DTG’s Craig Drabik and Canopyright Founder Jeffrey Hamilton with Hedera’s Gehrig Kunz on DLT and Blockchain in the Real-world

Cannabis entrepreneur Jeffrey Hamilton and TxMQ DTG Practice Manager Craig Drabik join host Gehrig Kunz on Blockchain in the Real-world to discuss cannabis IP rights and the role of the Hedera network in the development of Canopyright.

Canopyright employs distributed ledger technology on the Hedera network to provide a “decentralized herbarium where marijuana breeders can register their unique cultivars and transact business with growers effortlessly, securely, confidentially, and paperlessly.”

TxMQ’s Disruptive Technologies Group specializes in applying cutting edge technologies such as blockchain, IoT, and machine learning to solve critical business problems and open up new business models.

Ready to learn how DTG can help you use emerging technologies to disrupt your industry?  Contact us to schedule a free discovery session today!


Meet TxMQ Senior IBM Db2 for z/OS Consultant Sheryl M. Larsen

TxMQ Senior Db2 On zOS Consultant Sheryl M. Larsen

Sheryl M. Larsen has led an impressive career as a Db2 consultant and educator in her thirty-six years working in the technology consulting industry. In 2013, she was named World Wide Db2 Evangelist by IBM.

A former IBM Gold Consultant, IDUG hall of fame speaker and noted industry author, Sheryl has helped numerous clients optimize Db2 database performance, delivered countless presentations at industry events, written many articles featured in well-known technology publications, and co-authored the book “DB2 Answers! Certified Tech Support” published by McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media.

As the Senior Db2 for z/OS Consultant at TxMQ, Sheryl plays a major role in expanding our Db2 on z/OS offering portfolio. Through her commitment to this role, she has helped TxMQ improve its ability to help clients and partners optimize the role of Db2 on z/OS in technology infrastructures across numerous industries.

Before joining the TxMQ team, Sheryl was a Worldwide Db2 Z Solutions Sales Consultant at BMC Software from 2015 – 2021.

TxMQ’s IBM MQ Custom Docker Image and Helm Chart

Use TxMQ’s proprietary custom MQ Docker image and Helm chart for containerized MQ deployments in any cloud architecture.

TxMQ has developed a custom IBM MQ™ Docker image and Helm chart to address needs for containerized MQ deployments. Options include Kubernetes and Docker Compose, available for deployment in any Public Cloud or On-Premises environment. The solution supports the adoption of best practices when working with MQ. 

TxMQ’s custom image is designed for organizations who run Kubernetes clusters and use Helm for workload deployments, or who want to run the same MQ image in a Docker environment with Docker compose. 

  • Open Source, available under the MIT license. 
  • Supports Standalone and Multi-Instance High Availability deployments on Kubernetes clusters and with Docker on Docker compose.
  • Integrated with LDAP authentication and includes an LDAP server image. 
  • Imports cryptographic material for the Queue Manager and the web console
  • Applies MQ customizations and startup commands from the input volume and from a Git repository.

TxMQ’s custom container image simplifies development and administration of IBM MQ™. It supports MQ object configuration and includes starter projects to accelerate MQ adoption. MQ Objects can be easily tracked via source control and deployed instantly using Git.

TxMQ makes the custom image available to IBM MQ™ customers in a private repository. Support options are available from TxMQ. Please contact us today to get started! mqcustomcontainer@txmq.com