IBM Db2

A Glimpse Inside Db2 for z/OS

A Glimpse Inside Db2 for z/OS is a collection of mid-level technical papers. The initial motivation for producing these papers was to accelerate the training of some entry-level, and more specifically junior-level, Db2 for z/OS Systems Programmers, Systems Administrators, and Database Administrators. Each paper is written on a specific topic of Db2 for z/OS, which […]

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Rocket Gives Back to the Community – Community Day 2017

  I have been looking forward to Rocket Community Day all year long. Since joining Rocket 11 months ago, I’ve heard many things about this favorite annual volunteer event; stories of coworkers crawling into soup kitchen ovens, others who worked out retired greyhounds, or decorated children’s hospital floors, and some who cried through 5 hours […]

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Rocket.Build 2017

Ready, Set, Build

There are certain parts of my job I like more than others, but in recent years our annual Rocket.Build development contest – which starts tonight in our corporate headquarters in Waltham – has become my favorite event here at Rocket. This year we moved it from December to October, so this feels like an early […]

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Rocket API

Joining the API Economy on IBM i

The API economy is creating new and exciting business opportunities for enterprises. According to a recent survey by Coleman Parkes Research, 88% of all enterprises employ APIs, and 54% of API users helps differentiate their businesses from competitors. Results like these state a compelling case for the use of APIs, but in our own survey […]

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Digital Transformation in the Public Sector

Many organizations are investing in digital transformation. They want the kind of business-changing advantages that industry leaders (such as Ford Motor Company) and sharing economy companies (such as Uber) have achieved by leveraging back-end data to create compelling consumer-facing digital experiences. But some are paying a high price for transformation efforts that may not be […]

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Dan Martin

SHARE Providence 2017: That’s a Wrap!

Building and fostering relationships is central to what we do here at Rocket. After another inspiring and productive SHARE conference, I’m reminded that those relationships—whether it’s with our customers, with our partners, with industry groups (like SHARE), or between Rocketeers—make our work here special on a personal, as well as a business, level. For example, […]

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mainframe rich client cloud

Live from SHARE 2017: Big Cloud – Leveraging Cloud Storage from the Mainframe

We’ve been hearing about the cloud for years now. Lower cost. Better flexibility. Software-as-a-Service. Platform-as-a-Service. On-demand software development and test environments. All of us are familiar with these concepts by now. But something we haven’t heard much about is how the cloud might help mainframers. Have you considered how cloud storage might be a better option than traditional flash, DASD, […]

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