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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

solo

Solo: A Mainframe Story (Special Edition)

In today’s world, it's almost impossible for any mainframe operations to work solo: going it alone in terms of the expertise, skills and resources required to succeed, writes Mark Wilson, RSM Partners. A bit like Han Solo piloting the Millennium Falcon,[...]

Death of the Traditional IT Department

I’m very lucky in my job. I love it actually. It literally gets me all over the world talking to CIOs and, more frequently now than ever, I find I’m meeting CFOs and CDOs who are asking questions about IT. What[...]

Digital Denial: Why You Can’t Trust the Application Economy

The NYSE and a major airline shut down and, in the case of the airline, shuts down twice is just over a month. Major retailers and a Federal employee databases get hacked. This seems like IT service levels from 1965 not 2015. Does[...]
IBM z14 ZR1

IBM z14 Model ZR1: A Smaller Mainframe for a Larger World

On April 10, 2018, IBM announced their latest mainframe offering, the IBM z14 Model ZR1. This announcement came hot on the heels of the original z14, which was delivered less than a year earlier in July 2017. So why the[...]
Enterprise Applications

Porting an Enterprise App to System Z – My Experience Pt.3

Part 3 of 4: The Bad As I’ve explained in Part 1 Basics and Part 2 Good, I did a proof of concept port of an Enterprise Application from Amazon Web Services on x86 to Linux on System z in 2017.[...]

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.