Improvements in IBM TRIRIGA Performance
By Rick Rhea & Jay Manaloto
What has the IBM TRIRIGA performance team been up to? Over the last few years and last few releases, our performance team has focused on areas that aren’t normally covered by our standard benchmark tests, and on tools that can help customers to resolve performance issues on their own. If you’re interested, here are a few of our recent improvements in lease and platform performance.
- Lease Benchmark Testing: Not only are database server and process server resources especially important, but using multiple process servers improves performance.
- New Recommended Indexes: Several additional indexes were identified and added to the best practices to obtain the best response times and resource utilization of the database server.
- Lease Journal Entries: By redesigning journal entry processing with parallel and batch processing, and multiple process servers, our test results took only about 2.5 hours instead of over 90 hours.
- Platform Enhancements: Dynamic workflows can now pass and return parameters, the Query task can now return the number of records instead of the actual records, and the Trigger Action task can now run the asynchronous event that occurs after the transition by a user other than the currently logged-in user.
- BIRT Reporting & Lease Disclosure Reports: In Version 3.6.1, the reporting was modified to improve running on a separate BIRT server, and to avoid the problematic “params.displayText”.
- Performance Analyzer Tool: In Version 3.5.3, this tool was introduced to allow a customer to run specific logging types without using the Admin Console, and to view easy-to-read reports.
- Module Level Associations, Early Adopter Feature: In Version 3.7.0, the platform was enhanced to support Module Level Associations (MLA) tables where the records in the IBS_SPEC_ASSIGNMENTS table are distributed into smaller tables that are created by module type.
By applying the above finding and tools, our recent IBM TRIRIGA 10.7.0 / 3.7.0 release has demonstrated a significant improvement in performance over previous releases. But we’re not done yet! Our performance team will continue to dig deeper into weaker areas or potential opportunities to make our products stronger or faster. So stay tuned for any upcoming developments!
Note: For future releases, “Module Level Assignments” will be renamed “Module Level Associations”.
[Admin: This post is related to the 07.27.17 post about the Performance Analyzer. To see other related posts, use the Performance tag.]
IBM® TRIRIGA® Building Insights is an IBM TRIRIGA Perceptive app that uses IoT data, AI, inputs from TRIRIGA and other external sources like WiFi and badge data, to deliver utilization insights about occupancy and frequency metrics for your buildings, floors, and spaces across your entire real estate portfolio.
Use Building Insights to transform workplace experiences with AI and analytical capabilities for intelligent real estate management. Use Building Insights with data from IoT sensors and Cisco DNA Spaces to understand space utilization trends, metrics, and anomalies. Use the utilization information to identify underperforming spaces and optimize space utilization within your real estate portfolio.
For more information:
[Admin: This post is related to the 06.19.20 post about finding 3.7.0 and 10.7.0 information. To see other related posts, search “where can you find“.]
Wipro will launch 5G edge services solutions suite built with IBM TRIRIGA and IBM Edge Application Manager
Wipro Limited announced on Thursday it will launch its 5G edge services solutions suite which is built with IBM TRIRIGA and IBM Edge Application Manager. Wipro will engage with clients to implement the Universal Edge solutions suite that leverages 5G network capabilities, the Bengaluru-headquartered company said…
The 5G edge services solutions suite is designed to significantly enhance Wipro’s existing BoundaryLess Enterprise Universal Edge portfolio… A key module of the solution, primarily for the telecom ecosystem, provides a complete application suite to enable a secured gig economy around 5G-related services, the statement added.
Wipro is joining the IBM Edge Ecosystem, an initiative to help partners implement open standards-based cloud native solutions that can be deployed and autonomously manage edge applications at large scale.
Wipro’s solutions combined with IBM TRIRIGA and IBM Edge Application Manager is expected to address a range of concerns related to deploying and managing globally distributed services on devices, private edges and telecom operator’s Multi Access Edges, it added.
[Admin: To see other related posts, use the Wipro tag.]
Give your employees the confidence to return to work
As we plan for the return back, how we manage our buildings and our spaces, and how people engage with that space, is critical. IBM can help. With IBM TRIRIGA as part of Watson Works, you can create safer spaces, focus on occupant well-being, and control costs. You can consolidate essential information into a “single source of truth” to make faster, more confident decisions and adapt to any circumstance.
- AI-driven insights to ensure dynamic space planning
- A safer environment that considers new protocols and processes
- Improved efficiency and reduced operating costs
- Easy access to enterprise-wide data for critical space decisions
- On-time, on-budget projects
What is IBM’s Watson Works?
By N.F. Mendoza
Watson Works is a new curated set of workplace products from IBM that embeds Watson artificial intelligence (AI) into the return-to-workplace issues that the enterprise must overcome in order to figure out when to safely send employees back to the office. Some of the key items that the models and applications will address include space allocation and facilities management, which are essential in a post-COVID-19 pandemic environment.
With Watson already in play, IBM began to look at its underlying product technology to extend the scope of artificial intelligence. When the pandemic sent employees to work from home, “we began to focus on how we could bring these together,” said Kareem Yusuf, general manager of AI applications at IBM…
One of the many safety issues to consider when planning the return to the workplace post pandemic is occupancy monitoring, which ensures social distancing amongst co-workers, Yusuf said. IBM started with “lightweight things like existing Wi-Fi,” and contemplated how “to build those instrumentations. That was a starting point. Now flip that into the COVID era.” With location detection already available, IBM knew it applied to how employers had to consider certain levels of occupancy, and apply the same logic to social distancing, he said…
[Admin: This post is related to the 06.25.20 post about workplace strategies for safety that you can use today.]
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Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced the launch of its Digital Inspection Solution for improved workplace safety and experience. Powered by IBM’s integrated workplace management system (IWMS) IBM® TRIRIGA®, the solution complements Wipro’s existing EngineeringNXT portfolio in the digital transformation of business operations.
The solution’s robust functionality featuring a simple end-user application can manage and complete any type of inspection across mobile phones and tablets with ease. It enables safety and compliance inspections for customers across a wide variety of industries such as retail, construction, hospitality, financial services, manufacturing, and supply chain management.
Furthermore, the solution helps streamline non-compliance issues in processes, operations and quality. It increases inspection efficiency, reduces risk, lowers costs and increases workplace safety. The environment, health, and safety (EHS) market can leverage this solution to inspect workplace infrastructure and protect the well-being of workers…
[Admin: To see other related posts, use the Wipro tag.]
IBM TRIRIGA and Cisco partnership provides scalable workplace utilization and occupancy monitoring
By Kendra DeKeyrel
IBM TRIRIGA and Cisco have teamed up to give you the tools you need to deploy location sensing using your existing WiFi network infrastructure. This solution helps you scale quickly and get faster, more accurate occupancy insights, to enable you to reimagine and streamline your connected spaces…
With this partnership, IBM TRIRIGA’s IoT and AI-driven insights application, IBM TRIRIGA Building Insights, now natively integrates with Cisco’s DNA Spaces cloud service. If you’re a space planner or manage facilities, you can quickly take advantage of these insights. With a lower cost to entry, you can understand how facilities are being used based on data coming in from an existing network…
If you need to quickly address new occupancy demands, please attend an IBM/Cisco webinar. Designed for space planners and facilities managers, we will explain how true occupancy insights enables you to make strategic space management decisions. Register today.
Join us on May 13 for IBM TRIRIGA Academy
Soon, we’re launching IBM TRIRIGA Academy. This is a new virtual learning platform designed for real estate and facilities professionals who want to create a smarter business. Participate in our sessions, schedule a demo, and interact with subject matter experts…
[Admin: This post is related to the 01.28.20 post about enhancing TRIRIGA UX Perceptive apps with artificial intelligence, and the 03.22.16 post about the former Watson IoT Academy, now moved to the Skills Gateway.]
Can someone elaborate what is the use of the Instance ID field in the Application Metadata form? Why does it have to be -1? Also, can it be modified (say, using a workflow) at a later point of time while using the application?… Is an instance created when we put -1 as the Instance ID, which changes later on? If yes, can that be explicitly changed by some means? And what is the purpose behind it?
If you specify an application instance ID, that value will be used as a context ID for the primary data sources on your model. It works the same way as using the triplet-ds-context-id for child data sources. The difference is that application instance ID is a fixed value for the application and it will not be changed. The value -1 means that the instance ID is not used for this application. This is an application metadata, so there is no reason for a workflow to change that value.
[Admin: This post is related to the 02.25.26 post about building an app in the UX framework, and the 12.11.15 post about the UX framework.]
In January 2020, IBM developerWorks displayed the following banner message:
“The developerWorks Connections Platform is now in read-only mode and content is only available for viewing. No new wiki pages, posts, or messages may be added. Please see our FAQ for more information. The developerWorks Connections platform will officially shut down on March 31, 2020 and content will no longer be available. More details available on our FAQ.“
Where is the Compatibility Matrix going to be relocated?
(1) In February 2020, the Compatibility Matrix and several related pages were officially relocated to IBM Support as follows:
(2) Since January 2020, the above information is also available in the independent (or backup) wiki:
- TRIRIGAFEEDIA Wiki
- Note that this wiki may or may not contain the latest updates, but it strives to do so.
[Admin: This post is related to the 11.14.14 post about the latest Compatibility Matrix. To see other related posts, use the Matrix tag.]
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Introducing the TRIRIGA Assistant: Enhancing TRIRIGA Workplace Services Apps with Artificial Intelligence
By Alex Melamed
Wouldn’t it be nice if your office started to act more like a team player? For employees, that would mean effortless engagement with workplace services. For facility managers, that would mean more engaged and delighted occupants who provide feedback to keep the workplace not just humming but evolving.
IBM TRIRIGA just announced numerous enhancements to the workplace experience in the latest release (10.6.1). Among these enhancements, the all new TRIRIGA Assistant. The TRIRIGA Assistant is a smart, conversational A.I. assistant, which is the same frictionless technology that we all have in our homes, and which is another way to meet the ever-growing expectations of the workforce. This A.I. assistant can help users find and reserve meeting rooms, report maintenance issues correctly, and even locate where a colleague sits. And that is just the beginning.
With the introduction of the TRIRIGA Assistant into the facility management portfolio, IBM has invited Watson to the office. The TRIRIGA Assistant is powered by IBM’s Watson Assistant platform. It’s robust and able to be extended to support custom A.I. skills and capabilities within an enterprise-grade secure cloud…
[Admin: Although it’s not an official IBM offering, here’s an intriguing avatar POC demo from the same Assistant team.]
How can I make my facilities even smarter?
By Kendra DeKeyrel
A.I. also helps deliver a more engaging workplace experience. That’s why we included TRIRIGA Assistant in this new release. It’s a smart, conversational A.I. assistant that allows users to engage with the spaces around them. Imagine how much time employees can save by simply asking an app to reserve a conference room, order catering, submit a service request or locate an office. It’s the same frictionless technology that we all have in our homes, and another way to meet the ever-growing expectations of your workforce…
Part 1: Leasing Software
Earlier posts focused on the best practices followed by ValuD during IBM TRIRIGA application upgrades. In this blog series, we highlight the best practices that ValuD advocates for an IBM TRIRIGA 10.5.3 leasing software implementation…
Part 2: Data Readiness
Our earlier blog focused on the key learning from ValuD’s 10.5.3 implementations. In the next couple of blogs, we list our recommendations for each stage of the implementation life cycle. In this post, we focus on data readiness, data migration, and the design phases…
Part 3: Journal Entries Setup
Continuing with our recommendations for each stage of the implementation life cycle, today we focus on the build process and general ledger (journal entry) integration steps…
Part 4: Testing & Training
In our final blog of this series, we list our recommendations for the last two phases of the implementation life cycle: TRIRIGA testing and training…
[Admin: This post is related to the 01.10.18 post, 08.07.17 post, and 09.24.15 post about the best practices for configuring and upgrading TRIRIGA applications. To see other related posts, use the Best Practices tag or Implementation tag.]