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January 20, 2012 | Volume 9 Issue 3


TOP STORY: TechTip: Simplify Tracking of DB2 Table Metrics
FEATURED ARTICLE: Set Up a Private Cloud at No Risk with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: Our System Administrator Did WHAT?
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Symtrax Releases New V5 of Compleo Suite Output Management Solution
FORUM: Zip/Unzip Now. Don't Wait for 7.1!
ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: Coffee with Carol: Security and the Cloud - Blue Skies or a Major Storm

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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Simplify Tracking of DB2 Table Metrics

Managing and tracking DB2 tables just got a lot easier, with metrics such as table size and number of rows at your fingertips.

kent_milligan_117x117Written by Kent Milligan

On other database servers, database administrators have to keep a close watch on the size and number of rows in a table to make sure that enough disk space has been allocated for the table object. While DB2 for i automates the storage allocation administrative task, it's helpful for IBM i users to know the size of a table to estimate how long a query or copy operation might take. Typically, the more rows a table contains, the longer it takes perform operations against the table.


Feature Article - System Administration
Set Up a Private Cloud at No Risk with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning

The lightweight, breakthrough cloud solution is designed to be highly fault-tolerant but takes you several steps beyond simple virtualization.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

The momentum behind cloud computing continues to grow even though many organizations today are concerned about challenges involving security, reliability, standards, and control. Their solution instead is to take advantage of improved virtualization within existing hardware platforms, but a move into the public cloud is perceived tantamount to giving away keys to the castle. There is an in-between step, however, called the private cloud. Companies now can download a breakthrough entry-level cloud platform from the IBM Web site, set it up in a few hours, and use it free for 30 days.


Advertorial - PowerTech
Partner TechTip: Our System Administrator Did WHAT?

Are your powerful users accountable for their actions?

robin_tatamWritten by Robin Tatam

One of the greatest challenges an organization faces when securing an IBM i environment is protecting the system from the very people who are charged with its care: programmers, administrators, and security officers. While these power users often need access to restricted objects and commands, they rarely need that level of access 24 hours a day—and definitely not without accountability.


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