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Wednesday already?

Wednesday already? Wow! Where does the time go. Here at the IUA IDMS Conference there has been a day and a half of pre-conference education and we all had a nice cook out on the patio last night in the warm Texan sunshine. Now the Conference has kicked off and Greg Lotko is giving an...


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2018 IUA Technical Conference

The pre-conference education is finished: A day and a half of really good classes, with lots of great questions, and answers ! and to finish things off, a BBQ on the patio in great Texan weather at the CA Plano offices. The official start of the 2018 IUA Technical Conference will be in less...





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That's it. The end of the conference.

Last session over. Good-byes are in progress. Next year will possbly be another one. My feelings are that this has been a good conference. Stats: 3 1/2 days 31 Sessions 2 Keynote talks, 3 technical one-on-one sessions Lots of hallway networking. 2 Social events. 1 Aquarium...


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One hour is not enough time ....

... for a talk about running 24x7 . More appropriately it should be 24 hours. Here at the IUA technical Conference, John Siraco described the processes, technology and techniques available to operate a system in a high availability environment. Useful stuff, even if you dont need 24 x7 ...


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Migration from DB2 to IDMS

Listened to a fascinating session given by a team* in Australia who have migrated an application from DB2 to IDMS. It show's it's possible (and easy) and it's not all one way traffic!) It was presented via a recorded webex but the team were available for questions in Oz on a speakerphone. ...


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IDMS SQL will support set relationships using foreign keys

I just heard and seen a demo of a future IDMS 19.0 SQL facility: SQL against a Schema defined to a Non-SQL database will support Set relationships via Primary and Foreign keys This is big news! Standard SQL can now be used to access IDMS network defined databases. Greg was at pains to...


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Big Data : The 80/20 rules

David Hodgson , the VP data Management Business Unit has just begun a keynote speech on Big data Analytics here at the IUA Technical Conference It was revealing to hear that 80% of Business data is in a structured form in databases etc. and 20% is unstructured data. We all understand that as...