David Schipper – BMC Blogs http://www.bmc.com/blogs BMC Software Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:31:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://blogs.bmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bmc_favicon-300x300-150x150.png David Schipper – BMC Blogs http://www.bmc.com/blogs 32 32 Sharing Best Practice: IMS Availability During Change http://www.bmc.com/blogs/sharing-best-practice-ims-availability-during-change/ Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:36:50 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11127 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 […]]]> Understanding Mainframe MLC Software Pricing is No Easy Task http://www.bmc.com/blogs/understanding-mainframe-mlc-software-pricing-no-easy-task/ Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:02:18 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9667 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 […]]]> Where You Put IMS, CICS, and DB2 Can Reduce Mainframe Costs http://www.bmc.com/blogs/put-ims-cics-db2-can-reduce-mainframe-costs/ Fri, 11 Mar 2016 01:01:28 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9212 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 […]]]>