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Category: Performance, security, and availability


Performance, security, and availability

High-Performance Data Encryption and Db2

August 16, 2018

Via: Database Journal

IBM’s Db2 Version 12 for z/OS was designed to synergize with new IBM z14 hardware, which includes several new and updated options for hardware-assisted data encryption and compression. These features can be used by the database management system to store […]


Performance, security, and availability

ICS security at risk in key verticals, report shows

August 15, 2018

Via: ComputerWeekly

Almost 40% of industrial control systems (ICS) faced attacks in the second half of 2017, but industrial and energy firms are finding these systems difficult to secure, according to a report by Kaspersky Lab. Understaffing, underinvestment and the human factor […]


Performance, security, and availability

IBM Security Opens Network of Four Secure Testing Facilities Globally

August 14, 2018

Via: Dataversity

A recent press release reports, “IBM Security today announced X-Force Red Labs, a network of four secure facilities dedicated to testing the security of devices and systems including consumer and industrial IoT technologies, automotive equipment, and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). […]


Performance, security, and availability

Most security pros concerned about election infrastructure

August 14, 2018

Via: ComputerWeekly

Although 93% of more than 400 security professionals polled in the UK, the US and Australia are concerned about cyber attacks targeting election infrastructure and data, few are confident in their governments’ defences against such attacks. Only 2% said they […]


Performance, security, and availability

Best Data Replication Solution

August 10, 2018

Via: Database Trends and Applications

While the data growth rate, number of database instances, and number of platforms that each DBA must support has not changed radically in the last few years, the database infrastructure has become more complicated. Two key factors are at play […]


Performance, security, and availability

Best Data Security Solution

August 10, 2018

Via: Database Trends and Applications

Cyberattacks are becoming the number-one risk to businesses, brands, operations, and financials, according to recent “SonicWall Cyber Threat Report” (March 2018). ?There were 9.32 billion malware attacks in total in 2017, representing an 18.4% increase over 2016. On the other […]


Performance, security, and availability

Larry Ellison Previews Roadmap to Oracle Database Version 19c

August 8, 2018

Via: Database Trends and Applications

At the close of a presentation in which he announced general availability of the company’s latest Autonomous Database Cloud Service, Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, Oracle CTO and chairman Larry Ellison also previewed new capabilities of Oracle Database 19c. NO TESTING […]


Performance, security, and availability

The Changing Data Security Landscape

August 7, 2018

Via: Database Trends and Applications

Today, data is understood to be the fuel that propels companies’ growth and success. As a result, safeguarding that valuable resource is more important—but also harder—than ever. According to a new “SonicWall Cyber Threat Report” (March 2018), cyberattacks are becoming […]


Performance, security, and availability

Azure SQL Database Business Continuity Enhancements

August 6, 2018

Via: Database Journal

In one of our earlier articles published on this forum, we have presented a range of capabilities that enhance business continuity of Azure SQL Database deployments. That article is, at this point, over a year old, which constitutes a rather […]


Performance, security, and availability

Security Think Tank: Almost all security can be outsourced, but not the risk

August 3, 2018

Via: ComputerWeekly

Almost any critical security control can be outsourced, with a range of services on offer – from low-level, largely commoditised services – such as firewalls, network monitoring and anti-virus management – through to consultancy and bespoke services tailored to a […]