Long before humans go to the moon or Mars, we'll need to send unmanned missions to establish the early infrastructure. Don Haderle, a scholar of the mainframe, recently suggested that mainframe computer systems will become the obvious solution for the moon, Mars, and beyond. Learn why.
Today, data is the most valuable resource of any business, enabling the actions and insights that empower business disruption. But it can only do so if it’s fully liberated to work for you. We’re working towards a future in which businesses can unleash the power of their databases without
If you read a lot of development blogs nowadays, you’ll probably notice a common theme: developers don’t want to deal with databases. They want to focus on designing, building, testing, and deploying applications that deliver value to the business as quickly as possible.
The word "hybrid" gets used a lot these days and can refer to many things from a database perspective. For system administrators, a hybrid database can mean provisioning the database in the cloud, on premise, or in an appliance, with the location being transparent to applications or end-users. For
Volumes of data generated from a variety of sources can be a challenge to wrangle. Take a look at the advanced Design Data Flow beta capability of IBM Bluemix Data Connect that enables consumption of large data volumes from disparate sources, which can then be curated for deriving insights and
IBM extended Big SQL, which was formerly exclusive to the IBM Open Platform (IOP), to the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) in September 2016. I recently spoke with Berni Schiefer, an IBM fellow in the IBM Analytics group, to learn more about the offering and the ongoing IBM focus on SQL.
Sooner or later, you will likely adopt a hybrid cloud. Regardless of how you arrived at that point, you realize that you need to understand how to deploy and manage a mixed environment efficiently—and you have to do it soon.
Enterprise-scale database technology needs to be on its game when it comes to thwarting security threats and protecting data from loss because of disaster or system failure. Take a look at advanced security features built into IBM DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows Version 11.1 that can help ensure
The latest release of IBM DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows (LUW) is generating lots of excitement. Following on a recent post highlighting the recent release, take a look at the robust set of advances, enhancements and new features available in DB2 LUW Version 11.1.1, particularly those that advance
From the general session to the Hack the Weather finals, attendees at Insight 2015 enjoyed an embarrassment of riches on day two of the conference. Read on for a rundown of the sessions and events that made the second day of Insight a resounding success.
The modern data warehouse (DW) lives in the cloud and is rapidly evolving into an in-memory platform for high-performance in-database analytics. As evidenced by IBM’s launch last year of dashDB and the latest enhancement release to the service, the fully managed in-memory cloud DW is already a
Many organizations today face the challenge of growing the business while maintaining a competitive edge and controlling or reducing IT spending. Enhanced processor utilization can be put to the test by an enterprise-scale IT services provider to achieve a high degree of performance and