Since 1893, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) has provided recovering, disabled, and chronically ill patients with expert, cost-effective care in their homes and communities. On any given day, VNSNY provides home- and community-based healthcare services to more than 30,700 recovering, disabled, and chronically ill patients. In 2016, … [Read more...]
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.
The most successful organizations across all industries are leveraging the mainframe for digital business. Mainframe digital business leaders are gathering and analyzing data to drive business value and financial performance. You might be surprised at the many ways that a predictive analytics tool for the mainframe could help you gain valuable … [Read more...]
Compliance is a main priority for many executives. Financial services, insurers, government agencies and so many others must comply with regulations governing how they use and protect data. As more data enters through more sources, you need to look at all of the angles to safeguard your clients and protect your brand integrity. The General Data … [Read more...]
If your mainframe organization is like those in most enterprises, here’s what you may be experiencing this time of year. Your company recently got a notice from IBM that your company’s monthly Mainframe License Charge (MLC) costs will go up another 4% in January – and those charges represent about 30% of a typical mainframe budget. The … [Read more...]
There are many times history repeats itself. Why do I bring that up in an article about DB2 on z/OS? Well BMC and BMC’s Db2 Utilities are repeating history by being one step ahead yet again. Teddy Roosevelt said, “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” Let me start with a story. I was a junior Db2 DBA and … [Read more...]
The colorful Moorish tiles, the friendly people, the warm weather, the seaside, and last but not least, the egg custard tarts await your visit to Portugal. BMC is thrilled to be a Gold Sponsor of IDUG Lisbon and invites you to join us at the premier European Db2 Conference October 1 – 6th. Our experts are leading 6 technical sessions including a … [Read more...]
Recently, IBM announced the release of the Z14 machine, marking yet another level of innovation on the Mainframe. In my mind, this is a testament to the ongoing vibrancy and relevance of the Mainframe as the platform for the digital age. To handle the demands of today and the requirements around 24x7 availability, performance, and security, the … [Read more...]
Attendance is filling up for meetings all over Australia to hear Sheryl Larsen talk again about DB2 SQL Performance. Sheryl is a leading expert in Db2 and SQL Performance and the author of “DB2 Answers! Certified Tech Support.” SQL performance and tuning continue to be hot topics in the DB2 world where folks are continually striving to tune unruly … [Read more...]
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...]
At BMC, we were not surprised to see another 4% MLC price increase from IBM, which takes effect in January. Granted, BMC is an IBM Business Partner, but IBM MLC costs are a significant portion of our mainframe budget, just like every other mainframe customer. We’re not happy about it, so we have a plan to manage MLC costs. BMC has forged a path by … [Read more...]