WHO ARE WE?
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 of IDUG. The members of SQL Adria are companies, e.g. users of relational databases (mainly DB2) on the one hand, and vendors on the other. The members of SQL Adria are well known and distinctive companies from Croatia and Slovenia (banks, health and pension insurance institutes, finance agency, IS and IT support agency, company for electricity distribution,…).
As vendor members, CA, IBM, BMC, Compuware,… have been supporting our activities throughout past years. The main body of SQL Adria is the presidency, ellected on annually basis. The presidency proposes and delivers the plan and the programme for every year, trying to address today’s challenges and interest of the members. It also confirms the terms of realization, and it manages incomes and expensis.
In order to get continous education, to share knowledge, to exchange ideas and experience among users and vendors, SQL Adria organizes conferences and seminars. Since we are all facing the challenges in DB2 world, through the conferences and seminars that have been organized, with the most prominent speakers, everybody can improve the knowledge and share the experience.
Every year two one-day conferences have been organized. Our spring conference is usually in Slovenia and the autumn conference is in Croatia. On the conference, 4-5 presentations are held. One of them is the user presentation that covers the solutions and experiences in practice. Each vendor member can be the sponsor of the conferences. The sponsor proposes the topic for one or two presentations, that should be approved by the presidency and other vendor members.
Being the member of SQL Adria, companies and vendors have the opportunity to send five participants to attend each conference and/or seminar without paying the conference fee.
The three-days summer conference is a full hit – for the last six years it has been gathering the great experts – Jan Henderyckx, Susan Lawson, Maria Sarikos, Phil Grainger, Namik Hrle, Tapio Lahdenmaki, Zeljen Stanic,…who have been sharing their knowledge and experiences with the participants – let me mention how interesting their presentations are! The traditional sponsor of these conferences is CA, who also has its user day, at the beginning of the conference, where presentations focusing on CA solutions and announcements could be seen.
Besides, every year it is held in Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Due to the all these facts, and the fact that the number of attendees is getting bigger every year, this conference has become the real international event.
The last, but not the least, the two-days seminar is usually held in November, under the sponsorship of IBM. It covers one specific topic (last year Enterprise Content Management, the year before XML, SQL Performance Management,….) that is worked out in detail.
As we are all in the process of continous learning, attending the conferences and the seminars are the great possibility to brush up our knowledge and learn something new!
Our members: APIS IT d.o.o. grada Zagreba, Zagrebačka banka d.d., HZMO RH, FINA Zagreb, Informatika d.d. Maribor, Nova ljubljanska banka, Zavod za zdravstveno zavarovanje Slovenije, GIZ distribucije električne energije Slovenija, Zavod za pokojninsko in invalidsko zavarovanje Slovenije, Vestigo
Vendor members IBM, CA