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Volume 25, Number 32 -- June 17, 2015
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dbFunnel Provides Native ETL For IBM i
by Alex Woodie

One of the software startups showcasing new wares at the recent COMMON conference was Hamway Software Solutions, which develops an extract, transform, and load (ETL) application called dbFunnel that runs natively on IBM i. As CEO Laura Hamway explains to IT Jungle, the software fills a need for lightweight data extraction and reporting involving DB2 for i. READ MORE >

Why You Might Want To Encrypt Your Syslogs Now
by Alex Woodie

Every day millions of IBM i server events are packaged up in the syslog standard and sent offsite for safekeeping and analysis. In many cases, the syslog files are sent in plain text across the wire because, hey, they're just boring old log files, and what could anybody ever do with those, right? Wrong, says IBM i security software company Raz-Lee Security. READ MORE >


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LaserVault Moves IBM i Backups Forward
by Alex Woodie

There's no shortage of ways to back up your IBM i data, each of which fills a need according to one's particular budget and requirements. LaserVault recently provided one more option with UBD Replacador, which is aimed at those wanting to de-duplicate and backup their IBM i data to an IBM Storwize array. The company also announced a significant new feature in its software-based virtual tape library (VTL) solution. READ MORE >


Mad Dog 21/21: Big Apple
by Hesh Wiener

IBM was once America's most valuable company; today Apple enjoys that distinction. Apple's liquid assets alone significantly exceed the total market value of IBM's shares. Apple could acquire Big Blue for cash and still have tens of millions left over. Hoping that the knack for making money will rub off, IBM has cozied up to Apple. READ MORE >


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Surround Tech Goes Up The Stack
by Alex Woodie

Surround Technologies is a well-known provider of .NET-based tooling for modernizing IBM i applications. If you want to outfit your 5250 application with Web, Windows, or mobile clients using Microsoft technologies, its flagship Accelerator series can provide that. But with the latest version, Surround Tech is going up the stack by offering pre-built apps for things like document management, content management, and even human resources. READ MORE >



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Editors: Timothy Prickett Morgan and Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Victor Rozek,
Jenny Thomas, Hesh Wiener
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The Platform
Move Over Hadoop, IBM Has a New Spark

A Dead Heat in the Supercomputing Storage Race

Locking Down The Most Vital Servers

AWS Bulks Up Compute With More Haswell Xeons

Pivotal Takes A Quickstep To Leapfrog Database Performance

We Need Only Three Hadoops, And Maybe Three Systems

For Next Generation Supercomputers, What's Old is New Again

GPUs Speak Volumes in Semantic AI Platforms

There Is More Than One Route To SDN Switching

Synchronizing Data In Hadoop Lakes

First Ban The SAN, Then VMware

Life Sciences Clouds Raise More Cluster Questions


THIS ISSUE SPONSORED BY:

Profound Logic Software
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System i Developer
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Manta Technologies



TABLE OF CONTENTS
dbFunnel Provides Native ETL For IBM i

Why You Might Want To Encrypt Your Syslogs Now

LaserVault Moves IBM i Backups Forward

Mad Dog 21/21: Big Apple

Surround Tech Goes Up The Stack


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