IDUG Report: DB2 and Mainframe Continue Strong Performance

Years ago, before I started my career or gave my speech at the first IDUG conference, many declared the mainframe dead. When I was going to college, the uninformed were saying the mainframe was old technology. The new z13 mainframe is not old, IBM just continues to improve it with proven technology and the fastest . . . → Read More: IDUG Report: DB2 and Mainframe Continue Strong Performance

Vital Java DB2 SQL Performance Considerations

Since Java is the new main development language for most companies it is vital that all the programmers know the best DB2 Java performance properties and considerations. During system and application Java performance reviews there are many factors that come up that impact performance. Below are several Java DB2 SQL performance factors that can have . . . → Read More: Vital Java DB2 SQL Performance Considerations

DB2 SQL Security Audits

With the all the hacking stories getting a lot of news coverage, security of your DB2 system is paramount. Doing a DB2 SQL security audit periodically or before your DB2 migration has been a standard security best practice of many for countless years and many DB2 Version upgrades. These DB2 SQL security audits help eliminate . . . → Read More: DB2 SQL Security Audits

DB2 Security Definitions

With the all the hacking stories getting a lot of news coverage, security of a company’s information will definitely be on everyone’s mind. There are many DB2 security options and features that can be used within the system, database, and application environments. As I have written before, DB2 security for row and column access . . . → Read More: DB2 Security Definitions

DB2 11 Migration Preparation

As some plan their vacations this year, others are planning their DB2 11 migrations. If you’re in the second category, begin by reading the DB2 migration documentation, and then look at the ten extra items below. These ten items might just help you avoid any issues or problems.

Get on the latest cross-system IBM maintenance. . . . → Read More: DB2 11 Migration Preparation

z/13 IBM’s New Mainframe Built for the Mobile, Cloud and Analytic Future

On January 13th IBM unveiled its new mainframe, the z/13. IBM mainframe System z’s world-leading reliability, availability, and scalability, coupled with its security and virtualization capabilities are needed more than ever as mobile applications take over as the most prominent and important corporate workload. Today’s corporations are embracing mobile workloads that grow at a much . . . → Read More: z/13 IBM’s New Mainframe Built for the Mobile, Cloud and Analytic Future

Five Data Management Trends for 2015

‘Tis the holiday season, and I want to thank all my readers for their comments and encouragement. It has been a pleasure and honor working/hearing from all of you. I enjoy the challenges of data management too much, and my curious nature has me continuing to explore and write about all its aspects. Data management . . . → Read More: Five Data Management Trends for 2015

4 Reasons to Consolidate Databases to DB2 LUW

As year-end budgets get finalized, and 2015 is planned out, you might want to reconsider your plans and look to consolidate any other database vendors into DB2 LUW. Substituting database vendors within projects is not the huge task it once was because of standard SQL, SQL PL, stored procedures, and other data access object layers . . . → Read More: 4 Reasons to Consolidate Databases to DB2 LUW

3 Game-Changing IBM DB2 pureScale Enhancements

Another set of great INSIGHT announcements that were somewhat drowned out by all the Watson hoopla were all the enhancements that are happening with DB2 pureScale. For those unfamiliar with DB2 pureScale, it is the multi-node cluster configuration providing the industry’s best scalability, performance, and data availability of any DBMS company offering today. Since DB2 . . . → Read More: 3 Game-Changing IBM DB2 pureScale Enhancements

IBM Big SQL Interface Out-Performs the Others

At the recent Insight and IDUG conferences IBM talked about its many new software products for modern corporation information management. These new products handle the constant flow of inexhaustible big data from new data resources like social data from Facebook, Twitter and other sources; location or motion data from the Internet of things, phones or . . . → Read More: IBM Big SQL Interface Out-Performs the Others