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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
October 13, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: October 13, 2014. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

DBI Software has introduced pureFeat V6.1 Performance Management Suite for IBM DB2 LUW which adds new capabilities for Stored Procedure Visibility and insight into Current Activity Functions. With Stored Procedure Visibility, DBI is "taking the lid off" the black box, and, with insight into Current Activity Functions, DBI allows users to quickly answer the question, "What's happening right now?" said Scott Hayes, president and founder of DBI Software.

GT Software has added enhancements to its flagship Ivory Service Suite line, incorporating greater support for big data elements and messaging formats.

IBM is adding new analytics capabilities to the mainframe platform, helping enable better data security and providing clients with the ability to integrate Hadoop big data. By applying analytic tools to business transactions as they are occurring, mainframe systems can enable clients to have true real-time insights. With the analytics on the System z platform, clients can also incorporate social media into their real-time analytic.

IBM, which has made a billion-dollar investment to broaden the use of cognitive computing, is announcing the launch of Watson World HQ today at 51 Astor Place. IBM said it chose NYC's Silicon Alley for Watson World to tap into the ecosystem of talent and capital centered around New York University, Columbia University, CUNY and Cooper Union, as well as venture capital firms and an expanding tech startup and developer community. Starting now, Watson's cognitive services and tools will be available to all users of Bluemix, IBM's open, cloud-based platform for mobile and web app development.

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 9.0 (formerly Confio Ignite) provides database administrators and their IT teams with visibility across the application stack, and now covers storage resources, in addition to database, server, and virtualization resources, to speed identification of application performance bottlenecks and improve end user experience.

News From SHARE

It is no secret that companies are embracing analytics as one of the key drivers of future growth. During the Global Technology Outlook at SHARE® in Pittsburgh this August, IBM Watson's Donna Dillenberger further noted that new mainframe technologies are enabling organizations to harness increasingly meaningful results from data gathered from disparate sources.