Blogs

Heads-up! We're polling.

April 25, 2011 | by Mike Kearney, Sr. Product Marketing Director
You may have noticed that Thinking Inside the Box includes a readers’ poll. Thanks to all of you who participated in our first poll. Although I can’t discount all possibility of frivolity in future polls, our exercise has serious intent. As Phil Francisco notes in his recent blog “our clients are...

Netezza Inside IBM

April 21, 2011 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
Greetings! Realizing it’s been a while since I last posted here I thought it was important to confirm that yes, Netezza is alive and doing quite well as a part of IBM, post-acquisition as we launch into our second full fiscal quarter as a part of the team. Without sharing company-confidential...

In Praise of Bayes

April 17, 2011 | by Mike Kearney, Sr. Product Marketing Director
Statistical techniques such as predictive analytics help us make sense of ever-growing data. Analyzing signals – data streams created as events unfold –in-context of long historical records create insight to likely outcomes, and guide our decision-making. Let’s take a minute away from the hubbub...

Get Your Head in the Clouds

Data pros are adopting cloud computing concepts to offer databases as a service—easing management burdens and sending users to cloud nine

April 15, 2011 | by Jin Zhang
Data pros are adopting cloud computing concepts to offer databases as a service—easing management burdens and sending users to cloud nine

Tuning SQL at the Senate: E Pluribus Unum

When the SQL flow in the United States Senate went from static to dynamic, the database team had to see many queries, but tune them as one

April 15, 2011 | by Ives Brant
When the SQL flow in the United States Senate went from static to dynamic, the database team had to see many queries, but tune them as one

Securing DB2 Data

Grant privileges to a what, not a who

April 15, 2011 | by Robert Catterall
Grant privileges to a what, not a who

Fastest Informix DBA Contest III

Performance-tuning an OLTP system

April 15, 2011 | by Lester Knutsen
Performance-tuning an OLTP system

Taming Big Data

The realm of huge information flows is governed by new rules. What changes in the multi-petabyte world? And how will big data change what you do?

April 15, 2011 | by Lisa K. Stapleton
The realm of huge information flows is governed by new rules. What changes in the multi-petabyte world? And how will big data change what you do?

Big Data, Big Time

Series data, warehouse acceleration, and 4GLs

April 15, 2011 | by Stuart Litel
Series data, warehouse acceleration, and 4GLs

The Man to See About Certification

The guru of DB2 certification tests talks about how he puts them together—and how they help careers

April 15, 2011 | by Howard Baldwin
The guru of DB2 certification tests talks about how he puts them together—and how they help careers