You’re Invited – The Premiere Db2 Event in Lisbon, Portugal

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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...]

The Z14 – Innovation and Trust on the Mainframe

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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...]

Sharing Best Practice: IMS Availability During Change

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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...]

SHARE Providence – A Great Experience

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SHARE Providence (#SHAREpvd) was amazing for so many reasons: 500+ technical sessions including hot topics like DevOps, Big Data, mobile, cloud and security 800+ attendees whose viewpoints and knowledge made for thought provoking conversations Numerous TechTalks including one on SOA and the mainframe– check out a white paper that shows … [Read more...]

IBM’s zIIP for Mainframe Explained

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  As a follow-up to Phil Grainger’s post about zIIP offload, I thought it was worth spending a few moments to focus on the characteristics of code that can run on a zIIP as well as code that could suffer minimum performance loss if it was rewritten to run on a zIIP rather than a general purpose processor (GP). IBM introduced the zIIP … [Read more...]

DevOps on the Mainframe: Continuous Delivery for Next Gen IT

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Transforming the digital enterprise isn’t just about mobile apps and ‘cool’ new technologies. That’s a no brainer! Your mainframe applications aren’t going anywhere in the near future. Why?  Here are three main reasons mainframes are here to stay: Their scalability is unmatched. Their security is rock solid. They are easy to … [Read more...]

The Path to Success is Innovation on the Modern Mainframe

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The mainframe is as critical today as ever to the global economy. Digital business is exploding and driving more applications with more transactions and data, causing IT shops to expend more effort to ensure critical business workloads are running at peak levels while delivering full availability (99.999%). BMC is highly focused on making sure … [Read more...]