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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.

     

     
    Apple and IBM Partnership to Leverage BLUMix SynergiesThe recent partnership between IBM and Apple combines the expertise of the enterprise and user-friendly mobile application devices. The partnership takes advantage of the expertise of both companies along with leveraging the new IBM BLUMix Cloud infrastructure, the various software platforms and pa…
    Another 5 More DB2 SQL Performance TipsAs I talked about last week, good DB2 SQL performance is vital for efficient processing. I also talked previously about DB2 SQL performance here, here, and here describing the many attributes that can impact and improve DB2 SQL performance. Fortunately all of these blogs combined offer 30 differe…
    5 More DB2 SQL Performance TipsWriting good DB2 SQL is always difficult because it is dependent on the database table design and the various table indexes available coming together with the purpose of the processing module, There are many DB2 SQL performance tips to remember and several are documented in my DB2 SQL performance t…
    3 Critical Storage Performance Architecture ConsiderationsArchitecture matters and storage architecture is being optimized from many different directions to make it faster and cheaper, as detailed in the recent Baron's article "Tech Vets Vie for New Storage Supremacy." The article about four companies that are trying to develop the next generation of compu…
    3 Important Big Data Design PointsMobile phone growth, sensor data recording, and social media updates feed big data into our systems. Whether your company likes it or not, startups and the competition are integrating big data and analytics into every aspect of their marketing, products, and operations. Big data system performance…
    3 Reasons Your DB2 Environment Is Becoming Partly CloudyExisting traditional data models are going through transformations as Big Data, NoSQL, and Cloud Database as a Service capabilities rapidly take business to new heights. New business models are quickly changing the world with 55-person companies like WhatsApp scaling worldwide to disrupt/replace tr…
    IDUG Conference – 4 Reasons Why It’s Extremely ValuableThe International DB2 User Group (IDUG) conference is always great for talking with my long time DB2 friends, DB2 experts who have been working with systems for decades, and other colleagues who know the truth about IT politics, costs, and the real problems we deal with on a daily basis. The follow…
    IBM BLU Cloud: Three Reasons to Try InnovationThe International DB2 User Group (IDUG.org) conference is always great for exposing the latest DB2 Family technology news. This year was even better with everyone talking about their successes with DB2 Version 11 and the many advantages of IBM BLU acceleration and its industry leading performance. …
    IBM DB2 BLU Best Database I/O PerformanceAs I talked about database I/O performance the last three weeks here, here, and here, optimizing database I/O performance involves many different factors. When I left off last week I talked about the parameters for pinning your popular objects into DB2's buffer pools to optimize and leverage memory…
    Going Deeper into Improving Database I/O PerformanceAs I talked about last week, and the week before, tuning application and database performance by optimizing database I/O performance involves many different components. When I left off last week I referenced that the physical I/O path components need to be tracked back through the FICON channels, t…

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