Friday, February 8, 2019

Startup lessons from a Fuckup Night

Last Wednesday, I attended the Fuckup Night Friedrichshafen Vol. II. If you don't know, Fuckup Nights is a global movement and event series dedicated to professional failures. That is, usually founders of failed startups tell their stories. Typically, it is a mix of funny adventures into the world of business, some sad parts and most importantly some lessons learned. So what were the lessons I took away? Read on...

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Enterprise digitalization and cybersecurity: How companies struggle

Cybersecurity Workshop at Zeppelin University
Last Friday, 25.01.2019, I attended the Cybersecurity workshop of the "Bodensee Innovationscluster Digitaler Wandel" (digitalization). The innovation cluster is organized by the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen. It tries to bring together companies from the wider Lake Constance region that are impacted by digitalization. The researchers have identified four topics that will be addressed:

Monday, January 21, 2019

Hello again, Davos, AI ethics, cybersecurity, Db2 events and IBM Cloud

Hello, here I am again after a while. I hope you had a good start into 2019. I enjoyed being offline for a while, then got busy with not much time to blog. So, here is a roundup of things going on.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Db2 2 V11.1 Mod Pack4 and Fix Pack 4 is available

New Db2 Mod / Fix Pack
The latest product update for Db2 is out, Mod Pack 4 and Fix Pack 4. You can read about the new features (because it is a Mod Pack) in this Mod Pack and Fix Pack Updates document. Here are some of the focus areas:
  • There are several improvements to High Availability when using HADR.
  • db2pd has a new option "-barstats" to monitor progress and performance of backup and restore operations.
  • ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE has seen some enhancements, including a new ESTIMATE option.
  • Application developers benefit from new JSON support that features functions like JSON_QUERY, JSON_TABLE and JSON_EXISTS (Hello, XML developers!).
  • Several new data sources can be integrated using the federation capability. This includes SAP HANA, HDFS parquet files and CouchDB.
  • A long list of Db2 pureScale improvements for performance, administration and monitoring.
And if you are curious about ongoing product enhancements to Db2 on Cloud, Db2 Warehouse and Db2 Warehouse on Cloud, then check out this related "What's New in..." page.

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