Data Management


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

IT Dangerously Unprepared for E-Discovery, Survey Shows

A new survey from Fortiva shows the extent that IT is unprepared for e-discovery regulations

Cutting IT Costs with IBM’s MSU Software Licensing

In practice, for some mainframe customers, Big Blue’s MSU technology dividend really does translate into significant cost savings.

For Job Security, Go with Z

zNextGen professionals say they’re drawn to Big Iron for the same reason as many older mainframes: staying power

Big Blue Still Sitting Pretty Atop Server Market Heap

IBM Corp. is server market king—thanks to the strong performance of Big Blue’s System x, System p, and System z platforms

IBM Executes on Mainframe Simplification Agenda

Big Blue touts simplified mainframe admin features along with new versions of Tivoli, WebSphere, and DB2 software for z/OS

CA’s zIIPy Masterstroke

CA says organizations can offload some management tasks from their expensive mainframe general processors onto cheaper zIIPs

SOA, Better Value Driving System i Renaissance

Some industry watchers think Big Blue’s midrange workhorse might have finally turned a corner

The Seven R’s of Change Management

Seven simple questions can help you assess change-related risk and gauge the effectiveness of your change-management process.

Migration Readiness Assessments, Part 2: Reaping the Benefits

How to leverage the results of an MRA as you develop migration strategies and staffing plans, establish rules for data conversion and system cutover, and move further to mitigate project risk.

Case Study: Breaking the One-Stop-Shop Rule

Even in the most "monolithic" of IT settings, the mainframe data center, there may be compelling justifications for violating the one-stop-shop approach that vendors are keen to promote these days.

Assessing Data Migration Readiness, Part 1: The Right Way to Begin

The power of a migration readiness assessment strategy framework is that it enables you to see what you are getting into with a data migration before you actually begin.