• August 20, 2018

Healthy data governance makes for healthy patients

This week, I am in India to attend the 2018 Great Indian Developer Summit. So far, I am so impressed with the quality of all the presentations and workshops I’ve attended, particularly those from my fellow Rocketeers. India is one of the world’s great centers for IT talent, and this event really reflected that. I […]

Hot database management

Hot, efficient IMS database management

As data volumes and streams continue to grow, driven by everything from online commerce to social media feeds, efficient database management is becoming ever more challenging for IT. And when you consider the realities of shrinking IT budgets and reductions in human resources and technical skills, automation emerges as a compelling solution. One enterprise customer […]

Universal data access

True hybrid: fueling IBM Bluemix applications with mainframe data

It’s the burning question for many companies reliant on enterprise systems: how do I extend my mainframe data to cloud, mobile and analytics applications? And there’s no question they need to do this. The majority of core mission-critical workloads are still running on mainframes and that continues to grow. Most consumer and business transactions – […]

IBM z13s mainframe

Rocket Data Virtualization and IBM® mainframes: a winning combination for modern computing

Today IBM introduced the z13sTM, a new version of the popular z13TM mainframe. If you haven’t heard about it yet, the z13s combines all of the power of the original z13 with an increased level of flexibility and more configuration options—all in a smaller physical footprint. IBM also announced that all new IBM z13 and […]

Data at the edge

Live from IBM Insight2015: An insight into the future–data at the edge

Data is fueling the insight economy and has the potential to disrupt entire industries. According to the IBM Research Global Technology Outlook, a new approach is required in order for businesses to benefit from higher quality insights and time-critical decisions.     The next IT paradigm The rate of data creation is twice the expansion […]

Rocket Mainframe Data Service for Bluemix

Rocket Mainframe Data Service: Bluemix Meets Mainframe Data

This is part 1 of a five-part series on accessing mainframe data from your Bluemix applications. Part 1: Bluemix Meets Mainframe Data (this entry) Part 2: Installing Rocket Mainframe Data Service on Your Mainframe Part 3: Mapping Your Mainframe Data for Access From Bluemix Part 4: Building an Application in Bluemix That Accesses Mainframe Data […]

MIrroring

Why mirroring alone falls short for adequate data protection

We held a very informative webinar recently on DASD backup and recovery for z/OS environments. One of the questions that came up was “why do I need your backup and recovery solution when I already mirror to another site?” This question is certainly not uncommon. Many of our account executives say that they run into […]

Drowning in data? These four tips will come to your rescue.

As a guy who began his career two decades ago as a data analyst, stringing those three words together (“drowning in data”) in the subject line wasn’t easy…but sadly it can be true. One of my challenges as a consultant is managing the amount of data that I work with. A good majority of my […]

BI Tools and Data Responsibility

“Traditionally, industry-leading BI tool vendors relied heavily on other technologies to access, transform, cleanse, integrate, and manage the data their tools would bring to life in the form of reports, briefing books and dashboards. Skilled IT professionals created data warehouses, data marts, OLAP cubes, and other intermediary managed environments. These environments were modeled and developed […]