Mainframe Blog – BMC Blogs BMC Software Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:46:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mainframe Blog – BMC Blogs 32 32 Going Back to School with Db2 Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:51 +0000 Most of us are aware of how financial institutions, airlines and insurance companies worldwide use Db2 to bring their customers consistently fast, reliable, secure access to their data. But let’s consider a different use case that feels extremely relevant this month as students, moms, and dads alike all prepare to head back to school. Did […]]]> A dynamic year of change for the Mainframe Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:05 +0000 IBM has reinvigorated the mainframe market in the past year with the z14 and the announcement this month of the open source project, Zowe. 30 years ago as I started my career as a bright-eyed mainframe developer, I received questions and comments from “what is a mainframe?” to “there is no future in mainframes”. The […]]]> SQL Performance Down Under – Sheryl Larsen in Australia Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 One of the most exciting times of the year for IDUG is the user conference in Australia. This year come hear Sheryl Larsen talk about Db2 SQL performance. Sheryl is a leading expert in Db2 and SQL performance and will be touring Australia on September 3rd through the 13th. SQL performance and tuning continue to […]]]> How Ready Are Mainframers for the Coming Perfect Storm? Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:44 +0000 In an August 15, 2018 IBM Systems Webinar, attendees learned about the “perfect storm” looming for mainframe capacity planning. After hearing about the looming threats, they were asked how ready they felt their organizations were to weather the coming storm. Here are the responses: (66 of the attendees participated in the poll): 80% of respondents […]]]> Master the Wave of Data … for Competitive Advantage Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:16 +0000 What wave of data you ask? This tidal wave of data: According to IDC (International Data Corporation), the digital universe – the data we create and copy annually – will grow to 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes by 2020. That is 1021 or in other words, the total number of grains of sand on […]]]> Mainframe Database Administration and DevOps Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:54 +0000 When someone brings up DevOps … I immediately think about a military operation that I am preparing for. If you search on DevOps, you will find lots of similar links to navigate. Many of the links will tell you just what DevOps is, putting a spin to what they are selling, writing about, or their […]]]> Simplifying SQL Performance Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:39 +0000 Thanks to everyone who joined the recent BMC/IBM Systems Magazine webinar, “SQL Performance – Does It Have to Be So Difficult?” which looked at the issues around SQL performance (management of sub-optimal SQL, access path regressions, new applications, new CPU peaks, etc.) rather than the technological solutions that are available. At BMC we believe that […]]]> What would you build if you could exploit your IMS data? Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:34 +0000 IMS drives financial transactions, manufacturing, telecommunications, logistics, and more around the clock, around the globe. The Fortune 1000 alone process 265 billion secure transactions per day! Every time an IMS transaction occurs, data about that transaction is logged. What if you could use that log data in real time to detect and prevent security breaches […]]]> Announcing a New Strategic Partnership between BMC and CorreLog – Breaking the Mold for Mainframe Security Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:27:53 +0000 How many of us have thought, “We just passed a compliance audit so everything must be secure,” or “the mainframe can’t be breached, it’s unhackable.” Or, “I’m not worried because event logs would show any security issue or threat of intrusion immediately”? These are just a few examples of the false sense of security that […]]]> Meet BMC at SHARE St. Louis Thu, 02 Aug 2018 11:28:49 +0000 Welcome to all attending SHARE the week of August 12 in St. Louis. Here’s to a great week of learning, innovation, and ongoing relationships with the leading mainframe professionals. During the week, BMC will be providing 9 educational sessions highlighting the latest innovative products that are helping customers transform their businesses. Click here to find […]]]>