Mainframes

Data, analytics and fuel for the insight economy

Today’s our last day at the TDWI Analytics Experience in Boston. We’ve been busy talking up our new partnerships and expanded analytics vision for the z Systems ecosystem, and the feedback has been really positive. If you missed the news, please read this overview from Ross Mauri, General Manager of IBM z Systems. Yesterday I […]

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New options for mainframe analytics from IBM and partners

Companies today have access to more data than ever before, but this growing volume of data only matters if it can be used to derive insights in time to take meaningful actions. When we launched the new IBM z13 earlier this year, we delivered a system to supply these insights faster than ever. The z13’s […]

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Data scientists: The mainframe wants to meet you in Boston next week!

Well, maybe not the mainframe directly, but I do. And so does my team. We’re heading to TDWI’s The Analytics Experience conference at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston with some big news about how the mainframe is catering to you and your specific needs, so that you can analyze mainframe data without the fuss, […]

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SPARKing a data revolution on z Systems mainframe

Coverage of IBM’s big bet on Spark is so thick it’s impossible even for the most deeply ingrained mainframe sysprog not to have seen at least one mention. If you head over to check out IBM Spark, the first words you see are “Apache Spark is an open-source cluster computing framework….” Maybe that’s about as […]

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Walmart reveals their cyber monday secret: IBMz for reliable, high performance

If you’re a major retailer, how do you prepare for Cyber Monday knowing you’ll have to process thousands, maybe even billions of transactions without your website falling down?  Target learned all too painfully during their recent Lilly Pulitzer for Target launch, that if you’re not prepared for high loads and millions of visitors hitting your […]

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IBM connects the mainframe to mobile apps with centers of competency

The advent of the smartphone has fundamentally changed the world around us. In the past 10 years, the number of mobile transactions per day per mobile user has grown from one to 37, according to Rubin Worldwide. That number could climb to 200 by 2025, resulting in 400 billion global user transactions per day. To […]

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Master the Mainframe winner, Kevin Matesi, writes prose, code and a roadmap to a bright future

 A light came on for 8-year-old Kevin Matesi when he and his father, a biomedical engineer, configured the LED bulbs on their rudimentary electronic “bread board” to illuminate a likeness of Darth Vader. While Kevin found language, literature and stories like Star Wars, cool, it dawned on him that electrical engineering and computers were capable […]

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The power of IBM z13 analytics for real-time transactions

When it comes to extracting meaningful information from data, organizations today are challenged to find insight from the massive volumes of data they already have. That is where analytics comes in, and the new IBM z13 plays an important role in incorporating analytics into real time transactions. But analytics is not only for gaining insight […]

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James Taylor on mainframe analytics

Whenever I mention the name James Taylor in one of my talks, I have to add in the caveat “no, not the songwriter,” because most people of my generation instinctively conjure up thoughts of Sweet Baby James. But no, it’s not that James Taylor I’m referencing; it’s the James Taylor who runs a company called […]

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