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Viral Data in SOA
An Enterprise Pandemic
by Neal A. Fishman Ensure the Reliability of the Data
environments utilize web services to share data more widely and rapidly
than ever before. It’s easier than ever for incorrect data to trigger
inappropriate actions, prevent urgent actions from being taken, disrupt
customer transactions and relationships, generate compliance problems,
and damage business performance. Companies need a comprehensive
blueprint for ensuring data reliability in their SOA environments. Viral Data in SOA provides that blueprint.
Leading IBM data forensics expert Neal A. Fishman helps you identify the unique challenges of data quality in your SOA environment-and implement solutions that deliver the best results at the lowest cost.
for both business and technical professionals, Fishman shows how to
think about data quality on a risk/reward basis...why effective data
governance is so important, and how to achieve it...how to evaluate
data quality, and overcome its inevitable decay...and, last but not
least, how to actually drive a data quality initiative that works.
· Why poor-quality data has become even more dangerous
· Practical solutions for assessing, improving, and sustaining data quality
· Why data governance is so critical-and realistic models for implementing it
· How to instill proactive accountability throughout your data processes
· Proven techniques for evaluating data before, during, and after its use
· Handling persistence and memory-resident databases in SOA environments
· Improving business, system, reference, and “meta” data
· Creating data models that support today’s broader spectrum of applications
· Sustaining data quality through conditioning
· Using systems thinking to limit future data problems and understand the potential ripple effects of data sharing
Neal A. Fishman,
leader of IBM Software Group’s integration forensics program, has
spoken at conferences around the world, and is a Practicing Member of
the World Wide Institute of Software Architects. He has served as
Technology Editor for the Data to Knowledge Newsletter, and as
a member of the IEEE IDEFobject and Business Rules Group standards
committees. Fishman holds IBM certifications in DB2, DataStage,
QualityStage, and Information Analyzer. He is co-author of Enterprise Architecture Using the Zachman Framework.
I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this manuscript and I must tell you that I enjoyed every word that I read. Neal is clearly a polished author and makes the book a page-turner! Can't wait to read it for yourself? You can get a Rough Cut version of the book
that you can read electronically.
I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.
are the ITSO's core product. They typically provide positioning and value guidance, installation and implementation experiences, typical solution scenarios, and step-by-step "how-to" guidelines. They often include sample code and other support materials that are also available as downloads from the site.
Most of these publications are available in Adobe PDF format and may be viewed online or downloaded for offline viewing and printing.
1. Customizing the Informix Dynamic Server for Your Environment
Redbooks, published 11 Jun 2008, last updated 13 Apr 2009
2. DB2 9 for z/OS Performance Topics
Redbooks, published 11 Sep 2007, last updated 9 Apr 2009, Rating: (based on 4 reviews)
3. DB2 9 for z/OS Technical Overview
Redbooks, published 28 Jun 2007, last updated 9 Apr 2009, Rating: (based on 2 reviews)
4. IBM Data Studio V2.1: Getting Started with Web Services on DB2 for z/OS
Redpapers, published 7 Apr 2009
5. Powering SOA Solutions with IMS
Redbooks, published 30 Mar 2009, Rating: (based on 2 reviews)
To view more on Redbooks please visit the IBM Redbooks website
or the Information Management Rebooks Domain
Sadly I will not be attending IDUG in Denver next week. At first I was OK about this, but when I started going through the speaker list, it made me realize all the great people I'll be missing! I can't mention all the people who I'll miss... but let me tell you about the authors who will be there. Breakpoint books
will be there as well providing a wide selection of books for you to browse and buy. Note that all attendees get a 10% discount on their book purchases.
To see the topics that these and other speakers are scheduled for, see the Agenda for IDUG
For a laugh... you need to check this out: Kitchen Perfect.
I hope everyone has a great time while you are learning!
If you're at the Impact conference
, your week is likely very busy! If not.... you may want to consider taking part in these events:Wednesday May 6, 2009
conference call, 11:30 AM EasternDB2 9.7 Overview - Chat with the LabEarly bird registration
for Central Canada DB2 User group Symposium June 8th - 9th 2009
Register before Friday May 8th
to be eligible for a free IPOD draw.
Meeting takes place in Toronto and presenters include Mr. DB2 “Roger Miller” along with Susan Lawson, Craig Mullins, Melanie Stopfer and many others are sure to cover the latest and greatest features of DB2. Musings on DB2 Security for the DB2 LUW DBAThursday, May 7, 2009
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
Expected to publish July 17, 2009, order now from amazon.com and save 37% ($18.50)
Authored by two of IBM's
leading experts provide the single most comprehensive coverage of DB2's
pureXML capabilities. This book explains DB2 pureXML in more than 700
practical examples, including 250+ XQuery and SQL/XML queries, taking
the reader from simple introductions all the way to advanced scenarios.
The authors have distilled their hands-on experience with many pureXML
applications so that you can benefit from best practices, tips &
tricks, performance guidelines, and other gems that are not documented
elsewhere. This book is invaluable for database administrators and
application developers, beginners and DB2 experts. The topics are
organized by typical user tasks throughout the life cycle of XML
database projects, from planning, designing, and implementing databases
all the way to tuning, problem determination, and application
development. It includes code samples for Java, .NET, COBOL, PL/1, C,
PHP, and Perl programmers. The DB2 pureXML Cookbook provides proven
recipes rather than a mere reference of ingredients.
- Unique and comprehensive coverage of pureXML on all supported platforms: DB2 9.x for Linux, UNIX, and Windows and DB2 9 for z/OS
- Written for database administrators and application developers, beginners and advanced DB2 users
- More than 700 "recipe-style" examples of XML queries, updates,
schemas, indexes, storage objects, application code, and database
- DB2 pureXML best practices, tips, and tricks based on the authors’ extensive hands-on experience in pureXML deployments
- Coverage of brand-new XML features that IBM intends to make available in the next release of DB2
About the Authors
Matthias Nicola is a Senior Software Engineer for
DB2 pureXML at IBM's Silicon Valley Lab. His work focuses on all
aspects of XML in DB2, including XQuery, SQL/XML, XML storage, indexing
and performance. Matthias also works closely with customers and
business partners, assisting them in the design, implementation, and
optimization of XML solutions. Matthias has published over a dozen
articles on various XML topics and is a frequent speaker at DB2
conferences. Prior to joining IBM, Matthias worked on data warehousing
performance for Informix Software. He received his doctorate in
computer science from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany.
Pav Kumar-Chatterjee has worked with DB2 since 1991
on DB2 for z/OS and since 2000 on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. He
is currently employed by IBM as a technical sales specialist for
Information Management in the United Kingdom. He has helped customers
implement the XML Extender product with DB2 V8 and has presented on DB2
and XML in the UK and around Europe.
To tie you over till the book is in your hands, here are some websites for you to check out:
IBM's main product page for DB2 pureXML
The DB2 pureXML Wiki
The web site of "The XML Challenge", and XML contest
New developerWorks article
The DB2 pureXML blog
Mashup thought leaders Mike Ogrinz
, author of the book Mashup Patterns
,and John Gerken
, a Senior Architect for the IBM jStart
Emerging Technologies team, will discuss:
- Why mashups have become popular solutions for solving every-day business problems and have evolved into patterns.
- How mashup patterns allow you to quickly discover and build upon mashup solutions that others with similar business goals have already demonstrated.
- Understand how your business can implement mashup patterns to maximize the value of mashups for your business needs/challenges.
- How mashup patterns highlighted in Mike’s book can be implemented with IBM’s Mashup Center.
Mike and John will demonstrate real mashup solutions and the associated patterns that reinforce them to help new users understand these concepts and experienced users to gain additional insights.When?
Thursday April 30, 2009
11:00 AM Eastern, 10:00 AM Central, 9:00 AM Mountain, 8:00 AM Pacific
Conference telephone numbers: United States: 800 369-3162
Verbal Confirmation Code: GreenhouseClick here for information on International numbers. About the book: Mashup Patterns
by Mike Ogrinz
Indispensable Patterns and Insights for Putting Mashups to Work in Enterprise Environments
new mashup tools and technologies, enterprise developers can impose
their own APIs on everything from Web sites and RSS feeds to Excel and
PDF files–transforming a world of content into their own customized
informationsource. In Mashup Patterns, Michael Ogrinz
applies the concept of software development patterns to mashups,
systematically revealing the right ways to build enterprise mashups and
providing useful insights to help organizations avoid the mistakes that
cause mashups to fail.
on extensive experience building business-critical mashups, Ogrinz
offers patterns and realistic guidance for every stage of the mashup
development lifecycle and addresses the key issues developers,
architects, and managers will face. Each pattern is documented with a
practical description, specific use cases, and crucial insights into
the stability of mashups built with it. Ogrinz concludes by presenting
twelve start-to-finish case studies demonstrating mashup patterns at
work in actual enterprise settings.
- Understanding the relationships among mashups, portals, SOA, EAI/EII, and SaaS
core mashup activities such as data management, surveillance, clipping,
transformation, enrichment, publication, and promotion
- Optimizing security, privacy, accessibility, usability, and performance
- Managing mashup development, from planning and governance through integration, testing, and deployment
- Enhancing basic mashups with search, language translation, workflow support, and other improvements
- Performing effective load and regression testing
- Avoiding “anti-patterns” that cause enterprise mashups to fail
Also of interest: The companion book, Mashups: Strategies for the Modern Enterprise by
J. Jeffrey Hanson (Addison-Wesley), is an indispensable guide to
designing, implementing, and debugging an enterprise mashup, offering
sample code to illustrate key concepts.
About the Author
Michael Ogrinz is
a principal architect at one of the world’s largest financial
institutions. His business focus is to identify and integrate emerging
technologies into the enterprise and to create innovative and
competitive solutions. A frequent industry speaker on various facets of
Enterprise 2.0, Michael has been instrumental in enhancing the
computing environment at his firm through his work on user interfaces
and usability, wikis and blogs, and, most recently, mashups.
cofounded localendar.com, a classic “garage start-up” that demonstrates
how the “Long Tail” applies to online calendars as much as anything
else. The niche site has provided more than 400,000 schools, churches,
and clubs with simple online scheduling services since its inception
more than eight years ago.
lives with his wife, two daughters, a collection of classic pinball and
vector arcade machines, and a partially completed B9 Robot in
wonderfully rural Easton, Connecticut.
The International Informix User Group
conference is talking place this week in Overland Park. Unfortunately the conference is too small for us to set up a bookstore, so instead we came up with this offer:Administering Informix Dynamic ServerBuilding the Foundation
by Carlton Doe
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In this book, author Carlton Doe describes and explains the functionality of the IDS data server and the procedures required to administer and maintain database systems. It takes a “what do I need to know and do to make this work?” point of view, covering all of the major functional areas of the database server including designing, installing, initializing, and monitoring the data server; creating instance objects; protecting against failure; and managing day-to-day activities. If you’re dealing with IDS and have better things to do than read the 1,600-plus pages of documentation included with the server, then this is exactly the book you need!Table of Contents
- Introduction to Informix Dynamic Server
- An Introduction to Extensibility
- Preparing for Initialization
- Installing and Initializing IDS
- Basic Administrative Tasks
- Building a Database Environment
- Backing Up and Restoring
- Monitoring the Instance
- Appendix: Table Sizing Worksheets
Note... we need to prove to the publisher that there is demand for Informix titles. There are two more titles in the works, but they are in jeopardy because of the sales of this book :( Please help if you can!
Tomorrow is Earth Day
so you're likely aware of several community activities that are taking place to encourage you to do your part. For instance, in the Toronto area, there are tree planting and clean up activities
taking place all week. I'm planning to help clean up some parks in my neighbourhood on Friday.
Another community that many of us are part of is developerWorks. Recently added to dWorks is the GReen IT Report
. From this site you'll learn the many ways that IT can be green and how this creates benefits for you and your company beyond simply "doing your part".
Learn from experts like Alan Ganek
and David Barnes
. Find links to all the latest books, white papers, articles, redbooks, and podcasts that are related to the green initiatives.
A link to my blog is on the GReen IT Report
site and I'm planning to add additional content such as the following:Green BooksElectronic Book Engines
Do you feel conflicted buying a book about reducing consumption? I do... so I end up reading as many books electronically as I can. IBMers world-wide have a subscription to Books 24x7. You can find a link to the site from any of the employee home pages.
If you don't work for IBM, you may have a corporate or school subscription to either Books 24x7
or Safari Books Online
. You may also purchase a personal subscription to these electronic book engines as well.e-Book Readers
I've mentioned these readers quite often. You've likely heard of Amazon Kindle 2. For more of my thoughts / research on the topic, see DB2 in Books on ChannelDB2.com
I hope you enjoy the buzz around earth day / earth week!
If you have suggestions, comments, questions... I'm always happy to hear from you!
Last week I blogged about the importance and benefit of word of mouth feedback via online reviews
. Today I want to remind you of the series of Best Practices documents
that are available for you.
Each Best Practice paper is designed to provide you with practical guidance for the most common DB2 product configurations. These papers were written by leading experts in IBM's development and consulting teams, and have been extensively tested.
Why learn via trial & error when you can be effective immediately by following the advice in these papers?
Here are some of the topics that you can find:
Don't forget to share your feedback on anything IM related. I'd suggest that you put feedback on the ChannelDB2.com site
, at the very least. You can also share your own insights and comments with other users of IBM DB2 Linux, UNIX, and Windows via the IBM Database Wiki
Webinar: Musings on DB2 Security for the DB2 LUW DBA
In this timely Webinar, my good friend Rebecca Bond
, independent security consultant and author of Understanding DB2 9 Security
, will share important DB2 Security Tips and Best Practices with participants. People who know Rebecca personally also know that she is a part-time comic and capable of turning the dullest, most boring topics, into something truly entertaining, informative, and memorable.
Here is a sampling of topics Rebecca might cover if she doesn't have a headache:
- Security features in V9.1 & V9.5
- Cost, Risk, Mitigation, People
- Disaster Recovery & Trust
- Don't do these STUPID things
- Touching DB2's Best Known Tickle Points
- Authorizations, Privileges, Roles, LBAC, Trusted Contexts
- HOT Data & Encryption
- Thinking like a Hacker, but avoiding Jail
- Performance versus Security Smackdown
- Other cool things too numerous to list
"Rebecca Bond is an independent DB2 LUW Security Consultant. With a background in government, healthcare and financial DB2 consulting, she is adept at designing efficient, secure database architectures that balance the twin needs of performance and protection. Rebecca is the author of Understanding DB2 9 Security, published by IBM Press, and has written articles on security topics for the IDUG Solutions Journal. She holds numerous DB2 certifications and has been designated by IBM as a Subject Matter Expert."
ORDER THE BOOK: Understanding DB2 9 SecurityOne lucky Webinar Attendee will be randomly selected to win a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate - enough cash to buy the security book plus other fun things!
US and European Phone numbers will be provided, as well as VoIP.
We look forward to seeing you online! Title: Musings on DB2 Security for the DB2 LUW DBA Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009 Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.Register Now