Rocket Software Releases Rocket z/SQL

Rocket Software, Inc. (www.rocketsoftware.com) today announced the general availability of Rocket z/SQL for IBM System z customers who are ready to turn their valuable petabytes of non-relational data into actionable intelligence. Rocket z/SQL is a new product that allows mainframe data to better integrate with enterprise business intelligence and analytics initiatives while reducing cost and complexity.

“We recognize that data is a huge challenge, and a huge opportunity, for our customers,” says Sam Elias, Rocket Vice President and General Manager. “Our customers see real value in accessing their data in place with standard off the shelf tools that speak SQL. Rocket z/SQL makes non-relational data as simple to access as an Excel spreadsheet.”

“We are rapidly heading towards a world of analytics everywhere,” said Dan Sommer principal research analyst at Gartner. “Gartner predicts that analytics will reach 50 percent of potential users by 2014. By 2020, that figure will be 75 percent, and we will be in a world where systems of record, systems of differentiation and systems of innovation are enabling IT, business and individuals to analyze data in a much denser fashion than before.”

Rocket z/SQL gives organizations industry-standard access to non-relational mainframe data without moving data off the mainframe. Traditional approaches require complex techniques, steps, and processes that move, copy, and transfer mainframe data before information can be used by applications and decision makers. With Rocket z/SQL, data is accessible in place through any SQL tool. Rocket z/SQL utilizes patent-pending integration architecture to perform all data transformations and joins in place – on the mainframe – with significantly reduced processing costs.

About Rocket Software

Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com) is a global software development firm that builds enterprise products and delivers enterprise solutions in the following segments: Business Intelligence and Analytics; Storage, Networks, and Compliance; Application Development, Integration, and Modernization; and Database Servers and Tools

Share Location, Google Maps Help Increase Accuracy

JAKARTA – Google recognizes that besutannya rudimentary mapping applications. Therefore, the company continues to update and even in this case involve the user. This was stated by Google Indonesia Country Head, Rudy Ramawy.

“That’s when you make the trip? Maybe it’s been accurate. That’s why we have never held a ‘grand launch’ of our products, because the company is aware of updates and updates to keep going” Rudy said while responding to thoughts about the accuracy of the crew Techno Okezone Google Maps in Jakarta , overnight.

“We are aware that our service is not completely perfect, but we continue to make updates. Indonesia with a wide geographical conditions is a challenge to deliver the best service,” he said.

Furthermore, Rudy said that if the Android-based smartphone users to enable or diligently perform ‘share location’, it was very helpful software giant to improve the accuracy of its services. “Of course in this case we appreciate aspects of secrecy,” said Rudy.

“If the big cities such as Jakarta, the accuracy of Google Maps can be relied upon. But if remote areas, we continue to provide the best possible experience. Many ways we are doing, Google Drive one of them,” said Rudy.

Meanwhile, following the Google Maps that can be accessed offline in a number of countries, Indonesia Google promised that the service would go in Indonesia, but companies are reluctant to disclose when exactly the service that can be enjoyed.

“A number of countries able to access Google Maps offline, and Indonesia are also included in the list will receive the service. Certainty but we do not know yet,” alluded Country Marketing Manager for Google Indonesia Krishna Zulkarnain.

Lucky Cement Indonesia Rp 2.58 T in 6 Months, Up 23%

State-owned cement holding Indonesia Tbk, PT Semen successfully obtained a net profit of Rp 2.58 trillion in the first half of 2013. This profit rose 22.9% over the same period last year.

Semen Indonesia President Director Dwi Soetjipto said net profit was supported by the 31.9% increase in revenue to Rp 11.4 trillion. From the same period last year to Rp 8.6 trillion.

The income supported a total cement sales volume stood at 12.23 million tons, an increase of 18.3% over the same period last year amounted to 10.32 million tonnes, which consists of domestic sales volume amounted to 12.14 million tons (an increase of 18 %) and export sales of 0.09 million tonnes (up 170%).

While the national cement sales volumes (industry) grew 7.5% to 27.83 million tonnes compared to the previous period, which stood at 25.89 million tonnes.

“The increase in sales is outpacing the growth of the Indonesian Cement industry plant operations supported by Tonasa Tuban IV and V and the solid synergies, especially in the field of marketing and distribution in Indonesia Cement Group, so we were able domestic market share increased to 43.6% from last year’s 40 , 9%. We will continue to expand the market from year to year, “Dwi said in a press release on Monday (07/29/2013).

Most of the company’s revenue comes from the domestic market amounted to Rp 10.91 trillion, equivalent to 95.53% of total revenue in the first half of this year, an increase of 26.42% compared to sales in the same period last year of Rp 8 , 63 trillion.

Of the domestic market, the composition of the Indonesian Cement revenues derived from customers in Java and outside Java almost equal. Markets in Java contributed revenue of Rp 5.72 trillion (52.43% of total domestic sales), while consumers outside of Java contribute to revenue of Rp 5.19 trillion or 47.57% of total domestic sales.

In addition to maintaining dominance in the domestic market, Indonesian Cement continues to boost sales to foreign markets, especially countries in Southeast Asia.

From January to June this year, Indonesian Cement has achieved record revenues in foreign markets amounted to Rp 511.64 billion. This number jumped nearly 170% compared to overseas sales in the same period last year of Rp 30.34 billion.

United Tractor Dividend Coverage Rp 2.31 Trillion

PT United Tractors Tbk (UNTR) will pay dividends of Rp 2.31 ​​trillion, or Rp 620 per share to shareholders. Issuer’s stock dividend UNTR coded 40% of net income in 2012 which reached Rp 5.78 trillion.

“Distribution of cash dividends amounting to Rp 620 per share, including the interim dividend of Rp 210 per share,” said Secretary Sara Loebis United Tractor Company after the General Meeting of Shareholders Year (AGM) Hotel Ritz Carlton Pacific Place, Jakarta, Monday (22 / 4/2013).

The interim dividend was paid on 2 November 2012, while the remaining Rp 410 per share will be paid on May 31, 2013.

“In addition to dividends, the shareholders also approved the residual net income after dividend will be recorded as income in the resistance,” he added.

In the same place, Finance Director of United Tractor Gidion Hasan said, the company is ready to pour the period 2013 capital expenditure (capex) of U.S. $ 230 million.

“Most of the U.S. $ 197 million to our subsidiary PT Nusantara Pamapersada (Coal Mine),” he said.

United Tractor currently has three business units namely the type of Komatsu heavy equipment sales, contractor mining, and coal mining concession. This year, a subsidiary of PT Astra International Tbk is planning to enter the ship-care industry.

United Tractor at this year expects to sell 5,000 units of weight or decrease of the period amounted to 6,200 units sebelunya. This decrease occurs because the coal and oil commodity prices are still volatile.

Gets BRI Rp 5 Billion Profit In 3 Months, Up 18%

PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Tbk (BBRI) recorded a net profit of Rp 5.01 trillion at the end of March 2013, up 18.76% over the same period in 2012 and Rp 4.22 trillion.

As quoted from the press release, Wednesday (24/04/2013), profit growth is in line with the increase in the BRI loans reached 27.6% on an annual basis. BRI micro loans grew 22.3%, up from last year’s first quarter growth recorded 16.12%.

With this growth rate, the micro segment is the largest contributor BRI loan portfolio, which reached 31.07%. For the record, the contribution of micro-credit in the loan portfolio BRI BRI continues to increase within 5 (five) years.

BRI micro credit growth is not just merely result in an increase in outstanding loans, but also results in an increase in the number of customers. Until the end of March 2013, the number of micro borrowers BRI reached 5.7 million people.

Credit to small and medium-sized business segment, which is the result of a trickle-down corporate segment, grew by 183% over the same period last year.

July 2013, PHE WMO Oil Production 22.2 Thousand Barrels

Oil production Pertamina Hulu Energi (PHE) West Madura Offshore (WMNO) back up. If the beginning of June 2013 and in the range of 20,300 barrels of oil per day (bopd), in early July it pierces 22,200 bopd. Increase in production was achieved from 3 new production wells.
WMO block production was 70% higher than when handed over to the government of Kodeco Pertamina Energy, May 7, 2011. When it blocks the production of 13,000 bpd WMO stay. 22.2000 bopd to production performance is also higher than the target set by the oil and gas SKK 20 443 boph.
It is said Senior Executive VP & General Manager of PHE WMO Bambang Kardono after accepting the award from the Governor of East Java Environment on page Soekarwo PT Semen Indonesia, last weekend in Gresik. “PHE WMO has reached a level of 22,200 bopd of oil production,” he said.
He added that the recent increase in production obtained from the drilling of new production wells 38B-5 PHE, PHE PHE 40A-5 and 40A-3. Therefore, it is confident that by the end of 2013 could surpass the average production target of 20,443 bopd given by the government.
Of three new production wells that produced approximately 4,000 bopd. But because it is also absorbed to cover declaining rate reached 50% per year, the production of WMO block can only go up from 20,300 bopd in early June to 22,200 bopd.
“This year we expect to drill 21 production wells and nine exploration wells. Needs a lot of wells drilled since we also had to cope with a relatively high rate declaining, as well as trying to find new oil and gas reserves,” he said.
Bambang added that, in addition to continue to drill new production wells, is now concentrating PHE WMO project complete new installation of the subsea pipeline connecting several new production platform with Poleng Processing Platform (PPP).
“Hopefully early August subsea pipeline installation projects it already can diselesaikan.Keberadaan new pipe that can further increase the production rate of oil-rig a new production platform,” said Bambang Kardono.
Since April 1, PHE WMO continues to increase production from 9,000 bopd to 12,000 bopd. After the break in May 17,000 bopd and 20,300 bopd in June. Peak at the beginning of production back in July increased to 22,200 bopd.
“The climax at the beginning of July back production increased to 22,200 bopd, where it is expected to end in 2013 still continues to rise more than that, do’akan, yes,” said Bambang Kardono.

Bank Profit Up 26%, Reaches Rp 4.3 Trillion

PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk managed to earn net profit of Rp 4.3 trillion in the first quarter of 2013. The net profit, up 26.4% from the same period in 2012.

Bank Mandiri president director Budi Gunadi Sadikin said, this positive performance, backed by the credit of Rp 392 trillion through the first quarter, growing 19.7% from the previous period amounted to 327.2 billion.

“Our achievement today is a welcome development. Bank lending, especially to the micro segment, which continues to show improvement, is a realization of our commitment to improve public access in various parts of Indonesia to finance productive,” said Budi time exposure Quarter Financial Statements 2013 in the Plaza Bank Mandiri Jakarta, Monday (04/29/2013).

Budi explained, loan growth occurred in all business segments, particularly in the sector of micro, small and medium enterprises. At the micro segment increased lending by 58.1% from Rp 13.1 trillion to Rp 20.7 trillion in the first quarter of 2013.

“This is in line with the credit growth, the number of micro credit customers also increased from 208.5 thousand to over 327 thousand customers. Meanwhile, credit to the segment of micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) grew 46.6% to Rp 55, 6 trillion, “he added.

Mandiri also noted, raising funds from a third party which reached Rp 467 trillion, up from the previous period are valued at Rp 404 trillion. Of these, low-cost funds such as checking and savings amounted to Rp 290 trillion, up 18.7% from the previous position of Rp 244 trillion. Mandiri also had total assets of Rp 641 trillion, up 17.1% over the same period last year. As for the ratio of non-performing loans (NPL) net Mandiri, remained low at the level of 0.57%.

Yahoo Sports Launches New Fantasy App With Mobile Drafting

Yahoo announced that it has launched its new 2013 Fantasy Sports app today, which brings a new design, and new features to the experience.

One of the big new improvements is that it now features mobile drafting, which many will find tremendously helpful. It’s a lot of pressure to be at a computer during draft time.

 

“Managers can now sign up, draft a team and win their league championship from their iOS and Android device thanks to new technology incorporated by Bignoggins Production, Loki Studios and the Yahoo! Sports mobile team,” a spokesperson for Yahoo tells WebProNews. “The app also now features mock drafting, to help fans prepare and get an edge on the competition.”

Yahoo announced its acquisition of Bignoggins just a few weeks ago. They haven’t wasted any time.

“And starting with football, for the first time ever, all of Yahoo! Sports Fantasy games will live under one mobile roof – the Yahoo! Sports Fantasy app – including basketball, hockey and baseball,” the spokesperson adds.

According to Yahoo, the new app is faster than previous experiences. It also has free notifications.

The app is available for iOS and Android.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p, Powerful Mini Desktop PC With Intel Haswell RapidCharge & Support VESA

Although small and no bigger than a DVD Drive, the latest Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p is claimed to be one of the ideal alternative right choice for those who really want more mobility and portability are high for the existence of his desktop PC.

By relying on the reliability of Intel Core i7 processor until Haswell in it, a desktop PC with a thickness of only 34.5 mm is supposedly able to support reliable power on overall system performance.

In addition to providing a 64GB SSD as primary storage handalnya accurate solution, this mini desktop PC also has been providing storage options Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) as the best alternative storage expansion.

The presence of USB slots “Always On” with RapidCharge feature makes it usable to recharge (charge) power devices even when the computer is turned off gadgets (sleep mode) even if, while you can use the optional VESA to attach to the back of a desktop computer to create such as all-in-one PC.

Concerning the price offered, a unit of mini desktop PC Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p is reportedly priced at 749 USD, equivalent to over 7.45 million dollars.

Ahead of Eid, hijab Wholesalers achieved a turnover of USD 30 million per day

Ramadan is always a blessing for business owners Muslim fashion. In Pasar Baru, Bandung is usually most wanted accessories of Muslims. No doubt the demand can be increased two or even three times more than usual today.

Nasha Colection eg providing specifically jilbab muslim clothing accessories are often overwhelmed serve buyers demand ahead of Eid.

Community’s needs requires setting up shop stocks more than usual. If regular day veils sold 10 scores. Ahead of Eid could reach double even more.

Ade (24) one of the employees said widths of experience ahead of the previous year turnover of the day could reach Rp 20 million per day. Usually the most common requests from buyers in bulk. But not least also retail buyers.

“Yes, if from previous years mencapailah up to Rp 20 million, maybe if now predicted to reach Rp 30 million,” he said with a sheepish when talking with merdeka.com.

Two weeks of fasting sales has not reached its peak. He said demand is still fairly mediocre. The reason for this year because the school could have coincided with the beginning of fasting, so spending money management with school needs should be taken into account.

“If the turnover is now reaching tens of millions only (per day),” he said. Sales trend from year to year mentioned he was like that.

“Well ahead of the fasting is usually increased, fasting lethargic early, ahead of the Eid rise again. If fasting is usually ahead of the entire stock of migrants from Malaysia, now that most of Java, Sumatra, Jakarta and Bandung,” he said.

Ade in his shop selling Muslim fashion women’s accessories range. Hijab became the mainstay of sales. Complementary hijab is also offered at the store located on the fourth floor, such as underwear hoods, cuffs, scarves and other accessories hijabers.

Other traders, Yono (19) which sells equipment such sejadah prayers and fasting mukena admitted two weeks, sales have not been too showed significant sales. Buyers usually hunt seven days ahead of Eid.

“It’s just that the current standard is not too much, will usually increase its H-7 to H-3, we also provide a lot of stock,” Yono said one of the employees at the store this Laris. Experience from previous years ahead of the Eid demand could reach double that. Sales turnover could reap tens of millions per day.

“The range there are tens of millions per day, I can not on average were not for sometimes up sometimes down,” he explained.

One of the new visitor markets, Teti (39) when it was busy carrying gembolan keresek bag of groceries. He claimed, had been shopping for the benefit of the Eid day. “I come here almost every year, quite buy materials, will be made at a tailor,” said the woman from the Garut Leles.

The tradition of spending every year definitely made in his extended family. He was bought not for personal, but for her husband and three small children. “Deliberately allocated for Eid shopping needs, our tradition is always new Eid,” he explained that when it was bought mukena.

Efma and Accenture Launch Distribution and Marketing Innovation Awards for Retail Banks Globally

Efma, an association whose membership includes nearly one-third of the world’s large retail banks, and Accenture have jointly launched a global program to identify and award banks for leading-edge customer innovations.

The newly-launched “Efma-Accenture Distribution & Marketing Innovation Programme” – an annual award – seeks technology and operational innovations in customer-facing areas of retail banks – such as branch, online, and mobile banking – and in technology-areas such as customer-analytics and Big Data.

The program solicits case studies of groundbreaking customer innovations by retail banks globally within six categories: Digital and Mobi

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