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2013 Highlights: Databases, Strategy, and Governance

Happy Holidays to the information management community from the IBM Data magazine staff

IBM Data magazine is closing out 2013 with a collection of feature and column highlights from the past year. The many contributions from our talented and generous subject-matter experts provided abundant coverage of thought leadership, best practices, and tools not only for big data and analytics (see the companion installment, "2013 Highlights: Big Data and Analytics"), but databases, information strategy, integration and governance, and other key areas.

Would you like to revisit popular postings from IBM Data magazine's DB2 for z/OS, Governance, and Informix columns? Discover career paths on the rise? Brush up on best practices for test data management? The IBM Data magazine staff offers this installment spotlighting popular articles from the past year that covered databases, business strategy, and governance. Enjoy the holidays, and please share any thoughts, suggestions for 2014, or questions in the comments.

 

Feature highlights

 

I Am an Information Strategist   I Am an Information Strategist
February 2013
By Steve Adler
This new role draws on multiple business and IT disciplines to help
organizations make the most of their data
 
Borrowing From Science to Revolutionize Business Analytics Borrowing From Science to Revolutionize Business Analytics
April 2013
By Chris Young
Intel and IBM collaboration delivers a quantum leap forward with
25x faster performance in IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration
 
Super Analytics, Super Easy Super Analytics, Super Easy
April 2013
By Sam Lightstone, Guy Lohman, and Berni Schiefer
Introducing IBM DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration
 
Big Data and Business Innovation Big Data and Business Innovation
May 2013
By Krish Krishnan
Big data provides a powerful resource for defining your organization’s
value to your customers
 
Big Data and Business Innovation Hybrid MDM: The Best of Both MDM Worlds
May 2013
By Jennifer McGinn and Stephanie Hazlewood
Addressing the need for multiple styles in the same infrastructure with
IBM InfoSphere MDM
 
5 Best Practices for Test Data Management 5 Best Practices for Test Data Management
July 2013
By Kimberly Madia
Extract subsets of production data for continuous testing at warp speed
 
Business and IT Collaboration: Essential for Big Data Information Governance Business and IT Collaboration: Essential for Big Data Information Governance
July 2013
By Robert Routzahn
Well-informed business decisions depend on trustworthy information obtained from agile, automated integration and governance
 
No More Excuses: Improving Business Processes and Decisions No More Excuses: Improving Business
Processes and Decisions

July 2013
By Trey Anderson III, Jay Limburn, and Anju Willard
Your business decisions can be only as good as the data and
processes that go into them
 
Storing Native XML in a DB2 Table Column Storing Native XML in a DB2 Table Column
July 2013
By Kurt Struyf
Learn the basics of the global standard in data exchange
 
Debunking Database Archiving Myths Debunking Database Archiving Myths
August 2013
By Swati Moran
Think quick-fix approaches optimize costs and justify not
implementing an archiving strategy? Think again
 
Big Data Adventures Big Data Adventures
September 2013
By Praveenkumar Hosangadi
Avoid complexity when integrating big data into enterprise architectures
 
Rethinking Compression Rethinking Compression
September 2013
By Tom Rieger
IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration streamlines storage and access of
columnar data in an ecosystem of optimization

 

Column highlights

DB2 for z/OS
Performance and Capacity Considerations for zIIIP Engines   Performance and Capacity Considerations for zIIP Engines
April 2013
By Cristian Molaro
zIIP engines can dramatically reduce mainframe TCO—but they must be
handled differently than general-purpose processors
 
The What, How, and Why of DB2 Accelerators The What, How, and Why of DB2 Accelerators
May 2013
By Cristian Molaro
Direct answers to the most important questions about DB2 accelerators
 
Do Not Ignore Structured Data in Big Data Analytics Do Not Ignore Structured Data in Big Data Analytics
July 2013
By Cristian Molaro
The important role of structured data when gleaning information from big data

 

Governance
Getting Started with Information Governance: The Glossary Approach   Getting Started with Information Governance: The Glossary Approach
February 2013
By Paula Wiles Sigmon
Shared definitions of key terms help align business and IT and make
analysis more meaningful and trusted
 
The Big Data Paradox: More Data, Less Confidence The Big Data Paradox: More Data, Less Confidence
June 2013
By Paula Wiles Sigmon
Confidence is not an all-or-nothing attribute
 
Meet the New Boss Meet the New Boss
October 2013
By Paula Wiles Sigmon
Chief data officers bring a new level of confidence in big data

 

Informix
Are Your Database Backups Safe?   Are Your Database Backups Safe?
February 2013
By Lester Knutsen
Using archecker to make sure your database backups work properly
 
Informix 12.10: New Grid Queries Informix 12.10: New Grid Queries
April 2013
By Lester Knutsen
A paradigm shift in thinking about database queries
 
Minimizing Buffer Turnover Rate Minimizing Buffer Turnover Rate
June 2013
By Lester Knutsen
Optimize Informix database server memory management to help
reduce database memory churn