Mainframe Blog

Mainframes have been critical to IT since the beginning and they are only becoming more important. Learn how to optimize mainframe costs and operations at the BMC Mainframe Blog.

Learn about Mainframe Automation, Management, & Cost Reduction at BMC.

DB2 LOBs: Unstructured Data Management

DB2_Unstructured_Data_700x400

We all know that IBM DB2 has been around for a long time and was originally designed to house structured data, data that fits neatly in individual fields (e.g. name, address, phone number). In DB2 V6, in response to object-oriented databases, IBM then introduced LOBs (Large OBjects) as containers to hold unstructured data. For more than a … [Read more...]

What Will the Apple Watch Mean for Your IBM Mainframe?

DEM_Apple-Watch_Mainframe_700x400

Are you working for a digital enterprise?  Before answering, you might ask, “What is a digital service?” Here is a definition developed through conversations with businesses, government organizations, thought leaders and industry analysts: “Digital services are mobile-first applications that are intuitive and intelligent, bringing contextual … [Read more...]

Digital Data Management: Seize the Opportunity

Digital-Data-Management_700x400_08052015

Whether DBA’s know it or not, their companies are going digital. Take a look at your website and see if your business is promising customers “anytime access” or “mobile access” to the data you manage. If it is, whether you like it or not, you’re now part of the digital economy! The new digital economy revolves around the speed and availability … [Read more...]

Mainframe Optimization: Your Performance Monitor Counts

Make_the_Most_of_Mainframe_320x170

One of your company’s most critical assets is its performance monitoring solution. Today’s consumers never sleep; they’re always connected and require rapid, unprecedented response times. As a result, digital workloads are extremely disruptive and highly complex. Outages are no longer measured in hours because every second that your company’s … [Read more...]

Mind the Gap: You Are the Solution to the Mainframe Skills Shortage

Mainframe Skills Shortage

As technology continues to change the way we live day-to-day and as more companies drive to provide superior customer service, how is this going to impact your job and your company’s role in our new digital world? According to a Compuware survey of CIOs on the impact of new technologies and trends on the mainframe application environment, 91 … [Read more...]

BMC and Compuware Solution Integration Changes the MLC Game

featured image

As promised, BMC and Compuware have delivered exactly what they announced in February—a powerful combination of mainframe cost management solutions that enable mainframe shops to pinpoint the most costly drivers of their budget and take action—quicker than ever before. BMC Cost Analyzer is receiving rave reviews from customers for making it … [Read more...]

The Digital Transformation: 21st Century DB2 Data Management

DB2DataManagement_Blog_700x400_04292015

It seems like everyone is talking about the digital revolution and every company is looking to “go digital.” According to Gartner, 50% of businesses intend to be a digital business in 24 months and 83% in three to five years. Getting the digital transformation right is critical to business, but one thing is certain, failure to move is guaranteed … [Read more...]

The $64,000 Question: Where Does Your Money Go in the Mainframe World?

Mainframe bill

If you work in an IT shop that has a mainframe, you’re probably aware of the fact that the budget gets squeezed—justly or unjustly—because of the enormity of the bill. Actually, if you added up the other systems, they would probably dwarf the mainframe bill; it’s just that, often times, mainframe billing gets lumped together as one line item, … [Read more...]