Data Management


Rethinking TCO and ROI

TCO and ROI efforts can be misleading -- in part because they tend to over-generalize the needs of particular customers and apply them to the market as a whole.

IBM Announces Ambitious Distributed-to-Mainframe Consolidation Project

At $250 million over five years, the projected savings are real and substantial -- and the PR benefits, especially for System z, are even more important.

IBM’s Next-Gen i5 OS Touts New POWER6 Server

There’s still plenty of life left in Big Blue’s midrange server line

The Changing Face of Disaster Recovery

SHARE recently announced a list of five disaster recovery and business continuity recommendations that it says all mainframe shops would do well to follow.

Oracle 11g, AppSecInc a Go?

Security isn’t a current stumbling block for Oracle 11g and Applications Security Inc. represents a breed plugging database security gaps

IBM Acquires Key Mainframe, System i Integration Technology

IBM’s acquisition of DataMirror’s technology will likely find its way into the company’s DB2 database

Analysis: Behind Big Blue’s System i Reshuffle

The reorganization could revitalize a System i business that is in need of a jumpstart, analysts say.



No Catch to IBM Specialty Processors

IBM wouldn’t just give mainframe capacity away, would it? The short answer is: yes, it would—and it has.

Industry Heavyweights Partner to Promote Secure Computing Infrastructure

Can the combined will of Microsoft, Cisco, and EMC overcome the ingrained inertia of government bureaucracy?

How to Cut Mainframe Software Licensing Costs, Part II

IT can choose from a variety of techniques to reduce its mainframe software costs

Maintaining Up-time in an Ever-Changing Environment

A new survey sheds light on the high cost of downtime, and reveals how IT departments are struggling to manage complex environments

CA: Back in the Saddle Again

With SEC matters behind it and new management at the helm, CA seems leaner, unencumbered, and ready to compete full-force.

HP, IBM Poised to Lock Horns Over Data Warehousing

Companies are on a collision course in the enterprise data warehouse space

DataDirect Accelerates DB2 for z/OS Performance

New feature lets coders use static SQL for scenarios in which they might otherwise depend on dynamic SQL

The Summer’s First Blockbuster: IBM Unveils POWER6

IBM claims that its new System p p570 offers three times the performance of a comparable Superdome system from HP

SAS Brings BI Back Home to Big Iron

BI giant SAS announced expanded System z support for its Enterprise Intelligence Platform and touted a new sub-capacity pricing option, to boot

BMC Revamps Mid-Market IT Service Management Offering

Targets mid-market customers with ITSM aspirations

zIIP Poised to Go Supernova?

IBM officials are confident zIIP will take off -- once it’s had time to germinate in the minds of customers

DB2 9 for z/OS Goes GA

IBM hopes that DB2 9’s performance, manageability, and security enhancements will make it a must-upgrade release

All Agog Over Data Warehousing

IBM last week made a pair of notable moves on the business intelligence front