Mark Murnane

Speaker Details


Mark Murnane is a member of the IBM's Hybrid Data Management Technical Sales team in Europe, focusing on Db2 . Mark has been a member of the Db2 team in the IBM Dublin Lab since 2010, working on Oracle -> Db2 migration projects and providing detailed consulting to Db2 customers and business partners worldwide. His expertise includes Db2 pureScale, Db2 BLU, Db2 Warehouse, database systems architecture and high availability/disaster recovery architectures

Past presentation
13 June 2018
11:30 - 12:30
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2018 Using Db2 with REST APIs
How applications and management tools interact with databases have changed significantly in modern agile environments.  Db2 is embracing this change and REST APIs offer a flexible, driver-free way to interact with the database for both administration and user applications.
In this presentation we’ll explore the tools and APIs to allow query, data load and user life-cycle management without ever having to use a SQL environment. For Dev, QA and Prod environments this offers rapid and consistent way to interact with Db2 in the IBM Cloud or Private cloud environments.

12 June 2018
16:00 - 17:00
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2018 Rapid Db2 deployment with Docker and Kubernetes
The rise of Platform-as-a-Service has revolutionised application development and deployment. Applications s are composed, configured and orchestrated in a dynamic and agile manner. Databases, however, are still perceived as a traditional component lacking deployment or configuration flexibility.
In this presentation we’ll look at how Db2 instances can be deployed and destroyed on-demand, using Docker container technology.  We’ll also look at how Kubernetes can be used to orchestrate Db2 in a wider context to provide dynamic provisioning of entire applications.

14 June 2017
10:00 - 11:00
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2017 Using In-Database Analytics with DB2 and dashDB

DB2 and dashDB offer several features for applications to push down predefined or user-defined analytics functions into the database engine. Such push down provides better performance and data governance characteristics than traditional approaches. This session explains how to use in-database analytics features such as clustering and regression algorithms, user-defined aggregate functions, in-database scoring with SAS and SPSS, as well as data analysis and visualization with R. 

13 June 2017
11:45 - 13:00
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2017 What's New in DB2 11 - BLU Acceleration 2.0!

DB2 11 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows includes a broad set of enhancements to BLU Acceleration, taking the columnar in-memory database technology to a new level of maturity, performance, and scalability. This sessions provides an overview of new features and improvements in BLU Acceleration, including BLU DPF, native columnar sort and OLAP processing, columnar temporary tables, nested loop joins, richer support for SQL functions, extended codepage support, and other functional and performance enhancements. The new features will be presented through a series of examples with usage guidelines and best practices.

13 June 2017
10:15 - 11:30
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2017 What's New in DB2 11 - Part 1

This presentation helps you understand some of the most significant changes and enhancements in DB2 11 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. We will review the new fixpack strategy for DB2 LUW and discuss how the process for database upgrades has been greatly simplified. Additionally, this session explains new security features as well as reorg enhancements, performance and concurrency improvement, and significant simplifications for workload management and database federation. 



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 2018

Ljubljana - 9th & 10th April 2018
Belgrade - 12th April 2018
Šibenik - 10th - 14th June 2018
Zagreb - 18th September 2018
Opatija - 29th & 30th November 2018