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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.

     

     
    6 Reasons Why DB2 LUW Fix Pak 4 “Cancun” Is So ImportantThe new DB2 LUW Fix Pak 4 code named "Cancun" was recently released for DB2 LUW Version 10.5. IBM has done a lot of work and put a number of impressive features in this DB2 LUW Fix Pak 4. All these new DB2 LUW Version 10.5 features remove any doubts or restrictions about going to the most recent D…
    Three More Reasons Why Millennials Benefit from Engaging with the MainframeThanks for all the feedback from last week's blog here on millennials and mainframe systems. This week I talk about what other attributes and ideas the millennials can get from the mainframe systems, their development, and the people who support the technology. Millennials can learn corporate busin…
    Four Facts Millennials Need to Know about the MainframeWhen I talk to millennials coming into management and programming it appears that their knowledge of the mainframe is very limited or non-existent. Since many universities have stopped teaching mainframe classes, the recent college graduates don't even have a basic understanding of the mainframe co…
    Three DB2 Performance Areas to Verify When Experiencing DB2 Performance DegradationWhen you experience DB2 performance degradation, you'll discover no one has changed anything (of course), or admits to changing anything. Luckily there are a wide variety of DB2 performance dependencies to check. When DB2 processes are running consistently well, then suddenly the DB2 performance r…
    Five Areas to Verify to Stay Safe in Your CloudThere are a number of considerations for every company as they begin to conquer their new cloud projects, including several technology challenges such as data security, data placement segregation, and data access coordination to name a few. There are several other areas that can bring the business…
    20 Data Management Issues, Truisms, and ProverbsHaving many years of experience and working on literally almost 100 projects over my career, I believe I have learned to be skeptical and cynical of all aspects of a technology project. Being skeptical has served me and my clients well because it forces further analysis to get to the truth. Below …
    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…

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