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January 3, 2011  2:31 AM

Static / Dynamic Linking in CICS



Posted by: Sasirekha R
CICS, IBM, linking, Mainframe, performance

Static / Dynamic Linking in CICS

In CICS there are three ways of transferring control to a subprogram: 1. Using EXEC CICS LINK Command 2. Using Static COBOL call 3. Using Dynamic COBOL call The format of the LINK command in the calling program is: EXEC CICS LINK...

January 3, 2011  2:24 AM

Static / Dynamic Linking in IBM COBOL



Posted by: Sasirekha R
COBOL, IBM, linking, Mainframe, performance

Static / Dynamic Linking in IBM COBOL

Using linking, we can have one program call another program that is not contained in the source code of the calling program. Depending on the linkage options,  the object module of the calling program is linked with the object module of the...


December 13, 2010  2:19 AM

UIMA – Search and Analytics exploiting Unstructured Information



Posted by: Sasirekha R
analytics, Apache, IBM, Internet, RDF, search features, Semantic Web, UIMA, unstructured data

Mining Unstructured Information using UIMA Vast amount of knowledge is available as natural language text - web documents, reference books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, textbooks, technical reports, contracts, novels etc. Add to it the growing...


December 7, 2010  10:54 AM

IBM’s Jeopardy! Challenge – Human vs. Machine Contest



Posted by: Sasirekha R
Apache, DeepQA, IBM, Jeopardy!, Natural Language, open source, UIMA, unstructured data

IBM's Jeopardy! Challenge - Human vs. Machine Contest IBM is working on a computing system, code-named "Watson", which can understand and answer complex questions expressed in natural language. The officials from Jeopardy! and IBM have announced that they will produce a human...


December 1, 2010  12:34 AM

Hadoop Database for Big Data – Part III (End)



Posted by: Sasirekha R
Apache, Big Data, Cloud, Hadoop, IBM, Scalability

Hadoop Database for Big Data - Part III For insert-only (in most cases at least) situations, involving crawling and indexing (both in the web and in Enterprises), blogs/wikis, facebook-like applications, search based retrieval (as against query based), batch-oriented or...


December 1, 2010  12:26 AM

Hadoop Database for Big Data – Part I



Posted by: Sasirekha R
Apache, Big Data, Hadoop, IBM, NoSQL, open source, Scalability

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November 15, 2010  3:23 AM

Understanding Elastic Caching Plaftorms – IBM eXtreme Scale



Posted by: Sasirekha R
cache, Cloud, Elastic Caching Platform, eXtreme Scale, Forrester, grid, IBM, latency, NoSQL, Scalability, shard

Understanding Elastic Caching Plaftorms - IBM eXtreme Scale

Data Caching is a standard technique used for improving application performance. Local caching, though the fastest, is not able to scale and caching multiple copies of the...


November 10, 2010  3:56 AM

Using DB2 Hash organized tables for improved performance



Posted by: Sasirekha R
DB2, Hash, Hash table, IBM

Using DB2 Hash organized tables for improved performance In DB2 version 10 for z/OS, IBM introduces a new access type called Hash Access and access method called Hash space. This new option of organizing tables using hash improves performance of queries that access individual...


October 27, 2010  7:28 AM

DB2 version 10 provides row versioning and time travelling



Posted by: Sasirekha R
DB2, IBM, row versioning, temporal, time, zOS

DB2 version 10 provides row versioning and time travelling DB2 version 10 for z/OS, recently released, provides features for row versioning and time travel querying. With audit and compliance requirements demanding that the multiple versions...


October 11, 2010  1:54 AM

MapReduce replacing complex SQL queries



Posted by: Sasirekha R
Amazon, Google, Hadoop, IBM, MapReduce, Microsoft, NoSQL

MapReduce replacing complex SQL queries Most NoSQL databases - like CouchDB, MongoDB, Hadoop, Redis - support


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