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Yes! Someone disrupted my industry!

Innovation is hard. Disruptive innovation is even harder. So let’s face it, the company that is going to disrupt your entire industry will probably not be your own. But is that disruption really a threat or should it be considered an opportunity instead?   Hello data driven disruption! Traditional examples of innovative disruption talk about new physical […]

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And the Oscar goes to…data virtualization

Recognition has been a long-time coming for data virtualization. As a technology, it has been something of a pre-adolescent, the child actor who couldn’t make the transition to adult roles. While revolutionary in its approach, early forms of data virtualization were just not ready for prime time, suffering from performance and scalability issues. The norm […]

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Reduce storage costs with intelligent, automated data management and archive

We’re excited to announce the release of Rocket Arkivio Autostor v8.2. Rocket Arkivio Autostor is an intelligent data management solution that enables tiered storage, optimized backup, file system reporting, compliance, and archiving for unstructured data. Arkivio is agentless and quick to deploy. It offers intuitive web-based administration tools to simplify your essential storage management tasks. […]

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Proactively monitor your ENTIRE backup environment with Rocket Servergraph Professional

We’re excited to announce v7.9 of Rocket Servergraph Professional, which is available now for download from the Rocket Customer Portal. Rocket Servergraph Professional reduces the cost and complexity of monitoring and reporting on your entire backup environment across heterogeneous platforms and applications. Servergraph ensures you get optimal performance and results from your data protection investment. […]

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Apache Spark on IBM z/OS: Something New in Mainframe Analytics

For the last few years we’ve been talking with organizations that want to move their analytics closer to their data so that they can make faster, more accurate, decisions that help them become more efficient and profitable. Eliminating the time-consuming and costly process of copying data for analysis helps ensure that insights can be acted […]

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This is Your Mainframe. This is Your Mainframe on Spark and Data Virtualization.

Organizations that rely on IBM mainframes know that there is no better system for transforming massive amounts of data into business success. And thanks to Apache Spark and Data Virtualization, it’s now possible for mainframe users to do real-time analysis of structured and unstructured data in place using optimized enterprise data access and abstraction. To […]

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Building a double-decker LEGO couch: hackathons in the API economy

Wow, what a whirlwind of events. Bluemix, Watson, IToA, DevOps, mobile solutions. Learning, experiencing, and overloading all senses at IBM InterConnect 2016 in Las Vegas. Not to mention an amazing musical event delivered by Sir Elton John himself–the original Rocket Man! I’d like to share my experience from a very interesting event that took place […]

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Hybrid cloud with z at the center

IBM InterConnect 2016 is winding down, and it’s been a great week. I’ve had a lot of opportunities to talk to people about what they see happening at the intersection of mainframes and cloud computing, and I’m coming away with one very important insight. The debate is over. No one should be arguing whether z […]

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