Combining the worlds of Artificial Intelligence, gigantic volume of data on millions of cancer patients and the expertise of the world’s top oncologists, Watson has made available the latest of cancer treatment to patients all over the world The word “cancer” is a word that no one wants to hear when they talk to their doctor. The word brings forth an image of struggle, desperation and unhappiness. Cancer doesn’t discriminate between rich and poor, young… read more →
Many users of COGNOS Data Manager are not aware of the retirement of COGNOS Data Manager and IBM’s guarantee of free replacement by Datastage workgroup edition (which is a much more powerful ETL tool). In this video, Rajeev discusses why we should think about migration from COGNOS Data Manager to Datastage and how to go about doing it, in a way that provides the best long-term benefit to the organization.
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In IBM InfoSphere Information Server Suite, authentication is done against a user registry which by default is an internal registry stored in the Metadata repository. This however, can be altered to authenticate against an LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) registry or the local operating system registry. Authentication happens at 2 levels in IBM InfoSphere Information Suite. 1. Authentication at services level – This controls the access to the shared services, repository and its contents 2.… read more →
IBM DataStage Operations Console Introduction Are your jobs hanging up or failing? When a large volume of jobs are either submitted or are run simultaneously in a small time frame, the system is put under extreme load to manage all of the processes. IBM DataStage Operations Console can help in several ways! Operations Console and Workload Management are now part of the base Information Server installation. In this post, we will provide an overview of… read more →
Using Workload Management to Optimize Operations Console Introduction In our previous blog, we gave readers an overview of the Operations Console and its components. This post will continue on the topic of Operations Console, but will focus mainly on Workload Management and how using it can optimize overall engine performance. With the release of v11.3, Workload Management is now by default enabled. IIS Workload Management’s main role is to monitor the machine resource usage, keep… read more →
Change Data Capture (also known as Data Replication or Mirroring) is a data transfer technology that uses an incremental data loading technique to transfer data from source to target databases. While several data integration technologies and tools such as ETL, ELT, EAI and MQ are already available in the market, Change Data Capture (CDC) is different in that it minimizes the data transfer latency between a record entry in the primary database (e.g. OLTP) and the record… read more →
Introduction Our previous blog post gave our readers an introduction to the Investigate stage in the QualityStage application. It showed you how to use the Investigate stage to run two types of investigation reports: character discrete and character concatenate. This post will continue on the topic of the Investigate stage, but will focus on the third type of investigation which can be run in the stage – word investigation. Word investigation can be used for investigating… read more →
Introduction How confident are you in your data quality? Many organizations would unwillingly admit that their data quality is not to the level that they are happy with. Data quality is an issue which plagues many IT departments across the world. Managers and executives can be more confident in their decisions if there is an initiative to improve data quality. QualityStage is the data quality application belonging to the InfoSphere Information Server platform. One basic… read more →
Introduction With the release of Information Server/DataStage 11.3 a few weeks ago, most DataStage developers are interested in knowing exactly what new features have surfaced and how they can best be leveraged. With the release of version 8.7, IBM introduced the Operations Console and version 9.1 followed in-line with the release of the Workload Manager. I’m afraid that DataStage developers don’t have anything too exciting to look forward to in version 11.3. There are definitely… read more →