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IBM i Pulse: May 12th, 2017

Posted by Tim Losee on May 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM


Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i news roundup! This week we are looking at Disaster Preparedness, Inspection Help, and the past helping the future. But First...

Profound Logic's resident Guru Ted Holt had another great informative article for IT Jungle. This time he talked about the functions of SQL tables. Check out his handy work below. 

Source: https://www.itjungle.com/2017/05/01/guru-sql-table-functions-can-non-function-things/

TIBM Bolsters Disaster Recovery With GDR for IBM i 

by Alex Woodie

Starting next month, IBM will offer a disaster recovery product to IBM i shops. They are calling it Geographically Dispersed Resiliency (GDR) and it will be an affordable way to recovering production IBM i LPARs on remote machines. 

Steve Finnes who is IBM's resiliency guru tells IT Jungle, "Operators work with GDR from their PowerVC consoles, where they issue commands to an AIX LPAR called K-SYS. The operator issues a command to K-SYS, which stands for control system, that says ‘I want to restart at site two.’ K-SYS takes over and conducts an orderly shutdown of the source and brings it up on the target side. The whole process is very simple.”


This new addition will be available on June 23rd, 2017 for all IBM i shops.

Source: https://www.itjungle.com/2017/05/03/ibm-bolsters-disaster-recovery-gdr-ibm/

IBM Brings Cognitive Assistant to Factory for Cutting Down Inspection Time

by Byomakesh Biswal

They are calling it Cognitive Visual Inspection, and it is designed to help factories increase their productivity time by decreasing their inspection time. This Watson powered Internet of Things (IoT) uses a ultra-high definition camera to inspect products on the assembly line and uses it's cognitive behavior (along with human inspectors) to capture product images. This allows the technology to detect flaws as small as a pinholes or a scratches in future products on the assembly lines. 

"It helps to increase production yield and lower inspection time by 80% as well as cut defects by 7% to 10%."

Technology like this is what makes Watson and Internet of Things (IoT) such a useful tool for business'. For those business' who could use technologies like this, Profound.js is the perfect fit. Profound.js uses Node.js to help connect your IBM i to Modern Enterprises like Watson and Internet of Things (IoT). 

Source: http://www.cbronline.com/news/internet-of-things/cognitive-computing/ibm-brings-cognitive-assistant-to-factory-for-cutting-down-inspection-time/


Take a walk down memory lane for those IBM i Enthusiast and check out how far IBM i has come in a short amount of time and how the past can help the future here.

One of our focuses for 2017 is the continued adoption of Node.js in IBM i shops. Click here to read our white paper on Why Node.js Is The Solution Your Company Needs.

And there, you're all caught up! Sounds like we have an interesting 2017!

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