The journey of helping customers reduce mainframe costs began for BMC about five years ago, when we asked our customers how we could help them meet their future needs. The response was loud and clear; customers’ biggest mainframe challenge isn’t technical – instead, it’s all about reducing costs. Here’s the dichotomy. The mainframe continues to … [Read more...]
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I am extremely excited to have so many DB2 industry professionals join us in Austin Texas for IDUG NA 2016 May 23-26. As you may know, Austin is home to BMC Software’s R&D team that I am proud to lead. IDUG in Austin provides a great opportunity for our team to spend time with you having good fun and great conversation. Once again, BMC is … [Read more...]
If you’ve ever watched a maestro guide musicians through a performance, you can appreciate how the timing of their individual actions blend to create an amazing, powerful experience. Without the maestro as a guide, the instruments would not be in sync and the sounds would be chaotic instead of melodic. The audience would lose interest and likely … [Read more...]
You wouldn’t buy a car or home without insurance. It’s required and you also need the protection in case of a disaster – a fire, an accident, or other problem. Failure to purchase a policy could have disruptive and negative consequences. You’d lose time and money and it would be very stressful. Now, take that same insurance concept and apply it … [Read more...]
Howdy y’all! It's IDUG time! And this time its in the BMC backyard! BMC is thrilled to once again be a Platinum Sponsor of IDUG NA 2016 in Austin, Texas – home of the BMC R&D team. The IDUG Technical Conference will take place May 23-26 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. IDUG is a great opportunity to see the latest technological … [Read more...]
It’s no surprise that the explosive growth of the digital economy is driving more mainframe organizations to develop Java applications. With consumer demand for instant service, always-available, high-performing applications, 93% of mainframe organizations surveyed by BMC said Java usage is growing or steady. In fact, many of the new applications … [Read more...]
Data Structures and Other DDL Welcome to part 4 in our on-going series addressing the changing nature of DB2 for z/OS. Part 1 covered database and DBA trends; part 2 looked at changes with Universal table spaces; and part 3 discussed the role of LOBs with unstructured data. But there are other changes happening to DB2 data structures that impact … [Read more...]
You know that the digital economy is truly exploding when you read about the proliferation of digital detox activities to train people to put down their electronic devices – even if it’s just for a short time – and stay present. Still, the digital economy isn’t going to slow down. And because the mainframe is at the heart of digital business, … [Read more...]
Do You Believe in the Expression: “If You Want a Friend, Get a Dog?” I do. His name is Sam, but my dog Sam isn’t the “friend in the room” that many of my customers really need. The new best friend that they’re searching for is someone who can help them significantly reduce the cost of their IBM mainframe, yet maintain their service … [Read more...]
When you look at the stats on how fast digital transactions are increasing you can’t help but be amazed at their explosive rate of growth. The numbers tell the story. Did you know that in 2015, each mobile customer made about 37 transactions per day and that each transaction will create 4 – 100 system interactions? For example, the simple act of … [Read more...]