Welcome to Planet Mainframe

The world’s premiere resource for leading-edge mainframe technology. 

 

Read Here Now!

Featured Blog Posts

Mobile Computing, the Mainframe and z/OS Connect

Mobile computing has had a seismic impact on IT and the modern computing architecture—and it will continue into the foreseeable future. Mobile devices—smartphones and tablets—have overtaken traditional computing devices such as desktop and laptop computers in terms of how we interact[...]
blockchain

Blockchain A Great Candidate For The Mainframe

Most of you are undoubtedly familiar with one of the biggest buzz terms in the industry by now: blockchain. If not, have a quick read of a great article from a few months ago in The Wall Street Journal, CIO[...]

AI and IBM Watson Fuel Interest in App Dev among Mainframe Shops

BMC’s 2016 mainframe survey, covered by DancingDinosaur, both directly and indirectly pointed to increased activity in regard to data center applications. Mainly this took the form of increased interest in Java on the z as a platform for new applications.[...]

Recent Blog Posts

Business Intelligence – you either have it or you don’t…

Definition of Business: …the practice of making one’s living by engaging in commerce… Definition of Intelligence: …the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills… Without both – you will have neither! I’m an avid reader of pretty much all things “Technical” –[...]

Mainframe optimization on the high seas

Being in the mainframe business for about 10 years now, I hear interesting anecdotes from time to time, often from the most unlikely sources. I may have taken some liberty with the title, but it’s a true story, and it[...]
Banking Trends

Banking Trends and IT Issues

Digital transformation is impacting businesses far and wide, but you could argue that none are being impacted more dramatically than banking. Over the course of the past few decades the manner in which banks interact with their customers has changed[...]

Cost vs Performance: an endless battle?

Several techniques to move the needle For some reason, technology experts are regularly claiming the end of the mainframe. When IBM announced the opportunity to run Linux on hardware mostly dedicated to z/OS, some thought that it was the sign that[...]

Mainframes are used increasingly by major banks and financial institutions

Do you think the mainframe is dead? A dinosaur, an ancient piece of technology that has outlived its usefulness like cathode ray tubes, rotary dial telephones, and dial-up modems? I have some news for you. The mainframe has adapted: it is[...]

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.