Phil Grainger – BMC Blogs BMC Software Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:56:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Phil Grainger – BMC Blogs 32 32 GDPR – Some Data Recovery Implications Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:36 +0000 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 […]]]> Is the IBM Mainframe Really a Slow-Growth Market? Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:29 +0000 In a recent item on the TechTarget website1, CA’s head of Corporate Strategy and Development inferred that the mainframe is a “slow growth market” and that CA was struggling to see how innovation could drive further growth for them – acknowledging that this was despite the fact that “…. it (the mainframe) was strategic to […]]]> IDUG Portugal – Another Successful EMEA Conference Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:15:15 +0000 As I settled into my flight home, I couldn’t help reflect on all the wonderful, inspiring events that transpired this past week at IDUG EMEA in Lisbon. As per usual, the completely volunteer, user-based organization put on such a professional and informative conference it is no wonder that they have the loyal following that they […]]]> When Is zIIP Offload Not What It Seems? Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:18:04 +0000 Minimizing the operating expense of your mainframe has never had a higher profile, nor been more important. Through the introduction of specialty processors (such as zIIPs), IBM has provided significantly lower cost hardware and the promise of dramatic savings in operational costs. The primary reason this is so attractive and cost-effective is not just the […]]]> Reorging DB2 – Mundane Housekeeping or a High Performance Move?” Tue, 24 Jan 2017 02:03:04 +0000 Every DB2 DBA knows that there are regular “housekeeping” tasks that  you need to do to keep your DB2 databases running well – and one of those tasks is to run the Reorg utility. Today, there are three major goals relating to DB2 housekeeping which are addressed by running a reorganisation: Tidying up data that’s […]]]> DB2 10 end of support and what it means to you Mon, 08 Aug 2016 01:01:57 +0000 While most of us are looking forward to the impending announcement from IBM as to when DB2 12 will be generally available, it’s worth taking a moment to look back over our shoulder. Not everyone sees DB2 12 on their immediate horizon and not everyone is yet safely migrated to DB2 11. If you have […]]]>