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Immutable Table Function

Should DB2 have an Immutable Table Function?

I love hearing about Blockchain; if you are involved in Fintech, then surely by now you have heard a lot about it, and that it holds a tremendous amount of promise for Internet business. Fundamentally, it guarantees the validity of[...]

Making a Modern Mainframer

It’s no secret that the dreaded “skills gap” is affecting the mainframe market. It’s getting harder and harder to find people who know COBOL or Assembler, and organizations that rely on these systems often have open job postings because there’s[...]

The New IBM z14: More Secure, Flexible, Powerful and Analytical Than Ever Before

Mainframe IT professionals always get excited when IBM announces a new version of its stalwart mainframe z Systems platform. And on July 17, 2017 IBM announced its latest and greatest mainframe hardware, dubbed the IBM z14. Coming more than two[...]

Recent Blog Posts

Disconnect

The Great Disconnect

Do CICS programmers / JavaScript programmers know what it is they're working on?  Sure they know how their programs work and how they interface with other modules, and so on, but do they know exactly where in the business they[...]

Q: Meltdown, Spectre (and new variants) – how best to cope?

A: Become a Grandmaster at Whack-a-mole! “…used with reference to a situation in which attempts to solve a problem are piecemeal or superficial, resulting only in temporary or minor improvement…” Much (very much!) has been written regarding the security threats posed by[...]

RegTech to the rescue…

(How to best defend yourself from the tidal wave of new Regulations.) Regulatory Alphabet Soup The veritable tidal wave of recent regulations – most notably those emanating from Europe and the EU – are taking effect almost immediately. This will require urgent[...]
Advanced Analytics

Embracing the Challenges of Gaining Value from Analytics

Data volume and higher transaction velocities associated with modern applications are driving change in organizations across all industries. This has occurred for many reasons. Customer and end-user expectations for interacting with computerized systems have changed—and technology changes to accommodate these[...]
personal data

GDPR – is your firm going to be compliant?

A summary of what you (and your Third-Parties) need to do. On April 27, 2016, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Commission approved a new regulatory framework for personal data that will take effect on[...]

About Planet Mainframe

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.