best query performance and best insert performance. Also, the factors are reviewed to help you determine what DB2 Connect client is right for you, The recommended network topology is discussed in order for you to obtain the highest availability when accessing a DB2 Data Sharing group. What properties can be used to obtain the best query performance or best insert performance.

22 November 2012
15:15 - 16:45
SQLAdria Seminar – Opatija 2012 Configuring DB2 10 for z/OS High Availability Environment for Remote Access

This session goes through the steps needed to properly configure z/OS in support of DB2′s unique high availability environment for remote access. This includes discussions on the TCP/IP Sysplex distributor policies; WLM service classes and goals and finally DB2 Connect Clients Sysplex functionality for both the java and non-java interfaces. Special set up is needed to properly configure DB2 in order to provide the highest availability, superior load distribution, and seamless transaction level fail-over for a DB2 data sharing group

This session goes through the steps needed to configure DB2 Connect clients to support high security connections used to protect remote access. The latest IBM Data Server Drivers provide support for certificate authentication for connections to DB2 10 for z/OS. Client certificate authentication security on a DB2 for z/OS data server supports the use of digital certificates for mutual authentication by requesters and servers. By using z/OS digital certificates, the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol supports server and client authentication during the handshake phase. A data server can validate the certificates of a client at the server, which prevents the client from obtaining a secure connection without an installation approved certificate. The authentication of the remote client’s digital certificate is performed by Application Transparent Transport Layer Security (AT-TLS) that is provided with the z/OS Communications Server TCP/IP stack.

22 November 2012
10:30 - 12:30
SQLAdria Seminar – Opatija 2012 DB2 10 for z/OS Security Features: Early customer experiences

This session goes through the DB2 10 for z/OS security features to reduce the dependency on SYSADM authority, define privacy and security policies on a table level using “row and column access control”, and enhance auditing capabilities using audit policies. This presentation will focus on some of the customer experiences of using these functions and best practices to protect your data, meet emerging regulatory compliance requirements and satisfy your auditor with minimum impact to applications.



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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