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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.

     

     
    IBM BLU Acceleration: Five Reasons Why It’s Perfect for Your Next Cloud ProjectThese days, flexible computing power, application functionality, and data accessibility are paramount. Having the best application is only part of winning the constant IT battle of applying technology to increase the company's bottom line. Through cloud computing initiatives companies are hoping t…
    Five More SQL Performance Tips for your Big DataI have talked about many DB2 SQL performance tips before (10 Performance Guidelines and Five Big Data SQL Performance Tips). Dealing recently with tables with tens of billions of rows and crazy generated SQL from GUI interfaces has resulted in these five more SQL performance tips for your big data …
    Big Data: Three Big Brother RemindersWhile I have talked a lot about big data through this blog it is really important to remember that our, phones, iPads, Fitbits, and all computers are listening devices. Now even your car's navigational equipment and black box can tell the latest details of your driving skills---good and bad. So bel…
    Big Data: Four Factors to Tune your Meaningful AnalyticsThe last two weeks I have talked about ways to choose meaningful business analytics and then fine tune the focus of your business analytics. This week I talk about the factors needed to further fine tune your analytics into effective results for your company. Some of the ideas might even help you …
    Big Data: Three More Ways to Choose Meaningful AnalyticsLast week I talked about ways to choose meaningful analytics. Here are three more ways to make the analytics even better for your big data project. Focus the analytics only on a specific business aspect. Last week I stressed analytical focus on the money aspects. This week we need to take that foc…
    Big Data: Three Ways to Choose Meaningful AnalyticsThe NCAA tournament is going to start in a few weeks, and everyone is going to get their basketball winning prediction bracket ready. Quicken Loans, insured by Warren Buffet, is offering $1 billion dollar prize for anyone picking a prefect bracket for the NCAA tournament. While the odds for pickin…
    Why Hadoop Is Not the Big Data SolutionThe big data Hadoop hype is running into reality, and some companies are not liking Hadoop's options and features. Following are some of the Hadoop facts that a friend of mine noted to explain why their company was migrating their big data project from Hadoop and into the DB2 z/OS environment. Hado…
    Three Ways to Pursue the Correct Big Data ProjectToday's big data provides more analysis opportunities and puts greater pressure on every company's business model to produce profits. Now big data analysis can be applied and used to optimize any and all phases of your company's business model. Customer sentiment, website clickstreams, sensor data,…
    3 Use Cases for Optim Workload ReplayThe complexity of the systems, databases and applications continues to get worse. Getting a clear understanding of all the existing applications' processing, dependencies, and workloads only gets more complicated and difficult to understand. As more complexity gets added to your in-house applicati…
    IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator: 5 Performance Enhancements in the New Version 4.1The IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA) continues to be improved, and the Version 4.1 enhancements really help take your SQL program performance to the next level. The following five changes within Version 4.1 of IBM's DB2 Analytics Accelerator increase its flexibility, availability, workload bala…

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