IDUG (International Db2 Users Group) is excited to return to Europe with the 2022 EMEA Db2 Tech Conference, their first European conference since the start of the global pandemic. This comes just a few short months after their highly successful North American conference in Boston.

IDUG EMEA will be held at the Edinburgh Scotland International Conference Centre on October 22-26, 2022, with in-person attendance and online participation options available. Infotel is a proud sponsor of this important industry event and will also host a speaking slot with Db2 thought leader and author Craig S. Mullins.

IDUG is an independent, not-for-profit, user-run organization whose mission is to support and strengthen the information services community by providing the highest quality education and services designed to promote the effective utilization of Db2.

Especially as the world “re-opens,” events like IDUG EMEA play a crucial role in the Db2 space, giving mainframers a chance to reconnect with so many of their peers, share the most up-to-date information, and participate in educational sessions unavailable anywhere else. It is also a chance for vendors to introduce their newest products and product enhancements and reinforce their presence in the marketplace.

Modernize or Fall Behind

Enterprise modernization isn’t just a buzzword anymore. It’s THE path forward. The “covid years” served to speed up the process exponentially. Gartner reports that 87% of senior executives consider modernization a priority. The question now is “can you keep up?”

Infotel, with our roster of mainframe data management and application development and testing products, remains in lockstep with today’s enterprise modernization initiatives. For more than 40 years, we’ve delivered proven solutions to help Fortune 500 clients improve the delivery of critical Business and IT services for their customers. Solutions that guarantee maximum uptime, maximum efficiency, and maximum IT savings.

DB/IQ v6.02 Available Now

Infotel is excited about our new release, version 6.02, announced earlier this year. Here are just a few of the upgrades and enhancements we’ll be showcasing at IDUG EMEA:

  • Improvements for Db2 SQL tuning (Check, Control, Explain)
  • Improvements in Eclipse Plugin which helps determine insufficient code and corresponding costs to the business if not fixed
  • Improvements to Index Administrator for improved cost efficiency
  • Improvements to Package Manager to manage ALL Db2 packages and EXPLAIN tables
  • Improvements to Quality Assurance+ to allow you to completely eliminate expensive Db2 traces
  • Numerous other product upgrades to help you ensure the quality and performance of your SQL Db2 applications

Bonus Db2 Coverage from Speaker/Author Craig S. Mullins

In addition to providing major sponsorship support of IDUG EMEA, Infotel will be sponsoring a presentation by one of the top minds in the mainframe space, Craig S. Mullins. Craig’s presentation, titled “Intelligent Automation of Db2 Administration and Management,” will cover topics such as the importance of automation for mainframe database administrators, autonomics and the types of automation, the consequences DBAs face if they don’t adopt a culture of IT automation, and more.

The presentation will be given on October 24th at 3:40 p.m.

New Beginnings AT IDUG EMEA

All of us at Infotel are thrilled to be returning to live conferences and trade shows in Europe. We’ve been a part of well-attended, incredibly positive shows in both the U.S. and Europe in 2022 and are certain the enthusiasm will be equally as palpable in Edinburgh this October. Be sure to visit us in booths 4 and 5 at IDUG EMEA.

Learn more about Infotel’s complete lineup of Db2 products at To schedule a free demo of any of our products, contact us directly at We hope to see you at IDUG EMEA in Edinburgh!