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An Overview of IBM's Information Management Strategy
Information and data management as a strategic asset
- The convergence of data movement (ETL), application integration (EAI) and information integration (EII) solutions
- The need for Master Data Management (MDM) and Customer Data Integration (CDI)
- Data quality and "one version of the truth"
- Real-time decision support and data warehousing 2.0
IBM's Response to Major Trends in IT Today
- Applications and information on demand, grid computing, virtualisation
- The growing importance of business processes and service-oriented architectures (SOA)
- The need to integrate data from many different systems in various applications
- IBM's Information Management stack
An Overview of IBM's DB2 Data Management Portfolio
- DB2 Family: DB2 for z/OS, iSeries, Linux, Unix, Windows, ...: differences and similarities
- DB2 Express: what and why ?
- DB2 vs. other IBM databases (Informix, Cloudscape/Derby, IMS)
- DB2 vs. non-IBM databases (Microsoft, Oracle, open source, ...)
- IBM's Master Data Management (MDM) solutions
- Working in mixed database environments
- Migration and consolidation aspects: how easy is it to switch databases ?
More Advanced Features of DB2
- Business Intelligence features in SQL (rollup and cube) and via physical design (partitioning, compression, ...)
- Features for availability and scalability
- z/OS and data sharing
- Logical unit of work (LUW) services: HADR, HACMP, Windows Cluster
- Availability types: failover, clustering active-active nodes
- Cross-platform support: stored procedures, embedded CLR for Windows, SQL reference for cross-platform support
- The next-generation DB2 (Viper)
Application Development with IBM's Information Management Solutions
- Development platform: Java or .NET ?
- Development tools: Eclipse, WebSphere Studio, Visual Studio, ... ?
An Overview of IBM's Information Integration Strategy
- WebSphere Information Integration (WSII, also known as DB2 II or "Masala")
- Solutions for data transformation, data movement, federation and metadata management
- Data quality and data governance options
- XML support: XML Extender, V9 XML datatype, XQuery support on LUW, DataPower, ...
- DB2-SAP integration: Why is DB2 still SAP's platform of reference ?
- Whatever happened to Crossworlds, Ascential, Bowstreet, DataPower, ... ?
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