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Fast Index Traversal

Db2 12 In-Memory Feature: Fast Index Traversal

Db2 12 is classified as an in-memory data base by Gartner.  It is not just a simple in-memory data base but a very smart one. In this paper, we explain one of the most innovative in memory optimizations in[...]
Dev Ops

DevOps in the multi-platform Data Center

Positioned by some as the panacea of new-age IT management, promising shorter development times, improved business processes, reduced time to market, more engaged teams, greater business agility, and more, DevOps is all the rage. If you're not doing it, you're[...]

What You Don't Know About Your Mainframe Backups Could Cost You

Based on estimates and benchmarks from Technavio and Gartner, the mainframe market—hardware and software—is worth about $44 billion a year. An estimated 90% of all credit and debit cards were still processed on the mainframe in 2017, and IBM continues[...]

Recent Blog Posts

If It Ain’t Broke…

It was Bert Lance, Jimmy Carter’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget, who made the phrase “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” popular by publicly urging the US government in mid-1977 to adopt it as a motto in order to[...]
Secure Transit

Securing data in transit

One way of looking at mainframe data is that it is either at rest or in transit. Data at rest is data that is not actively moving from device to device or network to network such as data stored on DASD or tape[...]
Performance Solutions

Part II: Six ways to improve datacenter performance while saving on costs

Last week we looked at some of the most common reactions to the need for improved mainframe performance in the datacenter. Not all are great solutions, but this week we look at six truly great mainframe performance optimization solutions. Smart Technology Solutions There are many[...]
Improving Datacenter Performance

Typical Techniques for Improving Datacenter Mainframe Performance

One common sense, and three less-than great Business has been booming, for the most part, for large enterprises in the US and across the globe for the last seven to eight years. The continuous growth in the Dow-Jones, the SSE Composite Index, DAX, Nikkei,[...]
Mainframes vs Server Farm

The Mainframe versus the Server Farm – A Comparison

Google, Facebook, and Twitter own giant data centers all over the planet, and they are built with racks of commodity hardware. If thousands upon thousands of small servers networked together are good enough for Google, Facebook, and Twitter, then shouldn’t they be good enough[...]

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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.

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