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 . . . → 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

Cloud: 12 Reasons Why the Future Forecast is Partly Cloudy

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

Five Data Management Trends for 2013

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

Cloud Computing: Managing Your Reliability, Availability and Scalability

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

Cloud Computing and Big Data New Processing Models Advantages

As I talked about cloud computing and big data over the last couple of weeks the comments have been active and great. Please keep the comments coming. First, let me make myself perfectly clear: yes, I am a cynic and data management is critical to all aspects of IT. Being cynical of any new situation . . . → Read More: Cloud Computing and Big Data New Processing Models Advantages

Data Management is Key to Cloud Computing and Big Data Success

As I talked about last week, cloud computing and big data advertising is everywhere. In my travels to conferences big data and cloud computing advertisements highlighted the airport billboard landscape. These airport billboards and magazine special advertising sections are continually saying that cloud computing and big data will reduce infrastructure costs, improve time to market . . . → Read More: Data Management is Key to Cloud Computing and Big Data Success

Get Ready for the Cloud and Its Data Management Issues

The attack of the “Special Advertising Section” is upon us. Cloud data management is being highlighted in many magazines these days as articles on cloud computing proliferate. When I recently picked up several financial- and business-related magazines at the airport, I was bombarded by Special Advertising Sections masquerading as cloud computing articles. Reading these special . . . → Read More: Get Ready for the Cloud and Its Data Management Issues

DB2 Performance Tuning: Reliability, Availability and Scalability

Traveling to different clients throughout the years as a DB2 consultant and seeing different database designs, development methodologies and tools being used provides some interesting technological perspectives. The complex nature of technology can muddy the issues within the business. Even as new buzzwords of cloud computing, Web 2.0 and other technologies come onto the horizon, . . . → Read More: DB2 Performance Tuning: Reliability, Availability and Scalability