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Posted Jan 5, 2010

Smarter Planet with DB2 for z/OS

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Today we all need to work smarter.  The smarter we work the more work we are able to get done.  One way to do this is to set priorities to make sure the right stuff is worked on first.    The key to getting organizations to think smarter is to have technology solutions that integrate into their existing systems.  This is one of the challenges organizations face today.  DB2 for z/OS meets this challenge and offers the technical integration necessary so people today can work smarter.


IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative consists of four parts:


·            New intelligence

·            Dynamic Infrastructure

·            Green and Beyond

·            Smart Work

In this white paper, you will find out how DB2 for z/OS provides something for each of these initiatives.

IBM thinks that by using DB2 with z/OS, it will allow you to distribute your data more easily, to those that need it to make business decisions based on data.  In addition to this, you need to be flexible so you can dynamically shape your business requirements based on today’s challenges.  Resources are limited, so we need to determine how best to not waste resources.  By having, an infrastructure that is dynamic your organization can more quickly react to change. 

DB2 supports a dynamic infrastructure in a number of different ways. DB2 now supports virtualization and mix mode workloads.  Using virtualization allows you to run multiple complex workloads on a single system.  Being able to run different software on top of a single machine allows you to manage your mix workload virtually, thus allowing you to share your resources.

With today’s economy, companies are thinking of ways to reduce their spending.  Reducing the resources it takes to manage your business reduces your spending and increases your profits.  We all know that the earth does not have an endless supply of resources, and neither do today’s businesses.   By reducing and fully utilizing IT resources today, we are not only making our company more profitable, but we are also smartly reducing the consumption of our planets resources. 

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