z/13 IBM’s New Mainframe Built for the Mobile, Cloud and Analytic Future

On January 13th IBM unveiled its new mainframe, the z/13. IBM mainframe System z’s world-leading reliability, availability, and scalability, coupled with its security and virtualization capabilities are needed more than ever as mobile applications take over as the most prominent and important corporate workload. Today’s corporations are embracing mobile workloads that grow at a much . . . → Read More: z/13 IBM’s New Mainframe Built for the Mobile, Cloud and Analytic Future

Five Data Management Trends for 2015

‘Tis the holiday season, and I want to thank all my readers for their comments and encouragement. It has been a pleasure and honor working/hearing from all of you. I enjoy the challenges of data management too much, and my curious nature has me continuing to explore and write about all its aspects. Data management . . . → Read More: Five Data Management Trends for 2015

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

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

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

IDUG Conference - 4 Reasons Why It’s Extremely Valuable

The International DB2 User Group (IDUG) conference is always great for talking with my long time DB2 friends, DB2 experts who have been working with systems for decades, and other colleagues who know the truth about IT politics, costs, and the real problems we . . . → Read More: IDUG Conference – 4 Reasons Why It’s Extremely Valuable

IBM BLU Cloud: Three Reasons to Try Innovation

The International DB2 User Group (IDUG.org) conference is always great for exposing the latest DB2 Family technology news. This year was even better with everyone talking about their successes with DB2 Version 11 and the many advantages of IBM BLU acceleration and its industry leading performance.

In addition to all of the DB2 information at . . . → Read More: IBM BLU Cloud: Three Reasons to Try Innovation

IBM BLU Acceleration: Five Reasons Why It’s Perfect for Your Next Cloud Project

These days, flexible computing power, application functionality, and data accessibility are paramount. Having the best application is only part of winning the constant IT battle of applying technology to increase the company’s bottom line. Through cloud computing initiatives companies are hoping to reduce their infrastructure costs, especially storage costs, along with achieving a flexible CPU . . . → Read More: IBM BLU Acceleration: Five Reasons Why It’s Perfect for Your Next Cloud Project

Five Data Management Trends for 2014

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 keep . . . → Read More: Five Data Management Trends for 2014

IDUG Europe 2013 - 4 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