IBM Announces “Stellar-Based” Blockchain Payment Network

One of the big impediments to blockchain adoption has been the amount of time it takes to execute a complex blockchain transaction. To remedy this, IBM has announced that its Blockchain World Wire (BWW) payment network is out of beta this week, a network based on the Stellar Development Foundation’s (SDF’s) financial infrastructure designed to speed worldwide access to low-cost financial services through the development and...

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FlureeDB – A Different Kind of Blockchain Solution

FlureeDB is an enterprise blockchain-based database solution that combines blockchain’s security, immutability, decentralization and distributed ledger capabilities with a feature-rich graph-style database. After an 8-month beta program that included over 700 participants, FlureeDB was officially released in late August. Unlike other enterprise blockchain solutions that are designed for asset transaction-oriented applications such as...

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VMworld 2018… from Disruptive Outsider to Legacy Platform

As I was preparing to attend VMworld 2018 a couple of weeks ago, I realized how much history the company and I share. VMware was founded the year before I became an IT industry analyst. A few months after I started that job, a pair of VMware reps on their first analyst “tour” briefed us to explain and promote the company’s technology and strategy. Further along, I was covering EMC in 2004 when it bought VMware, a deal spearheaded by...

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DB Systel and IBM tackle transportation with blockchain

DB Systel is one of the largest global mobility and logistics companies in Europe. With management of over 12 million passengers daily across their networks, the company always has its eyes on the latest emerging technologies, looking for ways to grow their business while increasing efficiency at the same time. The company’s research and innovation business unit is now focused on cloud, Big Data, IoT, — as well as AI and machine...

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The Mainframe Is Dead, Dying… or DT/DevOps-ing?
Jan19

The Mainframe Is Dead, Dying… or DT/DevOps-ing?

For decades pundits and competitors have been writing off the mainframe, AKA Big Iron, and while its market share has been eroded by newer platforms — as befits an industry where ‘what have you done for me lately’ is right up there with ‘Moore’s Law’ as Revealed Truth — it’s still alive and kicking: 55% of enterprise apps need the mainframe; 70% of enterprise transactions touch a mainframe; and, 70-80% of the world’s...

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