IBM’s own Alan Meyer’s was interviewed earlier this year by BeyeNETWORK. Discussion points included predictive analytics, operational BI, and data warehousing… all running on the mainframe.
To get this blog started, I thought I would try something that I hope you find as entertaining as I did. In the Spring of 1998, I did a short write-up that discussed data warehousing. I am reporting that write-up here for a couple of reasons. First, it’s interesting to see how some things have changed in 14 years yet many are still quite the same. The second reason for posting this is to show a few of your that I have been messing around with warehousing on the Mainframe for a much longer time than it has been considered fashionable.
Yup, I’ve started a third blog (not counting the one for Anthony and my somewhat snarky blog). If all goes well, this one will focus on data warehousing and business analytics, along with some miscellaneous stuff, that take advantage of all things mainframe, or better described as DB2 for z/OS and System z. Hopefully you’ll find most of it (some of it) interesting.
BTW, my other blogs are Getting the Most out of DB2 for z/OS (a little thing that lets me discuss DB2 for z/OS) and Musings of a Life-long Mainframe Guy (my blog that attempts to discuss zEnterprise and z/OS topics), I think their titles are self describing.
This should get interesting.. I am pretty biased about where a warehouse should be located, based on where the data that feeds the warehouse is located of course. And I am sure there are many out that feel strongly about their preferences. Hopefully, that will cause a few good discussion.
I hope you all will also be passing along some suggestions of things you would like to read more about.
Well, that’s it. I hope you enjoy my future post.