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.
Who said today’s mainframe can’t handle today’s workloads or is too expensive? With the new IBM z13, an 8 core, 22nm processor, the IBM z13’s 141 configurable cores (any mix of CP, IFL, zIIP, ICF, SAP) delivers a 40% total capacity improvement over the zEC12.
IBM z13 is the latest generation of the IBM mainframe to deliver substantial value to the I/O infrastructure, here are five things that you should know about the IBM z13 I/O infrastructure:
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Written by Walid Rjaibi, Senior Technical Staff Member & Chief Security Architect, IBM Information Management
Here are 5 things to know about DB2 Native Encryption available today, January 20th, from IBM ! Read the announcement here.
1. DB2 Native Encryption is transparent to your applications and schemas
DB2 Native Encryption encrypts your data as it is written to disk. It is implemented within the DB2 kernel itself. This means that encryption... [Continue Reading]
I am used to paying my credit card statement on the due day using my online bank account. But last weekend, when I tried to access my bank account to transfer the money to the credit card account, an error message popped up saying "The system is upgrading and this function is not available until 8:00 AM tomorrow." This really upset me. It took almost half a day to finish a system upgrade. How can I pay my credit card dues before crossing the deadline? Why did it take so long for... [Continue Reading]
The latest generation of the IBM mainframe is critical for any IT infrastructure that must be efficient, secure, adaptive, and integrated. The IBM Redbooks team has brought together expertise from around the world to help you explore and realize the potential of the IBM z13. Here are 5 things to know about how IBM Redbooks can guide you through the opportunities this new technology can bring to your business:
1. Learn, adopt, deploy
Whether you need... [Continue Reading]
This blog was written by Vivian Braun , IBM Worldwide Solutions Marketing Executive for Customer Service and Marketing
We are in the age of the empowered customer that has many organizations scrambling to relate to each individual customer on their terms with customized offers that fit their needs and desires. The paper Winning over the empowered consumer by the IBM Institute for Business Value states “Trust is widely recognized as the foundation of interpersonal,... [Continue Reading]
In my long career in the IT industry I’ve been involved with architectures and technologies such as SOA working with clients to create flexible applications that enable companies to respond to rapidly changing markets. In the last few years a new era of IT computing powered by the API Economy has emerged. It allows companies to reimagine their business processes, customer experience, and introduce innovations in new products and services. In this blog post I share with you five... [Continue Reading]
I am an IBM BPM Architect in IBM Software Services and some of my clients have been asking me about the basic case management features that were added in IBM BPM V8.5.5 Advanced. My clients were not exactly sure how they might leverage this new feature in their future projects. I thought about this question and I realized that there are some core concepts about IBM BPM case management that would be good to share. So, here is what I settled upon:
How are an ECM (Enterprise Content... [Continue Reading]
IBM PureApplication System provides many capabilities that allow you to implement high availability strategies (HA) and disaster recovery scenarios (DR) for your workloads. You might consider PureApplication System as a toolbox providing you the tools to implement HA strategies and DR scenarios.
Here are 5 Things to Know about PureApplication System support for HADR, for more detailed information grab a copy of SG24-8246-00... [Continue Reading]
This blog was written by Sam Lightstone, Distinguished Engineer & Chief Architect Data Warehousing IBM Information Management
DB2 10.5 “Cancun” with BLU Acceleration takes a leap forward in simplicity, performance, availability, function, and cloud services. Here are 5 things you need to know about the enhancements to BLU Acceleration :
1. Load-and-go simplicity . Miraculously, and still unique in the industry , BLU Acceleration... [Continue Reading]
In today’s virtualized world, many of us look into creating and running their own private cloud environment. We want to choose the best available option when it comes to reducing operational costs , improving management and security , and enhancing reliability .
I know that's a difficult task for any technology, but in April 2014 IBM announced the new POWER8 architecture, which can provide the right solution for our most important options. POWER 8 is... [Continue Reading]
This post is contributed by Mark Simmonds, Senior Product Marketing Manager, IBM System z software.
Here are 5 things to know about BigInsights on System z. For much more, read the IBM Redbooks Solution Guide The Value and Benefits of IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Running on IBM System z .
1. Business Critical Hadoop - when good enough is not good enough.
IBM InfoSphere... [Continue Reading]
As a Business Process Management (BPM) architect, you always seek to design business process management solutions that deliver on the promise of business agility and business-centric visibility, among other things, while also ensuring that your design meets the preferred practices for IT architecture, security, and solution design. Often, this task can be daunting because your BPM solution must bridge the gap between business teams and information technology teams. In this post, we introduce... [Continue Reading]
Business Process Manager (BPM) consists of a Process Server environment to run processes and Process Designer graphical modeling tool to create processes. Operational Decision Manager (ODM) is a business rules management system where you can have your business rules to be executed. The business rules can be triggered within the business processes.
Here are 5 Things to Know about Business Process Manager and Operational Decision Manager:
1. Ease of use with the Process Center... [Continue Reading]
I have been visiting a lot of customers that already have their own Software Factories and noticed:
No defined process
Their teams are not able to flow a development lifecycle
And what about the requirements? Oh no, they no longer exist
Tests? Whoever develops the code is also doing the testing, no peer-review
Align this with companies that are becoming global, where teams are dispersed frequently... [Continue Reading]
This post is written by Adam M. Ronthal - IBM Technical Product Marketing & Strategy, Big Data, Cloud, and Appliances.
If data is the new natural resource, analytics is the tool that helps us get insight from that natural resource. dashDB is IBM’s new cloud-based data warehousing and analytics as a service offering forming a core pillar of the insight trifecta with Data Works and Watson Analytics. Here’s five things you need to know about dashDB:... [Continue Reading]