Mainframe computers may seem like ancient relics from the past in today's modern IT environment, but a new survey from BMC Software shows they're faring quite well in the age of always-on digital business.
Syncsort announced increased integration of its mainframe log data software, Ironstream, with Splunk's IT Service Intelligence offering.
Compuware announced a mainframe release automation solution designed to help enterprises follow continuous delivery best practices in IBM z/OS-based environments.
Fine-tuning its "Big Iron to Big Data" strategy, mainframe company Syncsort is now providing more control over what data generated from z/OS systems is sent to the Splunk Enterprise platform for analytics processing.
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 computing specialist Compuware announced the addition of better visualization capabilities to its ISPW source code management (SCM) and release automation offering.
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 upgraded its Ironstream product for helping to analyze IBM z Systems log data and today announced a free starter edition of the tool.
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 yesterday announced a new mainframe called the z13s that's optimized for security in hybrid cloud environments.
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.
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.