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Jul 2

Software AG’s University Relations department has announced its fifth annual international CeBIT idea contest. The competition is open to students and faculty at colleges and universities around the world and invites them to submit creative proposals for a project to be showcased at CeBIT 2016, the largest IT fair worldwide. Software AG’s Digital Business Platform must be used for the project. Furthermore, entries should depict a market-oriented, real-life model scenario, which highlights the platform’s capabilities for big data, Industry 4.0, integration and business process management. The winning project will receive up to €10,000 for implementation.<…

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Jul 1

LUMINEX SOFTWARE, INC., a proven mainframe solutions innovator and technology leader, with its partner PSR Inc., announced the immediate availability of new disaster recovery (DR) and colocation services for mainframe data centers. Following the 2014 release of MVT Vault, Luminex’s virtual tape vault solution, Luminex partnered with PSR to establish the first Authorized Disaster Recovery Center (ADRC) to provide vaults-as-a-service and…

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Jul 1

Compuware Corporation, the world’s leading mainframe-dedicated software company, today released a substantial upgrade to Topaz, an innovative development-and-operations suite that empowers customers to get maximum value from their IBM z Systems environments.

Of primary importance to customers is the debut of Topaz for Java Performance, which delivers comprehensive visibility into the performance and behavior of Java Batch programs and WebSphere transactions running on the mainframe—including peak CPU utilization of specific Java methods and classes; “garbage collection” issues such as memory leaks and excessively long collection intervals; and threads that are blocked…

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Jun 25

Software AG has announced the addition of pre-built high-performance, Big Data Predictive Analytics solutions to its Digital Business Platform that make it easier and faster for enterprises across industries like retail, manufacturing, financial services, telecommunications, utilities, and hospitality to expose, anticipate, and act on critical business insights.

Wolfram Jost, chief technology officer, Software AG, said: “The ability to predict what is likely to happen next is essential to satisfying customers, improving operations, and beating the competition. Predictive analytics uses patterns found in historical and real-time data to indicate what is ahead. The addition of…

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Jun 25

GT Software has announced enhancements to its Ivory Service Architect, a key component of its Ivory® Suite. Ivory Service Architect provides industry-leading application and data integration tools to simplify and accelerate access to business-critical, mainframe applications, data and processes.

Ivory Service Architect makes it easy for large enterprise organizations to extend valuable mainframe applications and data through Web services, without the need to generate or change code. Most importantly, this is accomplished without expanding costly MIPS usage. Notable features of Ivory Service Architect v5.0 are:

Enhanced support for REST/JSON…

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Jun 25

Brocade has announced a new OEM partnership with Dawning Information Industry Co Ltd ("Sugon"), one of the leading high-performance computing vendors formed under the purview of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The partnership is focused on incorporating Brocade® VCS® Fabric technology with Sugon's data center solutions, specifically for the Chinese market. The partnership aims to address the growing demand for software networking solutions in China while helping both companies gain market share.

Sugon will integrate Brocade VDX® 6740 Switches, featuring VCS Fabric technology, with its flagship blade server product line -…

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Jun 23

IBM is announcing the delivery of industry leading enterprise class containers, that make it easier for clients to deliver production applications across their hybrid environments. Containers give developers flexibility to build once and move applications without the need to rewrite or redeploy their code. IBM Containers, based on Docker and built on Bluemix, IBM’splatform-as-a-service, provide a more efficient environment that enables faster integration and access to analytics, big data and security services. Enterprises will now be able to use the combination of IBM, Docker, Cloud Foundry and OpenStack to create a new generation of portable…

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Jun 22

HostBridge Technology, a provider of high-performance integration and optimization software for IBM z Systems and CICS, announces HostBridge Redis for z/OS.

This new HostBridge product makes Redis—the in-memory NoSQL data store at the heart of today’s ultra-scalable cloud and mobile apps – available for the first time on the platform that powers the strongest enterprises on Earth. IBM z Systems customers will be able to use HostBridge Redis for z/OS to meet the exploding demand for data via Web, mobile, and cloud far more efficiently and at the lowest possible cost.<…

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Jun 22

Software AG has announced further investment by the California Department of Technology’s Office of Technology Services ( OTech) in Software AG’s Adabas and Natural application modernization platform. The California Information Technology Strategic Plan 2015 Update encourages state agencies to “colloborate across agency lines, to consider mobile and cloud technologies first, and to focus on the impact to consumers in evaluating their technology investments.”

To achieve this goal, OTech needed a system to effortlessly access the data and information stored in massive mainframe repositories across the State in different, disparate departments. OTech…

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Jun 22

Serena Software has announced the introduction of new application delivery software that transforms release and deploy processes. When Serena introduced the “Move Fast Without Breaking Things” program, it was targeted at organizations that have to develop at the speed of business without jeopardizing compliance, introducing risk, or diminishing performance. Today’s announcements are the first installment of Serena’s “Summer of Speed” initiatives for enterprise customers who must Move Fast Without Breaking Things. 

“I am proud to announce that Serena Deployment Automation (version 6.0) and Serena Release…

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Jun 22

At FEDERAL FORUM 2015, Brocade unveiled the results of a FEDERAL IT SURVEY revealing that less than 15 percent of respondents feel their agency's current network infrastructure will be able to fully support the solutions necessary to deliver world-class digital services for government.

Commissioned by Brocade and conducted by Market Connections, the study polled 200 IT decision makers across 64 federal agencies. Other key findings include:

Ninety percent of respondents believe open standards are important and although almost half (47 percent) are considering or planning to adopt them in the next few years, only 11 percent have…

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Jun 22

 IBM and Sogeti, a subsidiary of the Capgemini Group, are partnering to bring IBM’s cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Bluemix, to developers and clients across 15 countries worldwide to help them integrate and analyze data easier and more efficiently. 

As the largest deployment of Cloud Foundry in the world, Bluemix will help Sogeti build hybrid cloud applications across public, private and on-premise infrastructure faster; leveraging IBM’s open-standards based approach to cloud to streamline integration of data.

In addition to opening access to Bluemix for its…

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Jun 22

The results of a global study commissioned by CA Technologies has revealed Enterprise Big Data strategies are delivering key benefits to organizations despite noted challenges in implementation. Most notably, nine in 10 organizations are experiencing or anticipate seeing, more effective targeted marketing and selling campaigns. Additionally, 88 percent see or anticipate increased revenue. These benefits are impressive despite 92 percent of respondents citing obstacles to their Big Data projects.

The study, titled The State of Big Data Infrastructure: Benchmarking Global Big Data Users to Drive Future Performance, revealed the top five major obstacles to overcome for successful…

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Jun 22

If anyone believes IBM’s commitment to open source is a passing fad, forget it. IBM has invested billions in Linux, open Power through the Open Power Foundation and more. Its latest is the announcement of a major commitment to Apache Spark, a fast open source and general cluster computing system for Big Data.

As IBM sees it, Spark brings essential advances to large-scale data processing. Specifically, it dramatically improves the performance of data dependent-apps and is expected to play a big role in the Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, it radically simplifies the process…

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Jun 16

There are many arguments that the mainframe is on its way out, and they all have one thing in common: they are all wrong. And nowhere is this truer than in the financial services industry, which is dominated by mainframes.

Isn't it curious that all major banks and financial institutions have mainframe computers at the center of their technology strategies? All of them. That's because mainframes are able to provide functionality and reliability that no other platform can match. These include:

  • Transaction Power: Banks deal with a lot of data, and very…
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Jun 15

GT Software, the leader in helping enterprise organizations unify access to business information across multiple platforms, formats, and locations, has announced that Dusty Rivers has once again been named as an IBM Champion for Information Management.

IBM Champions are recognized for their knowledge and passion surrounding technology, and encompass educators, programmers, developers and other IT professionals. Areas of interest include big data, business analytics, information management, storage and more.

Rivers has a rich 38-year history in global mainframe systems integration and is currently a principal technical architect for GT Software, where he helps clients access…

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Jun 10

CIOs see mainframe workloads growing and playing a central role in digital innovation—but loss of skilled platform veterans looms large on the horizon. Key survey findings from 350 enterprise CIOs:

•  88% believe the mainframe will be a key business asset over the next decade •  78% see the mainframe as a key enabler of innovation •  70% are concerned about knowledge transfer and risk •  39% have no explicit plans for addressing mainframe developer shortages •  70% are surprised by how much additional work and money is required to ensure new platforms and applications match…

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Jun 9

Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data software, has announced it will work with Dell to help businesses improve operational efficiency, lower costs and take advantage of advanced analytics by shifting expensive workloads and associated data from overloaded enterprise data warehouses (EDW) to Hadoop.

The Dell | Syncsort reference architecture will bring together the components of complete Big Data and analytics environments in turnkey solutions that are easy to order, quick to deploy and easy to scale. Dell is working with Syncsort to integrate its market-leading, powerful and easy-to-use Hadoop ETL software, DMX-h, with Cloudera’s…

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Jun 9

GT Software, the leader in helping enterprise organizations unify access to business information across multiple platforms, formats, and locations, today announced that Dusty Rivers has once again been named as an IBM Champion for Information Management.

IBM Champions are recognized for their knowledge and passion surrounding technology, and encompass educators, programmers, developers and other IT professionals. Areas of interest include big data, business analytics, information management, storage and more.

Rivers has a rich 38-year history in global mainframe systems integration and is currently a principal technical architect for GT Software, where he helps clients access…

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Jun 9

Advancing the company's leadership in Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Brocade has announced the Brocade® Flow Optimizerapplication and new SDN capabilities in Brocade MLX® Series routers. In the New IP, the Brocade Flow Optimizer enables the network to play a role in understanding anomalous traffic patterns and behaviors, and flags them or takes action in real time.

The Brocade Flow Optimizer is an SDN application that supports an OpenDaylight-based controller that provides real-time policy-based management for network traffic flows. When coupled with Brocade MLXe routers, the Brocade Flow Optimizer enables service providers and…

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