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Do you have what it takes to be a MaaS360 Administrator? Can you set up a MaaS360 portal? Manage the policies and compliance rules distributed to your mobile devices? Support the MaaS360 enterprise? Solve problems for mobile device users? If you think you can, now's your chance to earn the MaaS360 Administrator badge, issued by Acclaim! This badge is available to everyone and you need to answer 40 of the 50 questions correctly on the quiz to earn the badge. No problem, right? The quiz includes content that is covered in the following required courses: MaaS360 Overview (1 hour)  MaaS360 Administration (6 hours, 15 minutes - ...
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This is part of a series of small blog posts which will cover some of the smaller, perhaps less likely to be noticed, features of IBM MQ. Read other posts in this series . If you have subscribing applications that need to see a publication before other subscribers, you might find that the SubLevel option is useful for you. This feature of IBM MQ Pub/Sub was designed for applications that filter out certain publications, or perhaps annotate the contents of the publication message before sending it on for other subscribers to see. It might even be used to implement tiering of subscriptions, delaying the delivery to lower tiered subscribers until the highest ...
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Db2 11 for z/OS reaches End of Service (EOS) on September 30, 2020 . Make the move to Db2 12 to z/OS today. Db2 12 migration resources Webcast! Db2 12 Migration Planning Customer Experiences (Feb. 26 - 27) Blog: Db2 11 End of Support and Db2 12 for z/OS migration resources IBM Knowledge Center: Preparing your system to install or migrate to Db2 12
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For the second year in a row, Lifetime IBM Champion Scott Hayes (me) is conducting a survey about the use of Db2 on z/OS and LUW - The State of the Db2 Universe 2020!  If you use Db2 on z/OS or LUW, your participation would be very much appreciated!  The study is created in partnership with IBM and IDUG, and you could win a badge to IDUG Dallas June 7-11 or one of five $50 Amazon Gift cards! According to Survey Monkey, it only takes about 10 minutes for the average participant.  CLICK HERE to participate and make your Db2 voice heard! THANK YOU!!! And Happy Valentines Day! Scott Hayes
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LinuxONE uses the s390x hardware architecture, so for some applications a little work sometimes has to be done so they compile and run as expected on Linux on Z. This work is often done as a collaboration between the open source projects themselves and a team at IBM that helps with the porting and then validation that the software is working as expected. This effort is an on going collaboration with every release of the software needing to be validated. For the month of January 2020, the teams worked to also validate the latest versions of the following: Akka Alfresco Antlr Apache Cassandra Apache Geode Apache JMeter Apache Kafka Apache Solr ...
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The new Db2 Data Management Console is a free browser based user interface included with Db2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows. It's more than a graphical user interface to monitor, manage, run and optimize Db2. It is a set of open RESTful APIs and micro-services for Db2.  Anything you can do in the user interface is also available through REST. You can also embed parts of the user interface into your own webpages, or Jupyter notebooks. Check out this new article in the Db2 Console community:  Using RESTful APIs and micro-services to work with Db2. Graphing Rows Read per Minutes in a Jupyter Notebook Embedding a Db2 Console micro-service UI in a Juypyter ...
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Pleased to let everyone know that a replay is available of The DataView Show #10 featuring guest Jason Tavoularis, Sr. IBM Offering Manager, talking about "AI built into IBM Cognos Analytics."  See the replay blog for details , or watch the video here: Please subscribe to The DataView YouTube channel, and give us a thumbs up if you learned something!  100% of our live audience learned something and everyone rated the show very highly (4's and 5's on 1-5 scale). Thank you! Scott Hayes Lifetime IBM Champion IBM Db2 GOLD Consultant Curator and Host of The DataView Show ​
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The new Db2 Data Management Console is a free browser based user interface included with Db2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows. It's more than a graphical user interface to monitor, manage, run and optimize Db2. It is a set of open RESTful APIs and micro-services for Db2.  Anything you can do in the user interface is also available through REST. You can also embed parts of the user interface into your own webpages, or Jupyter notebooks. This article demonstrates how to use the open RESTful APIs and the composable user interfaces that are available in the Db2 Console service.  Constructing API calls To access the service, we need to first authenticate with ...
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This week the Temenos on IBM LinuxONE Best Practices Guide  IBM Redbook was published. Temenos is a world-leading banking software solution, and this guide begins by covering the benefits of both Temenos itself and the case for running it on LinuxONE. In the first chapter, you are also presented with a detailed lab configuration where tests were run, including results showing that "the IBM LinuxONE CPACF (CP Assist for Cryptographic Functions) allows encryption of disk devices without significant performance impact." As a best practices guide, it continues in subsequent chapters to discuss software options and hardware configurations available. ...
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Today I added a new lesson to the Db2 Console Hands-On Lab. The hands-on lab is free to access through a web browser. You get to use of a 16GB, 8 CPU virtual machine with 50GB of disk space. The Db2 Console and Db2 are pre-installed and ready for you to start learning. All of the examples in the lab are also available through GITHUB and available for your own projects. This new lesson contains examples of how to setup and manage the Db2 Data Management Console using cURL in simple BASH scripts. If you don't want to setup or use Jupyter or Python, cURL is a command-line tool for getting or sending data, including RESTful API calls, using URL syntax. The  ...
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By Patrick Bossman, Paul Bartak, and Paul McWilliams. IBM Db2 DevOps Experience for z/OS is where Db2 for z/OS meets DevOps. It is the IBM strategic product for bringing database as a service (DBaaS) to Db2 for z/OS. It makes Db2 for z/OS a first class citizen in fast delivery cycles by reducing data-friction, reducing wait time, and bolstering innovation.  Db2 DevOps Experience for z/OS introduces full user interface and REST API support for the following administration and operations capabilities: Db2 Schema Database-as-a-Service Database-as-code, with versioned source code management of DDL Directives for participation, placement, naming, configuration, ...
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Product News See what's new with Planning Analytics Workspace   update 48 . You can now use "Design Mode" to preserve or clear DBRW formulas when you are copying and pasting values into cells with Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel  update 50 . Explore the IBM Data & AI ideas portal where you can request enhancements and vote on existing ones. Also, under "Additional Information" section you will find  Planning Analytics roadmap . Operations Console is no longer supported as of Planning Analytics 2.0.9. See the full list of  deprecation notices . Upcoming Events Hands-on Workshop ...
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As I speak to our clients who are using the IBM Security QRadar User Behavior Analytics (UBA) app in conjunction with their QRadar deployments, I find a large number are very happy with their experience and the insights they are getting out of the app.   So, for the last 3 quarters, whenever I have detailed discussions with clients around their UBA usage, vision of what the app could do for them, and where and how can we grow its capabilities, I always blocked off a few minutes to discuss their deployment process and what they would recommend other UBA clients do.   As I've talked with more and more of these customers, they all have several things ...
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WebSEAL supports several mechanisms to add attributes in the user credential.  A known built-in service is the registry attribute entitlement service that adds LDAP user attributes into the user credential during the authentication process. This service can be also chained so that values retrieved from the execution of one instance of it can be used as input values for a the execution of a next instances of the same service.  This is useful when there are business requirements to add attributes from different LDAP objects. For example let’s suppose an ISAM user has the following registry LDAP object: dn: cn=pippo,ou=engineering,dc=secsupport,dc=it ...
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Network theory is the study of graphs as a representation of either symmetric relations or asymmetric relations between discrete objects. In computer science and network science, network theory is a part of graph theory: a network can be defined as a graph in which nodes and/or edges have attributes. Network theory has applications in many disciplines including statistical physics, particle physics, computer science, electrical engineering, biology, economics, finance, operations research, climatology, ecology, public health, and sociology. Applications of network theory include logistical networks, the World Wide Web, Internet, gene regulatory networks, ...
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LinuxONE uses the s390x hardware architecture, so for some applications a little work sometimes has to be done so they compile and run as expected on Linux on Z. This work is often done as a collaboration between the open source projects themselves and a team at IBM that helps with the porting and then validation that the software is working as expected. This effort is an on going collaboration with every release of the software needing to be validated. For the month of December, the teams worked to also validate the latest versions of the following: Ansible Apache ActiveMQ Apache Camel Apache Solr Apache Storm Apache Tomcat Apache ZooKeeper ...
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It is one thing to recognize your colleagues and their contributions internally, but it is quite another when the recognition comes from the broader technical community out there. I’m especially proud this year, as 13 of our Rocketeers were named to IBM’s 2020 Class of Champions—the most to be named from a single company! This is a significant achievement, as IBM’s Champions are nominated by peers and chosen for consistent and exceptional contributions outside of their jobs to the IBM community. Selected from a pool of nearly 1,400 candidates across 10 categories including IBM Z, Data and AI, and Cloud, this year’s 604 IBM Champions are non-IBM employees composed ...
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Welcome to the new location of the z/VSE Blog within the IBM Z and LinuxONE Community on IBM Community! It is a honor for me to take over the responsibility for the z/VSE Blog from Ingolf. He retired at the end of last year. I would be able to share a lot of stories about Ingolf - how he saved the world many times - but this is not my task. Therefore I just want to use the opportunity to say thanks to him: Thank you for all the advice and guidance I received over the past decade! The z/VSE team in the Böblingen Lab will miss your brilliant ideas, your awesome work, and your dedication! Let me introduce myself: My name is Jens Remus. I joined ...
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Join this education webcast on-demand!   Temporal data presents some interesting business and technical challenges regarding the way multiple iterations of data records are handled for archiving purposes. Db2 for z/OS temporal tables and transparent archiving coupled with the Db2 Analytics Accelerator offer a unique approach to address these common challenges.  Join this webcast to understand how Db2 for z/OS temporal tables, transparent archiving and the Db2 Analytics Accelerator can be used together to provide efficient, cost-effective archiving of time oriented transactional records. The Db2 Analytics Accelerator can reduce cost and improve the performance ...
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We are thrilled to announce this year’s class of IBM Champions for Security! These 44 clients and business partners from around the world provide thought leadership, expertise and mentorship throughout the technical community and beyond. Our Champions are business leaders, educators, IT professionals, developers or executives who provide support and advocacy for security technology, communities and solutions within and outside their organizations. I’m looking forward to working with our Champions this year and helping them contribute to our Community by writing blogs, speaking at events and engaging with our members. The entire Security Community can benefit ...
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