As I noted in last week’s blog, there are many things IT organizations can learn from the website problems on Healthcare.gov. Here are five more things we all might learn from this website situation or any problem project that has these types of issues.
Best practices and industry standards work. I have written . . . → Read More: 5 More Things to Learn from the HealthCare.gov Website Problems
Channel surfing the other night I came upon the C-SPAN video replay of the congressional testimony regarding the Healthcare.gov website. Thinking about all the testimony and the political partisan points I was amazed at the project planning comments, lack of understanding of the technological problems, and number of issues that were discussed. . . . → Read More: 5 Things to Learn from the HealthCare.gov Website Problems
During the recent Information on Demand conference earlier this month I took to my Twitter account to highlight and note some of the more interesting details from the various sessions. There were many sessions on the new BLU Acceleration DB2 10.5 for LUW that highlighted its lightning speed performance and other great features.
Many of . . . → Read More: BLU Acceleration DB2 10.5 for LUW Is the Best DBMS for These 4 Reasons
Information overload is the constant at all conferences and the recent European IDUG and US IOD conferences were both tremendous at providing great detailed information. All the enhancements in DB2 11 for z/OS, DB2 10.5 BLU Acceleration, and all the latest Pure Data systems were detailed at both conferences. DB2 11 for z/OS has many . . . → Read More: DB2 11 for z/OS Features and Resources
There are many new enhancements in DB2 11 for z/OS, and some of the most important ones are the ones that help data management handle the schema chaos within application development. Since the colleges are not truly teaching data management, modeling, or standard design normalization practices anymore, development constantly changes the data elements within the . . . → Read More: 3 Ways DB2 11 Helps You Handle Schema Chaos
The official DB2 11 for z/OS general availability announcement was this past week on October 25th. After hearing many detailed presentations at the IDUG European conference and reading through various white papers it looks like IBM has produced another version of DB2 for z/OS that sets the bar for the entire DBMS industry.
There are . . . → Read More: DB2 11 for z/OS Features “Out of the Box” CPU Saving
The IDUG European conference celebrated 30 years for DB2 z/OS, 25 years of IDUG conferences, and 20 years of DB2 LUW. With colleagues from around the world the IDUG conference helped everyone share their knowledge: company data management issues, problem situations; and understand what has been successful and what has failed. As I wrote last . . . → Read More: IDUG Europe 2013 — More Details on the 3 Topics on Everyone’s Mind
This year DB2 celebrates 30 years of helping clients. The IDUG conferences are always great venues to connect with colleagues from around the world. The stories about companies, projects, and tools are very valuable to understand the truth, the hype, what is working, and how it is being done. The following three topics seem to . . . → Read More: IDUG Europe 2013 – 4 Topics on Everyone’s Mind
The race is on among all the vendors to lock your new Big Data project in to their architecture, platform, and support contracts. All the open source Hadoop derivatives have boiled down to the leaders of Cloudera Impala, Teradata SQL-H, EMC Pivotal (formerly GreenPlum) MongoDB, and one of best–IBM’s BigSQL.
All of these vendor’s solutions . . . → Read More: 5 Reasons Why DB2 Is Still the Best Big Data Solution
Big Data disaster recovery is a big issue. Of course, any Big Data business sponsor vows that the entire Big Data database is necessary, and demands it be included in the disaster recovery plans. This requirement makes getting a Big Data disaster recovery sync point and understanding the intimate Big Data processing transaction details to . . . → Read More: Big Data Disaster Recovery: 4 Reasons Why DB2 Cloning is Excellent