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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IBM Z: Making Dev Work with Ops

Recently, Clabby Analytics attended an IBM analyst briefing on the role of Z Middleware in digital transformation. We went to learn about IBM’s DevOps environment for the IBM Z (mainframe) – its development tools, operations management environment and overall digital transformation strategies. After a full day briefing we walked away with these key findings: IBM is strongly focused on helping its customers transform their information...

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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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