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    Dave Beulke

    Dave Beulke is an IBM DB2 Gold Consultant, an inaugural member of the IBM Champion program, a columnist for IBM Data Management Magazine, and a Past President of IDUG

    Note: The content of this blog is the opinion and thoughts of the blogger and does not necessarily represent the opinions of IDUG.

     

     
    IDUG Report: DB2 and Mainframe Continue Strong PerformanceYears ago, before I started my career or gave my speech at the first IDUG conference, many declared the mainframe dead. When I was going to college, the uninformed were saying the mainframe was old technology. The new z13 mainframe is not old, IBM just continues to improve it with proven technolog…
    Vital Java DB2 SQL Performance ConsiderationsSince Java is the new main development language for most companies it is vital that all the programmers know the best DB2 Java performance properties and considerations. During system and application Java performance reviews there are many factors that come up that impact performance. Below are sev…
    DB2 SQL Security AuditsWith the all the hacking stories getting a lot of news coverage, security of your DB2 system is paramount. Doing a DB2 SQL security audit periodically or before your DB2 migration has been a standard security best practice of many for countless years and many DB2 Version upgrades. These DB2 SQL se…
    DB2 Security DefinitionsWith the all the hacking stories getting a lot of news coverage, security of a company's information will definitely be on everyone's mind. There are many DB2 security options and features that can be used within the system, database, and application environments. As I have written before, DB2 sec…
    DB2 11 Migration PreparationAs some plan their vacations this year, others are planning their DB2 11 migrations. If you're in the second category, begin by reading the DB2 migration documentation, and then look at the ten extra items below. These ten items might just help you avoid any issues or problems. Get on the latest c…
    z/13 IBM’s New Mainframe Built for the Mobile, Cloud and Analytic FutureOn January 13th IBM unveiled its new mainframe, the z/13. IBM mainframe System z's world-leading reliability, availability, and scalability, coupled with its security and virtualization capabilities are needed more than ever as mobile applications take over as the most prominent and important corpo…
    Five Data Management Trends for 2015'Tis the holiday season, and I want to thank all my readers for their comments and encouragement. It has been a pleasure and honor working/hearing from all of you. I enjoy the challenges of data management too much, and my curious nature has me continuing to explore and write about all its aspects…
    4 Reasons to Consolidate Databases to DB2 LUWAs year-end budgets get finalized, and 2015 is planned out, you might want to reconsider your plans and look to consolidate any other database vendors into DB2 LUW. Substituting database vendors within projects is not the huge task it once was because of standard SQL, SQL PL, stored procedures, and…
    3 Game-Changing IBM DB2 pureScale EnhancementsAnother set of great INSIGHT announcements that were somewhat drowned out by all the Watson hoopla were all the enhancements that are happening with DB2 pureScale. For those unfamiliar with DB2 pureScale, it is the multi-node cluster configuration providing the industry's best scalability, performan…
    IBM Big SQL Interface Out-Performs the OthersAt the recent Insight and IDUG conferences IBM talked about its many new software products for modern corporation information management. These new products handle the constant flow of inexhaustible big data from new data resources like social data from Facebook, Twitter and other sources; location…

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