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The companies say the partnership will enable the visualization, correlation and analysis of streams of mainframe data.
Kusnetzky Group clients often speak to us about their need for scalability, reliability, management, and security. They also report the challenges they face when considering cloud computing, the use of Big Data and analytics to better understand their customers' needs and how to safely and effectively support both their own staff and customers using today's smartphones and tablets. IBM says System z is up to the challenge
IBM's PureSystems are ramping quickly and System z mainframes may highlight a new pecking order in the data center.
How can Hadoop and Enterprise data warehouse technology be made to work together in the 2010s? Ask a company that started with mainframes in the 1960s.
Region to overtake North America as largest market for global service provider switching and routing (SPSR) this year, predicts Ovum.
Fotosaver stores an almost unlimited number of photos--each with a title and text--in a FotoAlbum. The FotoAlbum can make two- and...
By melding mainframes and Microsoft Windows, IBM is looking to consolidate more data center infrastructure.
Big Blue's new mainframe seeks to modernize data centers and bridge them to cloud computing.
IBM will unveil a new hybrid mainframe design that aims to cut data center sprawl and be a bridge to other server systems. IBM's effort is the latest entry in the next generation data center sweepstakes.
The new line-up features integrated mainframe, software and services packages designed for tasks such as datawarehousing, SOA and transactions
IBM on Friday announced a lineup of integrated mainframe, software and services packages designed for specific tasks like data warehousing, service oriented architecture and transactions.The announcement highlights the latest hardware trend---vendors are increasingly pushing function specific hardware optimized for a certain task.
Unisys updates servers with ePortal engine that will allow mobile workers to access business data and benefit from scalability and security of mainframes.
What the CoBIT framework does is establish minimal guidelines for data center operational documentation -as distinct from the actual operation.
The thing that's most striking about the "heavy lifting" carried out by the typical zSeries based data center in 2006? There have been changes in execution, but not in role or overall management methods, since the 1920s - thus what we see today is the same old same old, just done a bit differently.
An introduction to the "human resources" component of the typical data processing center we've been exploring.
This is a purely text based tour of a data processing center - note the acronyms used to distance staff from users and the heavy reliance on secrecy and sharp job boundaries.
The controls that developed around the 360 environment were all predicated on the primary concerns expressed by Finance management: that nothing interrupt processing critical to Finance. Thus virtually all of them derive from, or are subsidiary to, the service level agreement.
"Information engineering." had nothing to do with engineering, but tried to use the PC to draw, store, and link models of complex applications and auto-generate some of the COBOL code needed to implement the models using database products like IMS.
CICS and IMS, IBM's two of IBM's three original software products are still going strong - and so is the culture that adopted them in 1969.
COBOL reflects 1920s data processing methods - and because the IBM 360 implemented COBOL it became the foundation for an entire worldview - a culture founded entirely on a refusal to adapt to external change: in technology, in the mission, in anything.
The nature of data processing is to be long winded, boring, and dominated by acronyms derived from long gone technologies and business practices.