The heart of today's data warehouse, big data and analytics initiatives is based around databases. Analysts show that transactional data and log data are top two types of data used in big data initiatives despite the immediate association of social data and unstructured content. DB2 for z/OS by example is robust, scalable, secure and provides some of the best transactional integrity. With all of this Mike Ferguson analyst and consultant concludes in his white paper : "All of this makes…Continue
Added by Mark Simmonds on May 20, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments
Hold tight - this will probably freak the accounting world out. I was listening to an analyst call about big data earlier today. I asked the question whether data would soon have a value on the asset sheet. There was a resounding agreement that it would - if a suitable metric could be devised.
To me it all depends on whether an organization can put controls around the following (non-exhaustive) criteria :
Accurate data - bad data is like a virus to the business and could…
Added by Mark Simmonds on May 20, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments
I have updated my db2-hash-routines package to include bcrypt and sha-256 hashes.
The following hashes are supported:
Documentation is available as…Continue
Added by Helmut K. C. Tessarek on May 11, 2014 at 6:38pm — No Comments
One of the techniques to improve database performance and achieve greater scalability is using table partitioning. According to live industry observations when you see the following symptoms you should consider table partitioning
Slow queries that return small amounts or no data
Slow queries that return large amounts of data
Blocking between readers and writers (inserts or updates)
As tables grow in size, it may be easier to manage your…Continue
Added by Ramya on May 1, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments