IBM promotes Db2 for z/OS as a solution for business intelligence and data analytics. Its latest version, Db2 12, improves scalability, data ingestion capabilities, and performance, according to IBM’s Robert Catterall in a recent SHARE presentation.
ETL -- extract, transform and load -- has been the prevailing mantra for the past 30 years when it comes to data analytics. Until recently, it was just too expensive to run analytics where the data lived, and so companies were forced to move the information to another platform.
Apple and IBM announced in July that they were preparing to develop more than 100 business software programs for Apple’s iOS operating environment. These programs are being designed for a wide range of industries including financial services, health care, retail and telecommunications. What IBM and