IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 48

STOP RUN
Strictly POLKA
DB2 pioneer dances his way across the country

B

Mike Westholder
is managing editor
of IBM Systems
Magazine, Mainframe edition.

In the late 1980s, Haderle and
his wife, Gail, took up ballroom
dancing, which he found to be
“very serious stuff.” At one point,
he suggested dancing at a less
formal German club. “They know
how to dance, though not strictly,
and they have a good time. So
Gail said, ‘This is it. Let’s go to
this kind of place.’ ”
Going to polka clubs
throughout California exposed
the couple to many of the
ethnic variations of the dance—
including Slovenian, Polish
and Mexican Norteño. Each
ethnic group has created a
distinctively American style,
integrating Jazz, Dixieland and
Western music with traditional
ethnic melodies. “It absolutely
is a fascinating amalgamation
that really gives it an American
character,” Haderle adds.
Around 2000, the Haderles
took their polka passion on
the road. While traveling the
country, often on business, they
stopped at clubs and dance halls
along the way. “We learned to
dance the various styles at the
venues we visited: Clevelandstyle Slovenian, Polish hop
dancing in New York and

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Connecticut, Czech
dancing in Texas,
and so on,” he says.
“You name it, we
dance to it.”
The couple’s
favorite is the hop
style, which is faster,
like a quickstep in
ballroom dancing.
“The Slovenians and Retired IBM Fellow Don Haderle and his wife, Gail,
Polish pioneered
enjoy polka dancing and its many variations.
these styles,” Haderle
notes. “They have the
for the Post Eagle Newspaper
appearance of being free form,
and a monthly blog, Polka
meaning everyone seems to be
Outwest (http://polkaoutwest.
dancing their own version; there
blogspot.com/), which has about
are no fixed steps. The dancers
500 readers.
create their own moves within
What’s the best aspect of polka?
the basic 2/2 rhythm—truly
“I love the people,” Haderle says.
a mix of jazz and polka.” The
“They’re there to have a good
Haderles—along with promoter
time. The music is great—it lifts
Gene Swick—even book Polish
the spirit—and the people are
bands and others to perform at
great. We’ve traveled across the
clubs in California and Arizona.
United States four or five times,
Haderle’s interest eventually
and no matter what club we go
extended to writing. Several
to, we are immediately welcomed
years ago, he was asked to write
with open arms.”
about the West Coast polka
scene for the now-defunct Polka
News and Polka Times
VIDEO
publications. Today, he
To see Don Haderle in action,
continues covering the
visit ibmsystemsmag.com/video
scene in a weekly column

PHOTOGRAPHY BY GARY PARKER

efore he was the “Father of DB2*,” retired IBM
Fellow Don Haderle was a child of polka. “I’ve
been polka dancing since birth,” he quips. “My
dad was German/Irish, and I belonged to German
clubs since I was a wee little kid. That meant polka,
waltz, fox trot, schottische, et cetera.”


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: zBC12 doesn't skip a beat
IBM Perspective: Strengthening the experience
Techbits: A microscopic short film
Partner PoV: End-to-end transaction management helps uncover and address CPU challenges
Q&A: 'Father of DB2' Don Haderle looks back-- and to the future
IT Today: Linux support for applications offers a compelling advantage
Case Study: Right Time, Right Place: ARBURG uses mainframe technology and SAP software to create an information-centric environment
Cover Story: Introducing zBC12 and IBM zEnterprise Innovations: New platform extends enterprise-class technologies to clients of all sizes, System z GM Pat Toole says
Feature: Stand Out From the Crowd: Latest zEnterprise extends innovation, performance and security to help businesses differentiate their customer service
Tech Corner: New zEDC Express adapter compresses data faster while using less CPU
Administrator: SMC-R protocol strengthens data sharing performance while reducing CPU costs
Solutions: ZEN TRACE & SOLVE; MegaCryption; Universal SSH Key Manager; TestBase
Stop Run: DB2 pioneer dances his way across the country
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2014 Mainframe Solutions Edition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Editor's Desk: zBC12 doesn't skip a beat
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - IBM Perspective: Strengthening the experience
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Techbits: A microscopic short film
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Partner PoV: End-to-end transaction management helps uncover and address CPU challenges
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Q&A: 'Father of DB2' Don Haderle looks back-- and to the future
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - IT Today: Linux support for applications offers a compelling advantage
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Case Study: Right Time, Right Place: ARBURG uses mainframe technology and SAP software to create an information-centric environment
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Cover Story: Introducing zBC12 and IBM zEnterprise Innovations: New platform extends enterprise-class technologies to clients of all sizes, System z GM Pat Toole says
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Feature: Stand Out From the Crowd: Latest zEnterprise extends innovation, performance and security to help businesses differentiate their customer service
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Tech Corner: New zEDC Express adapter compresses data faster while using less CPU
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Administrator: SMC-R protocol strengthens data sharing performance while reducing CPU costs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Solutions: ZEN TRACE & SOLVE; MegaCryption; Universal SSH Key Manager; TestBase
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Stop Run: DB2 pioneer dances his way across the country
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
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