Apple and IBM Partnership to Leverage BLUMix Synergies

The recent partnership between IBM and Apple combines the expertise of the enterprise and user-friendly mobile application devices. The partnership takes advantage of the expertise of both companies along with leveraging the new IBM BLUMix Cloud infrastructure, the various software platforms and package choices, and many application development options offered. Within the new BLUMix cloud . . . → Read More: Apple and IBM Partnership to Leverage BLUMix Synergies

Another 5 More DB2 SQL Performance Tips

As I talked about last week, good DB2 SQL performance is vital for efficient processing. I also talked previously about DB2 SQL performance here, here, and here describing the many attributes that can impact and improve DB2 SQL performance. Fortunately all . . . → Read More: Another 5 More DB2 SQL Performance Tips

5 More DB2 SQL Performance Tips

Writing good DB2 SQL is always difficult because it is dependent on the database table design and the various table indexes available coming together with the purpose of the processing module, There are many DB2 SQL performance tips to remember and several are documented in my DB2 SQL performance tips blogs here, . . . → Read More: 5 More DB2 SQL Performance Tips

3 Critical Storage Performance Architecture Considerations

Architecture matters and storage architecture is being optimized from many different directions to make it faster and cheaper, as detailed in the recent Baron’s article “Tech Vets Vie for New Storage Supremacy.” The article about four companies that are trying to develop the next generation of computing storage to be cheaper from its current $3.00 . . . → Read More: 3 Critical Storage Performance Architecture Considerations

3 Important Big Data Design Points

Mobile phone growth, sensor data recording, and social media updates feed big data into our systems. Whether your company likes it or not, startups and the competition are integrating big data and analytics into every aspect of their marketing, products, and operations. Big data system performance system and high-speed database designs have never been as . . . → Read More: 3 Important Big Data Design Points

3 Reasons Your DB2 Environment Is Becoming Partly Cloudy

Existing traditional data models are going through transformations as Big Data, NoSQL, and Cloud Database as a Service capabilities rapidly take business to new heights. New business models are quickly changing the world with 55-person companies like WhatsApp scaling worldwide to disrupt/replace traditional businesses and services. Businesses can be created that serve millions of customers’ . . . → Read More: 3 Reasons Your DB2 Environment Is Becoming Partly Cloudy

IDUG Conference - 4 Reasons Why It’s Extremely Valuable

The International DB2 User Group (IDUG) conference is always great for talking with my long time DB2 friends, DB2 experts who have been working with systems for decades, and other colleagues who know the truth about IT politics, costs, and the real problems we deal with on a daily basis. The following . . . → Read More: IDUG Conference – 4 Reasons Why It’s Extremely Valuable

IBM BLU Cloud: Three Reasons to Try Innovation

The International DB2 User Group (IDUG.org) conference is always great for exposing the latest DB2 Family technology news. This year was even better with everyone talking about their successes with DB2 Version 11 and the many advantages of IBM BLU acceleration and its industry leading performance.

In addition to all of the DB2 information at . . . → Read More: IBM BLU Cloud: Three Reasons to Try Innovation

IBM DB2 BLU Best Database I/O Performance

As I talked about database I/O performance the last three weeks here, here, and here, optimizing database I/O performance involves many different factors. When I left off last week I talked about the parameters for pinning your popular objects into DB2’s . . . → Read More: IBM DB2 BLU Best Database I/O Performance

Going Deeper into Improving Database I/O Performance

As I talked about last week, and the week before, tuning application and database performance by optimizing database I/O performance involves many different components. When I left off last week I referenced that the physical I/O path components need to be tracked back through the FICON channels, the storage device cache . . . → Read More: Going Deeper into Improving Database I/O Performance