David Schipper

David Schipper

Dave Schipper is a lead product manager at BMC Software responsible for the BMC Subsystem Analyzer for zEnterprise (Subzero) and the BMC Database Solutions for IMS. As product manager, Dave works with customers to understand their needs and uses that information to set product directions and prioritize new product capabilities as he interfaces with the development teams. Dave has over 30 years of experience with mainframe systems and has been in product management for over 20 years.

Dave has Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Engineering and Applied Mathematics from the University of Michigan as well as a Master of Science in Computer, Information and Control Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Sharing Best Practice: IMS Availability During Change

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The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “The only thing that is constant is change”. He wasn’t directly referencing IMS databases, but he might just as well have been. You are being asked to convert from VSAM to OSAM; add a dataset group, secondary index, compression, segment, new randomizer; now convert to HALDB and make some fixed length … [Read more...]

Understanding Mainframe MLC Software Pricing is No Easy Task

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As a mainframe professional who is responsible for optimizing the systems, data, and costs of your company’s mainframe, you know how complex things can be. Sorting out how to reduce costs can be cumbersome, exceptionally so, if your team is unfamiliar with the inner workings of how the cost of monthly license charge (MLC) software is calculated. … [Read more...]

Where You Put IMS, CICS, and DB2 Can Reduce Mainframe Costs

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The old adage, “A place for everything, everything in its place,” can take on a new meaning when it applies subsystems. Why? Because mainframe subsystems that you rely on to support critical business and drive the digital enterprise —  like IMS, DB2, and CICS —  are charged based on where they are placed, rather than the amount of usage, or MIPs. … [Read more...]