Welcome to Planet Mainframe

The world’s premiere resource for leading-edge mainframe technology. Built on the premise of collaborative innovation, Planet Mainframe was formed to provide the mainframe community with access to a broad and unmatched source of specialized knowledge—far beyond that available through a typical channel or single-vendor scenario.

Within the Planet Mainframe collaborative environment, members work to provide the mainframe community with access to articles, workshops, online events and the Planet Mainframe blog to share best practices and innovative approaches to the continually evolving world of mainframe technology.

The founding members of Planet Mainframe represent the world’s leading and highly specialized independent software vendors (ISVs) within the highly complex Mainframe and z Systems ecosystems.

As Planet Mainframe continues to flourish, new members are reminded of the few simple ideals upon which the mainframe alliance has been founded:

  • Mediocrity and Status Quo are not acceptable
  • Innovation does NOT equal risk
  • Users don’t have to be limited by any one vendor.
  • You can deliver on all Run, Grow, and Transform initiatives
  • Creativity is encouraged

If you share these values and would like to learn more about the alliance or if you’d like to share your expertise through the blog, please visit the Become a Member page and complete the form.

Featured Planet Mainframe Blog Posts

in-memory technology can save you

6 Ways Mainframe In-memory Technology Can Save You

When people hear talk about in-memory technology, they immediately assume the discussion revolves around Big Data and analytics being run on distributed systems, and that the database part of the discussion focuses on things like SAP HANA, TIBCO, VoltDB, or[...]

Does working on a mainframe make you happy?

We’re all familiar with the ups and downs of daily life working on a mainframe, but does it make you happy? Perhaps the best branch of psychology to use to see whether mainframers are happy at work is positive psychology.[...]

DB2 for z/OS – Taking the Best Data Server on a Transformational Journey

Business transformation and agility are critical in today’s fast moving world. Clients demand insights faster, more often, and with greater accuracy based on up-to-the-second transactional data that is frequently housed in mainframe systems. The dependency on technology and the rate[...]

Recent Planet Mainframe Blog Posts


Four ways Mainframe shops can Embrace Mobile

Part 2: Forklifting in a new solution This is Part 2 in this five-part series about how mainframe shops can embrace the needs of new mobile workloads. In this post, we’ll take a close look at perhaps one of the most common[...]
it's about time

It’s about time!

DB2 z/OS V12 is in the Early Support Program mode. This means the larger Independent Software Vendors (BMC, CA, Compuware, etc.) have a version of DB2 z/OS V12 in house so they can modify their products to support and/or exploit[...]
Embrace Mobile

Four ways Mainframe shops can Embrace Mobile

In today’s multi-platform, multi-OS and multi-data format corporate computing environments, there is a high demand to make the mainframe systems work with web, mobile devices and, potentially, any device that can be connected to the Internet-of-Things (IoT), in effect, extending[...]
enterprise cloud

Enterprise Cloud Computing in the New Millennium

A recent study found that 70% of enterprises have either applications or infrastructure running in the cloud today—that’s up 12% from 2012. As well, since 2012 cloud investments by large-scale enterprises with over 1,000 employees have increased by 20%—on average[...]
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The Five-Point Mainframe Transformation Leadership Checklist

Despite utterly foolish predictions to the contrary, the mainframe persists as the core computing engine for global commerce. That’s because 1) investments in mainframe code are irreplaceable and not practically re-platformable, 2) the performance economics of the mainframe are unmatched,[...]