The SWAMI
of VSE/VSAM

 

Welcome to The SWAMI's Handout Pages
where you can download copies of The Swami's recent presentations

Please e-mail me with comments
and information about things that are not working for you.

What's new here?

Recent updates include:

  1. April 2006
    The Swami made two presentations at the WAVV conference in Chattanooga, TN.
  2. May 2005
    The Swami made three presentations at the WAVV meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.
  3. 29 April 2003
    The Swami made three presentations with four handouts at the WAVV meeting that just ended in Winston-Salem, NC.

How do I get a copy of one of these handouts?

Just click on one or another of these links, and if you have the Acrobat Reader, you should get a copy you can view on-line and, if you'd like, save to your PC or print.

Depending on your browser and the level of the Acrobat Reader on your system, you may need to "Save Link Target As" to copy the .pdf file to your system before viewing it.

2006 Presentations

The Swami's 2006 VSAM double session presentation
VSE users store over 80% of their data using VSAM. A little knowledge could go a long way to improve your system's throughput.
Performance Methodology
Some simple techniques can help you tune your critical workloads -- The Swami, Pete Clark and Ken Meyer presented a double length session discussing ways and means to measure and tune your system, and to estimate the effect of system changes. This is the Swami's part of those sessions.

2005 presentations

The Swami's 2005 VSAM double session presentation
VSE users store over 80% of their data using VSAM. A little knowledge could go a long way to improve your system's throughput.
Using VDISK facilities -- why and how
VDisks provide a way to exploit large data in memory facilities in VSE to improve system throughput. This is the Swami's part of a joint presentation he made together with Billy Bingham discussing why and how to use VDisks in your shop.
Performance Methodology
Some simple techniques can help you tune your critical workloads -- The Swami, Pete Clark and Ken Meyer presented a double length session discussing ways and means to measure and tune your system, and to estimate the effect of system changes.

2003 (and 2004) presentations

Batch Performance Hints
The Swami's part of a presentation given jointly by Pete Clark of CPR Systems and The Swami
What's New in DL/I
DL/I is IBM's data base subsystem, based on a hierarchical data model, widely used in manufacturing, accounting and other applications. It's been available to us for over 30 years, and this presentation covers recent upgrades to the product that can improve the performance of those parts of your system that use DL/I.
What's Really New in VSE/VSAM?
In the first part of his presentation, The Swami reviews the recent enhancements in VSE/VSAM, including e-business connectors, extra-large data set support, SNAP/SHOT (for RVA) and FlashCopy (for ESS) enhancements for very quick backup of your VSAM data. and support of 3390-9 large disk devices.
VSE/VSAM Tips for Tuning
This covers the second part of The Swami's VSAM presentation, including VSAM tuning and usage tips.

Who is this Swami of VSAM?
The Swami of VSE/VSAM is Dan Janda, who has been working with VSAM in IBM laboratories and the real world for over 30 years. He has been a frequent speaker on VSAM, VSE, CICS, and performance topics at WAVV, GUIDE, CMG and other meetings around the world. You are visiting part of his web site -- to see the more, go to http://business.epix.net/~theswami

   
 
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