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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

Fear the Mainframe

Fear the Mainframe

For many years, it seems, management and the distributed IT team have, more-or-less, ignored the mainframe. The mainframe has been quietly keeping the company in business, running all those transactions, and being reliable, powerful, scalable, and secure. All the exciting stuff has been with distributed.[...]
Database Performance

The 5 Key Factors for Database Performance

IT organizations are always chasing better performance. This involves monitoring, tuning, and improving all aspects of the IT infrastructure, encompassing servers, networks, applications, desktops, and databases. But let’s focus on the database, shall we? Five factors influence database performance: workload, throughput,[...]
Linux Containers

Mainframes, containers, and Linux

We all know why mainframes are good – all that reliability, availability, and security stuff that we’ve been hearing about for many years. The question then becomes: how can we make mainframes better? IBM’s new Z15 mainframe announcement shows how security can be enhanced[...]
IT Security

IT Security is Business-Critical: And I Hate it...

Okay, that's it - I hate IT security. And I really think that many folks in IT are actually like Mordac, the Preventer of IT, from the Dilbert comic strip. Okay, that’s not fair... Allow me to back up just a bit to[...]
Import TCP/IP Profiles

Import your existing TCP/IP profile

Learn how to import your existing TCP/IP profile into the Network Configuration Assistant Starting with z/OS V2R2, the IBM Configuration Assistant for z/OS Communications Server, also known as the Network Configuration Assistant or NCA, can be used to produce TCP/IP profiles for z/OS Communications[...]

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.
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  • Creativity is encouraged

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