The NCAA tournament is going to start in a few weeks, and everyone is going to get their basketball winning prediction bracket ready. Quicken Loans, insured by Warren Buffet, is offering $1 billion dollar prize for anyone picking a prefect bracket for the NCAA tournament. While the odds for picking a prefect . . . → Read More: Big Data: Three Ways to Choose Meaningful Analytics
The big data Hadoop hype is running into reality, and some companies are not liking Hadoop’s options and features. Following are some of the Hadoop facts that a friend of mine noted to explain why their company was migrating their big data project from Hadoop and into the DB2 z/OS environment.
Hadoop is not free. . . . → Read More: Why Hadoop Is Not the Big Data Solution
Today’s big data provides more analysis opportunities and puts greater pressure on every company’s business model to produce profits. Now big data analysis can be applied and used to optimize any and all phases of your company’s business model.
Customer sentiment, website clickstreams, sensor data, geo location data, all operations logs, and any structured or . . . → Read More: Three Ways to Pursue the Correct Big Data Project
The complexity of the systems, databases and applications continues to get worse. Getting a clear understanding of all the existing applications’ processing, dependencies, and workloads only gets more complicated and difficult to understand. As more complexity gets added to your in-house applications, or new versions of packaged applications are leveraged for their new features, the . . . → Read More: 3 Use Cases for Optim Workload Replay
The IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA) continues to be improved, and the Version 4.1 enhancements really help take your SQL program performance to the next level. The following five changes within Version 4.1 of IBM’s DB2 Analytics Accelerator increase its flexibility, availability, workload balancing, and sharing capabilities.
IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator adoption rate accelerates. The . . . → Read More: IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator: 5 Performance Enhancements in the New Version 4.1
After implementing a big database with billions of rows, it’s time to run your applications and reports. Hopefully, the database is partitioned so the applications can utilize parallelism and complete your application and reports quickly. When you begin to write your SQL against these tables, take into consideration the first set of DB2 . . . → Read More: 5 Big Data SQL Performance Tips — Fixing Generated SQL
Everyone is talking about implementing analytics within their company or department and using the power of big data to gain a competitive advantage. Previously, I talked about how to get your analytics efforts going in this blog post (http://davebeulke.com/big-data-five-ways-to-get-analytics-started/). The truth is getting an analytics reporting process into everyday business activities is a difficult task. . . . → Read More: 5 Big Data Analytics Success Factors
DB2 11 for z/OS SQL performance improvements help make your applications go faster. DB2 11 also helps address some of the latest coding problems provided by the latest Java and other development coding. The following two items highlight some of the improvements that come straight out of the box in DB2 11 for z/OS and . . . → Read More: DB2 11 SQL Performance Improvements
Another year has come and gone. Content continues to gain mindshare with the CEO as companies that get hacked and individuals on Facebook better understand the importance of governance, security and overall data management issues. Last year’s “Five Data Management Trends for 2013” turned out to be fairly accurate so hopefully I can . . . → Read More: Five Data Management Trends for 2014
Since this holiday season is shorter and more people hate the mall crowds, billions will be spent online this season. Unfortunately for management, lack of application development testing, up-to-date standards, and performance procedures will hinder profitability through poor performance of the company website. While the application developers will always blame the database, below are five . . . → Read More: 5 Performance Tips from the 2013 Holiday Rush