Mainframe Blog – BMC Blogs BMC Software Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:24:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mainframe Blog – BMC Blogs 32 32 Learn How to Manage the Perfect Storm of Mainframe Cost Management (BMC Webinar) Thu, 31 May 2018 00:00:31 +0000 We all know that mainframes are crucial in today’s large, complex IT environments. They drive the critical workloads and process the transactions that we depend on every day—from the grocery store ATM, to flight reservations, to auto registration renewals. Furthermore, the digital explosion is sending a flood of new work to mainframes. Each time you […]]]> AIOps: It’s coming—are you ready? Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:26 +0000 In a previous blog, “Trusting Automation in Db2 – You Already Do Everywhere Else,” I discussed how automation for your mainframe can save you time and money, and allow you to focus on high value areas of your business. Automation is just the first step towards AIOps and truly unleashing the power of the mainframe […]]]> Db2 11 – End of Service Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:10 +0000 When IBM announced their continuous delivery plans for IBM® Db2®, one question kept nagging at the back of my mind. Historically, IBM would support two versions of Db2 at the same time (colloquially known as “current” and “current-1”). But if there were to be no Db2 13 (just incremental functional additions to Db2 12), how […]]]> IMS Database Management Made Easy Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:01 +0000 IMS has been around for 50 years, and some people believe that it’s as difficult to use now as it was when it was developed to put a man on the moon. However, it’s much easier to manage IMS databases when you use the BMC Database Toolkit that is included with the BMC IMS reorganization […]]]> Give Your Mainframe a Voice! The 13th Annual BMC Mainframe Research Survey Is Open! Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:39 +0000 Are you a mainframe executive or professional who wants to influence the future of the mainframe? On May 16, BMC launched its 13th Annual Mainframe Research Survey. This survey is the largest of its kind, reporting on some of the most important mainframe usage trends, perspectives on the future, and demographics. See last year’s 2017 […]]]> Central Canada Db2 Users Group Turns 33: Annual Meeting June 4th and 5th Tue, 15 May 2018 00:00:14 +0000 BMC is excited to announce this year’s Central Canada User’s Group. This year, the conference will be co-hosted by the Toronto IMS Regional Users Group. Over two full days of programming and keynotes, IBM® Db2® and IBM® IMS® experts will meet to discuss the future of mainframe. This is a can’t miss event for mainframe […]]]> IDUG in Philadelphia – BMC was there Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:24 +0000 Things have certainly changed since those days back in 1988 when a group of users, vendors, and consultants got together with IBM to create what became a worldwide Db2 user group. They called it the International DB2 Users Group (hence “IDUG” for short). The aim of the group was to be independent of both vendors […]]]> BMC Revs the Mainframe Innovation Engine Tue, 08 May 2018 00:00:42 +0000 The challenges facing a modern digital business can be numerous. From ensuring the security of your data to providing the best possible availability and performance, you have many goals to balance. You need innovative technology that keeps pace with the challenges, helps you address issues, and enables you to thrive. BMC has such a long-standing […]]]> GDPR Is Here! Thu, 03 May 2018 00:00:59 +0000 That date that everyone thought would never arrive (or maybe they hoped would never arrive) is finally here. Yes. 2018/145 or May 25, 2018. Apologies to those of you with significant life events on this date. What I am talking about is the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which finally becomes enforceable on […]]]> Can We Say “Agile” and “Db2 for IBM z/OS” in the Same Sentence? Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:41 +0000 The term “DevOps” is occupying a lot of space in articles, presentations, and blogs lately. But it doesn’t apply to the mainframe or Db2 on z/OS… or does it? As Db2 DBAs, we’re too busy keeping the lights on to worry about a trend that affects only distributed and mobile apps. But the truth is […]]]>