Big data & analytics

A conversation about metadata management featuring Forrester Analyst Michele Goetz

AI, Big data & analytics, Storage

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Forrester Principal Analyst Michele Goetz following a research study on the subject of metadata management conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by IBM. Michele’s research covers artificial intelligence technologies and consultancies, semantic technology, data management strategy, data governance and data integration, and includes within its scope the ...read more


Transforming IT by delivering infrastructure agility at scale

Modern data platforms, Multicloud, Workload & resource optimization

From time to time, we invite industry thought leaders to share their opinions and insights on current technology trends to the IBM Systems IT Infrastructure blog. The opinions in these posts are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM. If you’re a startup developing a new application to test, iterate and ...read more


IBM i – The driverless variant of IT infrastructure

Big data & analytics, Modern data platforms, Power servers

I am, quite frankly, not looking forward to the advent of autonomous automobiles. I happily drive a sporty, stick-shift vehicle myself. But what does intrigue me is autonomous IT infrastructure. I keep track of developments in autonomous IT and consider it to be an early-stage trend that will not reach maturity for several more years. ...read more


What is the ROI of IBM Power Systems for SAP HANA?

Power servers, Power Systems, Workload & resource optimization

Infrastructure plays a critical role in the success of SAP HANA deployments. Organizations deploy SAP HANA applications to streamline business processes and generate real-time insights. However, exploiting these capabilities place massive scalability and availability demands on the IT infrastructure. These demands need to be met in an environment that constantly changes with the business needs. ...read more


For enterprise AI, horsepower changes everything

AI, Deep learning, Workload & resource optimization

This blog post is sponsored by IBM. The author, Peter Rutten, is a Research Director for the IDC Enterprise Infrastructure Practice, focusing on high-end, accelerated, and heterogeneous infrastructure and their use cases. Information and opinions contained in this article are his own, based on research conducted for IDC. An IDC survey that I performed in ...read more


Persistent memory enhancements on IBM Power Systems for SAP HANA

Modern data platforms, Power servers, Power Systems

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the IBM strategy for existing and upcoming memory technologies is anchored in embracing the open ecosystem that gives clients choices to help solve real problems. When IBM and SAP jointly announced support for SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems four years ago, IBM didn’t simply follow what other SAP certified ...read more


Where to find unrivaled IBM i performance expertise

IBM Systems Lab Services, Modern data platforms, Power Systems

You have options when it comes to getting help with a performance problem on IBM i. If it’s an IBM product issue, you turn to IBM Support. But who else can provide comprehensive support that includes access to all of IBM’s resources for difficult problems? IBM Systems Lab Services. Beyond support problems, IBM Systems Lab ...read more


Migration from Oracle Exadata to IBM LinuxONE

IBM Systems Lab Services, LinuxONE solutions, Modern data platforms

With Oracle customers facing an uncertain SPARC future, many are reconsidering what the IT infrastructure of their future looks like. Those looking for consolidation of their Oracle workloads, as well as high performance, security, resiliency, availability, massive scalability and virtualization may find their answer with IBM LinuxONE with flash arrays. While moving to LinuxONE is ...read more


“You KNOW ME”: The high-tech / high-touch growth formula that makes business soar

AI, Platform economics, Real-time analytics

Do you remember the hoopla about a million years ago when The Ritz Carlton began saying, “Welcome back” to guests who had stayed at their properties before? At the time, this level of personalization was the pinnacle of customer service, magical even. In the digital age, it’s table stakes. Today, we expect the companies we ...read more