5 Best Linux Distros for Beginners

Linux For those people who dip their toe into Linux systems for the first time, the endless options for distributions can be overwhelming, mainly when you are unsure for what to search. Just a few years ago when Linux was still in its early stages, this task would be much more comfortable as you could … Continue reading 5 Best Linux Distros for Beginners

8 Most Useful Linux Commands For Beginners

Linux Do you think that the command lines are an old-fashion leftover from previous decades or an antiquated way of using a PC? Think again. Indeed, it is one of the most powerful and flexible ways to perform and manage in Linux. If you come from the comfort of a Mac or Window desktop, however, … Continue reading 8 Most Useful Linux Commands For Beginners

What is Information Server– LaunchPad?

Information Server– LaunchPad What is Information Server– LaunchPad? The IBM Information server LaunchPad is a central access portal to access the Administration and Application Web-based ‘Thin-Clients’ and consoles. LaunchPad provides access to IIS data governance, quality, management, and integration capabilities. Not all applications icons displayed in LaunchPad are licensed or available for use. Related References WHAT … Continue reading What is Information Server– LaunchPad?

End Of Support For IBM InfoSphere 9.1.0

End of Support for IBM InfoSphere Information Server 9.1.0 IBM InfoSphere Information Server 9.1.0 will reach End of Support on 2018-09-30.  If you are still on the InfoSphere Information Server (IIS) 9.1.0, I hope you have a plan to migrate to an 11-series version soon.  InfoSphere Information Server (IIS) 11.7 would be worth considering if you … Continue reading End Of Support For IBM InfoSphere 9.1.0

What Is Machine Learning?

Machine learning is Artificial Intelligence (AI) which enables a system to learn from data rather than through explicit programming.  Machine learning uses algorithms that iteratively learn from data to improve, describe data, and predict outcomes.  As the algorithms ingest training data to produce a more precise machine learning model. Once trained, the machine learning model, … Continue reading What Is Machine Learning?

Netezza / PureData – How to Substring on a Character

  I had a reason this week to perform a substring on a character in Netezza this week, something I have not had a need to do before.  The process was not as straightforward as I would have thought, since the command is explained as a static position command, and the IBM documentation, honestly, wasn’t … Continue reading Netezza / PureData – How to Substring on a Character

Essbase Connector Error – Client Commands are Currently Not Being Accepted

While investigating a recent Infosphere Information Server (IIS), Datastage, Essbase Connect error I found the explanations of the probable causes of the error not to be terribly meaningful.  So, now that I have run our error to ground, I thought it might be nice to jot down a quick note of the potential cause of … Continue reading Essbase Connector Error – Client Commands are Currently Not Being Accepted