Mainframe specialist Compuware today released a tool addressing what it described as the manual, tedious process of accessing and understanding complex mainframe applications.
Syncsort open sourced a tool that connects data residing on IBM mainframes to Apache Spark for real-time Big Data analytics.
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.
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.
This year saw more ups than downs, at least for mainframe boosters.
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.
Not surprisingly, big-data-a-la-Big-Blue has a distinctly dollars-and-cents flavor to it.
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.
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.
Strong demand for its ClearPath mainframe platform helped boost Unisys' profits in Q2.
Even though Big Blue’s revenues shrank, its earnings increased last quarter.
With the proper process controls, you can now allow access for any class of device and "future proof" yourself from what comes next.
Hardware migrations can be tricky. We discuss the keys to Kansas City Southern Railway's migration from mainframe to Linux.
For most organizations, choosing between Big Blue's two hybrid computing visions is simple, but what about shops that need both? That's where it gets tricky.
If IT's too costly, that's because it's too labor-intensive. IBM positions PureSystems as a focused effort to cut -- if not slash -- these labor costs.
Demand for mainframes dropped off late last year -- and was down in the first three months of 2012, too. Is it time for Big Iron boosters to start worrying? No -- it's all good.
From Windows on the mainframe (almost) to Big Iron and tablet growth, plus leadership changes at major tech companies and the passing of a trio of tech titans, it was an interesting year for IT professionals.
Windows on the Big Blue's hardware is almost here.
With its recent acquisition of Platform Computing, IBM is betting on emerging demand for high-performance computing solutions.
The use of proprietary mainframe servers continues to decline -- for everybody but IBM. System z, in fact, is doing just fine. The rest of the mainframe field? Not so much.