Mainframes


Cray Tackles Enterprise Big Data with New Supercomputer

Cray is tackling Big Data with a big computer sporting up to 1,728 Xeon processor cores, 22 TB of memory and 35 TB of SSD storage, along with an analytics framework and open source software, optimized for demanding enterprise workloads.

Mainframe SCM Software Gets Better Visualization

Mainframe computing specialist Compuware announced the addition of better visualization capabilities to its ISPW source code management (SCM) and release automation offering.

IBM Enables Native Apache Spark Data Processing on z Systems Mainframes

After going all in on Apache Spark with a massive investment in the Big Data processing technology, IBM today announced it has enabled native Spark analytics on mainframes running the z/OS operating system.

Syncsort Upgrades z System Data Tool, Offers Free Starter Edition

Syncsort upgraded its Ironstream product for helping to analyze IBM z Systems log data and today announced a free starter edition of the tool.

Syncsort Seeks To Simplify Big Data on Mainframes

Syncsort, a specialist in mainframe software, said it upgraded its DMX-h data integration software to enable enterprises for the first time to process mainframe data in its native format in Big Data frameworks such as Apache Hadoop or Apache Spark.

IBM Unveils New Mainframe for Secure, Hybrid Cloud Computing

IBM yesterday announced a new mainframe called the z13s that's optimized for security in hybrid cloud environments.

Compuware Seeks To Modernize the Mainframe

Compuware Corp. today announced a multi-pronged initiative to converge mainframe applications into the enterprise mainstream, leveraging newer software development methodologies such as Agile and DevOps, along with the requisite modern tooling.



Compuware Tool Aimed at Updating Legacy Mainframe Code

Mainframe specialist Compuware today released a tool addressing what it described as the manual, tedious process of accessing and understanding complex mainframe applications.

Open Source Tool Connects Mainframes to Spark Big Data Analytics

Syncsort open sourced a tool that connects data residing on IBM mainframes to Apache Spark for real-time Big Data analytics.

IBM, Linux Foundation Open Up Mainframe Development

A new collaborative project from The Linux Foundation aims to foster Linux development on mainframe computers, while Big Iron vendor IBM is offering up new mainframe Linux servers to the open source community.

Watson Supercomputer Power Offered to Develop Enterprise Mobile Apps

To generate interest in its enterprise-class Watson supercomputer platform now being offered as a service, IBM is encouraging mobile app developers to harness its "cognitive computing" power in a developer challenge contest.

Mainframes and IT: The Year in Review

This year saw more ups than downs, at least for mainframe boosters.

Will EC12 Be a Sales Behemoth?

Although the zEnterprise EC12 probably won't match the record-breaking performance of its predecessor, it should provide a big boost to Big Blue's bottom line.

IBM Goes Big on Big Data at IOD

Not surprisingly, big-data-a-la-Big-Blue has a distinctly dollars-and-cents flavor to it.

Survey Says: Business as Usual for Big Iron

Shops with large mainframe investments tend to double down on Big Iron; small shops, on the other hand, are trying to wean off of them. Call it a case of expansion versus austerity.

IBM Unveils Powerful New EC12 Mainframe

Big Blue has announced its biggest and brawniest Big Iron system to date. Thanks to a new analytics-based health assessment capability, it might be the smartest-ever mainframe, too.

ClearPath: Unisys' Shining Star?

Strong demand for its ClearPath mainframe platform helped boost Unisys' profits in Q2.

Down Was Up for IBM Corp.

Even though Big Blue’s revenues shrank, its earnings increased last quarter.

Going Mobile: Introducing Your Mainframe to Modern Tools

With the proper process controls, you can now allow access for any class of device and "future proof" yourself from what comes next.

Q&A: Mainframe Migration Up Close

Hardware migrations can be tricky. We discuss the keys to Kansas City Southern Railway's migration from mainframe to Linux.