Syncsort, a global leader in mainframe and Big Data software, today announced new industry accolades that build on its rich history of innovation and continued momentum in Big Iron to Big Data solutions. The company was recognized in the 11th Annual IT World Awards®, Network Product Guide’s premier industry awards program, honoring achievements in every facet of the technology industry, and named for the fourth consecutive year to DBTA’s list of the 100 Companies That Matter Most in Data.

Syncsort’s Big Iron to Big Data solutions address the complex set of requirements that large enterprises increasingly must meet for delivering critical operational data on the mainframe to next-gen Big Data environments such as Apache Hadoop, Spark and Splunk. Charting a successful path from Big Iron to Big Data is critical for gaining competitive advantage as the need for analytics on new and unique data sets becomes increasingly important.

With its nearly 50 years of mainframe leadership, ongoing contributions to the open source community and deep relationships with strategic partners in the Big Iron and Big Data ecosystems, Syncsort holds a unique position in the market. The company’s award-winning solutions provide customers with innovative, cost-effective approaches for tapping into the value of data assets while significantly reducing the costs of mainframe and legacy systems. Specific details on the recent accolades include:

  • Syncsort’s open source contribution to the IBM z Systems mainframe connector for Apache Spark was the Gold winner – the highest accolade—in the IT World Awards’ “Innovations in IT” category. It was recognized for driving innovation with its ability to get real-time insights from mainframe data using Apache Spark’s advanced analytics capabilities and Spark SQL interactive queries.  
  • Syncsort Ironstream® was among the top five solutions for the IT World Awards’ “Most Innovative IT Software – 100-499 Employees” category.  Ironstream provides mainframe machine data in real-time to Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud™ customers for advanced analytics and a 360-degree view of enterprise security.
  • Syncsort was once again named by Database Trends and Applications to its DBTA 100 list of companies that matter most in data. Additionally, DMX-h, the company’s industry-leading Big Data integration software, was nominated for the 2016 DBTA Reader’s Choice Awards for the “Best Data Integration” and “Best Hadoop Solution” categories.

“Syncsort’s innovation, leadership and growth in Big Iron to Big Data continues to be widely acknowledged in the marketplace,” said Josh Rogers, CEO, Syncsort. “We are honored to be recognized for our contributions that bring mainframe data to key Big Data analytics platforms like Spark and Splunk. These awards validate the continued importance of the mainframe’s role in enterprise computing and demonstrate how the integration of these systems with new Big Data infrastructures is critical to making these projects successful. With Syncsort’s unique ability to bridge the gap between mainframe and emerging Big Data platforms, we will continue to provide best-in-class, secure access and integration of enterprise-wide data, enabling our customers to gain insights and drive business agility.”