Five Data Management Predictions for 2018

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has their 2018 filled with good health, happiness and prosperity. Once again I am offering you my data management predictions for 2018. Thank you all for great support in 2017 and countless emails regarding my conference, user group presentations and blogs last year.

For 2018, I will continue to . . . → Read More: Five Data Management Predictions for 2018

All Application Languages Can Access Db2 z/OS

Almost all application languages can use Db2 for z/OS. It surprises me when discussing the Db2 interfaces with management, architects, application managers and developers that they are not aware of wide variety, new languages and interfaces available to Db2 for z/OS and Db2 LUW. Below is only a partial list of some of the newest . . . → Read More: All Application Languages Can Access Db2 z/OS

5 Ways to Save Millions When Migrating from Oracle to Db2

Working with a large number of consulting customers brings many different corporate attitudes, database platforms, innovative ideas, styles of database utilization and cost structures for database operations. Software licensing, support and application development costs often lead into strategic discussions of ways to save millions. IBM is helping companies save millions of dollars by migrating their . . . → Read More: 5 Ways to Save Millions When Migrating from Oracle to Db2

SQL Big Data Performance Tips

After data validation, in most instances SQL performance is the most important big data performance factor in big database applications. Understanding the fine details of DB2 SQL performance tips can make a huge difference in processing time, especially true when going against a big data database. Since every design decision is magnified by tens of . . . → Read More: SQL Big Data Performance Tips

New z14 IBM’s Mainframe Server

The announcement last week of IBM’s new mainframe server z14 discusses how the new hardware brings more capacity and flexibility to computing than ever before. The new z14 mainframe server is a technology behemoth and has so many features that it takes a huge amount of documentation that details the specifics.

Being the nerd that . . . → Read More: New z14 IBM’s Mainframe Server

DB2 LUW Security: More Ways to Secure your System

Over the years, I have developed many of my security practices and used many of the government security guidelines to perform security audits in client environments. The combination of the government guidelines and my experience helps me uncover and secure the desired client’s systems and applications against ever-changing hacker attack points. One of the resources . . . → Read More: DB2 LUW Security: More Ways to Secure your System

Five Ways to Make your DB2 Data Delicious for Application Development

Recently on the REDDIT DB2 forum someone raised a question (found here) about DB2’s future in application development. The question and answers talked about the database industry and the reason DB2 is positioned in the upper right quadrant in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrants found here.

To address some of those concerns, here . . . → Read More: Five Ways to Make your DB2 Data Delicious

International DB2 Users Group (IDUG) Trip Report - Dave Beulke

Here is my trip report from the annual International DB2 User Group (IDUG) conference held last week. The event was great because of the technical, real world, pragmatic, and easy-to-understand content, especially from the user speakers. The IBMers, consultants, and vendors also provided great material to help make everyone’s DB2 systems and applications perform better . . . → Read More: IDUG DB2 Trip Report

DB2 Install Next Steps: Part 1

Tuning DB2 LUW systems, databases, and applications can be sometimes a long drawn out research effort requiring examination of every variable involved. Sometimes the key to the performance is examining the DB2 LUW system installation, its configuration, and the database configuration. This why I call this blog “DB2 Install Next Steps” because if the SYSADMIN . . . → Read More: DB2 Install Next Steps: Part 1

IBM Announces Machine Learning on System z

Last month IBM provided more details about their new Watson Machine Learning Initiatives starting with System z (WMLz). Beginning a new initiative with the mainframe platform is an interesting move for IBM. The new WMLz offerings:

Introduce an end-to-end enterprise machine-learning platform. Extracting core machine learning technology from IBM Watson, IBM is offering a new . . . → Read More: IBM Announces Machine Learning on System z