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April 14, 2008 | Vol 3 Issue 7


In This Issue:

>>How Will IBM DB2 Web Query for System i Benefit Your Shop?

>> Welcome to the Virtual Machine

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Feature Article - Database
How Will IBM DB2 Web Query for System i Benefit Your Shop?
 Learn about the new IBM query and reporting tool for the i5/OS market.

gene_cobbBy Gene Cobb

If you have been following recent IT industry trends, you may have noticed that there has been a lot of activity in the area of Business Intelligence (BI). Mergers, major acquisitions, and announcements have dominated the headlines in the past year. IBM has been quite active in this area as well. The recent acquisition of Cognos and the announcement of the Dynamic Data Warehouse Initiative are evidence of this. But IBM's i5/OS investment in and commitment to BI has not just been recent; it has been a point of emphasis in the last several releases, going back to V4R1. Consider some of the following database enhancements that have been built into the operating system over the last decade and beyond:


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Feature Article - System Administration
Welcome to the Virtual Machine

The System i has been at the forefront of virtualization for a long time. Now it's time for the platform to adopt some new virtualization tricks.

By Kurt Thomas

You use virtualization every day. One of the core concepts of the System i is virtualization: the use of a simulated CPU, implemented as the TIMI interface, originated in the System/38. Other virtualization and associated concepts, such as single-level storage, have formed the platform from its conception to the present and will continue to shape it.


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