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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.

     

     
    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…
    INSIGHT Conference Trip ReportThe IBM Insight Conference has just completed. There were several major software, partnership, and direction announcements. All of these announcements were crowded into a very busy technical conference of presentations by IBM, third party software vendors, IBM business partners, and industry consul…
    INSIGHT DB2 Family Schedule: Too Many Choices, Too Little TimeThe first IBM INSIGHT conference is next week. It was formerly known as the Information on Demand conference which was formerly known as the DB2 Technical Conference way back when it all started. Over the years the IDUG conferences around the world and the IBM conferences by their various names ha…
    Four Ways to Drive Analytics into your Data ManagementData from personal health monitors, airplane/car mechanical sensors, location movement instrumentation, image processes, and voice prints audio analysis are exploding databases in all aspects of business. Examining your current environments and systems shows there are many ways to enhance your busin…
    Four Ways to Help Millennials with the MainframeThank you for all the comments on the mainframe and millennials blog entries from the previous weeks found here, here, and here. Validation of millennials' struggles inspired this hopefully helpful blog. Since the mainframe environment is so big, it is critical to help all the new people coming int…
    DB2 10.5 “Cancun Release” New Explain InformationThe DB2 10.5 "Cancun Release" was previously available as DB2 LUW Version 10.5 Fix Pak 4. The short list of prerequisites and summary DB2 10.5 "Cancun Release" features list is here at the IBM DB2 10.5 "Cancun Release" Fix Pak Knowledge Center website. Within the release there are many important f…
    Four Questions Millennials Don’t Want to AnswerWhen I work with millennials these days in all different management and programming duties, the experience is always very interesting. Each millennial has a very different point of view of IT and data processing. Even within the Big 4 consulting firms' new hires, the college experience, IT degrees, …

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