We all know that IBM DB2 has been around for a long time and was originally designed to house structured data, data that fits neatly in individual fields (e.g. name, address, phone number). In DB2 V6, in response to object-oriented databases, IBM then introduced LOBs (Large OBjects) as containers to hold unstructured data. For more than a … [Read more...]
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Are you working for a digital enterprise? Before answering, you might ask, “What is a digital service?” Here is a definition developed through conversations with businesses, government organizations, thought leaders and industry analysts: “Digital services are mobile-first applications that are intuitive and intelligent, bringing contextual … [Read more...]
Whether DBA’s know it or not, their companies are going digital. Take a look at your website and see if your business is promising customers “anytime access” or “mobile access” to the data you manage. If it is, whether you like it or not, you’re now part of the digital economy! The new digital economy revolves around the speed and availability … [Read more...]
One of your company’s most critical assets is its performance monitoring solution. Today’s consumers never sleep; they’re always connected and require rapid, unprecedented response times. As a result, digital workloads are extremely disruptive and highly complex. Outages are no longer measured in hours because every second that your company’s … [Read more...]
As technology continues to change the way we live day-to-day and as more companies drive to provide superior customer service, how is this going to impact your job and your company’s role in our new digital world? According to a Compuware survey of CIOs on the impact of new technologies and trends on the mainframe application environment, 91 … [Read more...]
During a recent proof of concept of our next generation technology utilities, something struck us as very significant: One of the test cases included a billion (with a “B”) row table. Not so long ago, million row tables were the largest we saw in tests. Given that, is it unreasonable to expect trillion row tables by the end of the … [Read more...]
As promised, BMC and Compuware have delivered exactly what they announced in February—a powerful combination of mainframe cost management solutions that enable mainframe shops to pinpoint the most costly drivers of their budget and take action—quicker than ever before. BMC Cost Analyzer is receiving rave reviews from customers for making it … [Read more...]
It seems like everyone is talking about the digital revolution and every company is looking to “go digital.” According to Gartner, 50% of businesses intend to be a digital business in 24 months and 83% in three to five years. Getting the digital transformation right is critical to business, but one thing is certain, failure to move is guaranteed … [Read more...]
If you work in an IT shop that has a mainframe, you’re probably aware of the fact that the budget gets squeezed—justly or unjustly—because of the enormity of the bill. Actually, if you added up the other systems, they would probably dwarf the mainframe bill; it’s just that, often times, mainframe billing gets lumped together as one line item, … [Read more...]
Here we are in the year 2015, and you might be looking to assess your team’s plan and priorities for the rest of the year. This is a great time to take an open perspective and ensure your Data Management priorities align with industry best practices. By ensuring your team is tightly aligned with proven goals, you’ll increase your chance of … [Read more...]