October 12, 2018
- LEAD ARTICLE: TechTip: What Is ETL, and Why Should I Care?
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Where Have All My Settings Gone?
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Exploring Open Source on IBM i: The PASE Environment
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Kisco Releases SafeNet/i V11
- MC VIDEO SHOWCASE: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: 2018 MAGIC IBM i User Conference - Nov. 12 & 13
Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) is not a specific tool. It’s a philosophy that’s rapidly evolving. Explore your options and learn why you should be aware of it.
By Tom Snyder
You may have read my MC Press Online articles about Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). I’d like to broaden the topic to discuss Extract, Transform, and Load in a philosophical sense to give you a better understanding of how you could use it. However you decide to implement it is up to you.
Carol discusses the areas of IBM i security that, when ignored, may cause your system or data to be exposed.
By Carol Woodbury
Summer’s over (sad face), kids are going back to school, and your commute has increased because traffic has increased. All these signal that it’s time to get back into your normal routine. What does that mean for IBM i security, and what’s the danger of not following that routine? Let’s take a look.
Business users want new applications now. Market and regulatory pressures require faster application updates and delivery into production. Your IBM i developers may be approaching retirement, and you see no sure way to fill their positions with experienced developers. In addition, you may be caught between maintaining your existing applications and the uncertainty of moving to something new.
In this white paper, you’ll learn how to think of these issues as opportunities rather than problems. We’ll explore motivations to migrate or modernize, their risks and considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project.
Lastly, we’ll discuss how modernizing IBM i applications with optimized business workflows, integration with other technologies and new mobile and web user interfaces will enable IT – and the business – to experience time added value and much more.
More than ever, there is a demand for IT to deliver innovation.
Your IBM i has been an essential part of your business operations for years. However, your organization may struggle to maintain the current system and implement new projects.
The thousands of customers we've worked with and surveyed state that expectations regarding the digital footprint and vision of the companyare not aligned with the current IT environment.
Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.
Part 1 will teach you what Node.js is, why it's a great option for IBM i shops, and how to take advantage of the ecosystem surrounding Node.
In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).
Forms of ransomware has been around for over 30 years, and with more and more organizations suffering attacks each year, it continues to endure. What has made ransomware such a durable threat and what is the best way to combat it? In order to prevent ransomware, organizations must first understand how it works.
In this webinar, two experienced cybersecurity professionals go in-depth on the ransomware attack cycle, the need to protect every endpoint, and how to spot signs of infection before data is encrypted by malicious actors.
This webinar also reveals the current state of ransomware with 2021 Malware Survey results and provide effective security strategies for prevention.
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If you want to run open source solutions on IBM i, you need to know PASE. Follow this guidance to get started
by Pete Helgren
Editor’s note: This article is excerpted from chapter 2 of Open Source Starter Guide for IBM i Developers.
PASE is an acronym for Portable Application Solutions Environment (after being initially called the Private Address Space Environment). In my book, it’s the Pretty Awesome Software Environment, where it seems like just about anything is possible.