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April 21, 2014 | Volume 9 Issue 7

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: In the Wheelhouse: IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 8 Announced
FEATURED ARTICLE: Technology Focus: IBM i BI in the Era of Big Data
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: More Automation, More Power
WHITE PAPER: Data Access in a Big Data World
MC INDUSTRY BLOGS: IBM i Security Blog
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Feature Article - Analysis
 
In the Wheelhouse: IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 8 Announced

On the cusp of the expected IBM i 7.2 announcement, IBM announces IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 8, which contains updates for hardware, DB2, the Integrated Application Server, and specifically IBM i HTTP Administration.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

While it's the last bullet point of the entire TR8 announcement, don't think that the Integrated Application Server on IBM i 7.1 now being based on the WebSphere Application Server 8.5 Liberty Profile is a less-important announcement than the others. Liberty is an ultra-lightweight and dynamic application server environment that allows applications to run with bare minimum support from the underlying Java architecture. In layman's terms, when a Liberty application runs, it loads only what it needs to do the job at hand and then loads anything else it needs on-demand.


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Feature Article - Database
 
Technology Focus: IBM i BI in the Era of Big Data

 

Big Data is big buzz these days, but has this new IT fad really made it to the IBM i? Reports from business intelligence (BI) software vendors are trending toward "not so much."

 

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

 

To many, the idea that "if accurate data is good, large volumes of accurate data is better" is a self-confirming truism. At the very least, that sentiment is a driving factor behind Big Data's popularity as a concept. You need look no further than IBM's own Big Data page to see how its boosters view the idea.


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