This blog contains posts that share five interesting facts about one of IBM's products or services. This blog is brought to you by IBM Redbooks and is maintained by Martin Keen (@MartinRTP) and James Pistilli.
Wearable devices have been much in the news as of late with the release of the Apple Watch. Prior to that, we’ve seen products such as Google Glass and the Fitbit activity tracker hit the headlines. The message is clear – wearable devices are big business and they are only going to get bigger.
Wearable devices can be categorized into four general market categories: fitness / wellness, healthcare / medical, infotainment, and industrial / military. One study... [Continue Reading]
Today IBM announced a new Power Systems enterprise sever, the Power E850. Get up to speed on this announcement with the following information at your side:
1. A flexible, up to 4 socket Enterprise server
With support for up to 48 POWER8 processor cores, and the flexibility of Capacity on Demand capabilities provides a unique Enterprise system offering. The Power E850 is expandable from 16 up to 48 processor cores, and support for up to 2 TB of memory to support demanding... [Continue Reading]
IBM Fellow Jerry Cuomo
Today's most engaging mobile applications blend the digital user (their past purchase history, their preferences) with the real-time user (where they are, who they are with) to form an Era of Now. But how are businesses to support these types of engaging applications? That's been an area of study by the IBM Academy of Technology, led by IBM Fellow Jerry Cuomo. And it has led to what Jerry terms Two Speed Integration. Here's what you... [Continue Reading]
Video series: IBM z13 and DS8870 Innovations.
With 141 processors in a single system, the IBM z13 has been designed to work at unprecedented scale to handle the growth in mobile transactions and to work with today’s high-speed networks to deliver sub-second end-user response times. The new IBM z13 is capable of processing 30 thousand transactions a second, that’s over 2.5 billion per day!
And with the IBM z13, comes the new IBM DS8870. Here are five things... [Continue Reading]
Avijit Chatterjee, IBM STSM, on saving money by co-locating analytics with OLTP data
Finding hidden trends in operational data can be highly valuable to any business. But one cost that is often overlooked is the cost of moving data from a system of record to an analytics environment. It is estimated that for every online transaction processing database, there are seven or more copies being maintained in other locations for analytics or other purposes.
Here are... [Continue Reading]
Have you been wondering what the IBM z13 can do for your digital business? We invited Jeff Frey, IBM Fellow and z Systems CTO, to share his insights on the new IBM mainframe and explain how it can enhance your business. The result is five short videos for you to watch with an IBM Redbooks publication for each to supplement Jeff’s thoughts. Click the book image after you watch the videos to find out more.
“ The more you put on it the better it runs” : The... [Continue Reading]
Hybrid cloud patterns help blend together new born-on-the-cloud applications with existing business services that are the essence of many large businesses. Opening up existing business services to cloud applications and enabling existing business services to make calls to cloud applications can add tremendous value to an enterprise.
This is the topic of the IBM Redguide... [Continue Reading]
This post is contributed by Mandy Chessell - IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and member of the IBM Academy of Technology. Her current role is the Chief Architect for Information Solutions in the IBM Analytics Group CTO office. The related IBM Redbooks publication to this blog post is Designing and Operating a Data Reservoir .
For an organization to be agile, in a sustainable, repeatable manner, it must have an agile, automated and sustainable... [Continue Reading]
What’s the next big thing in technology? Chances are, the answer you get will depend on who you ask. A developer, an engineer, and an executive will likely all give different answers. So how to tell where the biggest business opportunities are in the next 1-2 years?
That’s a question that the IBM Academy of Technology can help answer. Their annual survey (described here:... [Continue Reading]
With so many security breaches making headlines these days, it’s obvious that security is a hot topic. In this blog, we’ll take a look at 5 things you should know about IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) security, and we’ll point you in the direction of some resources that can help you do everything you can to keep your BPM installation safe and secure.
1. Understand why BPM security is important
Consider the fundamental need for securing your BPM... [Continue Reading]
This post is contributed by Mark Simmonds, Senior Product Marketing Manager, IBM System z software.
Here are 5 things to know about Infosphere System z Connector for HaDoop. For much more, read the IBM Redbooks Solution Guid e: Simplifying Mainframe Data Access with IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for Hadoop
1. You got to Move it Move it - no programming
IBM InfoSphere System z Connector for... [Continue Reading]
Written by Dr. Lisa Sokol, a Data Scientist within the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, IBM Software Group, and US Federal Government Services.
Despite diligent creation of new electric grid standards, these standards are insufficient to address the urgent cyber threats and challenges facing critical infrastructures. The lack of electric grid standard granularity can result in a failure that can stop business, public services, and our daily lives in their tracks. Innovative analytic... [Continue Reading]
IBM Bluemix is a platform as a service (PaaS) offering from IBM, based on the Cloud Foundry open source technology. In this post, I will talk about the top five things you should know before delving into the wonderful world of Bluemix.
Bluemix offers a one stop shop for agile development. It is a developer’s heaven. Here is why?
Bluemix is a PaaS stack that offers developers to rapidly build, deploy and manage their applications. You can pick and choose... [Continue Reading]
Data security is one of the paramount requirements for organizations of all sizes today. Although many have invested heavily in protection from network based attacks and other threats, only a few effective safeguards are available to protect against potentially costly exposures of proprietary data that result from a hard drive being stolen, misplaced, retired, or redeployed.
Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) can satisfy this security deficit by providing the ultimate in security... [Continue Reading]
First, let's say a little about IBM PowerVC. PowerVC is the advanced virtualization management solution built on OpenStack to support IBM Power Systems running IBM AIX, IBM i, and Power Linux. PowerVC adopts major components of OpenStack (such as Keystone for Identity, Nova for Compute, Neutron for Network, Cinder for Storage, Glance for Image, and Ceilometer for monitoring and logging). PowerVC extends the features of these components and introduces new components for IBM... [Continue Reading]