Patric Becker

Speaker Details


Patric Becker is a zSolutions Architect and Director within the IBM Db2 for z/OS Tools development organization. The team performs IBM-internal and external education for IBM Db2 for z/OS Tools, supports customer installations and conducts proof-of-concepts. Before joining the Db2 for z/OS Tools development organization, Patric worked as a manager in application development at a large mainframe customer in Germany before joining IBM in 2008 where he worked with customers worldwide on IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS. He has more than 22 years of experience with Db2 for z/OS and has co-authored six IBM Redbook publications, focusing on Db2 for z/OS, high availability, performance, and analytics.

Past presentation

In the life of an application developer, there are many lessons learned how to best interact with Db2 for z/OS. This sessions looks at an exemplary set of lessons that were either learned the hard way by breaking existing applications or the easy way by improving existing applications without causing too much collateral damage. Note that this session focuses on traditional application development for mainframe applications using programming languages such as COBOL.

05 October 2020
15:00 - 16:00
Building Jenkins pipelines for Db2 for z/OS

System provisioning, DevOps, Continuous Delivery / Integration are all modern-day initiatives that accelerate the delivery of business applications. Several open source tools can be used to orchestrate and automate these tasks. In this session we will dive into Jenkins which is one of the most popular open source orchestration tools. Learn how to build pipelines leveraging open source and vendor tools to interact with the mainframe and Db2 for z/OS.

28 May 2019
14:00 - 14:45
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2019 Db2 for z/OS & DevOps, Database-as-a-Service comes to the Enterprise

There are multiple studies that show the relationship between an agile organization and its success in the marketplace. At the same time, the competitive marketplace is tougher than ever, with technology savvy innovators entering industries and challenging mainstay enterprises. DevOps encapsulates the efficiencies necessary for the rapid, quality delivery of the software that drives these innovators. The database portion of the application is just as important as the application code, and has been identified as a major contributor to DevOps friction. This presentation will position where the IBM Db2 DevOps Experience fits in the DevOps world. With that understanding, we will dive into the details of the architecture and workflows, along with information about what this means for companies. Develop your understanding of this solution to elevate Db2 for z/OS into the fast paced, innovative world of DevOps.”

27 May 2019
15:00 - 16:00
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2019 New way of accessing your enterprise data

Today, organizations face a proliferation of data types – different formats, structures, multiple platforms – growing in volumes and needing to be integrated faster to deliver the real-time insight required by business leaders. It’s a daunting challenge complicated by aging tools and outdated data architecture. But what if all your enterprise data could be accessed through a single API, use a single metadata model or catalogue, and utilize a single security model ? What about accessing such data with IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator ? You can add data from almost everywhere outside of Db2 for z/OS to the accelerator and access this data together. It doesn’t apply to relational data structures only, but also to non-relational data such as SMF records, IMS DBs or VSAM data sets to name only a few. This allows organizations to leverage data sources together that were never designed to be leveraged together in the first place. This session looks into existing capabilities, shares an update of latest enhancements and provides an outlook into the future



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