Four Questions Millennials Don’t Want to Answer

When I work with millennials these days in all different management and programming duties, the experience is always very interesting. Each millennial has a very different point of view of IT and data processing. Even within the Big 4 consulting firms’ new hires, the college experience, IT degrees, consulting company training, and aptitude for IT . . . → Read More: Four Questions Millennials Don’t Want to Answer

Three More Reasons Why Millennials Benefit from Engaging with the Mainframe

Thanks for all the feedback from last week’s blog here on millennials and mainframe systems. This week I talk about what other attributes and ideas the millennials can get from the mainframe systems, their development, and the people who support the . . . → Read More: Three More Reasons Why Millennials Benefit from Engaging with the Mainframe

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 Use Cases for Optim Workload Replay

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

IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator: 5 Performance Enhancements in the New Version 4.1

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

Mainframe Is Still Cheaper: Cost Analysis of the Infrastructure

Working with various companies over the years I’ve found that mainframe customers usually have figures on the zOS mainframe utilization and DB2 performance statistics from their DB2 database environments. I am always amazed when working with DB2 LUW customers that these companies only create historical utilization and performance figures for the UNIX or Windows environments . . . → Read More: Mainframe Is Still Cheaper: Cost Analysis of the Infrastructure

Three Reasons DB2 and z/OS Are Key to Success in IT in 2012

Thanks for all the emails about the DB2 10 and z/OS discussion. It’s always nice to hear the many points of view on a topic. The most interesting email I received was “Why aren’t there any DB2 10 or big z/OS systems in Italy?” I think there are z/OS and probably some DB2 10 systems . . . → Read More: Three Reasons DB2 and z/OS Are Key to Success in IT in 2012

New DB2 pureScale on Linux Expands DB2 Family Capabilities

Last week IBM announced the zEnterprise with its new integrated IBMPOWER7 and IBM System x blades environments. This provides users with the ability to run traditional mainframe applications alongside any UNIX and Intel based applications. These new capabilities provide a one-stop cloud environment for businesses to deploy and scale any application from any platform.

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Smart Analytics Optimizer with zEnterprise—Your Private Cloud

Within the recent zEnterprise announcement there were several exciting comments about the new query performance within the IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer. This smart system leverages the integrated platform, providing industry leading scalability for data warehouse and business intelligence capabilities.

Queries that scanned entire terabytes of data that were previously avoided can now be executed . . . → Read More: Smart Analytics Optimizer with zEnterprise — Your Private Cloud

True Performance within the New zEnterprise

The new zEnterprise IBM computer was announced last week and it can run any workload. Yes any workload! Your company can now run mainframe, UNIX and some Windows applications within the new environment. The new zEnterprise is designed with performance and capacity for large-scale consolidation of any workload. As has been done recently with consolidating . . . → Read More: True Performance within the New zEnterprise