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Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data and mainframe software, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Cogito Ltd., maker of specialized software that can access IBM z Systems mainframe data, significantly improve the performance of IBM DB2® and CA IDMS™ database management systems on IBM z/OS, and lower mainframe costs for the world’s largest enterprises. This is Syncsort’s third acquisition of a UK-based mainframe software company, all of which deepened its capability to bridge the gap between Big Iron and Big Data…

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Brocade announced that Arizona State University (ASU) has deployed a software-defined network from Brocade. ASU is one of the most innovative universities in the United States, according to U.S. News and World Report, and it serves as home base to top researchers in areas ranging from physics and biology to global security initiatives. ASU's researchers collaborate to develop new approaches and make discoveries that advance science and positively influence the world. To support these data-driven initiatives, ASU needed a stronger, more flexible network foundation that could maximize the impact of all types of research. For that type of high- performance and future-proof network modernization, ASU turned to Brocade…

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Rocket Software, Inc. has announced the availability of 30 free open source tools and languages for IBM z Systems mainframes that allow programmers to work on mainframe computers without knowing COBOL or assembly language. These ported versions of popular development tools and programming languages have been modified to operate on IBM z13 and z13s systems, allowing developers to take advantage of mainframe programs and applications. All 30 open source tools and languages are available to customers running z/OS, and are supported on z/OS 1.12 and above…

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Well, another SHARE is in the books and SHARE Atlanta 2016 offered some cool surprises.

In addition to the unexpected placement of a transparent z13 in the center of the hall, the SHARE “Hack-a-thon” drew heavy participation and even more attention and the vaunted Redbooks team opened their kimono and allowed attendees to help write a new IBM Redbook in real-time…

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Syncsort has announced it will be delivering the latest capabilities in its industry-leading data integration software, DMX-h v9, in Chinese and Japanese to support growing demand for big data analytics in the Asia Pacific (APAC). The new capabilities allow organizations to access and integrate enterprise-wide data streams on single servers or with Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, where customers can then leverage advanced analytics for competitive advantage, on-premise and in the cloud…

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Rocket Software, Inc. announced that Rocket D3 has received the Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) Readers’ Choice Award for “Best MultiValue Database.” Rocket D3 and the other award winners will be featured in a special section of the August edition of DBTA Magazine, and at www.DBTA.com, reaching over 300,000 IT and business professionals across North America…

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