Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams is vice president and general manager of ZSolutions and Select Technologies at BMC Software, Inc. He leads product management and research and development for the company’s full suite of mainframe products as well as those in its Select Technologies portfolio including solutions for DB2, IMS and MainView as well as the MLC Cost Optimization suite. During Adams’ 20+ year career with BMC, he has led BMC to significantly improving product reliability and delivering new releases that target customers’ top needs. Adams began his career as a systems programmer for BellSouth Services. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and a master’s of business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The Path to Success is Innovation on the Modern Mainframe

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The mainframe is as critical today as ever to the global economy. Digital business is exploding and driving more applications with more transactions and data, causing IT shops to expend more effort to ensure critical business workloads are running at peak levels while delivering full availability (99.999%). BMC is highly focused on making sure … [Read more...]

Mainframe Innovation on Display at SHARE in Silicon Valley

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Welcome to the future. This year, the always insightful SHARE winter event is landing in the home of innovation – Silicon Valley, California. All of the newest innovations from some of the leading mainframe ISVs will be on display to show how our beloved platform is still growing and advancing in its capabilities. This year, BMC is a proud GOLD … [Read more...]

In the World of Mainframe, Customers Come First

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The mainframe is one of the most critical components in support of mission critical operations at most of the Fortune 1000 enterprises.  For these companies, optimizing the throughput, stability and cost of the mainframe platform remain vitally important. These companies lead the global economy and anything less than optimal execution and … [Read more...]

Nothing but the best

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At BMC, we have always provided great products to manage, streamline, and support the execution and maintenance of IBM’s DB2 for z/OS. We were among the first to market for DB2 utilities, and we have continually improved our products to make them more flexible and adaptable. We have introduced quite a few “first” along the way, including a GUI that … [Read more...]

DB2 10 for z/OS and REBIND

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Guest post by Jim Kurtz, Advisory Software Consultant   DB2 10 for z/OS yields out-of-the-box DB2 CPU savings of up to 10 percent for traditional workloads when compared to running the same workloads on DB2 9. That’s attention-getting, and it's possible without a REBIND.  But to obtain the best performance and memory improvements, … [Read more...]

Configuring DB2 for z/OS buffer pools

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Guest post by Lynn Gros, Lead Quality Assurance Representative   Second in a series of posts.   Last week, we reviewed some buffer pool basics. This week, we'll discuss how to configure buffer pools for optimal performance.   Most DB2 users revisit buffer pool sizing and thresholds over time to make sure they meet performance … [Read more...]

DB2 for z/OS buffer pools – the basics

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Guest post by Lynn Gros, Lead Quality Assurance Representative First in a series of three posts. The goal of buffer pool management in DB2 for z/OS is to keep application data close at hand and eliminate physical I/Os. This improves overall service levels and reduces CPU cycles and elapsed time. Over the next few weeks, we’ll look at several … [Read more...]