3 Game-Changing IBM DB2 pureScale Enhancements

Another set of great INSIGHT announcements that were somewhat drowned out by all the Watson hoopla were all the enhancements that are happening with DB2 pureScale. For those unfamiliar with DB2 pureScale, it is the multi-node cluster configuration providing the industry’s best scalability, performance, and data availability of any DBMS company offering today. Since DB2 . . . → Read More: 3 Game-Changing IBM DB2 pureScale Enhancements

IBM Big SQL Interface Out-Performs the Others

At the recent Insight and IDUG conferences IBM talked about its many new software products for modern corporation information management. These new products handle the constant flow of inexhaustible big data from new data resources like social data from Facebook, Twitter and other sources; location or motion data from the Internet of things, phones or . . . → Read More: IBM Big SQL Interface Out-Performs the Others

INSIGHT Conference Trip Report

The IBM Insight Conference has just completed. There were several major software, partnership, and direction announcements. All of these announcements were crowded into a very busy technical conference of presentations by IBM, third party software vendors, IBM business partners, and industry consultants who spoke about their ideas, practices and solutions.

The IBM Insight Conference sessions . . . → Read More: INSIGHT Conference Trip Report

INSIGHT DB2 Family Schedule: Too Many Choices, Too Little Time

The first IBM INSIGHT conference is next week. It was formerly known as the Information on Demand conference which was formerly known as the DB2 Technical Conference way back when it all started. Over the years the IDUG conferences around the world and the IBM conferences by their various names have always been great for . . . → Read More: INSIGHT DB2 Family Schedule: Too Many Choices, Too Little Time

DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” Additional Monitoring Capabilities

DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” was recently released as DB2 LUW Version 10.5 Fix Pak 4. As I wrote about last week, IBM has put a number of impressive features in this new update. Within DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” Fix Pak 4 there are several new and . . . → Read More: DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” Additional Monitoring Capabilities

DB2 11 for z/OS Features and Resources

Information overload is the constant at all conferences and the recent European IDUG and US IOD conferences were both tremendous at providing great detailed information. All the enhancements in DB2 11 for z/OS, DB2 10.5 BLU Acceleration, and all the latest Pure Data systems were detailed at both conferences. DB2 11 for z/OS has many . . . → Read More: DB2 11 for z/OS Features and Resources

Big Data Day Recap – 5 Very Interesting Items

During the Big Data DAMA-NCR Meeting in Washington D.C. this week, I heard from Svetlana Sicular, Research Director of Data Management Strategies at Gartner Group; Raul F. Chong, Senior Big Data and Cloud Program Manager at IBM; and John Adler and Madina Kassengaliyeva from Think Big Analytics.

Their insights into Big Data projects were quite . . . → Read More: Big Data Day Recap — 5 Very Interesting Items

3 Big Data Disaster Recovery Performance Factors

As I talked recently in my blog “Big Data: 5 Considerations for Disaster Recovery,” Big Data disaster recovery drives companies to intense analysis of the big data usage and its importance. Getting the business to discuss and define the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) . . . → Read More: 3 Big Data Disaster Recovery Performance Factors

Big Data: 5 Considerations for Disaster Recovery

Big Data drives the issue of disaster recovery to the front of the discussion. How critical or how much benefit your Big Data business application is to the bottom line of the business is directly proportionate to your Big Data disaster recovery planning efforts. The following five considerations will help your evaluation of the data . . . → Read More: Big Data: 5 Considerations for Disaster Recovery

DB2 Performance Tuning Your DBA Staff

As a consultant over the years, I have seen the characteristics of a number of shops and discovered there are many different ways to develop, support, and get the best DB2 performance tuning out of a variety of situations. I believe the most important component of successful DB2 performance is the people, especially the DBAs. . . . → Read More: DB2 Performance Tuning Your DBA Staff