Compuware Offers DB2 for z/OS Seminar in 16 Cities

7/29/2004 - Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) announced it is hosting a free, 16-city DB2 seminar series featuring Susan Lawson, an IBM GOLD Consultant and internationally recognized DB2 author and lecturer. The seminar series, titled "DB2 for z/OS Version 8: Are You Ready?" will highlight the new features of DB2 for z/OS Version 8 and its impact on DB2 subsystem and applications, as well as Compuware’s solutions for DB2.

"DB2 z/OS Version 8 is a release unlike any other, and organizations need to look closely at the new features and how to implement them with success," said Susan Lawson, President, YL&A. "Attendees of the Compuware DB2 seminar series will learn what it takes to get to Version 8, how to start planning today and how to best take advantage of the new features."

The educational half-day seminars--geared toward IT managers, DBAs, developers and system analysts--will be held in Indianapolis, St. Louis, Dallas, San Francisco, Charlotte, Richmond, New York, Atlanta, Columbus, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Toronto and Montreal from July 26, 2004 through September 24, 2004.

DB2 Version 8 for z/OS is the largest release in the history of DB2 and impacts several areas of a DB2 subsystem and applications. Susan’s presentation will cover the new features of DB2 V8 on the z/OS platform including:

"We designed the seminar series with Susan Lawson to help DB2 users gain valuable insight into the new DB2 release and to have the opportunity to get answers to their most important questions," said Larry Angeli, Vice President of Marketing, Compuware Corporation. "Compuware is committed to providing continuing support for all DB2 needs throughout the application lifecycle."

For more information on the seminar series and to register for a seminar in your area, please visit:

About Susan Lawson
Susan Lawson is an internationally recognized consultant and lecturer with a strong background in system and database administration. In the past, she has been an IBM Data Sharing advocate where she supported a variety of large DB2 customers. She provided technical expertise for migration to DB2 Data Sharing in a Parallel Sysplex environment, as well as troubleshooting performance problems during post-implementation. She currently works with several clients to help develop, implement and tune some of the world’s largest and most complex DB2 databases. Her other activities have included authoring articles, presenting at user group meetings (where she has won best speaker awards), and providing technical editing for trade journals. She is an IBM GOLD Consultant for DB2 and z/Series, and is an IBM Certified DBA and Application Developer for DB2 UDB Version 7 on z/OS. She is one of the authors of "DB2 Answers!", "DB2 High Performance Design and Tuning" and "DB2 UDB for OS/390 Version 7 Certification Guide", "DB2 z/OS V7 Application Certification Guide", "DB2 UDB V7 Family Reference Guide" and the soon to be published "DB2 z/OS V8 DBA Certification Guide."

Compuware Corporation
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