Four Facts Millennials Need to Know about the Mainframe

When I talk to millennials coming into management and programming it appears that their knowledge of the mainframe is very limited or non-existent. Since many universities have stopped teaching mainframe classes, the recent college graduates don’t even have a basic understanding of the mainframe computing model, much less its advantages and why it endures through . . . → Read More: Four Facts Millennials Need to Know about the Mainframe

3 Areas to Verify When Experiencing DB2 Performance Degradation

When you experience DB2 performance degradation, you’ll discover no one has changed anything (of course), or admits to changing anything. Luckily there are a wide variety of DB2 performance dependencies to check. When DB2 processes are running consistently well, then suddenly the DB2 performance reports show degradation, or users start to complain, there are many . . . → Read More: Three DB2 Performance Areas to Verify When Experiencing DB2 Performance Degradation

Five Areas to Verify to Stay Safe in Your Cloud

There are a number of considerations for every company as they begin to conquer their new cloud projects, including several technology challenges such as data security, data placement segregation, and data access coordination to name a few. There are several other areas that can bring the business to struggle with any type of cloud project, . . . → Read More: Five Areas to Verify to Stay Safe in Your Cloud

20 Data Management Issues, Truisms, and Proverbs

Having many years of experience and working on literally almost 100 projects over my career, I believe I have learned to be skeptical and cynical of all aspects of a technology project. Being skeptical has served me and my clients well because it forces further analysis to get to the truth. Below are some of . . . → Read More: 20 Data Management Issues, Truisms, and Proverbs

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