Mainframe Blog – BMC Blogs https://www.bmc.com/blogs BMC Software Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:50:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://blogs.bmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bmc_favicon-300x300-150x150.png Mainframe Blog – BMC Blogs https://www.bmc.com/blogs 32 32 For Mainframes, a Monitor is a Monitor is a Monitor – Or is it? – Part 4 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/for-mainframes-a-monitor-is-a-monitor-is-a-monitor-or-is-it-part-4/ Thu, 06 Dec 2018 00:00:25 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=13164 In long-ago days (decades) real-time monitors for IBM® mainframes were chosen by technicians based on what they liked. Over time, technicians became comfortable with their chosen monitor and resisted any arguments for changing monitors. But as mainframes became prime targets for IT cost-cutting, management developed a held belief that “a monitor is a monitor” and […]]]> Announcing Acquisition of CorreLog – Delivering Real-Time Mainframe Security Solutions https://www.bmc.com/blogs/announcing-acquisition-of-correlog-delivering-real-time-mainframe-security-solutions/ Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:57 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=13129 Today, we are pleased to announce that BMC has acquired the assets of CorreLog, an industry-leading Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software company based in Naples, Florida with a superb reputation for innovative products, outstanding quality, and strong customer service. CorreLog specializes in providing comprehensive security and compliance software to help clients tackle growing […]]]> Intelligent Automation: The Key to Db2 Transformation and Availability– An IBM Systems Media Webinar https://www.bmc.com/blogs/intelligent-automation-the-key-to-db2-transformation-and-availability-an-ibm-systems-media-webinar/ Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:03 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=13136 How do you keep Db2 at peak performance with full availability amid soaring data volumes? The explosion of mainframe data and complexity has rendered traditional Db2 maintenance obsolete and there are no longer enough resources to manage Db2 infrastructure manually. Leading IT organizations are re-evaluating their processes and applying intelligent automation wherever possible. Come learn […]]]> For Mainframes, a Monitor is a Monitor is a Monitor – Or is it? – Part 3 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/for-mainframes-a-monitor-is-a-monitor-is-a-monitor-or-is-it-part-3/ Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:46 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=13131 Five tests to qualify value versus commodity – #4 Alarms and Automation In long-ago days (decades) real-time monitors for IBM® mainframes were chosen by technicians based on what they liked. Over time, technicians became comfortable with their chosen monitor and resisted any arguments for changing monitors. But as mainframes became prime targets for IT cost-cutting, […]]]> IDUG EMEA, Malta – A highly successful EMEA conference https://www.bmc.com/blogs/idug-emea-malta-a-highly-successful-emea-conference/ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:26:47 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=13041 Phew – another hectic week is over with, and we say “Goodbye” to Malta. And whoever said having a conference in Malta in November was a terrible gamble with the weather had NO CLUE how nice Malta can be at the end of the year. We were blessed with clear days and pleasant nights – […]]]> For Mainframes, a Monitor is a Monitor is a Monitor – Or is it? – Part 2 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/for-mainframes-a-monitor-is-a-monitor-is-a-monitor-or-is-it-part-2/ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:05 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=13045 Five tests to qualify value versus commodity – #3 Heterogeneity In long-ago days (decades), real-time monitors for IBM® mainframes were chosen by technicians based on what they liked. Over time, technicians became comfortable with their chosen monitor and resisted any arguments for changing. But as mainframes became prime targets for IT cost-cutting, management developed a […]]]> For Mainframes, a Monitor is a Monitor is a Monitor – Or is it? – Part 1 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/for-mainframes-a-monitor-is-a-monitor-is-a-monitor-or-is-it-part-1/ Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:28 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=13019 In long-ago days (decades) real-time monitors for IBM® mainframes were chosen by technicians based on what they liked. Over time, technicians became comfortable with their chosen monitor and resisted any arguments for changing monitors. But as mainframes became prime targets for IT cost-cutting, management developed a belief that “a monitor is a monitor” and essentially […]]]> Tell Me More About Smart Tune and How It Can Help Me Save Db2 Costs! https://www.bmc.com/blogs/tell-me-more-about-smart-tune-and-how-it-can-help-me-save-db2-costs/ Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:02 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=13015 Wouldn’t it be great to quickly and efficiently identify the SQL statements that are costing you the most, and only then invoke more costly collection activities to obtain the data you need to tune those statements? As a Db2 DBA, you are responsible for maintaining the performance of SQL executed by all the applications that […]]]> Lock in Lower Mainframe Software Pricing! Three Tips to Getting the Most Out of IBM Pricing Models – An IBM Systems Media Webinar https://www.bmc.com/blogs/lock-in-lower-mainframe-software-pricing-three-tips-to-getting-the-most-out-of-ibm-pricing-models-an-ibm-systems-media-webinar/ Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:15 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12998 Have you heard about IBM’s pricing models: mobile pricing, country multiplex, and container pricing? Before you consider moving to one of these models, join us to learn three tips to get the most out of the models and lock in lower mainframe pricing! Optimizing current MSU consumption is more important than ever. Each of the […]]]> Welcome to Malta! https://www.bmc.com/blogs/welcome-to-malta/ Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:14 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12985 Hello to everyone attending the IDUG EMEA conference the week of November 5th in St. Julian’s, Malta. I am looking forward to a wonderful week of learning what’s new in the world of Db2 and enjoying expert panels, workshops, and the best education for Db2. While you are there, don’t forget to come and see […]]]>