The website db-engines.com rates "database management systems according to their popularity."
The list has been around for a few years, and as this InfoWorld article notes, "It isn't forensically precise, nor is it meant to be; it's intended to give a sense of trends over time."
Posted: March 01, 2016 |
A while back a customer got word from Oracle that they would be charged for every core on a system that could be used for Live Partition Mobility, even cores that weren't used by their Oracle database.
Posted: February 23, 2016 |
Last fall I wrote about the relaunch of the IBM Champions program. Here's how I described it back in 2011.
Posted: February 16, 2016 |
Recently I was telling a customer about the differences between booting into single-user mode and booting into maintenance mode. If you're not familiar with these procedures, I recommend either using an existing LPAR or creating a new LPAR and trying them both. But before you do that, check out two valuable IBM support technotes (FAQs) that walk through each method.
Posted: February 09, 2016 |
This article made the rounds on Twitter awhile ago. It's worth your time if you haven't read it:
Posted: February 02, 2016 |
I assume you've heard by now that SAP HANA is available on IBM Power Systems.
Posted: January 26, 2016 |
After trying out the HMC virtual appliance (vHMC), I wanted to examine the myHMC mobile application. The app, which came out last summer, is designed to allow you to manage HMC devices from your phone.
Posted: January 19, 2016 |
Have you ever wished you could run HMC code on your laptop? Sure, there are unsupported work-arounds, but the new HMC virtual appliance (vHMC) makes this task much simpler to accomplish, and it's supported by IBM. Read all about it in section 3.2 of this Redbook.
Posted: January 12, 2016 |
For years I've been asking you to send me scripts. Sharing your scripting abilities benefits us all. We can use them as is, or as a starting point to create scripts that could help others.
Sometime I find scripts; regardless of their origin, I share them when I get permission from their authors. It's a win-win.
Posted: January 05, 2016 |
I've once again been working with teams that are updating various certification tests. I enjoy the interaction with tech pros from around the world as we devise test questions and answers.
Posted: December 22, 2015 |