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Good News for Legacy Brio IR UsersStill using Brio IR? You’re not the only one. Even though the Brio IR code base has existed since 1994 (ready to feel old – that’s the same year that Netscape launched the Mosiac Netscape 0.9 web browser and the show Friends started!) there’s still a sizeable loyal user base. 

Brio Interactive Reporting (IR) is a unique BI product with an exclusive set of skills.

Make Peace with AIX®As I mentioned in my last blog post, AIX® is sometimes perceived as an operating system that is difficult to use. If you are a DBA who works in AIX® and are used to working in Linux, here are some tips that can make life easier for you.

Migrating to Oracle Standard Edition 2 from Standard Edition/Standard Edition 1Many companies own - and still use - Oracle Database Standard Edition and Standard Edition 1 (SE/SE1). Most do not know that Oracle actually stopped selling those products on December first, way back in 2015. Since then, Oracle has been offering Standard Edition 2 (SE2), which they began selling on September 1st, 2015 - slightly before they stopped selling SE/SE1.

MAS Overview Part 3: The REST API

Last month's blog post detailed the Vendita Master Automation Sequencer (MAS) Command Line Interface (CLI), enumerating its available capabilities. This month, I'll be delving into the REST API, which can also be used to interact with the MAS engine. A REST (Representational State Transfer) API provides a web service using the HTTP Protocol to make requests and receive response from a server or multiple servers.

REST API at a Glance 

REST organizes requests to perform one of five operations on an entity. The entities acted upon are referred to as resources.

AIX Toolkit for Linux Applications 2016 Refresh - Part 2The AIX® Toolkit for Linux Applications makes using AIX® nearly the same as using Linux. Last month, this blog featured a post on some of the exciting new features of the AIX® Toolkit for Linux Applications that were released alongside the Q4 2016 hardware and systems update for IBM POWER® processor-based servers. The most important aspect of that release was the availability of the "yum" command.

Today's blog post is a continuation from last month and provides detailed instructions on installing the AIX® Toolkit for Linux Applications to allow the "yum" command to be used on AIX®.