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Enterprise Tech Journal recently had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Goulet about overcoming the challenges inherent in managing Big Data on System z. As vice president of Product Management for the CA Technologies Database Management portfolio with a long history of product leadership roles, Kevin is in a prime position to observe the Big Data market and the issues companies face in establishing effective Big Data management solutions. Since a sizeable portion of the audience of Enterprise Tech Journal is DBAs who are often charged with the day-to-day handling of Big Data solutions, we focused our questions on issues that will help them be more effective in that role. Let’s see what this expert in the field had to say…

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“Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.” This quote has been attributed to different people over the years, from Albert Einstein to Pete Seeger. Whatever its origin, it can really be applied to code. When given a task to accomplish, developers should all be able to code something that will work. But how will it be understood and maintained in the future? How can you objectively measure something as complex as complexity?…

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On April 28, 2014, IBM once again delivered on its Power roadmap with the announcement of the first of the new POWER8 servers. Altogether, five new models were announced: three that run AIX, Linux and iOS and two that are Linux-only. With POWER, IBM offers a technology that can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware simultaneously. This lets users choose operating systems depending on the application while still using the same server. Additionally, within the Linux-only line of servers, users can now choose between using the traditional PowerVM for virtualization on POWER or they can use POWERKVM, the POWER implementation of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) for Linux. This lets users utilize the virtualization technology on Linux-only boxes they’re most familiar with. Additionally, IBM, through the OpenPOWER Foundation, released detailed technical specifications for its POWER8 processor, making it one of the rare operating systems that’s open…

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CA TSOPLUSTM customers facing “End of Life” and “End of Support” can migrate to a fully supported replacement environment with TASKLIB+ and Launch Express from Relational Architects International (RAI). “RAI is working directly with CA Technologies and CA TSOPLUSTM customers to ensure a seamless and transparent migration for users” said Carl Feinberg, CEO of Relational Architects International (RAI)…

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