Category Archives: capacity planning

Black Friday 2015 – can your databases cope?

Are you prepared for Black Friday? The 27th November is predicted to be the UK’s first £1bn online shopping day. The latest in a long line of imports from the US saw £810m spent by UK shoppers in 2014, and … Continue reading

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Managing Mainframe Costs in the Financial Services Sector

Over the past 25 years of working with Mainframes, one aspect has proved to be a constant challenge – Mainframe pricing.  Mainframe software charges are usually based on peak usage.   Whatever an organisations’ peak workload in a given month is … Continue reading

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What can be done to halt the rise in cost and complexity in the datacentre?

Saving money on IT spend – it’s always on the agenda.  Every week dozens of emails flood inboxes around the world promising to help companies save money on their IT spend.  Which ones will work?  What’s the best way to … Continue reading

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Five Days in the labs – Part 2. DB2 pureScale Coupling Facility

By James Gill We were lucky enough to get an opportunity to spend a week in the IBM Boeblingen Labs in Germany, to get some hands on experience with DB2 9.8 – pureScale – or Data Sharing on mid-range.  The … Continue reading

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DB2 pureScale: Scalability Demo

This video highlights how easily and instantly you can scale your workloads by simply adding a member to the DB2 pureScale cluster. It also shows how quickly DB2 pureScale recovers in case of a member failure. For more information on … Continue reading

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Performance and profitability don’t have to suffer as a result of high CPU usage

Managing performance and cost has become a significantly more difficult job with capacity planners and performance analysts being asked to defer hardware and software upgrades due to squeezed budgets. Many large IT departments have also seen loss of staff due … Continue reading

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Can database tuning do enough to reduce costs?

The majprity of customers have significant potential for reducing resource consumption through tuning.  This is especially true for those with older applications that haven’t been actively maintained for a while or who have lost some of their deep DB2 skills … Continue reading

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UKCMG Membership

We’re delighted to let you know that Triton have joined the UKCMG – Computer Measurement Group.  This fantastic user group is based around sharing information and best practice on issues affecting the management, planning, performance and administration of computer systems … Continue reading

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