Today I spent an hour taking part in the TweetChat at Big Datamgmt focused on governance to avoid a data landfill: http://t.co/j2wojSb9Hf: "Getting Control of Data in Big Data Era"
it went too fast for me to actually be a contributor, so I was
participating as a reader / listener. This kept me busy enough since by
the end we had generated a fair about of Big Data ourselves: 647 tweets, 180 users with reach of 136,229 & 1,506,585 impressions.
Who were the experts?
and facilitators / moderators:
There were 8 questions posed over the hour, but I'm only posting the first 4 here.
Q1 In this Big Data era, do traditional concepts data quality, data governance & data stewardship even apply?
A summary of the answers:
Big Data refers to datasets whose size, type and speed of creation make
it impractical to process and analyze with traditional tools. That Big
Data definition comes from wikibon; see http://t.co/awsPyuqXjZ. So given that, definitionally then, traditional concepts are at the very least “impractical”… no?
dvellante My belief is that ingest process & analysis of data changes with big data.
BigDataAlex Yes, I think they apply. Our clients are very concerned about these issues and it does apply.
jeffreyfkelly Absolutely, but vastly more complex.
Natasha_D_G Traditional concepts are even more critical in Big Data era especially in data governance.
craigmullins But, of course data quality, data governance and data stewardship SHOULD apply in the age of Big Data Management.
You still need clean and common policies for data taxonomies; but the
unstructured and semi-structured data texture requires some new thinking
and technology. Specifically ideas around function shipping, name value
pairs, Hadoop, etc - applying traditional concepts to new model.
Dmattcarter In order for Big Data to be enterprise-ready, it needs to include those traditional concepts.
jeffreyfkelly The challenge is applying DQ and governance to high velocity data - hard enough with "traditional" data, ie CRM, ERP.
craigmullins Failing to apply these concepts will result in poor data quality. Analytics performed on bad quality data produces bad results.
BigDataAlex I think transparency is important too in this era of Big Data and how we govern. I would suggest Big Data Ethics manager.
BTRG_MikeMartin IG concepts apply to Big Data even more so as the issues solved by Information governance are only exaggerated.
furrier Data quality has to take on the idea that it will be moving around different systems/APIs.
Yet there are issues and adaptations that will be required as we apply
data quality, data governance and data stewardship to Big Data
BigDataAlex Love the challenge on high velocity data....algorithms in streams.
jeffreyfkelly Big Data is experimenting with data sets, while governance is applying policies that sometimes restrict experimentation.
BTRG_MikeMartin You can’t make good business decisions on bad data. http://t.co/8J1pQPy6eW
Natasha_D_G Data quality is an issue as "94% biz believe some of their customer/prospect info is inaccurate".
Data governance is critical in the Big Data management era as it makes
small problems bigger. You need data quality to enable Biginsights http://t.co/yVTA9NpXIB
furrier Data as a resource for applications; ownership of data is important to individual and/or company.
BigDataAlex In health care sector, orgs are combining medical ethics with their CIOs.
Aarti_Borkar Governance is even more important with Big Data as the security and trust is a bigger business issue now.
dvellante In part this is a discussion around the balance between data being an asset an a liability - good DQ is important for both.
searchCIO Metadata practices are gaining momentum as companies tackle Big Data. http://t.co/DSkdH4Yk6S
Q2 With data at unprecedented speed/volume, how can data quality measures be applied in time for analysis?
A summary of the answers:
With data quality, cleansing can occur as humans eyeball the data -
most raw Big Data is not eyeballed. In some cases (e.g. medical
devices, automated metering, etc.) only rudimentary cleansing (if any)
may be needed. At least as long as the meters are calibrated and
BigDataAlex Real-time analytics is critical. We love Streams. The right algorithm at the right time.
Natasha_D_G Trust = Word we try to avoid. @Aarti_Borkar: Governance is even more important with Big Data as security & trust bigger biz issue.
To deal with Big Data, speed, and volume: be proactive by starting
Big Data Management across the enterprise now & maintain http://t.co/hGJ3QkTiJf
Aarti_Borkar Data Quality for Big Data can be handled right upfront before starting Big Data analysis
BigDataAlex A next-generation of KPIs for quality vs. quantity are being implemented to separate quality from quantity in real-time.
furrier Data quality is about the context of the application & what users experience for each use case is not always the same.
jeffreyfkelly Machine learning is required to improve data quality for Big Data - velocity too high for human methods IMHO
nenshad Variety of algorithms include semantics
zacharyjeans Ask your Big Data well crafted questions. Sloppy questions lead to sloppy answers.
craigmullins Speed + volume make data quality challenging…
searchCIO Data Quality is essential to master Big Data Management http://t.co/pxZ49Xgimm
BTRG_MikeMartin Start now on data quality because if you don’t have it in now Big Data only magnifies data issues http://t.co/hGJ3QkTiJf
Natasha_D_G Excellent question especially given social media data and its 18 minute life span
jeffreyfkelly Also with Big Data, volume of data can sometimes smooth over anomalies in data quality.
Aarti_Borkar Data quality should also be handled as the results of the analysis are merged back into the reporting marts.
BigDataAlex The right analytics at the right time against the systems of systems integration.
dvellante Perspectives from a former CIO on the importance of data quality http://t.co/mYPfqNCCjm
nenshad It’s all about the data first
dvellante In my view you can't deal with Big Data quality unless you can automate the classification of data at the point of creation.
Kari_Agrawal How exactly do we clean the data when it has no structure?
BTRG_MikeMartin You can’t make good decisions and enable business biginsights without high data quality.
furrier Dirty data equals poor user experience. I wrote about it in 2009 re: twitter facebook & social data http://t.co/vpkfB0xS3h
Aarti_Borkar Data quality should be handed as part of data integration as the Information Server customers do - its the same with Big Data.
Q3 How do data governance policies apply when the point of Big Data is to explore novel use cases?
A summary of the answers:
craigmullins Finding novel uses of data does not diminish the need for data governance policies.
Natasha_D_G True, but still need boundaries.
BTRG_MikeMartin Exploring Big Data still requires trusted data so you must secure and govern even more so. http://t.co/UL0VNCiivP
craigmullins The novel uses need to be documented as part of the data governance policies.
BigDataAlex The right policy at right time. I think you can agility with accountability.
craigmullins Keeping in mind that even under ideal circumstances data governance policies can be difficult to enact.
Big data isn't just for novel new business cases - it can also vastly
improve value in existing ones - i.e. R&D, cust service.
craigmullins Consider non-intrusive data governance; see this article by my friend Bob Seiner http://t.co/GogojXCcoV
Seiner states: data governance refers to the administering
(formalizing) of discipline (behavior) around the management of data.
craigmullins And data governance is an on-going process; it should formalize what already exists + address opportunities to improve.
jeffreyfkelly There is a need to set up boundaries but give analysts freedom to explore Big Data.
furrier Innovation will not come from regulations but creative developers to play with data -#slipperyslope
Q4 How does Big Data change data retention policies, ie, deciding what data to keep vs dispose?
A summary of the answers:
tomjkunkel Formal Data Destruction processes minimize the growing data landfill and need to be incorporated into Data Lifecycle Mgmt.
dvellante: Still must be able to defensibly delete data. you may not want WIP data hanging around - too much of a risk.
BTRG_MikeMartin Big Data is not immune to the laws of information economics: http://t.co/Ta361ASBkP
BigDataAlex Focus on workflow, business process, optimization. There is no set answer. Filtration - distillation
BTRG_MikeMartin Velocity of Big Data means current best data is changing rapidly, you want decisions on the best info.
BTRG_MikeMartin: It is important to have Big Data Management framework for good business outcomes inc. policy, security, ILM & quality.
Data is retained for internal + external reasons... Internal because
the org needs it for business – external because the law demands it.
tomjkunkel Isn't there also a need for Data Entrepreneurs (A business perspective with a knack for data)?
You may choose to retain more data for Big Data Management analytics
but be careful because data once retained is discoverable during court
furrier Big data complicates data retention policies - we have shadow IT and now "shadow data" or what I call "dark data".
Natasha_D_G Big Data can extend data retention esp in R&D. Pharmas can leverage old research to accelerate new research.
jeffreyfkelly This is a major issue: with hadoop you can now store all data inexpensively - not possible before and new challenge.
BTRG_MikeMartin NO still too costly.
Kari_Agrawal If we see the huge amount of IP packets flying around, can we process those packets to get something meaningful?
craigmullins There are over 150 different regulations (at the local, state, national, and international levels) that impact data retention.
Aarti_Borkar Retention is about storing what the business needs later vs everything - that core concept does not change with Big Data.
BigDataAlex Do we need to store everything? Can we, should we?
craigmullins No, no, and no to that last series of questions!
Natasha_D_G Data hoards say keep all! Fear of losing critical info.
jeffreyfkelly Nothing worse than looking for data you know you had only to remember you threw it away!
Aarti_Borkar Defensible disposal of data becomes harder if multiple copies are made as part of Big Data analytics.
craigmullins MT @Aarti_Borkar: Defensible disposal of data becomes harder if... hence the need for #datagovernance policies!
furrier We all want data retention but who owns it after it's retained..will a data marketplace economy develop?
TheSocialPitt Storage is a huge challenge, especially in cases with many streaming video feeds, e.g. defense.
Keep in mind regulations haven't caught up w the technology - industry
needs to be proactive on this issue or the government will.
Aarti_Borkar Big Data allows for pattern searches and trends in retained data that was not easy to do earlier.
is a lot of information! I hope you can follow the discussions. I
tried to clean up a little bit and hope that I didn’t change any content
from the participants.
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* Originally published on July 30, 2012 by Crysta Anderson at MasteringDataManagement.
Champion for DB2 Bjarne Nelson has trained DB2 users around the globe,
from his home in Switzerland to multiple Korean engagements. Regardless
of location, though, Bjarne bonds with students who really want to learn
how to get more out of DB2.
1985, Bjarne has consulted in multiple industries, becoming an IBM Gold
Consultant in 1996 and working closely with IBM Labs. He also serves on
the IDUG Board of Directors and has chaired the European Conference.
know Bjarne by his nickname, Kermit. Of course, we had to ask the
origin of the moniker. Bjarne explained that he once had long hair, a
“very green car,” and did a spot-on impression of Kermit the Frog as he
introduced his rock band to crowds.
name stuck, as has the role of mainframes. Bjarne disagrees that
mainframes are going the way of the dinosaur. He explains, “Of course
there are huge changes in technology, but the mainframe is capable of
still surviving. It’s probably the longest living platform that we have
in IT…that continues to maintain its virtue of stability, performance,
high scalability. And at the same time, you can still build modern
programming paradigm applications,” while letting the data reside safely
on a “good old mainframe.”
while mainframes persist, organizations face evolving compliance and
security needs that require new software and solutions. Bjarne has found
DB2 10’s new features very helpful for meeting these needs, though new
software means migrations.
all have to go through migrations,” Bjarne noted, explaining that
conference and web sessions dealing with migration topics and best
practices tend to stand the test of time long after their original
presentation. Such migrations – which may lag several years after a
release – make it more important than ever to collaborate throughout the
migration is an educational experience, Bjarne said, and afterwards,
many “are proud of what they know” and want to share their insights.
Hence, Bjarne has worked with IDUG to assemble a content committee that
shares information between conferences. The resulting IDUG DB2 Tech Channel on BrightTalk has proved very popular, with more than 1200 technical webcasts ready for viewing.
that doesn’t mean conferences are going away. Face-to-face
conversations and the opportunity to ask questions are very valuable.
Bjarne explained, “If you go to an IDUG conference and pick up 3 or 5
good things you can go home and implement…that’s enough to pay for a
conference because quite often, it’s the issues you’d otherwise spend
hours and hours trying to solve yourself.”
his spare time, Bjarne is an avid SCUBA diver, particularly in the Red
Sea, and has an impressive music collection that he uses to bridge the
generation gap with his children and granddaughter, Naia, when she gets
old enough to choose her own music.
year, David Pittman and Crysta Anderson interviewed many of our IBM
Champions and created a series of blog entries and podcasts on
“MasteringDataManagement". This site is going away, but I thought the
content was still very valuable.
a result, I have permission to republish these articles on my blog. I
plan to do one every day or so until I’ve finished. Here are the
entries I plan to publish:
- Bjarne Nelson
- Phil Gunning
- Roger Sanders
- From Idea to Print
- Cuneyt Goksu
- Julian Stuhler
- Martin Hubel
- Bonnie Baker
- Iqbal Goralwalla
- Alex Philp
- Dan Luksetich
- Dave Beulke
- Isaac Yassin
- Cristian Molaro
- David Birmingham
- Kim May
- Fred Sobotka
- Sheryl Larsen
- Scott Hayes
- Mike Martin
I’ll update the entries if necessary and will add links to this page so you can easily find out about our awesome IBM Champions!
Thanks to Crysta and David for all their hard work. I hope you find this series as valuable as I do.
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IBM InfoSphere: A Platform for Big Data Governance and Process Data Governance
by Sunil Soares
ISBN 978-1583473825, MC Press, February 2013
Governance has taken a backseat to the analytics and technologies associated with big data. However, as big data projects become mainstream, we anticipate that privacy, stewardship, data quality, metadata, and information lifecycle management will coalesce into an emerging imperative for big data governance.
Foreword from David Corrigan, Director, Product Marketing, InfoSphere
The importance and the role of a governance strategy are still not well understood. Information Governance is a business strategy that has a series of IT deliverables. Sunil has been one of the pioneers in this area, defining the Unified Information Governance Process several years ago. He defined several key steps, such as identifying a business problem and executive sponsor, setting up cross-functional governance boards, and measuring and communicating success. He has applied this process at hundreds of clients and has helped them achieve successful implementations. His approach can also be applied to governing big data. It has helped many organizations get the business involved in governance and establish trusted information for a key enterprise application.
In short, this process helps you move beyond an IT project toward a true business strategy. It helps by getting business executives and owners involved in the process of governing data. It helps ensure successful outcomes. Sunil, thank you for continuing to contribute to the discipline of Information Governance and move it into the new era of computing—the era of big data.
And to the readers of this book, remember that the competitive advantage you seek from insights garnered from big data has two components: big data analytics and trusted information. Information Governance creates trusted information from very uncertain sources, enabling you to trust and act upon the insights from analytics. I wish you well in your big data strategy.
Sunil’s other books:
The IBM Data Governance Unified Process (MC Press, 2010)
Details the 14 steps and almost 100 sub-steps to implement an information governance program. The book has been used by several organizations as the blueprint for their information governance programs and has been translated into Chinese.
Selling Information Governance to the Business: Best Practices by Industry and Job Function (MC Press, 2011)
Reviews the best practices to approach information governance by industry and function.
Big Data Governance: An Emerging Imperative (MC Press, 2012)
Discusses the governance of different types of big data.
Congratulations to Sunil on this latest book!
the three judges of the DB2Night Show “DB2’s Got Talent” Competition
presented along with host Scott Hayes. It was fun, and hopefully
informative to the audience.
presented first and sadly ran out of time! It is much harder than it
looks. My presentation was on the Power of Social media. I gave tips
on how people can promote the work that they do to the DB2 community,
how to listen to what is going on in the community, and how people can
contribute via likes, comments and sharing the content provided by
I didn’t come close to finishing (did I spend too much time on my bio?
give too many examples?), I’ve posted my slides in SlideShare. Here’s
where you can get them: Db2 night social_promoting_susan.
presented next: “How I Started Dropping DB2 Indexes & Put my Girls
Through College”. Martin is a great teacher and his presentation was
very informative. He also ran out of time and reminded us that he’ll
being doing a similar presentation at IDUG this year.
was next: “ Breakthrough DB2 LUW Performance Every Day!” . I loved the
one quote that Scott used: “Success comes to those who focus on helping
other people be successful”. I would say that all involved in this
show have this sentiment in mind! Entertaining presentation and even
Scott ran out of time!
came Klaas: “Da House is on Fire: How to Fix a Performance Problem”.
Very interesting graphics, but very effective as well. Klaas is a
natural speaker and if you get a chance, you should attend his talks.
Of the 4 presentations, Klaas was the only one who finished on time!
voting was interesting, but not surprising. Clearly the audience
prefers technical content about DB2. My presentation was in a
completely different category! Congratulations to Martin for being the
overall “winner” of this show.
- Attend the shows in March to witness our finalists presenting in aim of the big prize.
- Watch the replays! There have been 220,000 downloads so far. Only 30,000 more to get to ¼ million!
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tweetchat happens when a group of people all tweet about the same topic
using a specific hashtag that allows it to be followed on Twitter.
We have one planned on Wednesday, February 27 at noon ET, so you can give it a try! Follow #bigdatamgmt to
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governance can handle big data. Our panel includes experts from across
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and perhaps a few other people as well!
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If you’re not yet on twitter, you can still listen to the conversation. Simply use Google Search on the term #bigdatamgmt and you’ll see what has been posted using this term.
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had 4 great presentations again this week! I’d really like to thank
all participants... I know it isn’t always easy to present, but it is
very important for us to share our knowledge with others!
Mikko - Summary Table Design & Monitoring
A little trouble following the story of the problem & solution. Summary tables are a huge topic. Well presented.
Umesha - Detailed steps to configure DB2 Distributed Data Facility (DDF) for z/OS
Good slides. Not practised? Went over time. Missing the “why”. Only “how” was covered in presentation.
Sreeharsha - High Data Availability: solutions and techniques
clearly defined. Problem clearly defined. Presentation was well put
togetehr and rehearsed. This is the way it’s done!
Armando - Dare to be Different (Against all Dogmas) SQL Performance Tuning
Be open minded on how to solve problems. You may find a creative solution that wasn't’ expected
Entertaining and engaging presentation with a great amount of style.
Congratulations to Sreeharsha, Armando, and Mikko for moving to the next level.
sure to join us next week to hear presentations from me, Martin, Klaas,
and Martin. Your turn to evaluate us! Just for fun, of course. Come
and have some fun!
Over 219,000 downloads of past DB2Night Show episodes! Congratulations Scott!!
If you missed the show, see the replay!
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There are two DB2 Symposiums coming up in March. Book before Feb 17 to qualify for a 10% Early Bird discount.
DB2 Symposium is a three day training event with one day seminars
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DB2 Symposium fills the gap between a conference and a multi-day
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The two locations in March 2013 are:
- March 13-15 - Dallas / Arlington, TX
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More about the world-class speakers:
Thousands of programmers and DBAs have enjoyed Bonnie's clear and entertaining style of teaching. This year Bonnie talks about:
- Things I Wish I'd Never Told You
- Matching Indexes to SQL
Susan is well known for her DB2 books and comprehensive certification sessions. Her seminars always receive excellent ratings! Susan's topics are:
- DB2 10 for z/OS Transition: Performance, Usage and Availability
- DB2 z/OS High Performance Design and Tuning: Classic Techniques and DB2 10 Considerations
Craig is the author of the DB2 Developer's Guide.
His latest edition contains more than 1500 pages of in-depth technical
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- DB2 Developer's Guide Comes Alive! (only in Boston)
Dan is the co-author of many DB2 books
and hosts a podcast called the “The DB2 Cocktail Hour”. His new
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- DB2 Advanced SQL and Performance
a co-author of more than five redbooks Cristian can be called an
authority on DB2 for z/OS, always praised for his in-depth knowledge. He
- Understanding and fixing common DB2 for z/OS performance problems
- Distributed access to DB2 for z/OS in 2012
has been organizing the DB2 Symposium since 1999. Klaas is known for
his practical approach and useful tips. This time his sessions are all
- DB2 for z/OS XML In-depth (only in Dallas)
- DBA Update
Location for Dallas DB2 Symposium March 13-15, 2013
2401 East Lamar Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76006-7503
hotel is located between Dallas and Fort Worth. The hotel offers free
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Location for Boston DB2 Symposium March 18-20, 2013
123 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA 01752
hotel is located in Marlborough, just outside Boston. The hotel offers
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I hope you can attend one or more of these very valuable learning events.
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There are two new courses designed to be served up on your mobile device. The total end to end running of each course is a few hours but since they are modular in nature, you can run them in sections to better fit into your busy schedule.
The courses that are available for this pilot are FREE and include:
Easy Steps to Developing BigSheets Function Plugins:
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This tutorial walks you through the development and installation process
required to add a new function to BigSheets.
Configuring an InfoSphere CDC to InfoSphere DataStage Subscription:
Change Data Capture is a tool that captures changes from source
databases and replicates those changes in real-time to target systems.
This tutorial walks you through how to use Change Data Capture to setup
replication from a source DB2 database to a DataStage job.
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how to provide the best learning experiences for you. Please provide
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The IDUG DB2 Tech Conference in Orlando
is a MUST attend event for database experts and those aspiring to be an
expert! And this year is special beyond special! Why? DB2 is 30
years old and IDUG is 25 years old. Come and celebrate these amazing
accomplishments while you’re learning.
There are many things to learn about... here are a few for you to consider:
1. Robust Technical Session Schedule
are designed to fit your needs. You will have no problem filling your
agenda with the right education for your job role and organization's
2. Celebrations for IDUG's 25th Anniversary
mentioned above, IDUG is 25 this year! Join us to look back at where we
have come from and see where IDUG is headed in the future.
3. IBM DB2's 30th Anniversary
DB2 will also celebrate a significant milestone in 2013. Stay tuned for
more information about celebrations for IBM DB2's 30th anniversary.
4. One Day Seminars
The perfect opportunity to learn more about specific aspects of DB2 that you deal with on a day-to-day basis.
5. Certification Exams
advantage of this opportunity to gain IBM professional certifications
at no additional cost. All IDUG DB2 Tech Conference attendees are
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6. Save on Registration, Be an IDUG Mentor
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7. Complimentary Wi-Fi
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8. Easy-to-Navigate Meeting Space
The Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center is compact and easy to navigate.
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Hear from experts regarding their opinions on important topics. Key sessions include:
Explaining Tuning Results to the C-level
Thomas Baumann, Swiss Mobiliar:
DB2 10 LUW Securely Hiding Behind the Mask
Rebecca Bond, SAP DBA Contractor
The 10 Commandments of Supporting E-commerce Databases
Ember Crooks, Rosetta
The Top Ten Things You Need to Know: For DBAs, Developers and Managers
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I have much more to say on this topic, so be sure to follow my blog to avoid missing any updates.
does “big data” mean to you? It is a term that is widely used and can
convey all sorts of concepts, including: huge quantities of data, social
media analytics, next generation data management capabilities,
real-time data, and much more. Once you’ve figured out what “big data”
actually means to you, you must then figure out how to manage and store
it. Are your current systems able to handle this type of data? How
can you be sure?
Several recent articles and blog entries discuss this theme.
The Commoditization of Commercial Database Management Systems?
by Craig Mullins
are so popular these days that they are being taken for granted. This
article argues that databases are intricate, multi-faceted and useful
tools that are necessary to get the most out of the data that is being
collected and should not be considered a commodity as no two offerings
The Continuing Role of the Database in the New Era of Big Data
by Bernie Spang
amounts of complex big data must be stored in databases in order for it
to be analyzed and made of use to businesses. What features in a
database are necessary to take on this challenge?
Big Data: IBM’s Mainframe Customers Base Grows
by Dave Beulke
Big Data solutions are being embraced by companies worldwide. This
discussion shows that IBM Information Management solutions are well
positioned to fill the needs to handle all your big data.
The Maturing of Big Data: From Herding Cats to Taming Tigers
by James Kobielus
all the recent innovation in the big data market, has big data matured?
Have we figured out how to make big data tigers jump through hoops, or
are we still just herding cats?
Infographic: Taming Big Data
Lots of detail here. Take a look, share the graphic and tell us what you think of it.
Taming Big Data: 12 Best Practices for Analysts - Maria Deutscher Are
you ready to “sink your teeth” into Big Data Technology? Learn how to
start using IBM’s technology correctly in order to get the most out of
your efforts by learning these 12 best practices.
In addition to these articles, I highly suggest that you read the report Analytics: The Real-World Use of Big Data.
It is based on the Big Data @ Work Survey conducted by IBM in mid-2012
with 1144 professionals from 95 countries across 26 industries.
“Across industries and geographies, our study found that
organizations are taking a pragmatic approach to big data.
The most effective big data solutions identify business
requirements first, and then tailor the infrastructure, data
sources and analytics to support the business opportunity.
These organizations extract new insights from existing and
newly available internal sources of information, define a big
data technology strategy and then incrementally upgrade their
infrastructures accordingly over time.”
you attend The DB2Night Show on Friday? We had the second show in this
year’s DB2’s Got Talent Competition. I was on vacation during the
first show, so IBM Champion Cristian Molaro was kind enough to fill in
as a judge for me. I’ve listened to the replay, so here is my summary
of both the first and second shows in this series.
Feb 1 - Show 1 of the DB2’s Got Talent Competition - watch the replay.
were supposed to be a few other contestants on this show, but they were
no-shows. We were still able to hear from Ember Mohankumar and Eric.
All three gave great presentations.
Ember - tips for running db2haicu. Ember is moving on to the finals.
Mohankumar - DB2 LUW data movement utilities. Mohankumar is moving on to the finals.
Eric - the best ways to build an audit table using the partitioning feature of DB2 LUW. Eric was chosen as an alternate.
Feb 8 - Show 2 of the DB2’s Got Talent Competition - watch the replay.
We had 5 contestants on this show: Adam, Chris, Renu, Juliano and Sanjay.
Adam - The Real Benefit of Solid State Disks (SSD) Hardware Upgrade.
story was about doing a hardware upgrade that greatly benefited a DB2
9, SAP, and WebSphere Commerce system. Adam’s presentation provided the
basics, but didn’t give enough information to see why an upgrade of
this kind was necessary. Adam was chosen as an alternate.
Chris - Making Life Easier - Letting DB2 Manage your Backup and Archived Transaction Logs.
provided great times that are very easy to follow. They have 2 DBAs in
their office and many databases, tables, and data to manage. Great
story about how they were able to handle such a workload. Chris has
been chosen as a finalist.
Renu - Small Changes, Big Results - Load Performance
Another presentation with great tips. Renu is moving on as a finalist.
Juliano - Efficient Aspects of Deleting Data in DB2 LUW
So many ways to delete data! Juliano will be a finalist.
Sanjay - Plan Management
This was a DB2 for z/OS topic... and a huge topic it is. Sanjay was chosen as an alternate.
Coming up on the show:
Feb 15 - Episode 3 of the DB2’s Got Talent Competition. There may still be room for one additional contestant.
22 - OK... now the judges are being put to work on this show. Martin
Hubel, Klaas Brant and myself have been asked to put together
presentations to share with you!
Thanks again to our amazing host for putting this show together: IBM Champion Scott Hayes!