Category Archives: DB2

My Computer Mug Collection, Part 3

So far I have published two posts showing the computer-related mugs in my collection.  Over several weeks I first tweeted a mug a day from my collection, and now I am blogging them for those that missed any of the tweets. … Continue reading

Posted in data, DB2, mugs | Leave a comment

My Computer Mug Collection, Part 1

Recently I have been tweeting a mug a day from my collection of coffeee mugs given to me over the years by computer and software companies. I just tweeted the last one (I think), and since these posts seemed to … Continue reading

Posted in DB2, mugs, tools | 2 Comments

Transforming Mainframe Data Management

Just a quick post today to let my readers — specifically those in the US Midwest — that I will be presenting at an executive briefing at the River Forest Country Club in Elmhurst, IL  (Chicago suburb) on August 23, 2016. The … Continue reading

Posted in data, DB2, mainframe, tools | Leave a comment

An Overview of Today’s Leading DBMS Platforms

Recently I wrote a series of DBMS product descriptions/overviews for the TechTarget web portal. The product descriptions were an adjunct a 7 part series of articles I wrote reviewing DBMS technology and considerations circa 2015. Anyway, the purpose of today’s post … Continue reading

Posted in cloud, DB2, DBMS, NoSQL, open source, relational | 1 Comment

I’m On Toad World… and the datAvail Blog, too!

Just a short post today to let folks know that my DB2portal blog is being syndicated to the Dell Toad World portal. That means that you can follow all of my DB2-specific blog posts either at DB2portal or at Toad … Continue reading

Posted in data, DB2 | 1 Comment

On Being Skeptical in the Face of Hype

  A little while ago I took on the task of cleaning out my office closet. As I undertook this task, I paused regularly to review items that were stowed away in there. One of the more interesting things I … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, data, DB2, NoSQL | 5 Comments

A Meta-Trip to IBM Information on Demand 2013

Many of the readers of this blog know that I also maintain another blog that focuses primarily on IBM DB2 ( If you read that blog, too, then you know that last week I was at the IBM Information on … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, data, DB2, IBM, information | 2 Comments

IBM Information on Demand – Day One – Monday, October 22, 2012

I spent my first full day of this year’s IOD conference going back and forth between sessions on big data and analytics – and sessions on down in the weeds DB2 for z/OS issues. And I enjoyed the heck out … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, books, data, DB2, information | Tagged | 5 Comments

Choosing a DBMS

One of the questions I get on a regular basis is some variation of “how can I choose what DBMS is the best”… so I’ll try to offer some high-level guidance here. When mainframes dominated enterprise computing, the DBMS architecture … Continue reading

Posted in DB2, enterprise computing | 19 Comments

My Upcoming Speaking Engagements

I’ll be speaking at several conferences, user groups, and webinars over the course of the next few months. Continue reading

Posted in DB2, speaking engagements | 1 Comment