Phil Grainger – BMC Blogs https://www.bmc.com/blogs BMC Software Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:50:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://blogs.bmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bmc_favicon-300x300-150x150.png Phil Grainger – BMC Blogs https://www.bmc.com/blogs 32 32 IDUG EMEA, Malta – A highly successful EMEA conference https://www.bmc.com/blogs/idug-emea-malta-a-highly-successful-emea-conference/ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:26:47 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=13041 Phew – another hectic week is over with, and we say “Goodbye” to Malta. And whoever said having a conference in Malta in November was a terrible gamble with the weather had NO CLUE how nice Malta can be at the end of the year. We were blessed with clear days and pleasant nights – […]]]> SQL Performance Revisited https://www.bmc.com/blogs/sql-performance-revisited/ Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:04 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12961 Earlier this year, we presented a SQL performance webinar which discussed management of sub-optimal SQL, access path regressions, new applications, new CPU peaks, and more. We have since received these questions: “How do I measure how my performance has improved?” “How do I know what that improvement has saved my business?” Both questions are relatively […]]]> Simplifying SQL Performance https://www.bmc.com/blogs/simplifying-sql-performance/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:39 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12664 Thanks to everyone who joined the recent BMC/IBM Systems Magazine webinar, “SQL Performance – Does It Have to Be So Difficult?” which looked at the issues around SQL performance (management of sub-optimal SQL, access path regressions, new applications, new CPU peaks, etc.) rather than the technological solutions that are available. At BMC we believe that […]]]> Db2 11 – End of Service https://www.bmc.com/blogs/db2-11-end-of-service/ Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:10 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12325 When IBM announced their continuous delivery plans for IBM® Db2®, one question kept nagging at the back of my mind. Historically, IBM would support two versions of Db2 at the same time (colloquially known as “current” and “current-1”). But if there were to be no Db2 13 (just incremental functional additions to Db2 12), how […]]]> IDUG in Philadelphia – BMC was there https://www.bmc.com/blogs/idug-in-philadelphia-bmc-was-there/ Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:24 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12257 Things have certainly changed since those days back in 1988 when a group of users, vendors, and consultants got together with IBM to create what became a worldwide Db2 user group. They called it the International DB2 Users Group (hence “IDUG” for short). The aim of the group was to be independent of both vendors […]]]> GDPR Is Here! https://www.bmc.com/blogs/gdpr-is-here/ Thu, 03 May 2018 00:00:59 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12215 That date that everyone thought would never arrive (or maybe they hoped would never arrive) is finally here. Yes. 2018/145 or May 25, 2018. Apologies to those of you with significant life events on this date. What I am talking about is the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which finally becomes enforceable on […]]]> IDUG Hits the Big 3-0 in Philadelphia https://www.bmc.com/blogs/idug-hits-the-big-3-0-in-philadelphia/ Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:45 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12084 IDUG North America this year is being held in downtown Philadelphia – at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. IDUG is the premier Db2 event worldwide, and it reaches its 30th birthday this year. Yes – you read that right! The first IDUG NA (and the first IDUG conference anywhere) was held in Chicago in 1989. In […]]]> GDPR – Some data recovery implications (part 3) https://www.bmc.com/blogs/gdpr-some-data-recovery-implications-part-3/ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:30 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11852 Why Do I Need to Repeat Recovery Testing for GDPR? As we saw in my last blog on recovery and GDPR, the relevant part of the regulation says a company must have: “…. a process for regularly testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of technical and organisational measures for ensuring the security of the processing.” […]]]> GDPR – Some data recovery implications (part 2) https://www.bmc.com/blogs/gdpr-some-data-recovery-implications-part-2/ Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:42 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11822 Let’s look at ways that BMC Software’s Recovery Solutions for Db2 and IMS help you not only comply with GDPR, but also ensure that your business stays out of the news for all the wrong reasons. The regulations say that companies must be able to: …. restore the availability and access to personal data in […]]]> GDPR – Some Data Recovery Implications https://www.bmc.com/blogs/gdpr-some-data-recovery-implications/ Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:36 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11712 GDPR will be here before we realize it, so let’s look at ways that BMC Software’s Recovery Solutions for Db2 and IMS help you not only comply with GDPR, but also help to ensure that your business stays out of the news for all the wrong reasons. The regulations say that companies must be able […]]]>