The IBM Blockchain Platform Now Runs Anywhere

IBM is currently and intends to remain the worldwide market leader in enterprise blockchain business networks. To date, the company’s “IBM Blockchain Platform” has been offered as a cloud-based Platform-as-aService (PaaS) that runs on backend IBM’s LinuxONE servers, providing clients with a managed, full stack supporting numerous live production networks. IBM has just announced, however, that it will greatly expand its blockchain...

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IBM Spectrum Storage – New Use Cases for Tape…

IBM’s recent storage announcement was chock full of new solutions and enhancements to an already strong storage line-up. As one fellow analyst put it, “It is difficult to comprehend the enormity of the announcement.” As a result, this blog will focus on one of the newly announced products that may get lost in the shuffle—the TS1160 tape drive, the latest addition to the IBM tape storage product line. Is tape dead? No, it’s not! Tape...

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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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…Zowe Initiative and the “Open Mainframe”

At this year’s Open Source Summit IBM, CA Technologies and Rocket Software announced an open-source software framework known as “Zowe” – a framework designed to draw new application development to the z/OS operating environment, as well as making it simpler to integrate modern applications on other platforms (systems, servers, mobile devices, etc.) with mainframe servers. We at Clabby Analytics, however, see this move as a heck of a...

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