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
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
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
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
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
Recently conferences were all abuzz with demonstrations of cloud computing and wonderful vendors touting its spectacular functions and features. While I was impressed by the technology, the flexibility of resources, the unlimited performance potential and the pay for what you use ideas, the cloud solution is surrounded by incredible hype and alerts the cynic in . . . → Read More: Reliving Client Server Through the “Cloud” of Promises