Wednesday, June 18, 2008

IBM to make DB2 open source

Ran into this post ...

IBM's UK director says:

Looking at IBM's heritage in contributing to the open-source market, we've been particularly keen to lead that market. Open source is an interesting space, as a whole. As the future unfolds, and the economics become clearer, there's going to be more commitment to open source by everybody...

It's so much relief to see a DB that is being widely used being (going to be?) made open-source.

Apache Derby is giving me lot of pains ...

Friday, June 13, 2008

ILOG taking Rules further

ILOG has come up with rules for COBOL. I came to know about this a while back, but ran into this post by Daniet Selman (ILOG JRules Rule Studio Lead).

The effort for rules extraction from Legacy systems have been in place for quite sometime now. Rules For COBOL approaches in a different way.

The advantage with this approach is that enterprises can divide-and-conquer their legacy modernization, incrementally externalizing their business rules from COBOL applications and moving them into the BRMS. They can continue to execute the rules as COBOL minimizing the disruption to their system infrastructure.

Interesting. Now gotta learn mainframe to check this out.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

SOA Consulting

Another one from Geek and Poke:

This is so true. Who knows better than this?