IBM System z and Mainframe Systems News
August 18, 2015
IBM opens the doors of its proprietary mainframes, delivering two Linux-only boxes and significant code contributions to the open source world.
March 06, 2015
IBM acquired cognitive computing provider AlchemyAPI in the hopes it can whip up an application elixir that gives Watson new life.
January 09, 2015
IT shops have tried a number of ways to attract Millennials to IBM mainframes. Maybe a new generation of tools is the best way to bridge the IT generation gap.
April 21, 2014
IBM's once mighty server hardware business continues to struggle. Big Blue bets on software and cloud services business to bring some relief.
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SIMD instructions in the z13 vector extension facility accelerate processing of social media and big data workloads. Continue Reading
Time for a new job on the mainframe? Brush up on your COBOL basics and prepare for these strategic interview questions. Continue Reading
The Intel E7 v3 processor entered the ring against IBM Power and other systems. But will the new BI features be enough to take over scale-up workloads? Continue Reading
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Data center security is paramount to ensuring the safety of your employees and data. But what happens when you let a fool into your facility? Continue Reading
Accurate mainframe testing data is hard to obtain. This overview covers testing concepts, problems and tool options for improving test data management. Continue Reading
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Manage IBM System z and Mainframe Systems
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There are many steps between where your data center is today and its ideal form in the future. These tips will help guide your journey. Continue Reading
New deeply skilled mainframe staffers won't pop up overnight, so use a mix of in-house and outsourcing tactics to support another decade on big iron. Continue Reading
Mainframe systems need comprehensive preparations to maintain business continuity during a disaster. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to accommodate the mainframe in BC. Continue Reading
Problem Solve IBM System z and Mainframe Systems Issues
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I want to replicate DB2 from the mainframe to an AIX box since it's cheaper and the copy can be used for testing. Is this possible? Continue Reading
I need to transfer one PS file's data from a mainframe to a Linux server. Are there any JCL scripts that can do this for me? Continue Reading
There are a bunch of IBM 3592 'J' tape designations. How do you order the right capacity for your tape drives? Do you take compression into account? Continue Reading