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
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
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 deal with on a daily basis. The following . . . → Read More: IDUG Conference – 4 Reasons Why It’s Extremely Valuable
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
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
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 . . . → Read More: Five Data Management Trends for 2014
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
Last week SalesForce.com bought Exact Target for $2.5 billion, IBM bought SoftLayer for around $2 billion, and in April Accenture committed $400 million to enhance its cloud capabilities. All of these acquisitions, along with all the other cloud providers such as Amazon, RackSpace and Service Now, are helping customer applications with cloud capabilities.
Cloud computing . . . → Read More: Cloud: 12 Reasons Why the Future Forecast is Partly Cloudy
Another year has come to an end and it’s interesting to hear all the various 2013 predictions. Being around for a while I love the technology predictions but I haven’t seen one on data management trends so here is one for everyone to compare their own thoughts against. Please send me an email with your . . . → Read More: Five Data Management Trends for 2013
The world witnessed the Microsoft Azure cloud outage earlier this week documented in this eWeek article on cloud computing , the outage was attributed to human error associated with leap year settings. Problems and changes within any infrastructure are inevitable, even within cloud computing infrastructure.
Your company applications can leverage many different . . . → Read More: Cloud Computing: Managing Your Reliability, Availability and Scalability